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Dental Assistant II
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  • Apply nowJob no: 505993
    Work type: Staff Full-Time
    Categories: Health Profession
    Department: 34010308 - DN-STUDENT CLINICAL TEAMS

Job code: lhw-e0-90671184

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  Job posted:   Thu Jun 7, 2018
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Dental Assistant II
Dental Assistant II
Dental Assistant II

Job Description:

PATIENT CARE. Provide clinical general dentistry chairside assisting to student dentists. Maintain optimal clinic infection control standards (Expanded Functions Duties Auxiliary (EFDA) and Radiology included). Under a licensed dentist's indirect supervision, place/expose dental radiographs, place matrix retainers, place mediciments in preparations, fabricate/deliver provisional restorations, monitor the delivery of nitrous oxide sedations, take/record vital signs, polish clinical crowns, and deliver topical fluoride treatments. Help guide/teach pre-doctoral dental students as they develop these skills.

STUDENT SUPPORT. Procure the required instrument kits for each clinic session and keep precise accounting of student use of instruments for instrument leasing purposes. Maintain optimal working order of clinic equipment. Interact effectively with Dental Maintenance to insure clinic is ready for use by student dentists daily. Manage infection control survey daily to ensure compliance with clinic cleanliness standards and correct deficiencies as they occur (e.g., clean chairs, counters, sinks, etc.). Provide reinforcement for infection control standards through leading by example, giving direction (as needed) to the students for proper adherence to infection control standards, and utilizing the infection control variance forms (as needed) when student dentists requires correction in infection control practices. Assist senior clerk (dental assisting supervisor for teams) with organizing chairside assistance for student dentist utilizing (1st) team pre-doctoral student dentists (when available), (2nd) Santa Fe College Dental Programs students (when available), and (3rd) authorized Shands volunteer assistants (when available). Provide support with laboratory case management (as needed).

STUDENT/PATIENT CLINIC SCHEDULING. Assist treatment coordinators and team leaders with morning huddles. Assist teams with managing the daily clinic schedule to help ensure every clinic chair is filled with patients throughout the clinic session, providing patients with timely and appropriate care, and the students with clinical experiences.

CARE GROUP DUTIES. Actively participate in, and provide feedback during, patient care coordinator meetings every two weeks with the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs. Provide coverage for coordinator in his/her absence.

CLINIC INVENTORY. Assist senior clerk with managing the clinical supplies inventory for the assigned clinical care group (22-chair clinic). Maintain adequate stock of daily clinic supplies.

SURVEYING. Distribute survey forms, either UFCD or American Dental Association (ADA) related, to patients, students, and/or faculty members. Collect and process surveys. Collect data and prepare reports for UFCD Quality Assurance & Compliance (QA&C).

GENERAL. Proctor clinical examinations (mock board examinations) two times per year. Participate in quality assurance process of UFCD. Perform rotating reception and mail duties. Perform chart locker audits and other related duties. Actively participate in, and provide feedback during, staff meetings.

Advertised Salary:

$12 - $14 per hour

Minimum Requirements:

High school diploma or equivalent and three years of relevant experience. Appropriate college course work or vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience. Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary (EFDA) Certification demonstrating the successful completion of training as specified in Chapter 64B5-16, Florida Administrative Code.

Preferred Qualifications:

+ Experience handling general office equipment to include, facsimile machine, computer, copier, calculator

+ Experience with Microsoft Windows

+ Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Access, and Excel)

+ Two years of multi-practitioner dental practice experience

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please attach a resume for consideration.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

This requisition has been reposted. Previous applicants do not need to reapply.

Health Assessment Required:Yes

Advertised:18 May 2018Eastern Daylight Time

Applications close:17 Jun 2018Eastern Daylight Time

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