United Health Centers of the San Joaquin Valley

  • Dental Assistant (DA)

    Job Locations US-CA-Selma
    Posted Date 1 month ago(1 month ago)
    Job ID
    2018-1159
    # of Openings
    2
    Category
    Dental
  • Overview

    Under general supervision of a dentist, assists with oral surgery and other procedures. Prepares and arranges needed tools and instruments for scheduled procedures. Hands necessary tools and equipment and provides assistance during treatment. Charts findings, change barriers, and sterilizes equipment. The Dental Assistant must be familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the dental field. Along with performing a variety of tasks, the Dental Assistant will assist in ensuring smooth patient flow.

    Responsibilities

    Works closely with the RDA Supervisor and other members of the clinic management team to:

    • Provides prompt dental support; promotes a smooth patient flow; collects and records data accurately; maintains order of the back office, equipment and supplies.
    • Achieves the organizational mission to provide health care access for all the members of the community. Helps make sure patients and families get the care they need when they need it.
    • Consistently and openly communicates with supervisor and all staff.
    • Works flexible or extended hours where necessary.
    • Participates in health center in-services and meeting, listening and respecting others’ ideas.
    • Abides by Rules of Confidentiality.

    Qualifications

    EDUCATION:

    • High School graduate or GED
    • Completed training program in Dental Assisting from Accredited College is required
    • X-Ray certificate is required
    • CPR Card is required

     LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

    • Possess a valid Driver’s license

    PRIOR EXPERIENCE:

    • Minimum 2 years of dental assisting experience is preferred

    SKILLS:

    • Bilingual (English/Spanish) required
    • Able to quickly build and maintain rapport with patients and providers of differing backgrounds; team player
    • Customer-service oriented
    • Familiar with adult learning and general training techniques
    • Positive professional insight
    • Flexibility and dependability
    • Demonstrated good problem-solving skills; sound judgment
    • Effective leadership/supervisory skills
    • Modern office practices and procedures including email
    • Intermediate computer skills
    • Attention to detail and excellent follow-through on work tasks
    • Able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

    • Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds and push up to 50 pounds (on wheels).
    • Must be able to hear staff on the phone and those who are served in-person, and speak clearly in order to communicate information to patients and staff.
    • Must be able to read memos, computer screens, personnel forms and clinical and administrative documents.
    • Must have high manual dexterity.
    • Must be able to reach above the shoulder level to work, must be able to bend, squat and sit, stand, stoop, crouch, reach, kneel, twist/turn.

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