Dental Assistant and Infection Control Coordinator
Job Details
APLA Health Dental Clinic, Downtown Los Angeles - Los Angeles, CA
Full Time
High School
$22.87 - $27.55 Hourly
Up to 25%
Day
Health Care
Description

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the direction of the Clinic Director, the Dental Assistant and Infection Control Coordinator is responsible for updating and maintaining required infection control standards at the multiple dental offices, and for ensuring all dental staff are updated and trained on current protocols. This is primarily a clinical chairside dental assistant with dedicated time given to the positions tasks and responsibilities.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensure all autoclaves (including statims) are calibrated and assistants are preforming required daily documentation. Schedule yearly maintenance and testing at all sites.
  • Assist with audit preparation as it relates to infection control, trainings, and logs.
  • Oversee workflow on daily infection control performed at the clinics.
  • Manage the water spore testing at all sites, including the periodicity and documentation.
  • Train all new clinical staff on infection control guidelines
  • Rotate through all dental locations on occasion to ensure logs are being completed and standards are being met.
  • Maintain and store all clinics logs in a secure and easily accessible location
  • Participate and stay up to date on regulations as it pertains to dental infection control. Review OSAP standards regularly. Consult with Dental Director and Clinic Director on changes that are needed for optimal patient safety.
  • Manage and maintain contents and logs on the Medical Emergency Kit, oxygen tanks, and eye wash stations.
  • Schedule and keep records of the annual lead apron calibration
  • Maintain X-Ray machine registration from the state, informing state of any errors with registration or if machine is moved/no longer in use, and with calibration
  • Oversee staff Dosimetry meters. Manage and retain reports, add new staff and remove separated staff as needed. Ensure assistants are using meters correctly.
  • Manage waterlines at each clinic, including scheduling shock treatment and waterline testing.
  • Work in conjunction with the other Dental Management to prepare for various audits.
  • Amalgam trap disposal schedule at all sites

 

OTHER DUTIES MAY BE ASSIGNED TO MEET BUSINESS NEEDS.

Qualifications

REQUIREMENTS:

Training and experience:

  • Registered Dental Assistant Certification
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of relevant work in the dental field
  • Experience working in a Federally Qualified Health Center preferred

 

Knowledge of:

  • Advanced computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite (excel, Sharepoint, OneNote, word)
  • HIPAA and OSHA guidelines
  • Knowledge of the principles and practice of a dental clinic
  • Applied knowledge of ADA and OSHA infection control standards

 

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

This is primarily an office position that requires only occasional bending, reaching, stooping, lifting and moving of office materials weighing 25 pounds or less. The position requires daily use of a personal computer and requires entering, viewing, and revising text and graphics on the computer terminal and on paper.

 

SPECIAL REQUIRMENTS:

Must possess a valid California drivers license; proof of auto liability insurance; and have the use of a personal vehicle for work related purposes.

COVID vaccination and booster or medical/religious exemption.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer: minority/female/disability/transgender/veteran.

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