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Pediatric Registered Dental Assistant

Company: Mychn
Location: Alvin
Posted on: July 8, 2024

Job Description:

Job Summary:The Pediatric Registered Dental Assistant is responsible for assisting the Pediatric dentist in the direct provision of primary care dental services to patients of the health center. The pediatric dental assistant must possess the ability to communicate with and help children feel at ease so the dentist can do their job accurately and efficiently. The Dental Assistant is also responsible for sterilization, preparation and inventory control of dental instruments and supplies. The Registered Dental Assistant is committed to ensuring a positive patient experience and following PCMH guidelines and principles.Duties and Responsibilities:Serves as pediatric dentists chair-side assistant/prepares operatory for patient treatment and all x-ray exposuresComprehensive knowledge of dental assisting techniques and procedures for all phases of general dentistryMaintains dental department equipment and work areas in compliance with health center policies and procedures relative to infection control and safety issues, including the sterilization of all reusable dental instruments and equipment and the proper disposal of all contaminated or potentially contaminated materialsMaintains adequate operatory supplies and compiles a list for inventory control and ordering purposesAssists with various clinical and administrative functions of the center as appropriate and as time permitsAssists patients in resolving minor difficulties, answering their questions, and giving directions to patients and patients parent as authorized by the dentistAs directed by a supervisor, performs other related and/or necessary tasks to achieve organization goals and objectivesConsistently maintains ethical behaviors exemplary of quality public service and fair standards, inclusively, among all employees and members of the publicMust be cognizant of the expectations and concerns of the health centers dental patients and be able to respond in an empathetic and professional mannerMust be able to assess how the child is feeling and be familiar with different tricks and techniques like how to properly brush their teeth and other important dental health practicesMust show a calm disposition and a talent for building rapport with young patients, who may be scared or anxiousSkilled in providing excellent customer service and support with patient and patients parent; organizing and prioritizing workloadAbility to interact effectively and professionally with persons from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, education, racial, ethnic and professional backgroundsPerforms independent procedures as delegated and directed by the dentist in accordance with state regulation and law and Dental Department directive and protocolAbility to work as an effective team member; receive constructive feedback; function independently, exercise sound judgment and initiative; be flexible to shift priorities; maintain confidentiality; establish and maintain effective interpersonal work relationships, effectively assist providers; work toward goals and objectives of draft prioritiesMaintains Dental Department equipment in accordance with manufacturers directions and Dental Department policy and protocolMaintains all Dental Department areas in compliance with Dental Department directives and protocols as well as center policies and procedures relative to infection control, exposure control and safety issuesMaintains a list of all Dental Department patients, monitors patient flow, and assists the Dental Director, dentist(s) and dental hygienist(s) in assuring that all patient records and documents, including encounter forms and routing slips, are properly and accurately completed and filedReceives and places necessary telephone calls consistent with professional matters, clinic business and patient care of the Dental DepartmentInsures the proper disposal of all contaminated or potentially contaminated materials in accordance with Dental Department directive, center policy as well as state and federal regulation(s)Performs all functions in full compliance with the Centers and the Dental Department Exposure Control Plan including but not limited to the use of Personal Protective Equipment and Universal PrecautionsMay be asked to perform other duties that align with CHNs mission, including but not limited to participation on clinical committees, providing education, Quality Review and/or other activities on or off sitesResponsible for personal compliance in full, with all applicable federal, state, local and center rules, regulations, protocols, and procedures including but not limited to the participation of a Dental Assistant in the provision of clinical dental care, as well as those relating to, but not limited to personnel issues, workplace safety, public health and confidentialityRequired Skills/Abilities:High ethical standardsWell-organized and self-directedTeam playerAbility to relate to people at all levels in the organizationGood communication skillsConsumer advocate for quality health and dental care and servicesAbility to operate computer, copier, and fax machineAbility to perform each position responsibility satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodation.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties of the positionAbility to understand that safety is a condition of employment. Unsafe acts or conditions will be reported to theClinical Dental SupervisorMust be willing to travel between CHN health centers. Must be willing to work evening hours and weekends if necessaryPreferred Skills/Abilities:Bilingual SpanishRequired Education and Experience:High school diploma or GED certificateCompletion of accredited course in dental assistingRegistered Dental Assistant licensure with two years pediatric experienceNitrous certifiedCurrent CPR/BLSCurrent Radiology certificationPreferred Education and Experience:NoneSupervision Responsibilities:NonePhysical RequirementsOccasionally required to sitFrequently required to talk and standFrequently required to utilize hand and finger dexterityThe employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 poundsSpecific frequently vision abilities required by this job include: Close vision, Color vision, Peripheral vision, Depth perception, and Ability to adjust focusWork Environment:BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS EXPOSURE LEVEL: 1 (HIGH)Noise Level: ModeratePutting Our Heart into Your CareMyCHN (Community Health Network) is a local healthcare provider dedicated to providing excellence in care and service. We currently operate in Brazoria, Harris, and Galveston counties.MyCHN (Community Health Network) is a healthcare organization with 14 locations throughout the greater Houston area that offers multiple services for whole-person care.Benefits:Flexible schedulePaid time offHealth insuranceDental insuranceVision insuranceLife insuranceDisability insurance401(k)401(k) matchingReferral programEmployee discountPet rider programMileage reimbursementPaid trainingOtherJob Type: fulltimeEducation: High school degreeWork location: On-siteby Jobble

Keywords: Mychn, Houston , Pediatric Registered Dental Assistant, Healthcare , Alvin, Texas

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