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Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)
Camino Health Center Irvine, CA

Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)

Camino Health Center
Irvine, CA
  • $21 to $29 Hourly
  • Vision , Medical , Dental , Paid Time Off , Life Insurance , Retirement
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Are you interested in a career in Healthcare? Are you interested in a career working somewhere you can help the underserved and vulnerable communities?

Here at Camino Health Center as a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA), the primary job function is to work as part of a team to provide high-quality, efficient, and service-oriented patient care while demonstrating the health center’s core values. The RDA is responsible for performing basic supportive chair-side procedures under the direction of the Staff Dentists, maintaining the operatories in a safe and workable condition, properly cleaning all dental instruments, and assistance with providing oral health education to patients and caregivers. The registered dental assistant is charged with providing positive, supportive, and caring behavior in all communications to patients and families. The RDA is responsible for mentoring and supporting Dental Assistants in the essential functions associated with Direct Patient Care and Back Office Duties.

The Essential Functions that the Medical Assistant will handle are as follows:

Direct Patient Care

  • Assesses the reason for visit by reviewing the patient’s treatment plan and/or questioning the patient or the patient’s caretaker about the chief complaint.
  • Performs patient care functions as directed by staff dentist such as: extra-oral duties, placing and removing rubber dams, applying topical fluoride, and assisting with prophylaxis, fillings, matrices, pulpotomies, pulpectomies, apexification, space maintainers, suture removal and extractions.
  • Takes high quality and clinically appropriate digital radiographs.
  • Takes impressions for diagnostic and opposing models.
  • Performs mirror inspections of the oral cavity for obvious lesions, existing restorations, and missing teeth.

Back Office Duties

  • Sets up trays for procedures.

  • Properly cleans all dental instruments and maintains operatories in a safe and workable condition; orders and restocks supplies following department protocols.

  • Maintains equipment in safe and workable condition. Notifies the Clinic Manager/Dental Director of equipment needing repairs and/or replacement parts.

  • Sterilizes all instruments according to infection control regulations. Lubricates and oils hand-pieces before and after sterilization.

  • Ensures compliance with infection control procedures as mandated by the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Patient Relations

  • Provides positive, supportive and caring behavior in all communications to patients, caregivers, and coworkers.
  • Conducts in-reach activities to identify the needs of dental patients and when appropriate, coordinates warm hand-offs to other health center departments.
  • Accurately and appropriately interprets English/Spanish communications between the staff dentist and patient and caretaker as appropriate.

Documentation Duties

  • Performs hard and soft tissue charting under the supervision of the staff dentist.
  • Performs chart reviews under the supervision of the staff dentist.
  • Initiates charting of the treatment plan according to departmental procedure under the supervision of the staff dentist.

The following are the requirements to be eligible for the role:

Minimum Position Qualifications: List the minimum qualifications required for this position.

  • Education: High School diploma or equivalent education required
  • Experience / Training: Bilingual (English/Spanish)
  • License / Certification: Certification from an accredited dental assisting program; current California license for Registered Dental Assistant; current radiology license and evidence of satisfactory completion of board-approved course in coronal polishing; current BLS certification

Preferred Position Qualifications: List the preferred qualifications required for this position.

  • Experience / Training: Two years’ experience working in a pediatric dental office or community clinic
  • License / Certification: Sealant Certification
Company Description
Our mission is to improve the health status of the underserved in south Orange County by providing affordable, quality primary health care. Our vision is to develop an efficient organization with a full range of integrated primary care services to promote wellness through patient education, prevention and chronic disease management at accessible locations with community collaborations. A few of the services we provide are Medical, Behavioral Health, Dental, and WIC. We are located in South Orange County with clinics in Lake Forest, San Juan Capistrano, and San Clemente.

Benefits: We consider our employee benefits program to be one of our most important investments. Because we recognize the value our employees bring to our organization, we are committed to providing our employees with a complete benefits program as part of their total compensation. These include:

• Approved Service Site for the National Health Service Corp Loan Repayment Program
• Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance - 100% Paid by employer
•Paid Time Off
•403(B) Retirement Plan
•Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
•Basic Life Insurance and AD&D
•Supplemental Life Insurance and AD&D for Employees and Dependents
•Flexible Spending Account – Health Care and Dependent Care
•Employee Assistance Program
•Tuition Reimbursement

Camino Health Center is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
Why Work Here?
Great benefits, growth opportunities, collaborative work environment!

Our mission is to improve the health status of the underserved in south Orange County by providing affordable, quality primary health care. Our vision is to develop an efficient organization with a full range of integrated primary care services to promote wellness through patient education, prevention and chronic disease management at accessible locations with community collaborations. A few of the services we provide are Medical, Behavioral Health, Dental, and WIC. We are located in South Orange County with clinics in Lake Forest, San Juan Capistrano, and San Clemente. Benefits: We consider our employee benefits program to be one of our most important investments. Because we recognize the value our employees bring to our organization, we are committed to providing our employees with a complete benefits program as part of their total compensation. These include: • Approved Service Site for the National Health Service Corp Loan Repayment Program • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance - 100% Paid by employer •Paid Time Off •403(B) Retirement Plan •Short-Term and Long-Term Disability •Basic Life Insurance and AD&D •Supplemental Life Insurance and AD&D for Employees and Dependents •Flexible Spending Account – Health Care and Dependent Care •Employee Assistance Program •Tuition Reimbursement Camino Health Center is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Address

Camino Health Center

Irvine, CA
USA

Industry

Healthcare

Posted date

Over a month ago

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