Dental Assistant Employment type: Full-time Location: Both our Arcata and Smith River locations have openings, please note on your UIHS application the location to which you are applying Compensation: To Be Determined Based On Experience
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The Dental Assistant works directly with the dentist and the dental healthcare team to provide quality oral healthcare for United Indian Health Service (UIHS) clients.
Level I - Performs all functions of a Dental Assistant (DA) under the California State Board Dental Practice Act, including:
• Seats and prepares clients pre and post treatment. • Assists dentist in anesthetic administration. • Responsible for sterilization and disinfection of instruments, treatment rooms and as assigned. • Prepares and delivers dental materials. • Takes and records medical and dental histories and vital signs of clients. • Records and maintains client's electronic health record and or hard copy records and dental encounters. • Ships, receives and coordinates laboratory casework for clients. • Takes preliminary impressions for diagnostic and opposing study casts. • Assists dentist and dental team in management of medical and dental emergencies. • Provides preventive dental education to clients and community groups as directed. • Provides postoperative instructions prescribed by dentist. • Travels to satellite facilities to complete dental tasks as needed. • Actively cross-trains to assist dental office staff as required. • Performs dental x-rays. • Performs routine maintenance on equipment and determines when and what kind of maintenance is required. • Attends organizational committee meetings and other meetings as assigned. • Adheres to accreditation and compliance standards/guidelines. • Maintains a professional organized clean working environment by following organizational policies, guidelines, and safety standards. • Assists in development of section policy, procedures, and quality improvement activities within services sections as directed. • Ability to work under the general/direct supervision of a dentist in a team setting. • Performs other tasks as assigned.
Level II • Performs all functions of a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) under the California State Board Dental Practice
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Educational degrees must be from a US Department of Education accredited school.
Level I: Dental Assistant (DA) who has met the required work experience to qualify for RDA examination and/or a graduate of a California State Board-approved dental assisting program and must successfully pass the State of California Dental Board RDA exams within twelve months of hire. o High school diploma or equivalent (GED) required. o Must possess a California Dental X-ray certificate. o Must possess a California Board approved Coronal polish course certificate. o Must possess or obtain Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification within six months of hire and maintain.
Level II: Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) license from the State Dental Board of California. o Must possess a current RDA license from the State Dental Board of California o Must possess a California Dental X-ray certificate. o Must possess a California Board approved Coronal polish certificate. o Must possess or obtain Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification within six months of hire and maintain. o High school diploma or equivalent (GED). o Must perform duties of a Level I - DA as outlined in essential duties and responsibilities.
COMPUTER OPERATIONS Basic personal computer skills including electronic mail, word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, etc.
TO APPLY: •Visit http://unitedindianhealthservices.org/jobs/ •Download the UIHS employment application. •Email your completed employment application to UIHS-Recruiting@crihb.org or send your printed application by fax to (707) 825-6747 or by mail to: Human Resources at 1600 Weeot Way, Arcata, CA 95521. Please specify on the application the location to which you are applying. DEADLINE: Open Until Filled Contents of this post are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by UIHS as deemed appropriate.