Dental Assistant I
Department: Dental Clinic
Job Type: Part Time
Job Class: Non-Union
Work Shift: Day/Evening with Variable Start Time
Work Days: M-F, varying times 8:00 - 7:30pm, rotating Saturdays
Date Posted: 12/04/2018
Requisition Number: hrq-83867
Prepare and set up operatories, paying attention to recognized protocols. Prepare cleaning and sterilizing equipment, autoclaves and developer. Collect charts, ensure all necessary records are included, i.e. radiology record, perio chart, and pain chart. Prepare operatory for required procedure. Greet and seat patient in treatment area, ensuring correct patient (check name and DOB) check for any changes in Med History, meds or special instructions. Relay this information to the doctor. Take BP if required. Expose, develop and mount radiographs as directed by doctor by incorporating departmental protocols, ensure all x-rays are properly identified. Prepare duplicate x-rays if required. Assist doctors with procedures using 4 handed assisting technique. Ensure doctors have all the necessary materials and pay attention to the doctor's requirements throughout the appointment. Take, pour, and trim models. Receive and dispatch lab cases, keep the lab area clean and tidy. Break down operatories, clean, sterilize and maintain instruments including handpieces following OSHA and JCAHO requirements. Maintain stocks of instruments and supplies in all areas of the clinic. Ensure all equipment checks and cleaning schedules are followed and logs completed as required. Check with front desk for late arrivals or emergency patients. Follow all end of day protocols, clean operatories, purge lines, break down sterilizing areas, etc. Ensure all dental units, developer and compressor are turned off. Maintain hygiene, cleanliness and tidiness in all areas of the clinic being cognizant of all departmental, OSHA and JCAHO requirements. Ensure all charts and patient information is kept confidential and HIPAA protocols are upheld. Perform other related duties as assigned and directed.
Requirements: High School Diploma. Active State of Massachusetts Registered Dental Assistant, Current BLS (American Heart Association), and Radiology Certification.