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Dental Assistant

Company: Pueblo Community Health Center
Location: Fort Collins
Posted on: January 20, 2023

Job Description:

Dental Assistant: Starting Pay Range: $17.85 $18.90 an hourPueblo Community Health Center offers a flexible benefits program to full-time and part-time employees working 20 hours or more per week.Benefit opportunities presently available to employees are listed below:Medical InsuranceDental InsuranceVision InsuranceLong-Term Disability InsuranceShort-Term Disability InsuranceLife Insurance403(b) Tax-Sheltered Annuity PlanCafeteria 125 Flexible Spending AccountIn addition to the benefits available for purchase through the Cafeteria 125 plan, Pueblo Community Health Center offers supplemental insurances and generous paid time off benefits including holidays and personal time off (PTO). The organization also contributes to the employee's tax-sheltered annuity plan after one year of service.All Pueblo Community Health Center employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to the requirements of the American with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. - 12101 et seq..), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (42 U.S.C. - 2000e et seq.), the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (C.R.S. - 24-34-401 et seq.), and any other relevant federal or State law. As such all persons offered a position will be required to provide valid proof of vaccination prior to starting employment.Job Summary:To perform general assistant functions in the clinic to enhance the dentists' services; to perform infection control processing and maintenance of dental instruments and equipmentReports to:Chief Dental OfficerSupervision Exercised:NoneEducation/Experience/License/Certification:High school diploma or equivalentGraduate of approved Dental Assistant Program preferredCurrent CPR CertificationOne year dental assistant experience preferredExperience may be substituted for educationRequired Travel:Infrequent travel may include local limited travel.Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: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.Conversational Spanish desirable.Essential to have ability to understand verbal information/instruction, to exchange verbal information with others and ability to present information/instruction verbally.Essential to have ability to read and understand written material and ability to compose information/instruction in written form.Essential to have ability to memorize.Essential to have ability to reason mathematically and to have problem solving and analytical skills.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Ensure the function and activities of this department to embrace the philosophy, mission, values and Communicate with Heart service model supported by the Board of Directors of Pueblo Community Health Center, Inc.Adhere to the guidelines and procedures of Pueblo Community Health Center, Inc.Take and record medical and dental histories and vital signs of patients.Assist the dentist with patient care.Take radiographs as ordered by dentist.Provide postoperative instructions prescribed by dentist.Instruct patients in oral hygiene and plaque control programs.Complete child prophy and application of fluoride varnish.Stock, set up and clean the operatory for each procedure.Take alginate impressions of patient and pour impressions with stone.Ensure that emergency medication and airway boxes are monitored per department P & P.Assist in ordering department supplies.Assist in general office functions.Assist in maintenance of dental records and audits.Maintain knowledge of current technology in dental health.Adhere to infection control policies and procedures for the dental department.Scrub and wash surgical instruments, containers, and equipment.Sterilize instruments, equipment, and supplies, such as surgical packs and treatment trays.Prepare packs of supplies, instruments, and dressing and treatment trays according to designated lists.Wrap, label, and seal packs.Store prepared items and supplies in designated areas.Perform routine maintenance on autoclaves and other equipmentMaintain CPR certification. Assist dentist in management of medical and dental emergencies.Provide dental health services appropriate to the age-specific needs of all patients in accordance with the principles of growth and development for infant, child, adolescent, adult and geriatric life cycles.Assist in training dental assistant students in accordance to institutional agreements.Maintain a professional and cordial environment in the clinic area and represent the Pueblo Community Health Center in a professional manner to the public.Perform other duties as assigned.Participate in departmental and General Staff Meetings.The above duties are not all inclusive and are not intended to limit or define the duties that may be assigned.Company's website:www.Pueblochc.OrgClosing Date: Open until filled.Pueblo Community Health Center is a tobacco and drug free workplace. EOELocation: Pueblo Community Health Center - DentalSchedule: Full Time, M-F/40

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