Sulzbacher Center-Dental Assistant

Posted May 24, 2024 Jacksonville, Florida

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Expires Jun 24, 2024


Job Title: Dental Assistant
Job Level: Assistant
Department: Health Services
Reports To: Dental Director
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Hours: Full time

Under general supervision, the Dental Assistant provides a range of clinical, administrative, and staff support for the Dental Clinic. He/she assists in the performance of dental and radiography procedures, prepares and maintains dental equipment and supplies in accordance with established protocol, procedures, policies, and standards, and assists in the coordination of day-to-day patient administration, records management, and office support activities.

Essential duties and responsibilities

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES This job has no supervisory responsibilities ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Provides chair side assistance to dentists and/or dental hygienists in the performance of dental procedures. 2. Prepares, sterilizes, organizes, and sets up dental equipment; ensures that all dental instruments are cleaned, and processed according to established clinic standards. 3. Maintains dental equipment such as compressors, evacuator systems, and sterilizers in accordance with manufacturers' guidelines. 4. Exposes and processes dental radiographs in accordance with provider orders. 5. Orders and maintains inventories of dental clinic supplies. 6. Interacts with and processes dental clinic patients; schedules appointments, performs telephone triage, and conducts patient interviews. 7. Creates and maintains dental records in accordance with established procedures. 8. Follows and maintains all relevant federal, state, and institutional regulations, guidelines, policies, and standards for the provision of dental clinical services. 9. Participates in all appropriate team meetings and required training sessions 10. Participates in other clinical or administrative projects as assigned by the Director, Dental Services 11. All other duties as assigned


Physical/Mental Demands & Working Conditions 1. Transportation and a valid driver’s license with the ability to travel locally 2. Physically able to work in a fast paced environment 3. Works in a typical clinical office setting 4. Must be able to lift 20 pounds 5. Must be able to sit, stand, stoop, and lean over patients in a stationary position for long periods of time

Education and Experience

1. High school diploma or GED 2.Certified Dental Assistant is preferred but will train if approved by the Director of Dental Services 3. 6 months experience preferred that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified 4. Current knowledge of and ability to follow a full range of dental clinical procedures. 5. Ability to work as a team member within a clinical environment. 6. Knowledge of patient evaluation and triage procedures. 7. Ability to set up and prepare dental equipment and instrumentation in accordance with established regulations and guidelines. 8. Knowledge of supplies, equipment, and/or services ordering and inventory control. 9. Knowledge of Federal, State, and institutional regulations and guidelines for the provision of dental outpatient services. 10. Knowledge of radiation safety procedures, standards, and protocols. 11. Excellent communication, organization and time management skills 12. Ability to expose dental radiographs. 13. Knowledge of sterile procedures. 14. Ability to pass a Level II Background Screening.

How to Apply


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