Dental Assistant

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill View Company Profile

Posting Information Department ASOD Oral Maxillofacial Surg – 434200 Career Area Health Professional (Physician/Nurse/Other) Posting Open Date 05/09/2024 Application Deadline 05/22/2024 Position Type Temporary Staff (SHRA) Position Title Dental Assistant Position Number 20062253 Vacancy ID S023208 Full-time/Part-time Full-Time Temporary Hours per week 40 Work Schedule Position Location North Carolina, US Hiring Range $18.00 – 21.00/hour Proposed Start Date Estimated Duration of Appointment 6 months not to exceed 11 months Position Information Be a Tar Heel! A global higher education leader in innovative teaching, research and public service, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill consistently ranks as one of the nationxe2x80x99s top public universities. Known for its beautiful campus, world-class medical care, commitment to the arts and top athletic programs, Carolina is an ideal place to teach, work and learn. One of the best college towns and best places to live in the United States, Chapel Hill has diverse social, cultural, recreation and professional opportunities that span the campus and community. University employees can choose from a wide range of professional training opportunities for career growth, skill development and lifelong learning and enjoy exclusive perks that include numerous retail and restaurant discounts, savings on local child care centers and special rates for performing arts events. Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit The UNC Adams School of Dentistry Division of Craniofacial and Surgical Care provides a diverse approach to treatment for patients with craniofacial or oral and maxillofacial conditions, including those with multiple or complex oral health problems. The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery discipline functions within the Adams School of Dentistry and UNC Hospitals and specializes in implant surgery, jaw tumors and disease, trauma surgery, cleft palates, facial cosmetic surgery and much more. Position Summary The Surgical Assistant is responsible for providing surgical and dental assisting duties to the dental faculty practice, student, and graduate clinics within the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery specialty. Tasks include preparing the clinic, setting up surgical trays using sterile techniques, assisting with a variety of surgical and dental procedures and obtaining surgical consent from patients, obtaining and documenting pre- and post-op vitals, and preparing patients for their procedure and subsequently review post-op instructions. The Surgical Assistant is responsible for reviewing the surgical caseload at the beginning of each day and assisting with clinical education of students and medical emergencies when needed. The Assistant may be asked to take impressions, order x-rays, complete the appropriate pathology and microbiology forms, maintain operating room inventory and complete duties assigned by the direct supervisor or faculty member. Minimum Education and Experience Requirements High school diploma or equivalency and completion of an accredited dental assisting program; or equivalent combination of training and experience. Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience High school diploma or equivalency and completion of an accredited dental assisting program; or equivalent combination of training and experience. Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience Completion of an accredited dental assisting program. Special Physical/Mental Requirements Campus Security Authority Responsibilities Not Applicable.

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