Dental Assistant

Job description

Dental Assistant

Union Level: IV
Department: Department of Endodontics
Campus: San Francisco
Posting Number: 201301309P
Full or Part Time: Full Time
Number of Months: 12
Work Schedule
Position is full-time, five (5) days per week, seven and one-half (7.5) hours per day.
Open Date: 03/26/2018
Open Until Filled: Yes

Primary Purpose
Under the general supervision of the Specialty Clinic Manager, assists residents and faculty in all clinical aspects of patient care and treatment

Essential Functions
1.Perform chair side duties to include four-handed dentistry.

2.Assist with tray set-up and break down of operatory.

3.Take digital radiographs using portable units.

4.Assist as needed in explaining clinic procedures and policies as they relate to dental treatment.

5.Orient new residents to the clinic as requested.

6.Restock supplies, clean and maintain equipment as needed; report supply needs in a timely manner according to established procedures.

7.Schedule patient appointments as needed.

8.Assist with coverage for other staff as requested within the Specialty Clinics.

9.Perform all other duties as assigned by the Specialty Clinic Manager and Director of Endodontic resident program.

Working Conditions:
1. Occasional overtime may be required.
2. Occupation exposure to bloodborne pathogens may reasonably be anticipated. Personal protective equipment will be provided to reduce or eliminate exposure to routine or limited infectious agents.

Minimum Qualifications
Knowledge of:
1.Dental materials and instruments.
2.Dental terminology and treatments.
3.Chair side dental assisting.
4.Infection control protocol and requirements.
5.Emergency procedures including CPR.
6.General office methods.

1.Minimum of one year dental assisting experience in a group practice or dental school setting.

1.High school diploma or equivalent.
2.Current RDA license.
3.Current CDA license desirable.
4.Current California x-ray license.
5.Current CPR certification.

Preferred Qualifications
Ability to:
1.Communicate effectively and professionally with residents, faculty, staff and patients.
2.Effectively and professionally provide assistance to staff, students, residents and faculty.
3.Perform chairside assisting duties in all assigned roles
4.Maintain a professional demeanor at all times.
5.Apply patient management and time management skills.
6.Maintain records neatly, legibly and accurately.
7.Demonstrate initiative and sound judgment in fast paced environment.
8.Follow oral and written instructions.
9.Utilize clinic management system to access patient information and treatment records; accurately enter/update information in system.
10.Work independently or as part of a team.

1.Minimum of one year experience in an Endodontic practice.

1.Current RDAEF license desirable

Physical Requirements
The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

1.Requires alternative sitting and standing throughout the working hours.
2.Occasional reaching and bending.
3.Occasional handling of instruments require incumbent to possess sufficient motor function to execute movements essential to providing oral healthcare to patient.

Hiring Range
Background Check Statement
Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must pass a criminal background check.

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AA/EEO Policy Statement
University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.





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Job No:
Posted: 4/5/2018
Application Due: 6/4/2018
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