Dental Assistant – Paraprofessional

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For more information on everything FAU has to offer, please visit . Note: Current FAU employees must apply as an internal applicant by logging into their existing Workday employee account. Position Summary: Florida Atlantic University is seeking a Dental Assistant – Paraprofessional – Boca Raton, FL Summary of Responsibilities: The Dental Assistant reports directly to the Dentist Manager and is responsible for executing tasks to facilitate the smooth flow of dental patients, from the point of scheduling dental patients, through the dental procedures, sterilization procedures and patient education. Direct patient care Assists dentist during all dental procedures using professional judgment to decide the type of pre-operative steps and organizing dental armamentarium. Independently takes dental radiographies prescribed by the dentist after assessing and customizing X-Ray machine to specific patient situations. Takes dental impressions using professional judgment for the selection of material used. Performs patient education in a professional manner. Schedules most initial dental appointments based on available patient time, urgency of symptoms, and time slots in the schedule. Greets and seats patients in the operatory room. Records and reviews dental history, medication, and allergies in the EHR. Charts existing dental conditions and treatment to be performed for the patient and prepares patient for check out. Applies a working knowledge of insurance plans accepted at SHS. Verifies insurance benefits and obtains a detailed customized plan to ensure that patients are billed correctly. Administrative work Cleans and sterilizes instruments for dental and medical clinics, maintaining infection control mechanisms at optimum levels. Interprets Sterilization Monitor Program protocols for SHS. Assesses and performs daily maintenance of sensitive dental equipment for smooth functioning and prioritizes the use of dental materials in compliance with SHS protocols and procedures. Maintains setup and breakdown of the operatory dental procedures. Check inventory and order dental supplies from multiple approved vendors while staying within the budget. Communicates with dental insurance companies via online provider portals, fax, and phone to attain accurate benefits information for insured dental patients prior to their appointment. Verifies patientxe2x80x99s dental history in the last five years with the dental plan to check procedure benefits have not already been used for the calendar or plan year. Documents patientxe2x80x99s coverage for relevant dental procedure codes in the patientxe2x80x99s chart. Maintain a collaborative, engaging and positive work environment for all students and staff. Participates in assessment, accreditation, quality improvement, and regulatory compliance. Actively participates in activities both internal out of SHS, is a champion of college health, and advances the SHS mission. FAU Benefits and Perks If Benefits & Perks are important to you, then FAU is the place to be! Working at FAU has its perks! In addition to helping drive change and having a positive impact by supporting our students, staff, and faculty, FAU offers: Excellent benefit packages including Medical (PPO/HMO $50 per month single & $180 per month family), Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending plans, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and much more. State retirement options including tax-deferred annuities and Roth 403(b) plans. State employees Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program – Flexible work arrangement plans – Sick Leave Pool Program Paid time off (eligible employees) including vacation and sick leave, 1 personal day, 9 paid holidays, and paid winter break (at Presidentxe2x80x99s discretion). Paid Community Engagement Volunteer Service Day – Employee Educational Scholarship Program (EESP) for eligible Staff/Faculty – Tuition assistance after 6 months of full-time employment. For in-unit faculty, the EESP program may be extended to spouses and dependent children (eligibility rules apply). For details on FAU’s amazing offers visit us at Explore Living in Palm Beach County The goal is to provide local employers and new employees in the area a comprehensive guide with places to live. View it here: Minimum Qualifications: A High School Diploma, FL Department of Health dental radiograph certificate, and one year of assisting experience. Appropriate completion of FL Board of Dentistry-approved dental assisting school or program may substitute for experience and radiograph certificate. Experience with dental front desk work preferred but not required. Salary: $40,000 – $45,000 per year Exempt Administrative, Managerial, Professional (AMP) College or Department: Student Affairs: SHS – Dental Administration Location: Boca Raton Work Days and Hours: Monday – Fridays 8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. with some nights and weekends. Application Deadline: 2024-02-27 Special Instructions to Applicant: APPLICATION DOCUMENTS REQUIRED: Resume OFFICIAL SEALED TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED: Final candidate will be required to have official, sealed transcripts and original NACES evaluation, if applicable, sent from their educational institution to Human Resources prior to the start of employment. PRE-EMPLOYMENT SCREENINGS REQUIRED: Selected candidates must successfully complete and pass all employment screenings prior to the start of employment. Employment screenings may include a criminal background check (level I and level II), motor vehicle check, credit check, reference checks, alcohol, and drug screening check. REQUEST FOR ACCOMMODATIONS: Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations may contact Human Resources at 561-297-3057. For inquiries concerning employees, job applicants or other available accommodations, please email or call the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX at (561) 297-3004.

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