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Dental Assistant

Company: Pit River Health Service, Inc
Location: Burney
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

Position Summary: The Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) is responsible for assisting the dentist(s) and dental hygienist(s) in the direct provision of primary care dental services to patients of the Pit River Health Service Dental Clinic. He/she also maintains an aseptic environment throughout the Dental Clinic in accordance with OSHA and CDC standards.Specific Duties And Responsibilities

  • Prepares operatory for patient treatment as per Dental Department protocols and the dentist's or dental hygienist's directions.
  • Conduct patient vital screenings prior to visit with the provider. Escort patients to the clinic door, supervising them down the hall.
  • Assists patients in resolving minor difficulties, answering their questions and giving directions to patients as authorized by the dentist or dental hygienist,
  • Serves as the dentist or dental hygienist chair-side assistant.
  • Exposes and documents dental radiographic procedures in accordance with applicable regulations and law as well as Dental Department policy and protocol.
  • Record findings of dental examinations for the patients on the Dentrix Dental Program as directed by the attending Dentist. Utilize dental terminology, materials, medication and instruments used during dental procedures.
  • Perform laboratory duties of keeping the area clean and making impression trays, pouring models, along with additional duties as assigned by the dentist.
  • Make temporary crowns for dentist and at provider direction to assist in fixed prosthetic procedures.
  • Follow the OSHA Guidelines for infection control in cleaning, disinfecting and sterilizing operatories and instruments after patient treatment as listed in the Infection Control Policy.
  • Provide preventive dental education to clinic patients and community groups under supervision of the Chief Dental Officer
  • Maintains adequate operatory supplies and participates in making a list of individual item shortages for inventory control and ordering purposes.
  • Maintains Dental Department equipment in accordance with manufacturer's directions and Dental Department policy.
  • Communicates and works well patients and other clinic support staff/ DDS in coordinating Patient flow and treatment.
  • Input all billable and IHS codes for the visit under the providers name. Input all diagnosed treatment, print treatment plans and have patients sign and Dentist initial.
  • Obtain Dentist signatures on all pt forms where needed.
  • Provide written and verbal post op instructions to patients for all major procedures as outlined by IHS/AAAHC.
  • Communicate with lab the day before patient appointments and make sure cases are received for appointments on time. This is assigned to the RDA who is the prosthetic coordinator for the clinic.
  • Check all operatories, lab, storage for sterile date stamped packs expirations (good for 6 months only) dental materials expirations dates. Rotate stock and sterile packs to minimize waste.
  • Alert Chief Dental Officer or Dentist in charge of any incident that may need to be reported. Write incident reports as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Chief Dental Officer and cross trained where needed. Qualifications
    • High school diploma or GED certification.
    • Documentation evidence of proficiency in those tasks allowed by California Law.
    • Current Registered Dental Assistant License.
    • Must be customer service oriented.
    • Possess current CPR card.
    • One year experience as an assistant in general dentistry.
    • Preference will be given to Native Americans in accordance with P.L. 93-638.
    • Must be willing to submit to and pass a pre-employment drug test.Typical Physical DemandsProlonged sitting or standing may be required. Those physical movements and the degree of mobility normally associated with the practice of primary care dentistry will be performed on a repetitive basis. The ability to distinguish letters and symbols, as well as the ability to utilize telephones, computer terminals, and copiers is required. Work under stressful conditions connected to the performance of dental procedures is required. Frequent exposure to communicable diseases, body fluids, toxic substances, medicinal preparations, radiation and other conditions common to a clinical environment may routinely be encountered. Travel to satellite clinic sites with PRHS vehicle with dental team may be required. .OSHA Blood Borne Pathogen Exposure ClassificationCategory IEmployment Type: Full TimeSalary: $19 - $25 HourlyBonus/Commission: No

Keywords: Pit River Health Service, Inc, Redding , Dental Assistant, Healthcare , Burney, California

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