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TRC - Dental - Dental Assistant 1

880 E 2nd St, Jamestown, NY 14701, USA Req #3259
Wednesday, August 31, 2022
The Resource Center has been providing services to persons with disabilities in the Chautauqua County area since 1958. From our humble beginnings as a gathering of parents and concerned citizens who wanted to provide educational and training opportunities for persons with developmental and intellectual disabilities, The Resource Center has grown into a comprehensive agency providing services to thousands of persons with all types and levels of disabilities.

The Resource Center is the largest non-governmental employer in Chautauqua County with more than 1,300 employees on its payroll.

The mission of The Resource Center is to support individuals with disabilities and other challenges in achieving maximum independence, contributing to their community, experiencing lifelong growth, and enjoying quality of life.

DENTAL ASSISTANT JOB DESCRIPTION

RESPONSIBLE TO:Practice Manager

FUNCTION:

Provides assistance to the Dentist in performing dental procedures. Prepares operatories and patient for scheduled procedure. This role is responsible for patient instruction regarding follow-up scheduling, recording and documentation, supply care and inventory, and other related duties in a professional and confidential manner. Provides general organization of equipment and patient treatment areas as necessary.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Working knowledge of dental office procedures and dental terminology; must be self-directed and motivated to complete daily assigned tasks; able to work under pressure to meet demands of professional staff and/or patient; must possess writing skills, flexibility, neatness, organization, and good time management skills. Physical condition or reasonable accommodation(s) commensurate with responsibilities of the job. Annual certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation required.

DENTAL ASSISTANT TRAINEE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: (SG 12)

High School diploma and two (2) years of work history in the medical or healthcare profession.

DENTAL ASSISTANT I MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: (SG 13)

High school diploma/GED and two (2) years of experience as a Dental Assistant.

Note: Graduate of an accredited Dental Assistant program can substitute for two (2) years of experience as referenced above.

DENTAL ASSISTANT II MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: (SG 14)

High school diploma or GED plus five (5) years of work experience with favorable work history, as a dental assistant.

Note: Graduate of an accredited Dental Assistant program can substitute for two (2) years of experience as referenced above.

IDENTIFIED KEY COMPETENCIES:Not yet identified.

DUTIES

1. To act as an assistant to the dentist, in whatever capacity necessary to ensure the comfort of the patient.

2. To clean exam rooms between patients’ use and prepare the exam rooms with clean supplies for each patient visit

3. To assist in the preparation of the patient as necessary, for initial and follow-up evaluations and treatment.

4. To wash all non-disposable equipment according to instructions for disinfection, perform routine maintenance of instruments, wrap and autoclave all instruments for continued usage.

5. Performs necessary infection control spore checks on autoclaves and log results on a monthly basis.

6. Develop and mount x-rays and maintain x-ray tank solutions.

7. Inventories supplies, rotates, and orders additional supplies as instructed or as necessary.

8. May be required to physically assist the patient or practitioner with patients who are unable to manage simple activities of daily living.

9. All other duties as assigned by Practice Manager or Dentist.


REQUIRED TOOLS:

1.Access to related electronic health record

2.Badge Access

3.E-mail (Internal and external account)

4.Internet

5.Laptop

6.Others as needed or requested

The Resource Center is an equal employment opportunity employer and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, citizenship status, military status, domestic violence status, predisposing genetic characteristics or genetic information, physical or mental disability, any other category protected by law, or any other non-job related characteristic. As needed, The Resource Center will provide reasonable accommodations for disabilities to employees and applicants whenever such accommodation would not create an undue hardship or a safety concern in the conduct of TRC’s operations.

Other details

  • Job Family TRC - Active - PFL/DBL Eligible
  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • 880 E 2nd St, Jamestown, NY 14701, USA