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Clinica Family Health
February 10, 2023
**No Certification Needed!**
**Must be bilingual in English and Spanish**
Unique Opportunities for Dental Assistants at Clinica:
DA/X-Ray Certificate preferred but not required
Shared decision making with dentists and inclusive/collaborative team working environment
Managed by a Dental Assistant Manager that fully supports and understands your needs and role
Paid training offered to expand your skills and earn more money
Expanded DA career growth ladder- DA Lead and Manager positions available
Four-day work week
Schedule flexibility to support (Work/life balance)
Generous paid time off and holidays
Be part of a team that provides growth opportunities for our community- In house Dental Assistant Training Program available for individuals interested in healthcare
This job exists to: perform the duties to assist the Dental Director, Dentists, and Hygienists in the care and treatment of patients. Performs reception, chair-side assisting, inventory and dental record duties.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assists the dentist and hygienists in chair-side procedures routinely done in a general and pediatric dental practice.
Responsible for preparation and setting up of 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.
Occasionally schedules patients, and accurately records information on patient records.
Exhibits positive leadership skills, actively striving to improve the patient and staff experience of Clinica, as well as strong communication skills, including willingness to grow and develop skills in motivational interviewing.
Assist in processing encounters.
Identify related medical and/or social problems.
Assist in maintaining inventory of supplies and materials as well as maintaining thorough and accurate documentation of inventory.
Assists with the training of new Dental Assistants.
Hospital Responsibilities (If applicable):
Assist the Dentist in dental surgical procedures.
Review pre-operative and post-operative instructions with guardian.
Document treatment and other notes in EDR.
Responsible for the preparation and set up of the Operating Room.
Maintain knowledge of supplies and inventory in the Dental Cart and storage room.
Maintain knowledge and understanding of consent forms regarding surgical procedures. Review with patient and guardian as needed.
Adhere to PPE operating room requirements.
Comply with Children’s Hospital North Surgery Center and Clinica employee policies and procedures including, but not limited to (privileging and credentialing, handling equipment, sterilization, etc…).
Adhere to Children’s Hospital North Surgery Center Radiation and Safety procedure. Follow correct operating procedure for NOMAD.
Keep and maintain professional working relationship with staff from Children’s Hospital North Surgery Center.
Education and Experience:
HS diploma or GED.
Graduate from dental assistant school or certification preferred but not required.
Previous experience desired, but not required.
X-ray certification preferred but not required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Sensitivity to low income, ethnic minority community.
Bilingual in Spanish and English.
What we offer:
Competitive Vacation Time
Flexible Spending Account
Free access to Wellness Apps
Paid Certification Opportunities
Growth Opportunities - DA, EDDA I, & EDDA II
COVID-19 Vaccine (Required) Religious or Medical Exemptions available via application process.
Clinica Family Health 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.
Desired Start Date
Compensation: Approximately $19.75 - $22.24 per hour. All individual pay rates are calculated based on the candidate's experience and internal equity.
Extended Duties Dental Assistant (EDDA): $21.13 - $23.33 per hour.