Dental Assistant I

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Job Title Dental Assistant I Agency Texas A&M University Health Science Center Department Orthodontics Proposed Minimum Salary $15.00 hourly Job Location Dallas, Texas Job Type Staff Job Description Our Commitment Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment by promoting a culture that respects all perspectives, talents & identities. Embracing varying opinions and perspectives strengthens our core values which are: Respect, Excellence, Leadership, Loyalty, Integrity, and Selfless Service. Who we are A part of the Texas A&M University Health Science Center, Texas A&M School of Dentistry in Dallas was founded in 1905 and is a nationally recognized center for oral health sciences education, research, specialized patient care and continuing dental education. As one of the fastest-growing academic health centers in the nation, the Texas A&M University Health Science Center encompasses five colleges and numerous centers and institutes working together to improve health through transformative education, innovative research and team-based health care delivery. What we want The School of Dentistry is looking for an Dental Assistant I to serve in the Office of the Dean. We desire an individual who subscribes to and supports our commitment as stated above. The successful applicant will bring an expert level of experience to the position and understand the demands of supporting executives in a fast-paced environment. This person must be professional, enjoy working in a high-volume environment and be able to apply strong organizational skills while being flexible in their daily routine. If this is you, we invite you to apply to become a member of our team. What you need to know Proposed Minimum Salary: $15.00 hourly Work Schedule/Location: This is an on-site role with a typical schedule of Monday xe2x80x93 Friday 8am to 5pm. Cover Letter/Resume: A cover letter and resume will assist us in our review of your application materials. These can be uploaded on the application under CV/Resume. Qualifications Required Education and Experience: High school diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience. Six months of related experience in a dental training program, dental practice, or school of dentistry. Required Licenses and Certifications: Registered Dental Assistant in Texas. CPR certified. Required Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of the instruments, materials, and standardized dental procedures used in dental care. Knowledge of infectious control policies, aseptic techniques, supplies, and equipment. Knowledge of dental radiographic equipment operation. Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Effective listening and organizational skills. Ability to explain procedures and policies and follow verbal and written instructions, guidelines, and objectives. Preferred Qualifications: Bilingual/Spanish Essential Duties/Tasks Direct Patient Care Provides chair side assistance to faculty and students during procedures and provides routine care of dental patients, equipment and instruments. Assists the faculty and students during the administration of prophylactic, therapeutic or surgical treatment procedures to provide for dentist/patient needs to include using irrigation solutions and suction to keep field free of debris and monitoring patient. Mixes indicated dressings and other materials, pours models as required by appropriate procedures Prepares for dental procedures by setting up instruments, equipment and materials. Clinic Support May monitor inventory, stock and order dental supplies. May schedule patients, coordinate chart retrieval and review patient financial transactions and/or telephones. Why Texas A&M University? We are a prestigious university with strong traditions, Core Values, and a community of caring and collaboration. Health , dental , vision , life and long-term disability insurance with Texas A&M contributing to employee health and basic life premiums. 12-15 days of annual paid holidays. Up to eight hours of paid sick leave and at least eight hours of paid vacation each month. Automatic enrollment in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas. Health and Wellness: Free exercise programs and release time . Professional Development: All employees have access to free LinkedIn Learning training, webinars, and limited financial support to attend conferences, workshops, and more. Employee Tuition Assistance and Educational Release time for completing a degree while a Texas A&M employee. Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application. All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institutionxe2x80x99s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institutionxe2x80x99s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check. Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

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