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Dental Assistant Job in Katy, Texas

(Job ID: 506669)

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Katy, Texas 77493



Jul 21, 2024




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Description: ****Lead DA**** Looking for a motivated and hard working Registered Dental Lead! Summary: The Lead Dental Assistant, under the general direction and supervision of the Dental Service Manager, will provide oversight to the daily operations of the Dental Assistants. As a leader in this organization, all comments, attitudes, actions, and behaviors have a direct effect on the Clinic and perception of quality service. Interaction with patients, providers, co-workers, supervisors, etc. must be in a manner that is friendly, supportive, courteous, respectful, cooperative, and professional. This behavior should promote an atmosphere of teamwork that is congruent with KHP’s standards and guidelines to promote positive relations. Essential Duties & Responsibilities Supervision Main responsibilities include: • Oversight of Dental Assistant duties • Training of new Dental Assistants in conjunction with Dental Services Manager • Maintain a Training Manual up to date • With support from the Dental Services Manager, the Lead Dental Assistant will be responsible to complete bi-annual and annual performance reviews of Dental Assistants • Ensure awareness of, and compliance with, all Quality Assurance metrics of KODFP as relevant and applicable to Dental Assistants. • Participate in monthly Clinical Team meetings • Responsible for reviewing procedures as assigned or as needed by Dental Services Manager to help maintain safe and clean patient care environment • Work alongside Dental Service Manager and Dental Director to develop and implement any new and/or ongoing team trainings Schedule • Monitor that staff are adhering to their work schedule • The Dental Services Manager has the responsibility of creating the schedule, but the Lead Dental Assistant will have the responsibility of ensuring that there is proper coverage to that schedule. Maintenance/Inventory • The lead assistant is to oversee our maintenance schedule for the X-Ray processor, autoclave, compressor, and other equipment directly related to patient care on a weekly basis (or as appropriate to the item) • Oversee inventory and supply ordering. • Compiles the list of items needed, and coordinates with Purchasing Specialist once a week to order supplies. Promptly ensures supplies are received and stored appropriately. This duty may be delegated with approval from the Dental Services Manager. • The Lead Dental Assistant will be the point person for OSHA/HIPAA inspections as well as the Dental representative at our regularly scheduled safety meetings • Point person for implementation of and compliance with all Infection Control policies and procedures in the Dental Department • Point person for the Assistants’ function in the Dental Team Emergency Plan • Monitors and maintains Amalgam Separator as required by regulations and maintains a current and accurate Amalgam Separator Log. • Performs specific tasks and duties as may from time to time be assigned by the Dental Services Manager. Desired Skills • Graduated from an accredited school of dental assisting • Radiology certificate • At least 3 years of experience as Dental Assistant. Expanded function dental assistant preferred. • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. • Possess the verbal skill sets necessary to deal effectively with patients, providers, and employees, and embrace continuous practice and improvement of these skills. • Possess the knowledge of modern office equipment, systems, and procedures required to fulfil this position. • Must have excellent teamwork skills, and possess the ability to communicate both verbally and in writing • Current CPR Provider (BLS) Certificate *Take patients vitals/temperature. *Gather chief complaint for patients visit at the time of service. *Review patients medical history. *Take x-rays as needed. *Chart doctors findings/diagnosis. *Assist the doctor, sterilize instruments, setup rooms for procedures as needed. *Must know how to assist for extractions, root canal, crown and fillings. *Assisting chair-side *Taking records, impressions, or x-rays *Using computers to update electronic patient records *Assisting with lab tasks as needed *Assisting with front office tasks as needed *Order supplies as needed. *Must have great organizational skills. *EagleSoft experience a plus not mandatory. *Assist with other office duties as needed. *Must have current Dental License. Bilingual a plus! Job Type: Full-time/Part-time Benefits: 401(k) 401(k) matching Employee discount Paid time off

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