• Dental Assistant (Part-time)

    Location US-WI-Eau Claire
    Posting #
    2018-1300
    Category
    Support Staff
    Type
    Part-Time
    FLSA Status
    Non-Exempt
    Hourly Pay Rate/Salary
    $14.38
    Hours per Week
    Hours will vary, averaging less than 20 hours per week annually.
    Work Schedule
    Scheduled hours vary between 7:40 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday. This position is customer-focused and may require the ability to adjust schedule to meet College, department, and customer needs.
    Anticipated Start Date
    As soon as possible
  • Overview and Responsibilities

    As a part the CVTC Dental Clinic, this dental assistant position will assist dentists and dental students with dental care delivery by preparing treatment rooms, patients, instruments, and materials; passing instruments and materials; and performing procedures in compliance with the dental practice act.

     

    Responsibilities:

    • Demonstrate commitment to customer service standards.
    • Startup clinic in the morning and shutdown at the end of the day (depending upon scheduled hours).
    • Work with Dental Assistant program students participating in their clinical experience.
    • Work collaboratively with all staff members to coordinate scheduling for procedures and optimize communication with dentists, staff, faculty, labs, etc.
    • Inform patients of office policies and procedures.
    • Provide front desk coverage and chart filing as needed.
    • Demonstrate flexibility with scheduling and operations.
    • Assist multiple clinic dentists; anticipate needs of dentists during procedures to increase productivity without compromising infection control.
    • Perform blood pressure checks, take and record vital signs, review medical histories and report findings to dentist.
    • Efficiently obtain informed consent from dental patients.
    • Dispatch lab work appropriately and timely.
    • Provide four and six handed delivery of dentistry.
    • Provide health education to improve and maintain oral health of patients.
    • Monitor clinic to ensure enforcement of safety measures, proper environmental conditions, etc.
    • Sterilize dental instruments and equipment for each patient according to infection control guidelines.
    • Review and complete weekly maintenance list as a team.
    • Update exposure control manual to comply with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Department of Industry, Labor, and Human Relations (DIHLR) and Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines on Universal Standards as directed by clinic manager.

    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Current knowledge of dental materials, products and procedures.
    • Proficient in radiographic technique both analog and digital.
    • Knowledge of and proven skills in dental equipment operation and maintenance.
    • Knowledge and ability to maintain inventory, order supplies and submit for approval of office manager.
    • Ability to educate patients on post-operative instructions.
    • Knowledge of American Dental Association (ADA) codes and the Medical Assistance system.
    • Knowledge of Wisconsin Medical Association (WMA)/Badger care billing procedures preferred.
    • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and efficiently in order to maintain a productive schedule.
    • Ability to adopt new policies and procedures as changes occur within the clinic including use of a new electronic health record associated with "meaningful use".
    • Excellent organizational skills.
    • Ability to adhere to all safety requirements including OSHA, blood borne pathogen and current infection control training.
    • Ability to complete weekly sterilization testing, monitoring and documentation.
    • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with a team in an educational setting.
    • Ability to work effectively with CVTC Dental Assistant, CVTC Dental Hygiene, and Marquette Dental students.
    • Ability to model integrity through self-awareness, personal accountability, ethical behavior, quality standards, and sustainable practices.
    • Ability to think critically by applying problem solving practices, acquiring relevant information, using technology and other resources appropriately, and evaluating alternatives.
    • Ability to communicate effectively by speaking and writing clearly, concisely, and professionally; practicing active listening; reading critically and adapting communication for audience.
    • Ability to value diversity by recognizing personal biases, adapting to culturally diverse situations, and demonstrating a commitment to equity, inclusion, and respectful interactions with persons of diverse ethnic, cultural, social-economic, or educational backgrounds.
    • Intermediate knowledge of and skills with technology including software programs for communication, data collection, and decision making including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, and Excel.

    Qualifications

    • Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) or technical diploma in Dental Assistant.
    • Minimum of one year of experience as a dental assistant.
    • Coronal polishing certificate.
    • Current CPR certification.
    • Experience with Patterson Eaglesoft dental software system a plus.
    • Bilingual in Hmong or Spanish a plus.

     In evaluating candidates for this position, the College may consider a combination of education, training, and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform duties of position.

    As an equal opportunity/access employer and educator, CVTC is committed to creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive environment.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

    Benefits Summary

    This position is not eligible for benefits.

     

     

    CVTC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the college's non-discrimination policies: Director of Human Resources, 620 W. Clairemont Avenue, Eau Claire, WI 54701, 715-833-6334, WI Relay: 711

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