Dental Assistant II: Pediatrics
DescriptionThe Dental Assistant II will provide chair side assistance to the students, residents and faculty in the treatment of dental patients in the Department of Pediatrics for the School of Dentistry. Primary responsibilities will be to provide clinical support, chairside assistance, and maintain clinical operations and the dispensary. In addition, the Dental Assistant II will coordinate scheduling of patient appointments; sterilize and maintain equipment and instruments; run appropriate tests to monitor their function; maintain logs for equipment maintenance and safety required by the University, School, and Department for Infection Control; maintain and disinfect operatories between and after patient visits; place patient records in their appropriate locations; expose and upload x-rays in Axium; monitor and order supplies; and pour and trim dental impressions. Performs other duties as assigned.
At least 6 months experience as a Dental Assistant including experience working with pediatric patients. Dental Assisting training and certificate from an accredited school and Dental Radiology Certification from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. CPR Certification. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
*Ability to obtain ACT 33 Child Abuse Clearances.*Demonstrated ability to provide chair-side assistance that requires manual dexterity.*Ability to utilize dental instruments, sterilizer, operatory equipment, infection control equipment and dental x-ray equipment.*Demonstrated good communication and interpersonal skills with faculty, students, community members and the ability to communicate to a diverse population.*Demonstrated knowledge of dental terminology, procedures and diagnosis.*Demonstrated ability to operate all standard dental instruments.*Demonstrated ability to prioritize projects and tasks and to respond to multiple requests.*Demonstrated ability to work with potential pathogens during dental assisting and sterilization procedures.
This position requires Child Abuse Certifications prior to the commencement of service.
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Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.
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Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Health Sciences Campus (HSC)-Kornberg School Of Dentistry
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular