Dental Assistant II
Job Details
Advance- Southeast Raleigh - Raleigh, NC
Health Care
Description

POSITION SUMMARY

Under the direct supervision of a dentist, assists with oral surgery and other procedures. Prepares and arranges needed tools and instruments for scheduled procedures. Hands necessary tools and equipment and aids during treatment. May record findings, change barriers, or sterilize equipment. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the field.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

 

70%

Chairside Assistant: Assists the dentist in providing dental treatment

  • Prepares and maintains dental instruments, instrument transfer, supplies and equipment

 

  • Collects and records patient health histories

 

  • Completes dental procedure isolation techniques

 

  • Prepares dental materials cements, amalgam, composite, impression materials, etc.

 

  • Takes dental x-rays

 

  • Performs coronal polishing and placements of sealants

 

  • Supervises prevention and management of dental medical emergencies

 

  • Delivers patient personal oral care instructions

30%

Administrative duties: Assists in administrative duties of the office

  • Documents dental care services by charting in patient records.

 

  • Understands and participates in Joint Commission continual readiness

 

  • Works with the Clinical Services Department to promote ongoing performance improvement activities

 

  • Participates in all safety programs which may include assignment to an emergency response team

 

  • Responsible for inventory control and management

 

 

Perform other duties as assigned or become necessary by supervisor.

 

Qualifications

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

None at this time.

 

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Associates degree required.
  • Minimum of 1-2 years related experience as a dental assistant.
  • Strong computer skills with knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Performance Management Systems.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Fluent in English and Spanish- written and verbal communications.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.  Excellent oral, written, and listening skills.
  • Ability to read and comprehend general instructions, correspondence, and memos. 
  • Ability to effectively present information and speak before groups of employees and outside consultants and respond to questions/comments from the same.
  • Ability to plan and organize workload.  Ability to handle very detailed information.

 

KEY COMPENTENCIES & SKILLS

 

  • Attention to Detail: ability to achieve thoroughness and accuracy when accomplishing a task
  • Auditable Documentation: ability to document transactions and processing in accordance with organizational standards
  • Planning & Organization: ability to effectively plan and organize your work to achieve objectives and deadlines
  • Effective Communication: ability to effectively communicate orally, written and using active listening skills with all levels of the organizations, vendors, partnering organizations, and patients
  • Flexible & Adaptable: ability to shift with changing priorities and embrace change
  • Customer Focused: proactively and promptly responding to customer needs,       offering as much information as needed and providing results that the customers value
  • Team Oriented: ability to work collaboratively with others to achieve common objectives        

 

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to sit for long periods of time, stand, walk, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally roll or move up to 50 pounds.  The employee will work on a computer and simultaneously use the telephone and must have good hand/finger dexterity.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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