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Dental Care Assistant

Company: Care Resource Community Health Centers, Inc.
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posted on: January 13, 2021

Job Description:

The Dental Care Assistant is responsible for assisting the dentist and other dental staff in delivering direct dental care and associated services to patients.Essential Job ResponsibilitiesAdministrative DutiesRoutes patients to the appropriate areas within the agency for services.Checks-in patients for dental visit.Updates patients' demographic in Health Center's data systems (i.e. NextGen/Provide Enterprise)Assists patients in completion of medical and dental intake documentationConducts and documents inventory of equipment and supplies on a monthly basis.Documents maintenance repairs of all dental equipment when presented.Assists in coordinating oral health services.Clinical DutiesPrepares patients for dental visit and/or procedures.Assists Dental Clinicians on dental procedures as required.Sterilizes and disinfects instruments and work areas after each procedure.Sets-up and prepares instrument trays / materials prior to procedures.Takes, develops and mounts dental diagnostic x-rays.Records patients' treatment plan / information on agency's data system (i.e. NextGen/Provide Enterprise).Records patient's medical and dental history in agency's data systems (i.e. NextGen/Provide Enterprise).Takes and records patients' vital signs at every visit.Assists dentist with patient education including pre and post treatment indications.Assists dentist in management of medical and dental emergencies.Provides patient education on proper oral hygiene care.Makes preliminary impressions for study casts and occlusal registrations for mounting study casts.Sets-up and stock rooms (i.e. operatoraries, lab and sterilization room) as required.Maintains cleanliness of rooms and equipment following patient examinations and/or procedures.Quality Assurance/ComplianceEnsures that medical operations fully comply with Agency and HIPAA requirements.Reviews patient's records on a monthly basis for quality assurance compliance.Ensures that online trainings are current as required (UltiPro and other trainings).Assists supervisor in the training of new staff (peers).Participates in agency developmental activities as requested.Other duties as assigned.Culture of Service: 3 C'sCompassion* Greets internal or external customers (i.e. patient, client, staff, vendor) with courtesy, making eye contact, responding with a proper tone and nonverbal language.* Effective communictaion with internal or external customer (i.e. patient, client, staff, vendor) attentively, reassuring and understanding of the request and providing appropriate options or resolutions.Competency* Provides services required by following established protocols and when needed, procure additional help to answer questions to ensure appropriate services are deliveredCommitment* Takes initiative and anticipates internal or external customer needs by engaging them in the process and following up as needed* Prioritize internal or external customer (i.e. patient, client, staff, vendor) requests to ensure the prompt and effective response is providedSafetyEnsures compliance with Health Center's Policies/Procedures/Protocols as it relates to air or blood borne pathogens.Ensures proper handwashing according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.Understands and appropriately acts upon the assigned role in Emergency Code System.Understands and performs assigned roles in the organization's Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP).Contact ResponsibilityThe responsibility for internal and external contacts is frequent and important.Physical RequirementsThis work requires the following physical activities: constant sitting, standing, talking in person, talking on the phone, hearing/ visual acuity and exposure to blood borne pathogens. Frequent walking and occasional bending, stretching and reaching may be required. Work is performed in office and medical/dental settings.OtherParticipates in health center developmental activities as requested.Other duties as assigned.ExperienceRequired* 2 year(s): At least two years experience in the dental field is required. One year of clinical work with HIV-infected persons is preferred.EducationRequired* High School or better* Associates or better in OtherLicenses & CertificationsRequired* BLS* CPR* OSHA Certification* Cert Dental AssistantSkillsRequired* Healthcare Systems* Achievement* Caring* Checking for Accuracy* Collaboration* Comforting* Commitment* Compassion* Conceptual Thinking* Conflict Resolution* Constructive Criticism* Continuous Learning* Cooperation* Coordination* Courteous* Critical thinking* Customer Service* Documentation* Integrity* Interpersonal Skills* Microsoft Office* Multitasking* Patience* Planning & Organizing* Problem solving* Quick Thinking* Self-motivation* Telephone* Verbal Communication* Written CommunicationBehaviorsRequired* Thought Provoking: Capable of making others think deeply on a subject* Team Player: Works well as a member of a group* Loyal: Shows firm and constant support to a cause* Leader: Inspires teammates to follow them* Innovative: Consistently introduces new ideas and demonstrates original thinking* Functional Expert: Considered a thought leader on a subject* Enthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest* Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well* Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrityMotivationsRequired* Work-Life Balance: Inspired to perform well by having ample time to pursue work and interests outside of work* Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help* Peer Recognition: Inspired to perform well by the praise of coworkers* Job Security: Inspired to perform well by the knowledge that your job is safe* Growth Opportunities: Inspired to perform well by the chance to take on more responsibility* Goal Completion: Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks* Flexibility: Inspired to perform well when granted the ability to set your own schedule and goals* Financial: Inspired to perform well by monetary reimbursement* Entrepreneurial Spirit: Inspired to perform well by an ability to drive new ventures within the business* Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization

Keywords: Care Resource Community Health Centers, Inc., Fort Lauderdale , Dental Care Assistant, Other , Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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