Dental Assistant, Kingsboro Psychiatric Center, P24780

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Minimum Qualifications High School diploma; AND either one year of experience in dental assisting or graduation from an accredited program in dental assisting. Duties Description Under the dentist’s direct personal supervision, provides supportive services to the dentist. Duties include, but are not limited to the following: Notes treatments prescribed and scheduled for appointment periods and prepares work area by laying out needed materials and required instruments in proper array. During the performance of treatment procedures by the dentist, stays by the dentist at chair-side, anticipates the dentistxe2x80x99s needs, and hands the dentist appropriate instruments and materials. Prepares materials using standard procedures, timing the preparation to meet treatment needs and bringing the materials to chair-side for use by the dentist. As indicated by the progress of events in treatment and as instructed by the dentist, personally performs retractions of the patientxe2x80x99s tongue and cheek and manipulates syringes and suction equipment. Observes patientxe2x80x99s general condition during treatment, including oral surgery, in order to detect evidence of distress or shock and reports observations to dentist. Takes x-rays by positioning patients, adjusting and operating x-ray equipment, and developing and mounting exposed film in order to provide information useful in diagnosis and treatment. Posts and files records of appointments and patients’ clinical records. Performs light housekeeping tasks including sterilizing dental instruments, inventories and reorders dental supplies and materials. Notes: 1. If you fail to maintain your license and/or registration once you are appointed, action will be taken to remove you from the position. 2. In order to be eligible for appointment and to maintain employment, you cannot be listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of the Federal and/or State Medicaid and Medicare exclusion lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program). If you are appointed and subsequently listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of these lists (or excluded from any other Federal or federally assisted program), you may be terminated from your employment. 3. If appointed you may be required to become an enrolled Medicare provider; obtain and provide to your employer a National Provider Identifier (NPI) number issued by the National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES); and otherwise actively participate to the degree necessary to allow for your services to be billed through Medicare and Medicaid. If you are appointed and you lose the ability to bill through Medicare and Medicaid, you may be terminated from your employment. Additional Comments All OMH employees receive a generous benefits package including: NYS medical, dental, & vision insurance Access to tuition assistance programs Excellent opportunities for advancement & professional growth Paid time off xe2x80x93 13 paid vacation days in the first year, 5 paid personal days, 13 paid holidays, & paid sick leave NYS Retirement programs Background checks will be required. This position is eligible for a Downstate adjustment of $3,400. Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

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