Dental Assistant Full-Time
Practice Description: Our company prides itself in serving underserved populations and below federal poverty level line individuals who require medical or dental attention. Culture here is a very diverse community that services the community at large.
•Anticipate and provide to Dental Providers all necessary chair side assistance using four-handed dentistry technique (as specified in the Dental Assistant Manual) with procedures in categories as required: Diagnostic, Preventative, Restorative, Endodontics, Periodontics, Oral Surgery, Prosthodontic, Orthodontics and other services allowed by the Washington Dental Practice Act.
•Identify and categorize each patient’s age-specific grouping of needs, such as those for infant, adolescents, and geriatric patients.
•Must be able to escort each patient to and from the treatment rooms; greet, seat, and depart patients, being courteous and professional at all times, especially when talking to patients or discussing confidential information.
•Participate in scheduling appointments arriving, and departing patients and reviewing provider schedules in Epic/Wisdom.
•Have the ability to complete thorough, accurate charting in Wisdom.
•Obtain accurate blood pressure readings and other vital signs as directed by Dental Provider.
•Oversee/maintain proper sterilization methods and OSHA regulations in all clinic areas including treatment rooms and sterilization areas.
•Perform the responsibilities outlined in the “Task & Duty List” (Dental Department Policy) or outlined by the supervisor, Health Care Administrator or Regional Dental Manager.
•Actively participate in the Quality Improvement Activities and the adherence to Joint Commission compliance of the Dental Department and of our company throughout the year (assigned by the Dental Supervisor, Health Care Administrator or Regional Dental manager). •Oversee/maintain proper records for: Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS), spore tests, inventory and ordering of dental supplies, maintenance of equipment, checking and maintaining of the N20 and O2 cylinders, and updating/maintaining the Emergency Kit Log.
•Be able to assist patients, both private pay and with insurance, by providing treatment plans with cost estimates and sequencing of treatment. Complete insurance pre-authorizations, verify patient eligibility and benefits.
•Responsible for working on specific clinical or administrative duties assigned and approved by the Dental Director or Dental SupervisorRegional Dental ManagerHealth Care Administrator. Duties and responsibilities for this position may vary with changes occurring in the clinic activities or requirements. The Dental SupervisorHealth Care Administrator or Regional Dental Manager may assign temporary work in other departments or other dental sites.
•Assist Supervisor Health Care AdministratorRegional Dental Manager in scheduling of dental assistants.
•Demonstrate effective leadership skills and set a positive example when assisting the Dental Supervisor, Health Care Administrator or Regional Dental Manager in implementing organization and departmental policies, and/or changes in organization and department policies, communicating well, verbally and in writing.
•Assist the Dental Supervisor and Health Care Administrator or Regional Dental Manager in coordinating and training new employees, Dental Trainees and other dental assistants.
•Provide exceptional customer service by maintaining an efficient patient flow, eliminating “bottlenecks”, reducing wait times and addressing patients’ questions appropriately.
•Responsible for notifying the Dental Supervisor and Health Care Administrator or Regional Dental Regional Manager and the Dental Director, when appropriate, of departmental performance concerns, policy violations and other feedback that may affect the operations, customer service or patient flow.
Pay Range: $20-$22/hr DOE
Medical/Dental Insurance: Yes
Paid Time Off: Yes
Other Benefits: Union benefits, school benefits (scholarships), chiropractic benefits, basic life and AD&D Insurance, Vision, Voluntary Life AD&D Insurance, Pharmacy discounts, Long term disability-LTD, employee assistance program, loan forgiveness program (varies on position), and AT&T and Verizon phone benefits.
Number of Dentists: 2
Number of Registered Dental Hygienists: 0
Number of Assistants: 2
Number of Front Office Staff: 2
Number of Sterilization Techs: 0
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8-5
Years Experience Required: 1
|To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform satisfactorily the requirements listed in the task and duty list above. Below are general qualifications and abilities that the position may require to perform the task and duty list successfully: •Operate in a manner that will prevent employees/patients exposure to communicable diseases through proper infection control. LANGUAGE/ MATHEMATIC SKILLS •Must be able to read and write in English. •A Dental Assistant must have the ability to effectively communicate with patients and staff both verbally and in writing. •Have the ability to read and interpret common written materials about dentistry. •Must be able to communicate basic mathematical figures and amounts such as discounts, proportions, and percentages.|
Other Requirements: Spanish/English or English/Ukrainian Bilingual preferred but not required. At least 6 months of experience.
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