Requisition ID: 014802
Academic/Internal Title Dental Assistant I
Division/School Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry
Department: Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry
Location: University Park Campus
Employment Type: Part-Time
Percent of time for Part-time Position: 50%
Salary Range: $13.00-$15.33 per hour
Job Announcement: The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown L.A. and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the "Trojan Family," which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.
The Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC, Pediatric Dentistry Clinic is seeking a part-time Dental Assistant I to join us.
The Dental Assistant I provides chair side assistance to doctoral dental students, post-doctoral students and faculty in a teaching clinic.
Provides chair side assistance to doctoral dental students, post-doctoral students and faculty in a teaching clinic.
Sets up clinic and keeps disposable materials and medicaments in adequate supply for daily operation. Maintains a clean and orderly clinic at all times. Cleans and sterilizes instruments.
Must translate English to Spanish and Spanish to English.
Assists students in collecting patient history, charting and treatment planning.
Prepares treatment area for patients. Prepares and mixes materials. Preps patient. Assists with procedures. Monitors patient for complications.
Exposes and processes patient x-rays.
May assist with patient registration, appointment scheduling, billing, filing and other related clerical support duties as required.
Assists with the supervision of visiting dental assisting students. Reports student activities and assists in evaluating student progress.
Maintains impressions, study models and various other dental appliances.
May assist with the maintenance of an ongoing patient recall system.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.
Minimum Education: Specialized/technical training
Minimum Experience: 6 - 12 months
Minimum Field of Expertise: CDA (Graduate of accredited dental assisting program). Current California X-ray License. Effective communication skills to interact with faculty, students, staff and patients.
Preferred Experience: 1 year
Preferred Field of Expertise: Prefer RDA (Registered Dental Assistant). Two years chairside experience directly related to clinic specialization. Bilingual skills in English and Spanish.
Position Type: Existing
Special Instructions to Applicants:
USC - 16 months ago