CERTIFIED DENTAL ASSISTANT, EXPANDED FUNCTION DENTAL ASSISTANT
Wage rate: $18.50/hr (Full-Time, 32-40 hours per week)
Each year we help thousands of local kids and teens build great futures. From first grade to graduation, we are with them every step of the way. We go above and beyond to meet the essential needs of the members we are privileged to serve, provide fun and supportive place and create pathways toward college, career, and a better life.
We operate 8 Clubhouses and Teen Centers in addition to a Health & Dental Services Center, T3: Training Teens for Tomorrow workforce development program, community athletic leagues, and outreach programs to schools and communities. Currently, we serve over 10,600 youth, many of whom are from economically disadvantaged homes, qualify for free or reduced lunch, and live in single-parent households.
If you want to make an impact on the community, love challenges, and enjoy being part of the fun, friendly and close-knit collective of the diverse and passionate civic-minded youth advocates - apply!
The following benefits are offered to our full-time employees:
• Paid vacation
• Paid holidays
• Paid sick leave
• Generous health, dental, life and LTD insurance
• Employee assistance program
• Retirement contribution
• Development opportunities
• Discount on fitness membership
The Certified Dental Assistant performs duties such as: prepare the patient for the treatment, assist volunteering dentist in performing their treatment to the patient in restorative dentistry, root canal or oral surgery, prepare materials and equipment for treatment and have them ready for volunteering dentist's performing procedures in compliance with the dental act practice, take digital x-rays and assist volunteering hygienist in providing preventative services. May perform other related work to include, but not limited to, greeting patients, answering the phone, scheduling appointments both in person and over the phone, treatment plan, post-operative instructions and oral health education presentation to youth, parents and/or guardians.
• Greets patients in waiting area and escorts patients to the operatory. Familiar the patients with the aspects of their dental visit and provide support and compassion to that patient when it is needed.
• Assists the volunteering dentist in the administration of treatment at the chair side as required or directed.
• Provide verbal post-extraction instructions to parents and/or guardians.
• Promotes an atmosphere supportive of good dental and general health by demonstrating good oral hygiene, questioning patients to ascertain home care status, instructing patients in techniques of flossing and brushing in accordance with protocol.
• Maintain a sterile and neat working environment according to current infection control procedures.
• Review the health history, make chart entries under the direction and assure completion of forms and signatures.
• Assume the responsibility associated with any expanded duties that may be delegated by volunteering dentist.
• Stock operatories and maintain clinical supply inventory.
• Review daily schedule to set up appropriate trays and instruments.
• Assist in front office procedures.
• Follow all preventive maintenance procedures of dental equipment.
• Develops positive, productive relationships with youth and families.
• Promotes and markets programs to youth, families and community members.
• Enhances and stewards community partnerships to support ongoing programs.
• Maintains positive, productive relationship with staff in all Club locations.
• Assist in collecting data for necessary reporting as outlined in program grants.
• Provide Health & Dental Center reception office coverage.
• Assist with copying, mailings, data input, phones, customer service, process Thank you cards, etc.
• Assist with transportation of youth to/from Health & Dental Services Center in Club van.
• Other duties as assigned.
• Maintain patient privacy at all times.
• Able to use sound judgment. Possess a calm disposition and the ability to work easily with people.
• Work as a team player in a large nonprofit organization.
• Ability to perform in a fast-paced work environment.
• Adhere to operational procedures and policies to insure the safety of the youth.
• Be a strong, positive role model with positive interaction with parents and adults.
• Demonstrate knowledge of dental health education subjects.
• Provide energetic and exciting experiences for youth.
• Work with/without supervision.
• Assist in providing youth-oriented, educational and recreation-based activities.
• Willingness to participate in community events such as health fairs, etc.
• Graduate from accredited dental assisting program.
• Dental Assisting National Board certification.
• X-ray proficiency certificate.
• Ability to pass a drug test, criminal background check.
• Valid driver's license and acceptable driving record.
• Creativity and flexibility are a must.
• Strong organization skills, interpersonal ability, and attention to detail.
• Solid working knowledge of youth development principles and guidance techniques, including experience working directly with youth.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills with proven ability to work collaboratively.
• Experience working with Microsoft Office, dental database, word processing and spreadsheet software.
• Demonstrated ability to adhere to approved organizational policies and procedures.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:
• Must be able to lift a minimum of 40 pounds and work successfully in a fast paced and demanding environment.