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Registered Dental Assistant

Company: Western University Health Sciences
Location: Diamond Bar
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Registered Dental Assistant

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Bookmark this Posting | Print Preview | Apply for this Job Posting Details Posting Number S00898 Position Title Registered Dental Assistant Position Status Full-time Campus Patient Care Center-Pomona, CA Department 1915-Dental Center Job Summary

To assist clinical faculty, dental students and other clinical support staff in the provision of oral health care to patients in the College of Dental Medicine Clinics. Facilitates the efficient delivery of patient care working as part of a multidisciplinary dental team, with the primary role as chairside dental assistant for faculty and student providers.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Individuals must possess the knowledge, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.
1. Must be a Registered Dental Assistant in the State of California; have a minimum of three years experience as a dental assistant; current Basic Life Support; and certified in the operation of dental radiographic equipment
2. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must be able to effectively interact with health care professionals, students and patients. Bilingual ability helpful.
3. Experience with computers, printers, calculator, fax machine, copy machine operation, and telephone operation.

Required Qualifications

Education: Any combination of education, training, or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Experience: 3 or more years of experience in a clinic, hospital clinic or dental office preferred.
Licensure and Certification: Must have active California RDA license or be qualified to obtain licensure in California
Must have Current CPR Certification
Must have a valid Drivers License
Must maintain a Motor Vehicle Report ( MVR ) that satisfies the requirements of the WesternU Vehicle Use Policy.

Preferred Qualifications

Bilingual (Spanish/English)
Familiar with Denti-cal billing and protocols

List comments regarding work hours

Work hours are generally M-F 8am to 5pm or 7:30am to 4:30pm. Some evenings and weekends may be required. Travel between CDM clinical sites may be required.

Posting Date 12/03/2020 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants Essential Job Duties Job Duty

Chairside dental assistant duties, including: operatory set-up and breakdown; infection control protocols; preparation and maintenance of dental instruments, supplies and equipment for each appointment; collect and record patient health histories; patient communication management; instrument transfer; isolation; dental material handling for all general and specialty dental procedures performed by a general dentist; dental charting; support medical emergencies.

Percentage Of Time 35 Job Duty

2. Provide basic supportive dental procedures under the direct supervision of a clinical dental faculty member as allowed by the Dental Board of California for Registered Dental Assistants, including, but not limited to: mouth mirror inspection of oral cavity; placement/removal of sedative dressings; taking dental x-rays; taking impressions; application of topical fluoride and other agents; suture removal; assist in administration of nitrous oxide analgesia or sedation; place/remove rubber dams; place/remove wedges and matrices; cure restorative materials; test pulp vitality; size stainless steel crowns; temporary crown fabrication and cementation; application of bleaching agents; and coronal polishing.

Percentage Of Time 25 Job Duty

Support of clinic operations, including: clinic material, supply and instrument inventory control; quality assessment and maintenance of dental instruments; regular maintenance of clinical equipment as directed; monitors and cleans clinic operatories and support spaces; reporting of equipment failures; maintain/record logs related to quality assurance and equipment operations; instrument sterilization; and instrument/material/equipment dispensing.

Percentage Of Time 15 Job Duty

Support the administrative clinical staff, including answering phones, patient reception, patient scheduling, dental record review and maintenance, patient registration, and patient billing.

Percentage Of Time 5 Job Duty

Support the educational mission of the clinical faculty, including role modeling and teaching students how to function as a dental assistant on the dental team, both in four-handed chairside activities and in clinic operation support. Support clinical faculty in teaching students how to function as a dental provider on the dental team.

Percentage Of Time 10 Job Duty

Participate in required training and mandatory in-services such as BLS , infection control, and HIPAA .

Percentage Of Time 5 Job Duty

Other duties as assigned. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties for this position. The College of Dental Medicine-Dental Center reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

Percentage Of Time 5 Physical Demands Do the essential functions of this job require lifting? Yes If yes, list maximum weight and duration

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use hands,
reach with hands and arms, and stoop, sit and operate a motor vehicle. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must infrequently lift and/or move up to (xx) pounds with assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, color, and peripheral vision, depth vision, and ability to adjust focus, and adequate vision to allow for the safe operation of a motor vehicle.

Must have a valid drivers license
Must maintain Motor Vehicle Report ( MVR ) that satisfies the requirements of the WesternU Vehicle Use Policy

All new hires who have driving requirements will be given a copy of the WesternU policy (below link) regarding University Vehicles and be required to acknowledge receipt of written policy at the time of hire.

Describe Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Duties of the Patient Care Coordinator are normally performed in a typical dental clinic setting. The noise level in this setting is usually moderate due to the proximity of the dental equipment and office machines.

Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Required License/Certification
Optional Documents
  1. Additional Applicant Document
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity? Please provide the name of the website, individual, or organization.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Do you hold a current California Registered Dental Assistant License?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a valid driver's license?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Will you be able to provide a satisfactory Motor Vehicle Report if hired?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Are you English/Spanish bilingual?
    • Yes
    • No
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