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Dental Assistant

Company: Promise Healthcare
Location: Champaign
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

PurposeThis position is to uphold Promise Healthcare's mission to provide the highest level of quality care performing reception, chair-side assisting, inventory and record duties. Under the general direction and supervision of the Dentist, this person prepares patient for dental examination. Assists in providing patient care, within the appropriate scope of practice, to an ethnically diverse patient population.Essential Duties and ResponsibilitiesAssists the dentist and hygienists in chair-side procedures routinely done in a general and pediatric dental practice.Responsible for preparation and setting up of instruments, materials, and equipment necessary for each procedure.Responsible for the sterilization of instruments, and the cleaning and routine maintenance of equipment and work areas.Occasionally schedules patients, and accurately records information in patient records. Acts as back up support to the dental patient services representative.Exhibits positive leadership skills, actively striving to improve the patient and staff experience of Promise Healthcare, as well as strong communication skills, including willingness to grow and develop skills in motivational interviewing.Assist in processing encounters.Identify related medical and/or social problems,Assist in maintaining inventory of supplies and materials as well as maintaining thorough and accurate documentation of inventory.Assists with the training of new Dental Assistants.Hospital Responsibilities (If applicable)Assist the Dentist in dental surgical procedures.Review pre-operative and post-operative instructions with guardian.Document treatment and other notes in EDR.Responsible for the preparation and set up of the Operating Room.Maintain knowledge of supplies and inventory in the Dental Cart and storage room.Maintain knowledge and understanding of consent forms regarding surgical procedures. Review with patient and guardian as needed.Adhere to PPE operating room requirements.Comply with CHC employee policies and procedures including, but not limited to (privileging and credentialing, handling equipment, sterilization, etc ).Adhere to PHC Radiation and Safety procedure. Follow correct operating procedure for NOMAD.OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Maintain a safe work environment by remaining informed of and compliant with the clinic's safety policies, and in particular by application of safe practices in area of own responsibility.Compliance:Knowledgeable of and compliant with laws and regulations governing area of responsibility.Responsible for reporting any potentially non-compliant conduct.Cooperate fully with our Compliance Officer in upholding our Compliance PlanPerform other duties and responsibilities, as required. Will be crossed trained to other medical clinical duties to support the full integration of oral health.Min. QualificationsTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.Excellent interpersonal and administrative management experienceMust have working knowledge of the operations and administration of an FQHC dental clinic including: patient care protocols, quality control regulations, policies, procedures billing and insurances, inventory control, etc.Excellent interpersonal, communications and organizational skills to relate effectively with the dental department and other health center staff.Must acquire nitrous certification within the first 6-9 months of employmentPhysical DemandsModerate physical exertion including frequent walking, standing, bending, reaching and carrying moderately heavy loads (up to 25 lbs.)Work EnvironmentRisk of exposure to blood borne pathogensDental Operatory and equipment as well as usual office environmentAbility to travel from clinic to clinic in own vehicle or dental van as requiredEducation/Experience RequirementsHS Diploma, Associate or bachelor's degree preferredPrevious dental experience desired, but not requiredLanguage SkillsBilingual (Spanish or French) language preferred but not requiredEffective September 20, 2021, the COVID-19 vaccine is required for all new Promise Healthcare team members. Requests for medical or religious exemption will be permitted. With an approved exemption, healthcare workers must do weekly testing and verify a negative COVID-19 test.

Keywords: Promise Healthcare, Champaign , Dental Assistant, Healthcare , Champaign, Illinois

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