Dental Assistant – 30 hours/week

Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic View Company Profile

Job Brief $3,000 sign-on bonus paid in your first paycheck and another $750 paid in 12 months. Work 30 hours/week and receive a full benefit package. Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply; additional pay for your bilingual skills. Employment duration: Full time Exempt Status: Non-exempt Offer Relocation?: No ID: 11682 This position is open to all candidates whether you are an experienced dental assistant, a new graduate starting your dental career, or you want to get on-the-job training to learn a new profession. Candidates with bilingual skills are encouraged to apply. Our clinic serves everyone, regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay. As a community health center, we are looking for candidates who want to build their careers while they give back to their neighbors in a meaningful, compassionate way. Work 30 hours/week and receive a full benefit package. Candidates who speak Spanish, Slavic (Ukranian, Russian, etc.) are encouraged to apply. What We Offer Work-life balance with work schedule of 3 10-hour days/week. Clinic hours are Monday – Friday, 7:00am – 6:00pm with a break for lunch from 12:00 – 1:00pm. Sign-on bonus of $3,000 in your first paycheck and $750 at 12 months of employment. $20.97 – $25.69/hour DOE with ability to go higher for highly experienced candidates. 4% additional pay for your bilingual skills. 100% employer-paid health insurance for employees including Medical, Dental, Vision, Rx, 24/7 telemedicine; profit sharing, 403(b) retirement plan, generous paid time off, paid holidays, uniform allowance, and more. What you’ll do: Greet patients, prepare them for treatment, and assist the dentist at the chair side. Assist with the full range of dental services, including restorative procedures, implants, and endodontic procedures. Ensure materials, equipment, and supplies are set up for each patient’s visit, stocked, clean/sterilized, and in good working order. Conduct complete patient X-ray procedure including panoramic and cephalometric radiographs, and intra oral photographs. Develop and store the X-rays in the patient’s electronic dental record. Set up and record periodontal charting with the Provider’s instruction. Mix materials needed for exams with awareness of infection control and cross contamination. Perform preventative periodontal care on patients, including applying coronal polish, fluoride treatments, and sealants. Start and monitor nitrous oxide analgesia, under the direct supervision of the Provider. Assist in implementing and monitoring the patient infection control program for the clinic, including ensuring the integrity of sterile packaging, sterilizing instruments/equipment, and cleaning autoclaves and operatories. Provide education and counsel in oral hygiene for patients in the clinic. Qualifications Education: High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED). Professional Licenses/Certificates/Registration: WA Dental Assistant Registration. CPR certification within 90 days of employment. BLS (Basic Life Support) certification within 90 days of employment preferred. Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Required or Preferred: Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred. Must demonstrate the ability to communicate at level 10 on the language proficiency scale to receive bilingual differential pay. Basic knowledge of medical/dental terminology and dental anatomy. Basic knowledge of dental materials and instruments. Basic knowledge of infection control techniques. Basic knowledge of oral health care instruction. Ability to perform four-handed dental assisting including instrument transfer, oral evacuation, cement mixing, and spatulation. Strong level of manual dexterity and coordination. Ability to effectively interact with a variety of patients of all ages, and employees in a professional manner. Basic proficiency with a variety of computer programs including an Electronic Dental Record (EDR), Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel. About YVFWC We serve more than 197,000 patients across 28 medical clinics, 15 dental clinics, 11 pharmacies, and 49 program sites in two states. We are Level 3 Certified as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). With integrated services including medical, dental, pharmacy, orthodontia, primary care nutritional counseling, autism screening, and primary care behavioral health, YVFWCxe2x80x99s patient-centered model of care offers patients the full spectrum of care and shelter assistance, energy assistance, weatherization, HIV and AIDS counseling and testing, home visits, and four mobile medical/dental clinics. Working at YVFWC Working in our organization means being the passionate champion for those who have no voice. It means having the opportunity to work with underserved populations and with peers committed to the same work. At Farm Workers Clinic We will consistently trust one another to work for the common good. We will foster integrity by demonstrating ethical behavior and insisting on doing what we say we will do. We will demonstrate transparency by being candid and truthful no matter the risk. We will create partnerships to strengthen ourselves and our community. We will fight for just treatment for all individuals. We will let joy in. We have the courage to be an agent of change and refuse anything short of excellence. Our mission celebrates diversity. We are committed to equal opportunity employment.

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