Dental Assistant

  • Western University of Health Sciences
  • Pomona, CA, USA
  • Dec 01, 2023
Full time Health & Medical Services

Job Description

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Dental Assistant

Posting Number: S01398
Position Status: Full time
Campus: Patient Care Center-Pomona, CA
Department: 1920-CDM International Student Program

Function: College of Dental Medicine
Family: Patient Services
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.

Full Salary Range
Minimum: $20.00
Maximum $22.00

Expected Pay Scale
Minimum: $20.00
Maximum: $22.00

Job Summary
This position supports the clinical faculty, dental students, and other clinical support staff in the CDM Clinical Sites, with a primary role in The Dental Center.. This Dental Assistant prepares, dispenses, and maintains dental instruments, supplies and equipment. Additional tasks include the following: Support simulation clinic operations Support the educational mission of CDM

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must have Dental Assistant training in the State of California; have a minimum of one year experience as a dental assistant; current Basic Life Support.Must have demonstrated knowledge in aseptic and sterilization techniques as they relate to dental practice.Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must be able to effectively interact with health care professionals, students, and patients. Bilingual ability helpful.Proficient with computers, electronic health record, printers, calculator, fax machine, copy machine operation, electronic mail, video communications programs and telephone operation.

Required Qualifications
Education: Any combination of education, training, or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.Experience: One or more years of experience as a dental assistant in a clinic, hospital clinic or dental office.

Licensure and Certification: Current Basic Life Support certification and CA radiation safety certification. Must have completed or be able to complete within 90 days of hire: a California Dental Board approved course in the Dental Practice Act and a California Board approved course in infection control.
Must have a valid Driver’s License. Must maintain a Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) that satisfies the requirements of the WesternU Vehicle Use Policy.

Preferred Qualifications


Posting Date: 11/29/2023
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
30

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 Dental Assistants, including, but not ; taking dental x-rays; taking impressions; 


Percentage Of Time
30

Job Duties

Support of clinic operations, including but not limited to 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 but not limited to: 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
5

Job Duties

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


Percentage Of Time
15

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
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 routinely performed in an environmentally controlled interior healthcare office. Work environment may involve exposure to potentially dangerous materials, e.g., blood and body fluids, communicable diseases, toxic substances, and ionizing radiation. Clinical environments require compliance with safety precautions, OSHA Blood borne pathogen training, and may include the use of certain personal protective equipment.
Duties of the Dental Assistant 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/28227






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