Jewish Renaissance Medical Center

Dental Assistant

US-NJ-Perth Amboy
8 months ago
ID
2017-1075
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

The Jewish Renaissance Medical Center is one of 21 Federally Qualified Health Centers in the state of NJ. Our mission is to provide primary and preventative care to patients regardless of ability to pay, race, ethnicity, and cultural competence. In the last 10 years, the JRMC has been able to expand to over 7 locations in the Middlesex and Essex County areas and provide services to our patients in specialties such as Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, OB/GYN, as well as Dental care.  By joining and being a member of our team, you will be able to give great care to patients as well as work in a great environment.

Responsibilities

Looking to hire a full time, non-exempt position responsible for assisting the dentist(s) in the direct provision of primary care dental services to patients of the center. The Dental Assistant is also responsible for sterilization, preparation and inventory control of dental instruments and supplies. Essential Functions will include:

  1. 1.    Assists patients in resolving minor difficulties, answering their questions and giving directions to patients as authorized by the dentist.

 

  1. 2.    Serves as dentist’s chair side assistant.

 

  1. 3.    Prepares operatory for patient treatment as per Dental Department protocols and the dentist’s directions.

 

  1. 4.    Exposes and develops dental radiographs in accordance with state regulations and law as well as Dental Department directive and protocols.

 

  1. 5.    Performs independent procedures as delegated and directed by the dentist in accordance with state regulation and law and Dental Department directive and protocol.

 

  1. 6.    Maintains Dental Department equipment I accordance with manufacturer’s directions and Dental Department policy and protocol.

 

  1. 7.    Maintains all Dental Department areas in compliance with Dental Department directives and protocols as well as center policies and procedures relative to infection control, exposure control and safety issues. Sterilization of instruments that follow the infection control policy.

 

  1. 8.    Maintains adequate operatory supplies and compiles a list of individual item shortages for inventory control and ordering purposes.

 

  1. 9.    Maintains a list of all Dental Department patients, monitors patient flow, and assists the Dental Director, dentist(s) in assuring that all patient records and documents are properly and accurately completed and filed.

 

Qualifications

Licensure and Credentials:

 

  1. Certified Dental Assistant through DANB

 

  1. Current CPR (BLS) required

 

  1. NJ X ray License

 

Skills and Abilities:

Requires a comprehensive knowledge of dental assisting techniques and procedures for all phases of general dentistry.  Knowledge of modern dental materials, their storage, handling and applications is required.  The Dental Assistant must be cognizant of the expectations and concerns of the center’s dental patients and be able to respond in an empathetic and professional manner.  The ability to work with persons from a wide diversity of social, ethnic and economic backgrounds is necessary.  The Dental Assistant must be able to creatively work with other health care professionals from a variety of disciplines to achieve maximal results fro the center’s patient from a system of integrated primary health care. 

 

Must be able to speak, read, and write Spanish fluently.

 

Typical Physical Demands:

Prolonged sitting or standing may be required. Those physical movements and the degree of mobility, manual dexterity and hand eye coordination normally associated with dental assisting in general practice dentistry will be performed on a repetitive basis.  The ability to distinguish letters and symbols as well as the ability to utilize telephones, computer terminals and copiers is required.  Work under stressful conditions as well as irregular hours may be required.  Frequent exposure to communicable diseases, body fluids, toxic substances, medicinal preparations, radiation and other conditions common to a clinical environment may routinely be encountered.

 

PSHA Blood Borne Pathogen Exposure Classification:

 

Category I

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