Dental Assistant - Journey

Job description

Job Title:

Dental Assistant - Journey

Position Number:


Vacancy Open to:

All Candidates



Department Homepage:

Advertising Department:



Health Sciences

Classification Title:

14201 Dental Assistant

Competency Level:

2 - Journey

Working Title:

Surgical Assistant

Number of Vacancies:


Full Time Equivalent (FTE):


Full Time or Part Time:

Full Time

Recruitment Range:

$31,200 - $41,093

Anticipated Hiring Range:

$31,468 - $40,723

Salary Grade Equivalency:


Work Schedule:


Work Hours:

7:30-4:30 or 8:00-5:00

Position Location (City):


Job Category:

Staff - Medical

Organizational Unit Overview:

The Division of Health Sciences is the largest and most complex division within the University, employing more than 900 EHRA employees and 1,700 SHRA employees. The Division is composed of numerous Centers, Institutes, and agencies such as East Carolina Heart Institute and Eastern Area Health Education Center, the Colleges of Allied Health Sciences, Nursing, the Brody School of Medicine, the School of Dental Medicine, and the Laupus Health Science Library. In addition to the Academic and Administrative responsibilities of the division, the four professional schools provide clinical services throughout eastern North Carolina in a variety of settings and venues.

The School of Dental Medicine is composed of ten administrative offices and four academic departments. The Administrative units include the Offices of the Dean, Vice Dean, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Associate Dean for Research, Innovation and Discovery, Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Assistant Dean for Extramural Clinical Practices, Assistant Dean for Dental Education and Informatics, Assistant Dean for Educational Support and Faculty Development, Assistant Dean for Academic Success and the Executive Director for Business and Financial Affairs. The four academic departments are Surgical Sciences, Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, and Dentofacial Orthopedics, General Dentistry, and Foundational Sciences and Research.

Included in the mission of the School of Dental Medicine is to educate dental care providers (both dental students and dental residents) and to address the oral health care needs of the underserved population of North Carolina. The School of Dental Medicine meets these missions by operating dental clinics that provide both educational experiences for the dental students and residents and provides dental care to the residents of North Carolina. These clinics occur in both Ross Hall in Greenville, North Carolina, as well as Community Service Learning Centers located throughout North Carolina. In order to operate these clinics, appropriate dental auxiliaries and clinical staff are needed.

Job Duties :

Responsibilities include oversight of all surgical instrumentation, equipment, supplies, and review of scheduled appointments. Works in conjunction with OMS, periodontal, OMP and AEGD faculty, Patient Care Representatives, and the Patient Care Coordinators to ensure proper scheduling of patients. Works with Dental Assistants to ensure proper staffing within the surgical clinical area. Also assists with staffing in Faculty Practice clinic during any implants. Maintains regularly scheduled in-service sessions with the clinical staff including dental assistants, sterilization staff, and dispensary clerks to ensure proper handling of all surgical equipment and supplies. Assist nurses in maintaining medical emergency equipment. Works with clinical nurse, faculty, and staff promoting safe sedation practices within the clinical areas. Assist with hospital cases secondary to duties within SODM. Assist with pre-clinical laboratory exercises for OMS<Periodontal, and Endodontic modules. Directly responsible for the equipment (Zimmer plant drills and motor units, OMS drills and accessories, Zimmer implants and restorative accessories, Zimmer Grant Implants and restorative accessories, and bone, membrane, and biologic material for OMS, Perio, AEGD, and Faculty Practice. Must be able to expedite and complete special equipment and material orders, including the establishment of account if one not already existing. This position is also responsible for maintaining training guides for D3 students, Powerpoint presentations, and directly assisting OMS faculty in many of our labs. Each year is responsible for an 8-week orientation to OMS which is held each Monday beginning in May with all of the new D3 students. An OMS manual is distributed to each student. This manual must be maintained and updated as necessary. Presents a tutorial on nitrous carts and assists in the supervision of students when they are administering nitrous. Responsible for Infection control training for D2 students and lab safety training for D2/D3 students. Initiating proper protocols during medical emergencies. Has to be a resource for D3/D4 students when they are working within the oral surgery clinical site. Assist with coverage in AEGD clinic and dispensary as needed.

Minimum Education/Experience:

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

License or Certification required by statute or regulation:


Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education:

Minimum of 3 to 5 years experience in an Oral Surgery Dentistry setting. OR Dental Experience a plus. DAANCE Certified. Radiology certified. Bachelors degree preferred. Must be able to work extended hours.

License or Certification required by the Department:


Special Instructions to Applicant:

  • Please ensure your full range of knowledge, skills, abilities, experience and education are listed on your application. Do not write ‘see resume’ on your application when completing the job duties section.
  • If you answer the questions at the end of the application, please ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills, abilities and experiences to support your answers (see job duties section of previous employment).
  • Failure to answer the questions at the end of the application will not preclude your application from being considered but may result in your application not receiving full consideration of your knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Job Open Date:


Job Close Date - Positions will be posted until 11:59 p.m. EST on this date; If no closing date is indicated, the position will be posted until filled and may close at any time after the recruitment has been completed. :


Open Until Filled:


Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting:

Alternate option:

If no applicants apply who meet the required competency level and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.


East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department of Human Resources at (252) 737-1018 (Voice/TTY) or [email protected].

Eligibility for Employment:

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. If highest degree earned is from an institution outside of the U.S. and its territories, final candidates are required to have their degree validated as equivalent to the degree conferred by a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S.

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 (252) 328-9847 or toll free at 1-866-489-1740 or send an email to [email protected] Our office is available to provide assistance Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00 EST.




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Job No:
Posted: 4/29/2021
Application Due: 5/6/2021
Work Type: Full Time