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Dental Assistant

Company: Northeast Healthcare Recruitment
Location: Sierra Vista
Posted on: November 20, 2020

Job Description:

Seeking a Dental

Assistant to assist the Dentist and Dental Hygienist in the

administration of patient care at the chair side. Listed below is a brief

summary of the requirements. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable

individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

Essential Job Duties:

Assists Dentist or Dental

Hygienist in the performance of dental procedures.

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Identifies

patient health care service requirements while being aware of age specific

needs and protocols.

Directs

patient to operatory, obtains and records accurate routine patient vital signs.

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Prepares, processes, and mounts intra-oral and panoramic

radiographs.

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Prepares patient for services being rendered by

provider.

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Assists provider with positioning and passing instruments

and performing suctioning.

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Assists

provider in examination of patients and gives instructions as directed by

provider

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Fills

out all appropriate and necessary paperwork as well as ensures patient and

provider signatures on paperwork.

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Completes

necessary documentation in patients EDR and EHR chart.

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Maintains

updated treatment plans for patients.

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Takes

preliminary impressions and/or prepares models.

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Cleans,

stocks, and prepares operatory stations between patients.

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Performs sterilization of instruments and equipment in a

timely manner.

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Complies with infection control policies and protocols.

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Accesses

necessary charts for documentation and messages.

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Acts

as a liaison between providers and other care givers.

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Processes

referrals and sends Prior authorization tasks.

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Answers

phone calls, tasks, and returns any necessary phone calls in a timely manner

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Assists with inventory control and laboratory service

tracking.

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Calls

and schedules patients for follow up services from laboratories.

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Answers

phone calls and takes messages. Returns patient calls as directed by provider.

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Ensures

operation of dental equipment by reporting equipment malfunctions and

evaluating new equipment and techniques.

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Travels

to any location as needed. For float positions, mileage may not be paid.

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Works

extended hours as needed.

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Working

assigned weekends is required.

Required Education,

Experience, Certificates & Licenses:

High School Diploma or

GED, Certification as a Dental Assistant required, Cardiopulmonary

Resuscitation (CPR) certification required, Fingerprint

card required, X-Ray Certification

(signed up by 90 days of hire date and certified within 6 months of hire), Any

combination of education and/or experience that provides the necessary skill

and sensitivity, Drivers License and Proof of Insurance may be required if

requesting mileage reimbursement. For Float positions, mileage may not be

paid.

Keywords: Northeast Healthcare Recruitment, Sierra Vista , Dental Assistant, Healthcare , Sierra Vista, Arizona

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