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Pediatric Dental Assistant - Part-Time 1 day a week

Company: Salud Family Health Centers
Location: Commerce City
Posted on: May 2, 2021

Job Description:

Company DescriptionSince 1970, Salud has been committed to providing a Medical Home to patients, where medical, dental, behavioral health services, and clinical pharmacists work together and coordinate efforts in a team-based system of care. We strive to improve the quality of our patient's lives who would otherwise have limited access to health care. We serve all individuals regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay.Job DescriptionWe are looking for a Part-Time Pediatric Dental Assistant who would be available to work every Thursday from 8 am to 5 pm.Starting Hourly Wage - $23.50 Per hr. If you are scheduled to work at least 30 hours per week, you are eligible for benefits on the first day of the month following 30 days of employment.Comprehensive Benefits Package IncludingMedical (Includes Free Medical Services at All Salud Facilities), Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Accounts, Basic Life and AD&D, Supplemental Life and AD&D, Short-Term & Long-Term Disability, Accident & Critical Illness Insurance and Employee Assistance Program* Generous vacation accrual* 9 Paid Holidays per year (including a Floating Holiday and paid Birthday) * 8 Paid accrued Sick Days per year* Retirement savings plansEmployees working at least 1,000 hours within a 12-month period are eligible for the Defined Contribution Pension Plan. Salud will contribute 5% of your base salary each month. Our Mission is to provide a quality, integrated health care home to the communities we serve.General Description Of DutiesPerforms those duties which assist the Dental Director, Dentists, and Dental Hygienists in the care and treatment of patients. Performs duties in the field of reception, chairside assisting, inventory, and records. The Pediatric Dental Assistant approaches his/her task in a team-based, care fashion that supports patients and their families in self-management, self-efficacy, and behavior change. Adheres to the spirit of the SALUD mission statement while performing assigned duties. The Pediatric Dental Assistant enjoys working with childrenSpecific Duties* The Pediatric Dental Assistant acts as a patient advocate for our vulnerable population by ensuring that the patient is fully informed and comfortable with their visit to SALUD.* Works in conjunction with other Medical Providers, Dental Providers, Behavioral Health Providers, and all other staff to ensure that the patient obtains the highest standard of integrated health care.* Assist the dentists and hygienists in chair-side procedures routinely done in a general dental practice.* Responsible for preparation and setting up instruments, materials, and equipment necessary for each procedure.* Responsible for the sterilization of instruments, and the cleaning and routine maintenance of equipment and work areas.* Schedules patients, does routine reception work, accurately records information on patient records.* Follows procedures for the electronic health records system.* Helps to identify related medical and/or social problems.* Orders supplies and materials; maintains an inventory of supplies and materials as well as maintaining thorough and accurate documentation of inventory.* Follow recommendations for preventing and controlling infectious diseases and managing personal health and safety concerns related to infection prevention and control in the dental health care setting.* 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. * The Pediatric Dental Assistant primarily assists the Pediatric Dentist but may be called upon to assist general dentists and hygienists when needed.* Helps with pediatric behavior management* Performs other duties as assigned. QualificationsBilingual English/Spanish is preferred.EducationGraduation from high school or equivalent is required.ExperiencePrevious dental assistant experience desired, but not required.Licensure/CertificationNo licensure or certification is needed to be hired.Must be radiology certified, within the timeframe set by Dental Department standards.Maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) for healthcare providers from one of the following organizations:* American Heart Association;* American Safety and Health Institute; or* American Red Cross.Successful achievement of the Registered Dental Assistant Program certification is required.Experience With Nitrous Oxide Is PreferredDental assisting school or experience preferredPrevious Dental Assisting Experience With Children PreferredAdditional InformationSalud Family Health Centers is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We prohibit unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees on the basis of age 40 and over, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other applicable status protected by federal, state, or local laws. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Keywords: Salud Family Health Centers, Commerce City , Pediatric Dental Assistant - Part-Time 1 day a week, Healthcare , Commerce City, Colorado

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