Dental Assistant/Sterilization Tech

Charleston Oral and Facial Surgery View Company Profile

Charleston Oral and Facial Surgery is growing and looking for a full-time Dental Surgery Assistant. Our practice has five Providers and an office staff of over 70 to ensure our patients have the best possible experience. We are proud to serve the Charleston region with pride. Our state-of-the-art offices allow us to provide the best quality care in the safest environment. We offer a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery options such as wisdom tooth extractions, dental implants, orthognathic surgery, bone grafting, TMJ treatment and much more. You will find only the most up-to-date technology utilized at Charleston Oral and Facial Surgery, along with a team of professionals that are dedicated to the practice and each other. We value our employees and believe that a competitive benefits package is required to ensure the best experience while working as part of our team. As such, we offer an excellent benefit package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage, 401k profit sharing, PTO, Holiday Pay and a competitive salary. Job Summary: Under direct supervision, provides surgical and technical assistance to oral and maxillofacial surgeons in the treatment of patients requiring oral and maxillofacial procedures. Essential Job Functions/Duties Functions as surgical scrub technician for outpatient surgical procedures carried out by oral and maxillofacial surgeons Prepares patients and surgical instruments for outpatient oral and maxillofacial procedures. Gathers, checks and opens supplies and equipment needed for the surgical procedure Places IVs for sedation and assists the surgeon with medication administration during sedation procedures. Calculates and administers IV medication upon surgeon order Sets up the procedure table with instruments, supplies, equipment, and medications/solutions needed for the procedure Anticipates and gathers additional instrumentation, equipment and supplies for use during procedures Anticipates the needs of the surgeon by passing instruments and supplies to surgeon during procedure When not directly assisting with the surgical procedure, the surgical technician circulates in the operatory to assure all patient needs and documentation requirements are met Enters procedural notes on all patients into the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Provides pre-operative and post-operative education to patient and caregiver Assists surgeon in utilizing specialized equipment i.e. Trios Captures CBCT/Panoramic X-rays Sterilizes equipment with ultrasonic cleaner and autoclave per manufacturerxe2x80x99s directions. Assemble surgical trays in preparation for the dayxe2x80x99s cases Ensures OSHA/DHEC/HIPAA requirements are maintained Ensures highest level of customer service and office etiquette is used Participates in clinical in-service/training opportunities when available Completes required annual training All other duties as assigned by management Preferred Qualifications: Radiation Safety Certification (must obtain within 90 days of hire) Nitrous Certification IV Insertion Training DAANCE Certification (must obtain at 6 months of employment) Required Qualifications: BLS Certification A valid Driverxe2x80x99s License Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written Completed Dental Program or comparable experience Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment Excellent customer service skills Working Conditions Employee will work in close proximity to other staff members in an office and surgical settingxe2x80x94often there is heavy background noise. As a surgical technician, employee may be exposed to blood borne pathogens. Job Type: Full-time Job Type: Full-time Pay: $19.00 – $24.00 per hour Benefits: 401(k) matching Dental insurance Employee discount Health insurance Life insurance Paid time off Vision insurance Schedule: 8 hour shift Day shift Monday to Friday Experience: Dental Assisting: 1 year (Preferred) Work Location: Multiple locations

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