Temporary Dental Care Assistant I - Ortho
University of Colorado – School of Dental Medicine
Dental Care Assistant I
The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.The School of Dental Medicine on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus has openings for part-time/full-time temporary Dental Assistant in our Department of Orthodontics in support of the School’s response to COVID-19 and its clinical operations. Job ResponsibilitiesJob responsibilities and duties are subject to fluctuate with little or no prior notice. Assignments may include one or more of the following areas:
- Dental Assistant – Responsibility for providing four-handed chair side dental assistance to the undergraduate dental students and faculty, patient preparation and positioning, clinical area preparation, use of sterile techniques and performing infection control procedures. Maintain patient data and records. Performs and develops dental radiographs. Dispensary – Responsibility for cleaning, decontaminating and maintenance of instruments and equipment according to established procedures and techniques. Ensure proper functioning of equipment, clean and sanitize machines and equipment, maintain a level of sterilized instruments for distribution, issue sterile reusable instruments to operatories and clinical units, ensure the room is turned over and ready to use for the next patient, collect and resterilize used instruments, prepares specialized instruments set-ups for residents, faculty, and undergraduate students to be used during dental patient treatment.Patient/Faculty/Staff Check-In – Responsibility for asking and recording responses to screening questions, taking temperatures, ensuring compliance with mask wearing and greeting individuals upon entry to the building. Social Distancing Monitoring – Responsibility for ensuring 6-foot distancing and one-way flowing throughout the building. Ensure entrance and exiting through appropriate locations, and monitoring elevator capacity.
Minimum Qualifications: At least one year of dental assistance experience that is relevant to the job duties as outlined above. Flexibility and ability to adapt to constant change and direction. Experience working in an orthodontic office. Must possess current valid CPR and/or BLS certification.Core Competencies
- Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally. Outstanding interpersonal and customer service skills.
Job Category: Professional Support Services
Primary Location: Aurora
Posting Date: Apr 20, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing