Purpose of Job: Improve the overall health of the communities we serve by learning to manage patient care at an assigned dental clinic through participation in an apprenticeship program and by performing the following duties:
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: - Shadows a CHAS Health Dental Assistant coach per WACMHC guidelines. - Completes WACMHC course work and follow all requirements of program. - Greets and escorts patient to assigned dental chair. - Reviews and updates patient charts; fill out all necessary paperwork. - Assists dental provider with required procedures, exams, and patient education. - Takes and processes x-rays as needed. - Ensures dental provider signature on completed chart notes. - Ensures dental exam areas are clean, stocked, and ready for patients. Cleans, prepares, and sterilizes instruments. - Orders supplies utilizing purchase order system as needed. - Answers phones and schedules patients as needed. - Observes and follows required safety protocols, including handling and disposal of sharps, use of personal protective equipment, exposure to blood borne pathogens, and general safety of employees and patients. - Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Education/Experience: One year of experience at CHAS Health and in good standing required. Enrollment in the WACMHC Dental Assistant Training Program required.
Skills: Excellent oral and written communications skills required. Computer skills required. CPR/AED certification for a Health Care Provider required.
Physical Demands: Dental Assistants are required to stand one-third to two-thirds of the day; while sitting and being mobile are required one-third to two-thirds of the time. They are required to use hands to finger, handle or feel over two-thirds of the time, as well as reach with hands and arms. Climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling or crouching occurs less than one-third of the time. Communicating by talking / hearing occurs over two-thirds of the day. Smelling occurs between one-third and two-thirds of the day. Amount of time spent lifting or exerting force is about 50% for up to 10 pounds and less than one-third of the time up to 25 pounds. Rarely is there a need to lift more than 26 pounds.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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