Job: Dental Assistant

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Posted: 03/13/2018

Job Status: Full Time

Job Reference #: 387770

Job Description

Extended Job Title
Dental Assistant

Requisition ID

Work Location

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr

HSC - Correctional Managed Health Care

Pampa Jordan Unit

Position Description
This position is responsible for performing skilled tasks assisting the professional dental staff. Responsible for providing skilled assistance in routine and complex cases to the professional dental staff in the examination and prophylactic, therapeutic and surgical treatment of patients. Work is performed under supervision of professional dental staff. Work is performed in usual clinic conditions; requires contact with patients.

Major/Essential Functions
  • Gathers equipment and supplies in a timely manner for use during dental appointments.
  • Assists dentist or hygienist at chair side. Completes vital signs. Set up for procedures.
  • Exposes and develops dental radiographs as ordered by the treating professional.
  • Maintain count on instruments and sharps.
  • Infection control. Cleans processor and sterilizer. Clean and disinfect dental chairs, trays and all equipment used.
  • Charting. Charts required documentation for each offender. Transcribes chart entries for dentist when requested.
  • Assist with daily clinic duties. Assist dental clerk with clerical duties as needed., to include register / discharge patients, create/close reminders as appropriate, schedule appointments and lay-ins, etc.
  • Collect Dental Sick Call Requests from nursing staff once they are date/time stamped and screened per department; then assist the dental hygienist with answering dental sick call requests for flossers.
  • Completes monthly Dental ATC QI Report for Jordan & Baten Units. Assist medical records or dental clerk with the scanning of medical documents.

Occasional Duties
Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications
+Education:+ A minimum of a High School diploma or equivalent.

Preferred Qualifications
Registered or Certified Dental Assistant
Basic CPR
Basic computer skills

EEO Statement
As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Job Type
Full Time

Pay Basis

Minimum Hire Rate

Pay Statement
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

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