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Dental Assistant

Dental Clinic

Full Time

day

830-5 M-F

16168

High School/GED

POSITION TITLE: Dental Assistant

CLASSIFICATION:

GRADE:

MISSION STATEMENT:

We are passionate healers dedicated to honoring the Sacred in our sisters and brothers.

VISION:

To be world-renowned for passionate patient care and outstanding clinical outcomes.

CORE VALUES:

In the spirit of good Stewardship, we heal by practicing: Compassion through our kindness, concern and genuine caring, Reverence in honoring the dignity of the human spirit, Excellence in expecting the best of ourselves and others; Integrity in being and speaking the truth.

RELATIONSHIP-BASED CAREGUIDING PRINCIPLES:

Caring and healing practices are found in relationships, communication and the hospital setting. Patients are actively involved in their care and experience a therapeutic relationship with the caregiver.

Patient care is designed to meet patient and family needs while taking into account the unique needs of each patient. These values are consistent in practice and include patient advocacy, safety and education.

Teamwork promotes clinical excellence and is rooted in effective communication, accountability and continuity of care and respect for co-workers.

Caring leaders create an environment in which caring relationships happen. These leaders emerge from all levels of the network helping to create a shared vision reflecting the mission, vision, and values of St. Joseph's.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Collaboratively provides a wide variety of closely coordinated, interdependent patient centered oral health care

services. This includes chair side assisting, clerical duties, including scheduling and answering the telephone and accommodative services with the dental manager, dental hygienists, dentists, dental residents and others pursuant to objectives, policies and protocols of St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center, the Primary Care Centers and the Dental Office.

EDUCATION, TRAINING, EXPERIENCE, CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE:

High school diploma or equivalent. One year of dental assisting school or equivalent work experience required.

Courses should include dental/medical terminology, radiology, updated infection control guidelines, communication skills, grammar, and basic computer skills. Certification in dental assisting (CDA) and New York State licensure is desirable. Minimum of one year experience as an assistant in a general dental practice or health care agency is preferred.

Participates in orientation and continuing education and updates and maintains knowledge and skills related to specific areas of expertise. Completes population specific competency annually on populations served as identified in scope of care and services.

SPECIAL EQUIPMENT, SKILLS OR OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

Working knowledge of dental terminology and care and operation of dental equipment and supplies. Good communication, organizational and time management skills. Requires long periods of concentration.

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND HAZARDS:

Office/Clinical setting. Exposure class I. May come in contact with patients who bite, scratch or are combative.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Medium work: requires standing, walking, sitting, lifting, pushing and pulling.

WORK CONTACT GROUP:

All services, staff, physicians, patients, visitors, vendors, contractors, and various regulatory and professional agency staff.

SUPERVISED BY:

Manager

SUPERVISES:

None

CAREER PATH:

Unspecified