Dental Assistant – We Will Train You!

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POSITION SUMMARY The dental assistant position assists the dental provider by preparing the patient for their dental treatment. The dental assist provides a patient-centered, welcoming environment for the patient and assists the dental provider as needed during the dental visit. The dental assistant provides overall flow management of daily patient visits. PRIMARY ACCOUNTABILITIES Prepares the patient for dental visit Prepares treatment area for patient by following prescribed procedures and protocols. Provides instrumentation to treatment area; positioning instruments, suctioning, passing instruments, etc. Taking and developing dental radiographs (x-rays) Taking patients medical history and vitals when needed Preparing and sterilizing instruments and equipment Educates patients by giving oral hygiene, plaque control and postoperative instructions Taking impressions of patientsxe2x80x99 teeth when needed Assists in maintaining dental supply inventory in the department Assists dental providers in managing dental emergencies Maintains a safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures and policies Assisting with scheduling, phones and patient check-in when needed Other duties as assigned. Operational Excellence Work efficiently and effectively by implementing LEAN methodologies Conserve dental resources by using equipment and supplies as needed Relationship Management Establish and maintain collaborative supporting relationships with all staff and providers POSITION REQUIREMENTS Education and Qualifications High School Diploma WA State Department of Health Dental Assistant registration Experience and Skillset Previous dental assistant experience Detail oriented Possess superior interpersonal and communication skills Possess a patient-centered focus Be highly organized and efficient Ability to be flexible and multi-task Uphold the mission, values, and principles of the organization Create and maintain a positive culture Present a professional appearance, attitude and demeanor Physical/Environmental Sitting, standing and walking approximately 80% of the time. A medium to high level of manual dexterity required. Bending and reaching approximately 20% of the time. Normal accessibility and mobility throughout the region required. Normal overtime/extended work hours. Normal ambulatory health center working environment. Requires good verbal and written communications skills. Must be able to speak and read the English language. Ability to move freely (standing, stooping, walking, bending, pushing and pulling) and lift up to a maximum of 50 pounds without assistance.

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