Dental Assistant

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At White Plains Hospital, you have an opportunity to work side-by-side with some of the most talented people in the world. We have been widely recognized for our exceptional culture, world-class physicians, Magnet-designated nurses and passionate employees who make a real difference in our community. With tremendous growth opportunities, great benefits, and flexible work schedules, it is no wonder why we are consistently recognized as a Great Place To Work! Position Summary Under close supervision, the Dental Assistant will assist the Dentists with all procedures administered to the patients within the practice. Sets up treatment rooms with necessary materials and equipment for dental treatment. Maintains logs, inventory, infection control standards and escorts patients. Cleans instruments in accordance with sterilization policies and procedures. This is a part time position, 3 days per week from 8:30 am to 5:00pm. Job Responsibilities Essential Functions and Responsibilities Includes the Following: Understands and adheres to the WPH Performance Standards, Policies and Behaviors. Appropriately hands dental instruments to dentist during treatment of patients. Arranges treatment area with all necessary supplies and equipment. Assists in escorting dental patients from waiting area to clinical area if needed. Retracts patientsxe2x80x99 mouth and operates suction equipment to maintain mouth free of secretions. Maintains inventory list of supplies and instruments and places orders. Maintains sanitary conditions in dental rooms and soiled areas. Documents in the Electronic Medical Record. Completes intake and patient screening as appropriate. Ensures appropriate sterility and quality control are maintained in instrument sterilization workflows Maintains equipment in clean working order and retains copies of preventive maintenance and quality control Informs Manager when equipment repairs are needed. Maintains logs, checks reports, changes solutions regularly. Assist with orientation/procedures for new dental assistants. Performs all other related duties as assigned. Education & Experience Requirements High School diploma or equivalent. Completion of a Dental Assistant program certificate preferred. Prior experience as a dental assistant in a dental setting preferred Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel required. Experience in customer service and multi-tasking strongly preferred. Must have ability to use data entry and retrieval systems. Must have ability to use electronic communication and patient information systems. Bilingual Spanish preferred. Core Competencies Ability to work collaboratively with the dental team and handle multiple tasks independently Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and written and work with others Self-starter, self-motivated and ability to work without supervision Flexible, organized, and able to set priorities Demonstrates teamwork and adaptability Maintains composure under stress Physical/Mental Demands/Requirements & Work Environment Ability to stand and sit for long periods of time. Occasionally move and/or transport up to 20 pounds. Requires movement throughout the department every day. May be exposed to chemicals necessary to perform required tasks. Any hazardous chemicals the employee may be exposed to are listed in the hospitalxe2x80x99s SDS (Safety Data Sheet) data base and may be accessed through the hospitalxe2x80x99s Intranet site (Employee Tools/SDS Access). A copy of the SDS data base can also be found at the hospital switchboard, saved on a disc. Primary Population Served All populations The responsibilities and tasks outlined in this job description are not exhaustive and may change as determined by the needs of White Plains Hospital. Location: White Plains Hospital xc2xb7 WPH Dental Schedule: Part Time, Day, Three days per week 8:30am-5pm

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