Dental Assistant III - Community Dentistry

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Staff
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210087 Requisition #

Supports dentists and hygienists in teaching and patient care in both community-based settings as well as the dental clinic. The primary patient populations being served are geriatric, developmentally disabled, physically disabled, sensory impaired, pediatric, and other vulnerable populations requiring advanced cared.  Assists dentists and hygienists in teaching best practices of patient care- especially for vulnerable populations in community and clinic settings.  Prepares work areas, equipment, instruments, and supplies needed for patient care. Is responsible for maintaining equipment and instruments as well as their proper disinfection, transportation practices, sterilization, and storage. Helps to assure authorization and consent to treat is appropriate and updated medical histories are provided. Helps to assure record keeping is timely, complete, and appropriate follow-up care is arranged. Collects program and/or billing data as needed for reporting purposes.

Qualifications:
High school diploma or equivalent required;
Graduated from an accredited Dental Assistant School, with Radiology certificate;
10 years' experience;
Knowledge of Dental procedures and terminology;
Ability to operate various forms of dental equipment;
Ability to maintain Sterile technique and an understanding and practice of HIPAA requirements;
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite to include Word, Excel and Outlook
Experience in the social services field and is anticipated to serve as a liaison between the School of Dentistry and the community rotation sites preferred.

 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Demonstrate professionalism;
Strong customer service skills including the ability to assess inquiries and provide appropriate information using judgment and available resources, and proven ability to maintain confidentiality;
Ability to coordinate and prioritize work with multiple and conflicting demands in a deadline-oriented environment;
Demonstrate ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team;
Demonstrate commitment to working with diverse populations
Maintain regular attendance
Ability to work collaboratively with a healthcare team at multiple locations. Must have reliable means for transportation to commute to multiple sites.
Assist dental students and faculty working with vulnerable populations to include taking radiographs, suctioning, passing instruments and material.  Lift, push, pull up to 25lbs of mobile dental equipment and transport of patients with assistive devices.
Capacity to work independently, efficiently and maintain organization. 
Proficiency in electronic health records for documentation of patient records, excel database and must be comfortable using telehealth as a service delivery method.

Physical Requirements:
Seeing: 75 – 100%
Hearing: 75-100%
Standing/Climbing/Mobility: 75-100%
Lifting/Pulling/Pushing: 0 – 24 % (pound: 25 lbs.)
Fingering/Grasping/Feeling: 75 – 100%
Travel: Yes
Exposure to Blood Borne pathogens: Yes

AAP/EEO Statement:
Creighton University is committed to providing a safe and non-discriminatory educational and employment environment. The University admits qualified students, hires qualified employees and accepts patients for treatment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or other status protected by law. Its education and employment policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other programs and activities, are administered without unlawful discrimination.

Disclosure Statement: 
This description describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required.  Regular, reliable attendance is an essential function and all employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor. Employees may also be required to work in excess of normal working hours as workloads and seasonal activities necessitate. Creighton University reserves the right to modify duties, responsibilities and activities at any time with or without notice.

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