One Health Dental Assistant (Part-Time) in Miles City, Montana
Dental Assistant (Part-Time) Development · Miles City, Montana
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Employment Type Part-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation $15.89-$16.71/hr DOE
JOIN OUR DENTAL TEAM!
Come and join us in providing care to an EXCEPTIONAL patient base! Whether you are a seasoned assistant or are wanting to dive into a NEW CAREER this could be the opportunity you have been waiting for!
We are looking for a MOTIVATED and HEARTFELT individual interested in working 27 hours per week to help provide dental care to Miles City and the surrounding areas!
About One Health:
With multiple clinic sites across Montana and Wyoming, One Health provides medical, dental, pharmacy, behavioral health, and community and public health services to rural populations through an integrated approach to health care.
One Health provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
Benefits : We offer a competitive compensation package that includes paid time off, nine paid holidays, discounted health care for employees and their family members, as well as health, dental, & vision insurance, disability insurance, health savings account, and matching retirement plan for all employees working at least 20 hours/week.
POSITION SUMMARY: Assists the dentist(s) with the day-to-day patient operation and ensuring all patients are given exceptional care and treatment.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
Prepares treatment room for patients by following prescribed procedures and protocols.
Prepares patients for dental treatment by welcoming, seating, and draping patients.
Prepares for and anticipates patients’ and dentists’ needs.
Reviews and records medical updates, medications, and takes and records vital signs of patients.
Ensures all necessary consent forms are properly completed, documented, and signed.
At all subsequent visits, assistant ensures/expedites any medical changes and/or prescription changes and records in chart.
Identifies if patient (if indicated) took their pre-medication. If patient took pre-medication, it must be documented in the chart. If patient did not take pre-medication, dentist is informed and pre-medication is dispensed, or patient is rescheduled.
Maintains unsterile and sterile zone in sterilization area while wearing appropriate PPE. Properly sterilizes and maintains/lubricates handpieces.
Delivers instruments to treatment area, positions instruments for dentist’s access, suctions oral cavity and passes instruments.
Properly utilizes and maintains sterilization equipment according to manufacturer’s guidelines.
Provides diagnostic information by exposing radiographic images and by pouring, trimming, and polishing study casts.
Ensures patients’ comfort before, during, and after treatment. Dismisses patient with clean skin.
Maintains patients’ appearance and ability to masticate by fabricating temporary restorations.
Cleans removable appliances during every exam visit.
Educates patients by providing oral hygiene and postoperative instructions.
Provides written and/or oral patient education materials to patients and documents in the electronic health record (EHR) what was discussed orally and/or presented in written form.
Documents dental services by charting findings, diagnosis, treatment plan, and completed care in patient records.
Helps with intake duties as needed.
Monitors EHR for flags and communications specific to clinic sites and patient care.
Maintains patient confidentiality.
Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with protocols, rules, and regulations.
Adheres to infection control policies and procedures as set forth by centers for disease control (CDC).
Conserves dental resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish tasks.
Maintains appropriate stock of supplies and instruments for proper function of dental clinic.
Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending continuing education (CE) classes.
Actively participates in daily team huddles.
Contributes to team effort with other duties as assigned.
Participates in performance optimization and risk management activities as required.
Adheres to all One Health Policies and Procedures.
Cooperates and abides by all elements of One Health’s Compliance Program.
Exemplifies a patient-centered care approach to each patient along each stage of the patient journey, while working as a key patient centered team member by communicating individual patient care needs to support the needs of patients served.
Provides exceptional customer service and models the mission of One Health when interacting with internal and external stakeholders promoting a positive image for One Health.
Other duties may be assigned as required or needed with or without prior notification.
MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
High School Diploma/GED
Valid driver’s license
BLS Certification upon hire
On the job training provided to attain radiographic state license for dental x-rays
To be completed within 3 months of hire date
Dental Assistant certification from accredited Dental Assistant program, authorized to work in the state of practice
Three (3) years of dental clinic experience
Prior work history in community or public health
Time management skills
WORKING CONDITIONS AND ENVIRONMENT:
The working conditions and environments described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the basic functions of this job. An employee may be exposed to other working conditions and/or environments which are not listed.
Typically, 20-40 hours per week.
Working with challenging patients/clients.
Work indoors in heat-controlled environment 95% of the time.
Moderate noise level consistent with an office environment.
Periodic travel to other One Health sites.