Dental Assistant Supervisor, Periodontology and Prosthodontics

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Position TypePermanent Staff (SHRA)Is this an internal only recruitment?YesPosition TitleDental Assistant - AdvancedWorking TitleDental Assistant Supervisor, Periodontology and ProsthodonticsPosition Number20012500Vacancy IDP010570Budgeted Hiring Range$38,000 - $44,000Pay Band Information

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Salary Grade EquivalentGN07Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-LimitedFull-Time PermanentIf time-limited, estimated duration of appointmentHours per week40Work Schedule

Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm

Department Name and NumberComprehensive Oral Health-436500Date First Posted08/06/2019Closing Date08/22/2019Position LocationChapel Hill, NCPosition Posting CategoryHealth Professional (Physician/Nurse/Other) Position Summary Information

Department Description

The Division of Comprehensive Oral Health houses several disciplines including Periodontology, Dental Hygiene, Comprehensive Dentistry, Operative Dentistry/BioMaterials, Prosthodontics, and Endodontics. The Division of Comprehensive Oral Health consists of full-time faculty, part-time faculty, phased retired faculty and adjunct faculty; full-time and part-time staff; DDS, MSc and PhD students; clinical/research fellows and visiting scholars. The Division of Comprehensive Oral Health balances teaching, scholarship, patient care, research and professional service activities.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Position Description

The Dental Assistant Supervisor position will supervise, hire, plan, organize and monitor the work of the other dental assistants in the Periodontology and Prosthodontics Graduate Clinics. This position assists clinical faculty in training dental, dental auxiliary, and graduate specialty students in clinical practice and help manage the day-to-day operations of the Graduate Clinics. This position schedules the work of dental assistants and provides dental assisting in support of the department. This position supervises ordering, stocking and inventory management of clinical supplies.

The Dental Assistant Supervisor is responsible for implementing and monitoring compliance and training assistants on the following:
- clinic policies and procedures concerning operatory and surgical tray preparation
- sterilization of instruments and maintaining asepsis
- exposing and processing radiographs
- established infection control policies
- proper use of equipment
- collecting and recording patient data
- taking intraoral photographs

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

High school diploma or equivalency and completion of an accredited dental assisting program; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

This position requires excellent communication skills and the ability to work with and exercise tact and diplomacy with a variety of people, including staff, students, faculty and patients. Strong professionalism, excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to work on many projects simultaneously, to negotiate for successful results, and to thrive in a fast-paced setting while providing excellent customer service, a must.

Comprehensive knowledge of the principles methods and techniques of dental procedures and the use and care of equipment used in a dental clinic. Considerable knowledge and ability to learn innovations in proper patient care management, employee supervision, and administrative standards in clinics and student clinics. Considerable knowledge/adaptation of effective clinical teaching skills.

Ability to assess and treat patients in a clinical setting. Ability to manage both physical and mental well-being through on-going patient education. Ability to supervise and monitor all sterilization activities and clinic inventory. Ability to assist dentist and instruct on standard and complex chair side procedures and patient support.

Ability to implement/use/maintain systems that produce accurate, timely and complete data collection, filing, patient records and scheduling. Ability to review, compile, assimilate, organize, analyze and store printed and electronic information and to prepare schedules, records, reports and other needed information.

Ability to understand information and to convey clear, concise written and verbal information and expectations to individuals and groups. Ability to interpret guidelines and advise others on processes, services, and operations. Ability to model and teach excellent patient communication and patient issue resolution skills.

Ability to develop successful work plans and to efficiently use resources to organize, schedule and assign work. Ability to observe, assess, provide feedback, train and supervise dental assistants. Ability to administer clinic duties and supervise in compliance with all school, federal and state policies.

Preferred Qualifications

Minimum of two years of chairside dental assisting experience.

Preference for experience working in a team environment, with periodontal patients and/or supporting surgical procedures.

At least one year of lead/supervisory experience.

Required Licenses/Certifications Special Physical and Mental RequirementsPosition/Schedule RequirementsClinic – UNCH or ACC, Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens, Overtime occasionally, Patient care involvedPosition AttributesStimulus/ARRA FundedNoQuick Link Contact Information

Office of Human Resources Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to [email protected]

Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Certification/licenses
Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please select the response below that best describes your experience/education for the Dental Assistant position.
    • High School diploma and completion of accredited dental assisting program.
    • Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, or Doctorate in a related field.
    • Did not complete HS but have a combination of HS education and experience to equal at least 4 years of experience in an area related to the assignment (e.g. 1 year HS and 3 years related experience) and completion of an accredited dental assisting program
    • None of the above.
  2. * Please describe any leadership or supervisory experience.

    (Open Ended Question)




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Posted: 8/16/2019
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