Dental Assistant Job Posting

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  Monday, 4 March 2019

Dental Assistant in StaffordStafford, Texas 77477

  Monday, 4 March 2019
  • Job Type: PERM
  • Specialty: General
  • Days of Week: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat
  • Job Type: PERM
  • Specialty: General
  • Days of Week: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat

Description

JOB SUMMARY: A full time, non-exempt position responsible for assisting the dentist(s) and dental hygienist(s) in the direct provision of primary care dental services to patients of the center. The Dental Assistant is also responsible for sterilization, preparation and inventory control of dental instruments and supplies. ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Serves as dentists, dental hygienists, or student’s chair-side assistant. 2. Prepares operatory for patient treatment as per Dental Department protocols and the dentist’s or dental hygienist’s directions. 3. Exposes and develops dental radiographs in accordance with state regulations and law as well as Dental Department directive and protocol. 4. Follows guidelines for patient preparation and dismissal according to Dental Department policy and protocol. 5. Performs independent procedures as delegated and directed by the dentist in accordance with state regulation and law and Dental Department directive and protocol. 6. Maintains Dental Department equipment in accordance with manufacturer’s directions and Dental Department policy and protocol. 7. Maintains all Dental Department areas in compliance with Dental Department directives and protocols as well as center policies and procedures relative to infection control, exposure control and safety issues. 8. Maintains adequate operatory supplies and compiles a list of individual item shortages for inventory control and ordering purposes. 9. Maintains a list of all Dental Department patients, monitors patient flow, and assists the Dental Director, dentist(s) and dental hygienist(s) in assuring that all patient records and documents, including encounter forms and routing slips, are properly and accurately completed and filed. 10. Pulls and reviews patient charts as required. 11. Assists patients in resolving minor difficulties, answering their questions and giving directions to patients as authorized by the dentist or dental hygienist. 12. Receives and places necessary telephone calls consistent with professional matters, clinic business and patient care of the Dental Department. 13. Assists with various clinical and administrative functions of the center as appropriate and time permits. 14. Insures the sterility of all reusable dental instruments and equipment in accordance with Dental Department directive and protocol. 15. Insures the proper disposal of all contaminated or potentially contaminated materials in accordance with Dental Department directive, center policy as well as state and federal regulation(s). 16. Performs all functions in full compliance with the center’s and the Dental Department Exposure Control Plan including but not limited to the use of Personal Protective Equipment and Universal Precautions. 17. Participates in appropriate health promotion / disease prevention activities, both on-site and off-site as required. 18. Travels when necessary to meet operational needs. 19. As directed by a supervisor, performs other related and/or necessary tasks to achieve organizational and programmatic goals and objectives. 20. Responsible for personal compliance in full with all applicable federal, state, local and center rules, regulations, protocols and procedures including, but not limited to, the participation of a Dental Assistant in the provision of clinical dental care, as well as those relating to, but not limited to, personnel issues, work place safety, public health and confidentiality. 21. Performs other related duties incidental to the work described herein as may be assigned or delegated. EDUCATION/LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION QUALIFICATIONS: 1. High school diploma or GED certificate required. 2. Registered Dental Assistant Required; Must be registered with TSBDE and have active licensure status. 3. Completion of accredited course in dental assisting required. 4. Minimum one-year dental assisting experience required. 5. High ethical standards. 6. Well-organized and self-directed. 7. Team player. 8. Ability to relate to people at all levels in the organization. 9. Good communication skills. 10. Consumer advocate for quality health and dental care and services. 11. Ability to handle multiple projects at the same time and to prioritize assignments and responsibilities to ensure compliance with established deadlines and protocols. 12. Ability to operate computer, copier, and fax machine. 13. Bilingual (Spanish) preferred PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle and feel objects, tools and controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl; talk and hear; taste and smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Work Environment: Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is not exposed to weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 12 Hour Shifts Week #1- 3 days 12 hour plus Saturday 8-12pm Week #2- 4 days 12 hour shifts working days rotate amongst all Dental Assistants