Lead Registered Dental Assistant /Lead Dental Assistant


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Lead Registered Dental Assistant Department: Dental Reports to: Dental Center Manager Status: Full-Time, Regular FLSA: Non-Exempt Pay: $25.50-$26.27/HR 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 Registered 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; provide diagnostic aids including x-ray and taking and recording medical and dental histories. The Lead Registered Dental Assistant will travel as needed. Required Qualifications * Requires high school diploma or equivalent; Completion of Dental Assistant training program with a Dental Assisting Certificate or one-year dental assistance experience in a dental office. * Ability to work courteously and effectively as a team member to support the quality/efficiency standards established for the clinic; work independently; exercise good judgment; spell correctly. * Communicate effectively orally and in writing; follow oral/written instructions, perform clerical work in a methodical, independent and thorough manner with speed and accuracy. * Ability to work in fourhanded dentistry. * Proficient in digital charting and digital radiography (QSI preferred). * Knowledge of dental terminology, and office practices and procedures. * Must be able 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. * Effective oral and written communication skills in English are required. * Bilingual English/Spanish/Russian preferred. * 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 and taking and recording medical and dental histories. * Maintains all dental clinic areas in compliance with dental clinic directives and protocols as well as center policies and procedures relative 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 in 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. * Monitors dental workflow. * Develops and implements plans to ensure compliance of workers with established programs and procedures, ensures compliance with all OSHA, Dental Board, and Well Space Health policies and procedures. * Conducts staff meetings to discuss changes in policy or to propose methods and procedures to increase patient care and volume. * Monitors employee attendance and solution of coverage when needed. * Trains back-office staff including front office duties and scheduling, and clinic record keeping inspections. * Participates in monthly operational meetings. * Conducts all weekly/monthly/quarterly inspections. * Other duties as assigned by supervisor. Benefits Successful candidate will receive regionally competitive

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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