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Dental Assistant Job in San Rafael, CA 94901
(Job ID: 396199)



San Rafael, CA 94901



Jan 12, 2023




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Marin Community Clinics


Marin Community Clinics has provided compassionate and affordable health care to uninsured and low-income residents of Marin County since 1972. We have grown from humble beginnings where volunteer physicians and nurses saw patients in church basements, to a 21st century provider with modern facilities, expert paid physicians and nurses, the latest technology, and sophisticated diagnostic, treatment and prevention programs. Today, we serve more than 38,000 individuals every year in clinics spread throughout Marin County. Marin Community Clinics is looking for a full-time Dental Assistant to join our dental team. Benefits Our mission informs our approach to your benefits program. Our benefits program is designed to protect your health, family and way of life. We offer a competitive Benefits Program that includes affordable health insurance and Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRA), Dental and Vision Insurance, Educational and Continuing Education Benefits, Student Loan Repayment and Loan Forgiveness, Retirement Plan, Group Life and ADandD Insurance, Short term and Long Term Disability benefits, Professional Fee Reimbursement, Mileage and Cell Phone Reimbursement, Scrubs Reimbursement, Loupes Reimbursement, Employee Assistance Programs, Paid Holidays, Personal Days of Celebration, Paid time off, and Extended Illness Benefits. Hiring Bonus Employees who work 24 hours a week or more are eligible to receive a $1,000 hiring bonus. Salary and Shift Differential $22.00 - $28.00 per hour. Salary for this position is dependent on education, license, certification and years of experience. Evening and weekend shifts (4 hours) with direct patient contact, include a 10% pay differential in addition to regular pay. Evening differential is paid only for completed 4 hour shifts that begin after 4:00pm. The Dental Assistant supports MCCs Dental Clinics with a wide range of Dental Assisting duties - supports Dentists at all times and focuses on delivering excellent customer service to our patients. Responsibilities: • Greets and welcomes patients and visitors to practice with excellent customer services. • Escorts patients to treatment room, seats patients and has proper set-up for procedure. • Assists patients with comfortable level. • Verifies patients chart and updates health information as necessary. • Informs Dentists when patient is ready for treatment. • Ensures proper treatment and notes are accurately recorded in patients EHR Chart. • Conducts pre-patient staff meeting in the morning each day. • Checks patient schedules daily for accuracy and post in all treatment rooms. • Checks lab daily for necessary equipment to treat patients. • Checks operatory for necessary armaments for patient visits and prepares for next day/ • Provides oral hygiene instructions and nutritional counseling to patients. • Monitors supplies inventory and stock treatment rooms at all times. • Complies with all OSHA requirements, Dental Board and MCC policies. • Prepares dental units for Dentists, stocks units, and ensures that units are clean at all times. • Oversees cleanliness of treatment room according to sterilization procedures. • Disinfects treatment rooms according to OSHA regulations. • Sterilizes all instruments and headpieces according to OSHA regulations. • Provides maintenance on autoclave machines. • Provides weekly maintenance for water lines and changing traps in operatory. • Organizes trays, instruments and treatment room drawers at all times. • Ensures that office sterilization procedures are documented and posted at all times. • Promptly sends out and monitors all dental laboratory cases. • Implements a preventative maintenance/cleaning schedule for dental equipment. • Maintains dental office emergency kits and nitrous oxygen tanks. • Follows laboratory procedures according to office protocols. • Uses appropriate electronic charting techniques for maintaining and updating records. • Tracks cases and referral to and from other doctors. • Sees that records are stored securely per HIPPA guidelines. • Assists in the administration of the recall system. • In-charge of entering patient insurance information and posting fees on computer. • Other duties as assigned. Education and Experience: • Dental Assistant Certification from an accredited Dental Assistant Program a plus. • High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED) required. • Experience with EPIC HER preferred. • A current California Dental X-Ray License is required. • Current CPR Certification required. Required Skills and Abilities • Ability to work in a fast paced Community Health Clinic environment. • Bilingual skills (any language) a plus. • Intermediate computer use experience, including MS Office/MS Outlook. • Must be able to assist the dentist with nitrous oxide sedation and patient management. • Ability to work in fast paced Community Health Clinic environment. • Ability to multitask and follow directions. • Must be able to communicate effectively verbally and written in English. • Ability to explain treatment plans to patients effectively. • Must be able to remain focused at all time to properly support Dental Providers. • Must have legible handwriting for notations. • Excellent interpersonal skills. • Ability to work with children. Physical Requirements • May be required to occasionally lift at least 20 – 25lbs. • Prolonged standing, stooping and reaching. • Pinch grip. All employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, including healthcare required boosters as a condition of employment, subject to limited exemptions. New Employees are required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and boosted before the first day of employment. If you completed your primary series, received an original booster and it has been more than 2 months from that booster dose it is recommended, but not required, that you receive the bivalent booster. Please note that this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. MCC is an equal opportunity employer. We enthusiastically accept our responsibility to make employment decisions without regard to race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, marital status, medical condition, disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.

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