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  • Part-Time
Job Description

Sea Mar Community Health Centers, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) founded in 1978, is a community-based organization committed to providing quality, comprehensive health, human, housing, educational and cultural services to diverse communities, specializing in service to Latinos in Washington State. Sea Mar proudly serves all persons without regard to race, ethnicity, immigration status, gender, or sexual orientation, and regardless of ability to pay for services. Sea Mar's network of services includes more than 90 medical, dental, and behavioral health clinics and a wide variety of nutritional, social, and educational services. We are recruiting for the following position:

Sea Mar is a mandatory COVID-19 and flu vaccine organization

Dental Receptionist - Posting #24677

Hourly Rate: $18.69

Position Summary:

On-call receptionist position available for our Dental Clinic in Lacey. Because of the area that we serve, we prefer that the applicant be bilingual in any of the following languages: Vietnamese/English, Russian/English or Spanish/English.

We are looking for customer service oriented candidates. The receptionist is needed to coordinate dental appointments, interpret insurance benefits, discuss financial agreements, post patient data, maintain an appropriate flow of the front office, generate dental records, assist dental provider in services to patients and to facilitate the delivery of dental care. Applicant must have basic computer knowledge, excellent verbal and written skills, and the ability to work with a diverse multi-cultural population. This is an exciting and highly rewarding position in a fast-paced dental office.

Duties and Responsibilities:

As a mission-driven organization, the core values of, and the services offered at Sea Mar are based on the belief that everyone deserves to be respectfully treated in a way that preserves dignity and enhances self-worth. Sea Mar is an advocate for its clients and aims to achieve industry-leading, client-centered, culturally-aware services. 

Sea Mar employees serve as an extension of this mission and demonstrate their commitment to an excellent client experience by:

  • Understanding and empathizing with client needs
  • Surpassing client expectations
  • Demonstrating a high level of integrity
  • Exhibiting compassion and commitment
  • Advocating for social justice
  • Taking pride in individual work as well as that of the team
  • Continually learning to stay current with industry standards, best practices and technology

As a Sea Mar employee, the individual in this position commits to adherence to these values to their utmost ability and endeavors to strengthen and embody this mission daily.


Includes the following, but is not limited to:

  • Maintain a clean and healthy work space environment and patient area.
  • Responsible for all daily front desk activities to ensure completion.
  • Answers the telephone and assists callers.
  • Schedules and confirms patient appointments according to the Front Desk Manual.
  • Assists the medical/dental records department in scanning documents, queuing/indexing, sorting, filing, pulling charts as needed.
  • Distributes and screens all incoming and outgoing mail.
  • Maintains a 100% Collection rate by collecting patient’s account payments and balances.
  • Assists patients in filling out patient registration forms.
  • Assists all patients with accessing services to Health Care.
  • Informs patients about other Health Centers and community services.
  • Accurately enters patient demographic information into the practice management system.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served.
  • The front desk will work as a team and complete the tasks that they are responsible for but will always be prepared to assist others as needed.


  • Acknowledge each patients arrival inside the clinic with a smile. Offer your assistance.
  • If you are on the phone during their arrival, please let the patient know that you will be with them in a moment.
  • You will address each patient by their last name.
  • You must answer each call within 3 rings.
  • When you are addressing patients calling on the phone, each patient should receive a sincere and pleasant greeting.
  • Every call should be answered with, “Good morning (afternoon), Sea Mar Community Health Center, this is ________, how may I direct your call?”
  • At no time should any call be placed on hold for longer than 2 minutes without checking back in with the patient.
  • Assist the Front Office Supervisor in maintaining provider productivity standards as set by Sea Mar.


  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • his position requires the ability to type 40-45 wpm.
  • Previous Dental Receptionist experience, customer service training, and ability to process at least 20 new patients per day required.
  • Excellent organizational skills a must.
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred but not required. 

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, complete the online application and click SUBMIT or APPLY NOW. If you have any questions regarding the position, email Shawn Lauer, Health Center Administrator - HCA at

Sea Mar is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted on 01/31/2023

External candidates considered after 2/03/2023

This position is represented by Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU).

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Sea Mar Community Health Centers


Lacey, WA
98503 USA



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