Lead Dental Assistant/Clinic Coordinator
Norton Sound Health Corporation - Nome, AK

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Oversee the administrative activities for the dental department, schedule patient appointments, prepare work schedules and expedite work flow; inspect and review quality and quantity of work; train administrative staff and prepare performance reviews, assist in the preparation of the budget, recommend and implement procedures to increase efficiency; coordinate village trips and assist with dental procedures when necessary. Uphold the organization’s vision, mission, and corporate values. Demonstrate understanding of and compliance with organization’s policies, procedures, code of conduct and work rules. Essential Functions:
  • Perform leadership functions including selection, scheduling, training, performance management and discipline of the administrative staff within the dental department; instill passion in assigned staff for NSHC’s mission, vision, and values, maintaining a safe and productive work environment
  • Demonstrate personal initiative and accountability, monitor the program's budget and expenditures; forecast needs and allocate resources
  • Negotiate or perform the purchase and maintenance of office supplies and equipment and track the related shipping and receiving activities
  • Conduct special analyses and studies to determine comparative operational costs, and other key department or division issues
  • Oversee maintenance of items such as budgets, purchase requests, maintenance work orders, travel requests, expense reports, etc., often acting on behalf of manager
  • Operating on own initiative, undertake and accomplish follow-up actions on behalf of supervisor to ensure projects, reports, and administrative issues are completed on time
  • May assist with dental procedures
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Personal Traits:
    All Norton Sound Health Corporation employees are expected to consistently demonstrate the organization’s values: integrity, cultural sensitivity and respect for traditional values, continual learning and improving, compassion, teamwork and pride. Employees are expected to demonstrate integrity, professionalism, accountability, cooperation with and consideration of others. Required Knowledge:
    All Norton Sound Health Corporation employees are expected to have general knowledge of typical office technologies such as computers, printers, copiers, fax machines, and typical office software. Job Specific Knowledge:
  • Knowledge of departmental functions
  • Knowledge of financial and budgeting processes
  • Knowledge of dental procedures and protocols
  • Required Skills and Abilities:
    All Norton Sound Health Corporation employees are expected to have a broad range of skills and abilities centered around a strong patient focus, efficient performance, and teamwork. All employees should have patient/customer service skills, interpersonal skills and good communication skills. All employees should have the ability to manage their time and organize their work to ensure efficient performance. In addition, all employees should have the ability to follow policy, procedure and instructions, actively communicate with their supervisors to ensure understanding and manage their work accordingly. Finally, all employees should have the ability to understand and manage patient/customer confidentiality.
    Job Specific Skills and Abilities:
  • Above average computer and office management skills
  • Supervisory and office coordination skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Above average attention to detail
  • Minimum Requirements:
    Education
    Degree
    Program

    High School Diploma or Equivalent

    Experience
    General (non-supervisory)

    Amount:
    3-5 years

    Type:
    working as a dental assistant
    rural service delivery preferred

    Credentials
    Licensure, Certification, Etc.

    National Dental Assisting Certification is preferred, must pass I.H.S. Radiology competency test within 6 months of hire, CPR

    Physical Requirements:
  • Use hands and arms to operate office or clinical equipment
  • Sit more than half the workday
  • Stand and/or walk less than half the workday
  • Bend, stretch, twist, crouch and/or reach
  • View electronic monitors for prolonged periods of time
  • Use hands and arm for repetitive motion tasks
  • Lift or carry unaided less than 25 pounds
  • Push or pull using up to moderate force
  • See and hear with normal acuity
  • Working Conditions:
  • Work is conducted in a standard office environment as well as a standard clinical environment to include exposure to latex, biohazard or other harmful substances
  • Work is conducted in a standard warehouse environment
  • Moderate travel is required (between 25% and 50% of the time)
  • Travel is required via large aircraft
  • Travel is required via small (less than 16 passenger) aircraft

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