Dental Assistant Trainee
CommWell Health - Ocean Isle Beach, NC

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LOCATION: Ocean Isle Beach, NC
SHIFT: Days

Responsible for assisting dentist/dental students, along with cleanliness of the operatories and equipment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

1. Assist dentist during oral exam and treatment.
2. Clean and maintain dental operatories, sterilization and lab areas.
3. Prepare patient for treatment by
a.complete medical history review
b.note chief complaint in chart
c.take blood pressure and document
4. Prepare patient for x-ray as needed
5. Stock operatories with adequate supplies at end of each day and as needed
6. Turn on all equipment at the beginning of each day and turn off equipment at the end of the day.
7. Properly maintain and clean the following equipment per cleaning schedule:
a.autoclave
b.mechanical room
c.cold sterilization
d.ultrasonic bath
8. Participate in continuing education on and off site as appropriate and feasible
9. Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or general education degree (GED); some dental/medical assisting experience helpful.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations. Must be able to communicate in Spanish and English.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: X-Ray certification while training.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Excellent interpersonal skills and telephone etiquette.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb, balance, stoop, or kneel. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move patients of varying weights. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

Mental demands include the ability to learn and adapt to changes, exercise discretion and good judgment, pay close attention to detail, courteous and professional behavior, deal with stressful situations and to adhere to company policies and procedures.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: 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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in outside weather conditions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


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CommWell Health offers comprehensive, compassionate, high-quality primary medical, dental, pharmacy and behavioral health services in...