Registered Dental Assistant

  • Western University of Health Sciences
  • Pomona, CA, USA
  • Dec 16, 2022
Full time Other Administrative Positions

Job Description

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Registered Dental Assistant

Posting Number: S00740
Position Status: Full time
Campus:
Department: 19151-Dental Center-Rancho Mirage

Function: College of Dental Medicine
Family: Medical Administration
Classification Series Title: Registered Dental Assistant

Classification Pay Scale
In compliance with SB 1162, Western University of Health Sciences is providing a pay scale for this position. The pay scale reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for this position. Within this range, the individual pay is determined by a variety of factors, including but not limited to job-related skills, experience, relevant education or training, and work location. Please note that the compensation details listed reflects the base salary only.

Minimum: $17.00
Maximum $24.21

Job Summary
This position is located in Rancho Mirage, CA.
To assist clinical faculty, dental students and other clinical support staff in the provision of oral health care to patients in the College of Dental Medicine Clinics. Facilitates the efficient delivery of patient care working as part of a multidisciplinary dental team, with the primary role as chairside registered dental assistant for faculty and student providers.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Individuals must possess the knowledge, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

1. Must be a Registered Dental Assistant in the State of California; have a minimum of three years experience as a registered dental assistant; current Basic Life Support; and certified in the operation of dental radiographic equipment

2. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must be able to effectively interact with health care professionals, students and patients. Bilingual ability helpful.

3. Experience with computers, printers, calculator, fax machine, copy machine operation, and telephone operation.


Required Qualifications
1. Education: Any combination of education, training, or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

2. Experience: 3 or more years of experience in a clinic, hospital clinic or dental office preferred.
3. Licensure and Certification: Must have active California RDA license


Preferred Qualifications


Posting Date: 05/12/2021
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants


Essential Job Duties
Essential Job Duties



Job Duties

Chairside dental assistant duties, including: operatory set-up and breakdown; infection control protocols; preparation and maintenance of dental instruments, supplies and equipment for each appointment; collect and record patient health histories; patient communication management; instrument transfer; isolation; dental material handling for all general and specialty dental procedures performed by a general dentist; dental charting; support medical emergencies.

Percentage Of Time
25

Job Duties

Provide basic supportive dental procedures under the direct supervision of a clinical dental faculty member as allowed by the Dental Board of California for Registered Dental Assistants, including, but not limited to: mouth mirror inspection of oral cavity; placement/removal of sedative dressings; taking dental x-rays; taking impressions; application of topical fluoride and other agents; suture removal; assist in administration of nitrous oxide analgesia or sedation; place/remove rubber dams; place/remove wedges and matrices; cure restorative materials; test pulp vitality; size stainless steel crowns; temporary crown fabrication and cementation; application of bleaching agents; and coronal polishing.

Percentage Of Time
25

Job Duties

Support the administrative clinical staff, including answering phones, patient reception, patient scheduling, dental record review and maintenance, patient registration, and patient billing.

Percentage Of Time
10

Job Duties

Support of clinic operations, including: clinic material, supply and instrument inventory control; quality assessment and maintenance of dental instruments; regular maintenance of clinical equipment as directed; monitors and cleans clinic operatories and support spaces; reporting of equipment failures; maintain/record logs related to quality assurance and equipment operations; instrument sterilization; and instrument/material/equipment dispensing.

Percentage Of Time
10

Job Duties

Support the administrative clinical staff, including answering phones, patient reception, patient scheduling, dental record review and maintenance, patient registration, and patient billing.

Percentage Of Time
5

Job Duties

Support the educational mission of the clinical faculty, including role modeling and teaching students how to function as a dental assistant on the dental team, both in four-handed chairside activities and in clinic operation support. Support clinical faculty in teaching students how to function as a dental provider on the dental team.

Percentage Of Time
15

Job Duties

Participate in required training and mandatory in-services such as BLS, infection control, and HIPAA.

Percentage Of Time
5

Job Duties

Other duties as assigned. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties for this position. The College of Dental Medicine-Dental Center reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

Percentage Of Time
5

Describe Work Environment
This position is located in Rancho Mirage, CA.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Duties are normally performed in a large multi-chaired clinic. The noise level in this setting is usually moderate due to the open design of the clinic.


To apply, visit https://jobs.westernu.edu/postings/24692






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