Health Pros Northwest is seeking a Dental Assistant to be a part of a growing & changing organization committed to quality patient care in the Public Health Community. You are a qualified individual who is professional, adaptable to change, and comfortable working in various environments, join our team!
This position is responsible for assisting the Dentist with the delivery of patient care and treatment within the Squaxin Island Tribal Health Clinic LOCATED IN SHELTON, WA.
JOB COMPETENCIES (*Essential Duties)
- Provides patients and their families with instruction on oral hygiene, oral disease prevention and post-operative instructions.
Communicates expected wait times to patients, dentists, and front office staff.
Notifies dentist of their daily schedules and informs providers of schedule changes.
- Patient Care
- Provides direct clinical assistance to dentists and dental hygienists by performing 4-handed dentistry, including passing instruments for operative and oral surgery procedures and mixing filling materials.
Places temporary restorative material in teeth under the direction and review of a dentist, placing and removing matrix retainers for alloy and composite restorations, removing temporary crowns and cleaning teeth in preparation for final cementation, and performing preliminary fitting of crowns.
Seats and positions patient in the operatory.
- Clinical Support
- Cleans and sterilizes instruments consistently and accurately.
- Maintains punctual, regular and predictable attendance.
Ability to perform essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to safety or health of employee or others. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Requires completion of Dental Assistant program from a two-year college or technical school; one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Requires a valid certificate of Expanded Function Dental Assistant including a certification of radiologic proficiency issued by the Washington State Board of Dental Examiners.
Must be sealant and CPR/BLS certified.
Current TB/PPD/Chest X Ray
Must be able to pass pre-employment drug screen
Eligibility to work in the United States
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