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Registered Dental Assistant - National City

Company: San Ysidro Health
Location: National City
Posted on: July 31, 2022

Job Description:

Position Summary: The Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) assists the Dentist at chair side in the concept of four-handed dentistry and prepares patients in a manner that will instill confidence in the staff and services of the Dental Division. We are also seeking Dental Assistants willing and able to obtain their license within 12 months after being hired. Essential Functions: Complies with all aspects of patient intake such as taking and recording of blood pressure, pulse, tobacco status, medical alert review and documentation of medication list. Review and records clinical note in detail, treatment results, treatment planning, consents, referrals and any other pertinent documentation on patient records with accuracy. Coordinates the preparation of reports and written documentation including patient records, as required by the department, company, state and federal agencies. Performs a wide variety of patient care activities and assists chair side in the concept of four-handed dentistry to include duties and procedures specific to the RDA scope such as fabrication, cementing and adjustment of temporary crowns, coronal polishing, placement and removal of temporary sedative fillings, impressions, applying non-aerosol and topical agents, removing post-extraction and periodontal dressing, assisting in the administration of nitrous oxide, holding anterior matrices and placing and removing rubber dams. Maintains a smooth, constant flow of patients from reception to operatories; coordinates the activities of several operatories through proper utilization of time, resources, abilities and patient needs. Complies with established OSHA policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance program, safety, environmental and infection control standards. Ensures the established infection control techniques are administered in accordance with department policy to maintain a safe and pleasant environment. Review patient records for accuracy and completeness; explains treatment recommended by the dentist in a manner that is understandable and supportive. Prepares equipment, instruments, material and operatories. Performs routine maintenance of equipment and restocking of materials. Operates X-ray equipment to make complete and/or selective oral radiographic services. Develops film by digital, automatic or manual processing methods; mounts and labels X-rays. Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance program, safety, environmental and infection control standards. Maintains and submits orders to maintain an adequate inventory of forms, clerical supplies, Xerox paper and equipment. Maintain privacy of all patient, employee and volunteer information and access such information only on a need to know basis for business purposes. Comply with all HIPAA regulations regarding corporate integrity and security obligations. Other Responsibilities: Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, in-service meetings and workshops. Attends meetings as required and participates on committees as directed. Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. Supervisory Relationship: The Registered Dental Assistant reports directly to Dental Floor Supervisor and/or Dental Director. Position Qualifications: Education: Post High School Vocational/Specialized Training. Certification: Current RDA License or a Dental Assistant able to obtain one within 12 months of being hired. Radiation Safety Certificate, CPR Certificate, and Coronal Polish Certificate. Experience: 1-2 years as dental assistant with Dentrix workflow Equipment Used: PC, Fax, other office equipment, dental laboratory equipment, X-ray machine, Amalgamator, Asistina, Ultrasonic Cleaner, Autoclave, and other sterilization equipment. Technical Knowledge: Four handed dentistry, full scope dentistry procedures and oral radiographic services. Computer skills involving word processing, email and dental management programs such as Dentrix are preferable. Skills other: Excellent communication skills. Bilingual Required: SpanishEffort required: Physical Activities Prolonged periods of standing, sitting and occasionally lifting objects of up to 25 pounds. Working Traits: Ability to put patients at ease and give clear understandable directions of treatment recommended by dentist. Working Conditions: Will be required to work some evenings and/or Saturdays.We Offer a Dynamic and Diverse Work Environment. Benefits are an important part of our employee value proposition: Annual Merit Increases Affordable Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage Paid Holidays and Floating Holiday Ten Paid Vacation Days Annually Paid Sick Leave $1000 Annually of Education Reimbursement 403b Retirement Plan and 162 Bonus Plan About UsSan Ysidro Health is a Federally Qualified Health Care organization committed to providing high quality, compassionate, accessible and affordable healthcare services for the entire family. The organization was founded by seven women in search ofmedical services for their families and community. Almost 50 years later, SanYsidro Health now provides innovative care to over 108,000 patients through avast and integrated network of 47 program sites across the county. San YsidroHealth could not serve our patients without the dedication of our passionateand hardworking employees. Apply today and become a part of our mission-driven team!San Ysidro Health has a long-standing commitment to equal employment opportunity for all applicants for employment. Employment decisions including, but not limited to, those such as employee selection, performance evaluation, administration of benefits, working conditions, employee programs, transfers, position changes, training, disciplinary action, compensation, and separations are made without regard to race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming), creed, national origin, nationality, citizenship status, domestic partnership status, ancestry, gender, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, civil union status, family status, age, mental or physical disability (including AIDS or HIV-related status), atypical heredity cellular or blood trait of an individual, genetic information or refusal to submit to a genetic test or make available the results of a genetic test, military status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Other details Pay Type Hourly Apply Now

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