Dental Assistant, Pediatrics – Webb Dental Clinic

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We are recruiting for a motivated Dental Assistant, Pediatrics – Webb Dental Clinic to join our team! We are here for lifexe2x80x99s journey. Where is your life journey taking you? Being the heartbeat of Denver means our heart reflects something bigger than ourselves, something that connects us all: Humanity in action, Triumph in hardship, Transformation in health. Department Webb Dental Peds Specialty Job Summary Under direct supervision, provides sub-professional dental work assisting pediatric dentists in the care and treatment of infants, children, adolescents and patients with special health care needs. Functions both as dental chair assistant and teacher. Assists the Dental Chair by passing instruments, preparing compounds, and assisting with taking x-rays and impressions Duties in the dental clinic include individual and team responsibilities. Dental assisting includes treatment room management and sterilization, mixing dental materials, obtaining radiographs, and taking impressions. Dental assisting will encompass surgical procedures and behavior management in the dental clinic as well as in the operating room. Office assistant functions will include patient records management and inventory management. Ability to TRAVEL to all Denver Health dental clinics (including but not limited to – Eastside, Westside, Southwest Pena, Montbello, Lowry, OMC, and Webb) to assist pediatric and general dentistry providers as needed. Essential Functions: Provides chair side assistance to the pediatric dentist in the examination and treatment of Pediatric aged and special needs patients. This will include restorative and rehabilitation services, orthodontics, space maintenance, endodontics, moderate sedations and other dental procedures. (15%) Greets, seats, and rooms patients immediately, reviews Health History, takes x-rays with good visibility and contrast, expected to have dental set-up ready when dentist enters room, performs special treatment procedures, organizes and has operatory stocked with needed dental instruments & materials. (15%) Sterilizes all dental instruments, handpieces, and counter-tops, & operatories. Proper handling of instrumentation and equipment pre/post procedure. (15%) Cares for dental equipment according to manufactures directions. (15%) Follows guidelines of hospital policy for infection control. (15%) Maintains patient records and indicates the type of work done. (15%) Ability to identify patient safety hazards and behavior management during dental procedures, OR procedures and moderate sedation procedures. (10%) Education: No High School Diploma and/or No GED Required Work Experience: 1-3 years years of experience providing chair side assistance to a dentist in the examination and treatment of pediatric patients. Required Licenses: CDA-Certified Dental Assistant – DANB – Dental Assisting National Board Inc Required and BLS-Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) – AHA – American Heart Association Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of chair side assistance to the pediatric dentist to ensure effective implementation of four-handed dentistry principles. Knowledge of preparing dental materials. Knowledge and ability to: keep dental units organized, ready, stocked, and clean. Oversees cleanliness and disinfection of treatment rooms and ability to sterilizes all dental instruments and handpieces. Knowledge and ability to follow guidelines of hospital policy for infection control. Knowledge of electronic dental health records/software. Ability to assist in maintaining dental office emergency kits and nitrous and oxygen tanks. Ability to function as an enthusiastic, caring and compassionate individual who enjoys working with children of all ages and patients with special needs care. Shift Days (United States of America) Work Type Regular Salary $24.56 – $33.23 / hr Benefits Outstanding benefits including up to 27 paid days off per year, immediate retirement plan employer contribution up to 9.5%, and generous medical plans Free RTD EcoPass (public transportation) On-site employee fitness center and wellness classes Childcare discount programs & exclusive perks on large brands, travel, and more Tuition reimbursement & assistance Education & development opportunities including career pathways and coaching Professional clinical advancement program & shared governance Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) eligible employer+ free student loan coaching and assistance navigating the PSLF program National Health Service Corps (NHCS) and Colorado Health Service Corps (CHSC) eligible employer Our Values Respect Belonging Accountability Transparency All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made. Denver Health is an integrated, high-quality academic health care system considered a model for the nation that includes a Level I Trauma Center, a 555-bed acute care medical center, Denverxe2x80x99s 911 emergency medical response system, 10 family health centers, 19 school-based health centers, Rocky Mountain Poison & Drug Safety, a Public Health Institute, an HMO and The Denver Health Foundation. As Coloradoxe2x80x99s primary, and essential, safety-net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided billions in uncompensated care for the uninsured. Denver Health is viewed as an Anchor Institution for the community, focusing on hiring and purchasing locally as applicable, serving as a pillar for community needs, and caring for more than 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year. Located near downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer. We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). Denver Health values the unique ideas, talents and contributions reflective of the needs of our community. For more about our commitment to diversity visit: Applicants will be considered until the position is filled.

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