Position Title:Dental Assistant II, Edwardsville Clinic (13324) Occupational Area:12 Department:660655 - School of Dental Medicine Job Posting Description:
Illinois Residency Requirement: This position requires current Illinois residency to apply.
The SIU School of Dental Medicine (SDM) is accepting applications to fill two current Dental Assistant II openings at their Edwardsville, Illinois dental clinic. The SIU Dental Clinics offer a variety of treatments, including the latest advances in dental therapy, in a relaxed and modern atmosphere. Dental Clinics are operated on all three campuses; Alton, Edwardsville, and East St. Louis. The Dental Assistant II is part of the dedicated clinic team that includes students, faculty, staff, residents and fellows.
Daily duties for the Dental Assistant II include but are not limited to:
-Provide chairside assistance for dental students, faculty, or residents who are performing procedures;
-Record patient medical and dental histories as well as exam notes as dictated by the dentist/student/resident;
-Maintain the treatment area by preparing, cleaning, and disinfecting the area before and after each patient appointment;
-Complete all required data entry work in the clinical management software system;
-Prepare instruments and equipment for sterilization or disposes of instruments and equipment in adherence with the Infection Control/Hazard Control Policy.
Additionally, the selected candidates will maintain and assure accuracy of computer logs, including procedures accomplished, cancellations and broken appointments, and other progress forms as required. Other duties and goals may be assigned in support of the clinic’s mission and goals.
This posting is for vacancies at the EDWARDSVILLE clinic. You MUST indicated on your application which campuses you are interested in applying. You may indicate more than one campus. Candidates who do not indicate a campus will be considered for all campus clinics.
The hours for these positions are Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (37.5 hours weekly) and require no weekend or evening hours. The dental school (including clinics) is closed for major holidays including Martin Luther King Day, Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving (Thursday and Friday) and the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day. Full-time SIUE employees receive an excellent array of benefits that include:
*Medical, dental and vision insurance;
*University tuition waivers;
*SURS retirement plan;
*Supplemental retirement savings plans;
*Paid vacation and sick leave accrual;
*Generous holiday schedule/paid holidays;
*Employee Assistance Program (mental health and wellness);
*Employee discounts (local and national retailers).
For more about our benefits and employee services, visit: https://www.siue.edu/human-resources/benefits
To Apply for this Vacancy:
When applying through the HireTouch system, please be sure to complete updated 2022 forms that are attached to the job located under your Applicant Profile box (refresh browser if needed).
Applicants must submit an updated and complete Civil Service Application, which must include complete employment history, through HireTouch. The application is the last form in the document package. If you do not possess any employment history, you must indicate this within the employment history section of the application. Your application should reflect a thorough list of relevant skills and experience related to the minimum qualifications listed for this position. Vague notations such as “assist dentist”, “office work”, or “set-up items” do not allow testing to give an accurate and complete assessment, please detail duties completed while working. While a resume may be submitted with the application, data for each employer must be listed on this application form. (The words "See Resume" may only be used as a substitute in the section entitled "Specific Duties Performed" not for a list of employment history.) If the Civil Service application is incomplete you will not be considered for the position as our office will be unable to evaluate your submission to determine if you possess the required minimum qualifications.
If qualifying by education or to qualify for a required educational prerequisite such as the CDA or graduation from an accredited school, you must submit your transcripts and certifications at the time of application. You may also submit any other certifications such as BLS, NELDA, RDA, etc.
Applicants qualifying for veteran’s preference must submit a copy of form DD214 at the time of application. For additional information, please visit: Eligibility Criteria and Point Allocation and Proof of Eligibility.
Final candidates will be subject to a background check and drug screening prior to an offer of employment. Some positions are represented by a union and may incur union dues. For more information, please visit the Office of Human Resources website at www.siue.edu/human-resources or call Civil Service Testing at 618-650-2190.
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville nurtures an open, respectful, and welcoming climate that facilitates learning and work. SIUE is committed to education that explores the historic significance of diversity in order to understand the present and to better enable our community to engage the future. Integral to this commitment, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville strives for a student body and a workforce that is both diverse and inclusive. We strongly encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups, including women, members of racially minoritized groups, and individuals with disabilities, to apply. For more on our Statement of Diversity, visit SIUE Mission, Goals and Plans
Minimum Acceptable Qualifications:
1. High school graduate or equivalent AND one year (12 months) of work experience in dental assisting comparable to that performed at the Dental Assistant I level of this series.**
2. High school graduate or equivalent AND graduation from an accredited dental assisting school.
3. Current Certification as a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) by the Dental Assisting National Board.
**For examples of work experience, visit: https://www.sucss.illinois.gov/pages/classspec/ViewSeries.aspx?tblCS_SeriesID=59
FLSA Exemption Status:Non-Exempt Posting Salary:$2,500.00 Monthly/ $30,000 Annually (non-negotiable); excellent benefits package. Location:SIU Edwardsville Main Campus Posting Start Date:09/23/2022 Posting End Date:10/10/2022