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Dental Assistant

Company: Clinica Family Health
Location: Denver
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

This job exists to: Performs those duties to assist the Dental Director, Dentists, and Hygienists in the care and treatment of patients. Performs reception, chair-side assisting, inventory and dental record duties. Must be bilingual in English and Spanish. No certification needed! ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Assists the dentist and hygienists in chair-side procedures routinely done in a general and pediatric dental practice.Responsible for preparation and setting up of instruments, materials, and equipment necessary for each procedure.Responsible for the sterilization of instruments, and the cleaning and routine maintenance of equipment and work areas.Occasionally schedules patients, and accurately records information on patient records.Exhibits positive leadership skills, actively striving to improve the patient and staff experience of Clinica, as well as strong communication skills, including willingness to grow and develop skills in motivational interviewing.Assist in processing encounters.Identify related medical and/or social problems.Assist in maintaining inventory of supplies and materials as well as maintaining thorough and accurate documentation of inventory.Assists with the training of new Dental Assistants.Hospital Responsibilities (If applicable):Assist the Dentist in dental surgical procedures.Review pre-operative and post-operative instructions with guardian.Document treatment and other notes in EDR.Responsible for the preparation and set up of the Operating Room.Maintain knowledge of supplies and inventory in the Dental Cart and storage room.Maintain knowledge and understanding of consent forms regarding surgical procedures. Review with patient and guardian as needed.Adhere to PPE operating room requirements.Comply with Children's Hospital North Surgery Center and Clinica employee policies and procedures including, but not limited to (privileging and credentialing, handling equipment, sterilization, etc ).Adhere to Children's Hospital North Surgery Center Radiation and Safety procedure. Follow correct operating procedure for NOMAD.Keep and maintain professional working relationship with staff from Children's Hospital North Surgery Center.OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Maintain a safe work environment by remaining informed of and compliant with the clinic's safety policies, and in particular by application of safe practices in area of own responsibility.Compliance:Knowledgeable of and compliant with laws and regulations governing area of responsibility.Responsible for reporting any potentially non-compliant conduct.Cooperate fully with our Compliance Officer in upholding our Compliance Plan.Perform other duties and responsibilities, as required.POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:Education and Experience:HS diploma or GED.Graduate from dental assistant school or certification preferred but not required.Previous experience desired, but not required.X-ray certification preferred but not required.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:Sensitivity to low income, ethnic minority community.Bilingual in Spanish and English.An ability and willingness to learn and expand abilities.An ability to establish and maintain effective communication and working relationships with patients and coworkers. Ability to work in a team environment a must.Ability to follow oral and written instructions.Ability to prepare and maintain charts, records, logs, and reports.PRINCIPAL WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:All Clinica employeesDental Operations Manager, Hygiene staff, Dental Hygiene Team Manager, SBHC staffPatientsMATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT DIRECTLY USED:Dental supplies and equipmentElectronic dental recordComputer/Tablet ComputerData and data-based development and resourcesTelephoneWORKING ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES:Risk of exposure to blood borne pathogensDental Operatory and equipment as well as usual office environmentAbility to travel from clinic to clinic in own vehicle as requiredWhat we offer:Competitive Vacation TimePaid HolidaysMedical BenefitsDental BenefitsVision PlanRetirement PlanFlexible Spending AccountFree access to Wellness AppsPaid Certification OpportunitiesGrowth Opportunities - DA, EDDA I, & EDDA IICompensation: Approximately $19.75 - $22.24 per hour. All individual pay rates are calculated based on the candidate's experience and internal equity.Extended Duties Dental Assistant (EDDA): $21.13 - $23.33 per hour.COVID-19 Vaccine (Required) Religious or Medical Exemptions available via application process.Clinica Family Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We prohibit unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees on the basis of age 40 and over, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other applicable status protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Keywords: Clinica Family Health, Denver , Dental Assistant, Healthcare , Denver, Colorado

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