Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)

West County Health Centers, Inc. View Company Profile

West County Health Centers (WCHC) is a non-profit health center that provides comprehensive, quality, and accessible health care services to the communities of Western Sonoma County. We are a cohesive team of health care providers, support staff and volunteers dedicated to wellness, compassion, affordability, and excellence of care. We believe in non-judgmental and equal care for all members of our diverse community. Curious about West County Health Centers? Check out our video on why you should join our team! JOB SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the Dental Director or Dentist, the RDA serves as a chairside dental assistant to the Dentist(s) or Dental Hygienist(s). Responsibilities include preparing operatory for patient treatment, taking digital dental radiographs, accurate recording and documentation of patient records, and educating patients on dental disease prevention. This position also provides emergency back-up telephone coverage, appointment scheduling and payment program documentation in front office. Duties Provide chairside dental assistance to dentist or RDH Setup, breakdown and disinfection of dental operatories and laboratory Complete instrument processing/sterilization Monitor and reinforce patient comfort Take and pour impressions Coordinate incoming and outgoing laboratory cases Take digital radiographs Track inventory control procedures and restock materials in dental operatories Document procedures in patient charts Maintain hand pieces, x-ray equipment, tray setups, autoclave Provide emergency back-up telephone coverage, appointment scheduling and payment program documentation in front office Facilitate and conduct visits via video technology to enhance care coordination and access to care. Assist is the adoption and implementation of new technologies and activities that improve patient care and clinic efficiencies. Promotes oral hygiene education and CAMBRA Other duties as assigned MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Education: Registered Dental Assistant License Coronal Polish and Sealant Certificates preferred California Radiation Safety Certificate (X-ray license) Current BLS (CPR) certification Experience: One year experience or more in dental office or clinic preferred Sensitivity to the needs and situations of a multi-cultural, low income population and a desire to work with this population Word processing/computer skills and familiarity with front office procedures preferred Basic office and equipment safety knowledge and practice. Expectations: Attendance and punctuality is necessary. Ability to work well with a multidisciplinary team. Ability to problem solve and be self motivated with acute attention to detail. Must have a commitment to excellence and high standards. Must comply with all federal, state and local laws and regulations, and WCHC policies. Must have excellent written and oral skills, strong organizational and analytical skills. Must have ability to manage priorities and workflow. Required to have versatility, flexibility and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm and positive attitude. Expected to have strong interpersonal skills and have the ability to understand and follow written/verbal instructions. Able to work independently with little or no supervision. Required to have the ability to deal effectively with a diversity of individuals at all organizational levels Demonstrate a positive customer service, patient centered approach at all times. Physical Requirements: Must be able to move freely about the office and carry light loads (up to 25 pounds) Must be able to perform the physical demands of the job. Prolonged standing and/ or sitting required. Ability to work with office equipment, including computers West County Health Centers celebrates diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We comply with applicable federal and state civil rights laws and does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, color, national origin, citizenship, alienage, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, or any other status protected by applicable laws. Job Type: Full-time Pay: From $25.00 per hour Benefits: 401(k) 401(k) matching Dental insurance Employee assistance program Flexible spending account Health insurance Life insurance Paid time off Retirement plan Vision insurance Schedule: 8 hour shift Day shift Monday to Friday Experience: Dental assisting: 1 year (Preferred) License/Certification: X-Ray Certification (Preferred) Ability to Relocate: Sebastopol, CA: Relocate before starting work (Required) Work Location: In person

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