Dental Assistant – South Valley Dental


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Dental Assistant Department: Dental Assistant Reports to: Dental Center Manager Status: Full-Time, Regular FLSA: Non-Exempt Organization Information WellSpace Health believes that everyone deserves to be seen, no matter who you are, where you come from, where you work or what place you call home. We see you and are here for you. To that end, we've committed ourselves to finding solutions for our community's health and wellbeing to achieve regional health through high quality comprehensive care. Our focus has always been to offer a full range of quality medical care, dental care, mental health and behavioral health services, and enabling services to underserved people. We do this by placing ourselves within the communities we serve and employing outstanding healthcare professionals who are devoted to our mission. We are a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and are accredited by the Joint Commission for Ambulatory Care and Behavioral Health. We're also certified by the Joint Commission as a Primary Care Medical Home and a Behavioral Health Home. Position Summary Under general direction the individual in this position is responsible for assisting the dentist(s) in the direct provision of primary care dental services to patients. The Dental Assistant is also responsible for assuring that dental operatories are adequately stocked and are ready for patients; for sterilization, preparation and inventory control of dental instruments and supplies. Required Qualifications * Requires high school diploma or equivalent. * Completion of Dental Assistant training program with a Dental Assisting Certificate OR one year of dental assistant experience in a dental office. * Must possess a California X-Ray license. * Current CPR certification. * Exceptional interpersonal skills. * Must be able to work collaboratively with others in a team environment supporting the quality/efficiency standards established for the clinic. * Excellent verbal and written communication skills. * Ability to perform clerical work in a methodical, independent and thorough manner with speed and accuracy. * Ability to work in four handed dentistry. * Proficient in digital charting and digital radiography (QSI preferred). * Knowledge of dental terminology, and office practices and procedures. * Must have the physical stamina to function effectively in a position that which involves continuous movement. * Experience in a pediatric setting with medically compromised patients is preferred but not required. * Communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing and demonstrate a high level of listening skills. * Fluency in additional languages preferred. * Commitment to HIPAA and ability to abide by standards of professional ethics and maintain confidentiality. * Adherence to infection control procedures, including but not limited to, standard precautions of temperature monitoring, hand washing, symptom self-monitoring, masking and social distancing. * Assist and support the Center/Department/Program to meet standards of High Reliability. * Must have valid driver's license and insurable driving record. Essential Responsibilities * Prepares instruments, materials and medication for use in dental procedures; cleans sterilizes, and maintains an adequate supply of instruments, maintains functioning instruments and equipment, prepares inventory and maintains dental supplies. * Provides diagnostic aids including x-ray; keeps record of medical and dental histories. * Maintains all dental clinic areas in compliance with dental clinic directives and protocols; abides to policies and procedures in accordance to infection control, exposure control and safety issues. * Performs clinical supportive functions, including preparing and dismissing patients. * Provides post-operative instructions prescribed by the dentist. * Assists with maintaining patient treatment records and maintaining equipment and instruments. * Performs lab procedures such as pouring and trimming models. * Participates in in-service training programs, attends staff meetings and as required. * Participates in appropriate health promotion/disease prevention activities, both on-site and off-site as required. * Travels when necessary to meet operational needs. * Other duties as assigned by Dental Center Manager. Benefits Successful candidate will receive regionally competitive salary, above average health benefits at reduced costs, company paid life insurance & long-term disability insurance, additional voluntary retirement plan with company match and no vesting schedule requirement. * Paid bereavement and jury duty leave * 11 paid holidays per year * Paid time off * Paid sick leave * Flexible Spending Program * Company paid malpractice insurance for all providers * Professional development hours offered annually Physical Demands and Work Environment The work environment is characteristic of a medical clinic environment. The physical demands described here are representative of those th

WellSpace Health has provided care and support to individuals and families throughout the Sacramento region since 1953. Our focus has always been to offer a full range of quality medical care, dental care for children and adolescents, mental health and behavioral health services to underserved populations. We do this by placing ourselves within the communities we serve and employing outstanding healthcare professionals who are devoted to our mission. WellSpace Health is a statewide leader in designing and delivering integrated care that treats the whole person, body and mind. Our people-first approach to comprehensive healthcare means that patients are embraced by a “blanket of care” delivered with competence and compassion.

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