Job Details

Dental Assistant 2

Oregon Health Authority, Oregon State Hospital Salem Campus

Job - Health

Close Date: 02/16/2020

Are you looking for a new career in dentistry? Maybe fresh out of school or maybe you have some great experience but are ready for a new adventure? Well, the Oregon State Hospital is looking for some fresh talent to fill a Dental Assistant 2 position in our Dental Clinic.

What you will do!
• You will seat patients, introduce self to, listen to patient concerns, answer questions, promote patient's emotional comfort, and review proposed treatment.
• You will prepare operatory by placing barriers and arranging instruments, materials, devices, and having radiographs available for review.
• You will provide chair side assistance by passing/receiving instruments, syringe loading/unloading, aspiration of oral fluids, cheek/tongue retraction, operating devices, mixing restorative materials.
• You will take dental radiographs and organize within the digital x-ray software program.
• You will take impressions, place rubber dams, apply topical fluoride, anesthetic, and desensitizing agents.
• You will provide oral hygiene and post-operative instructions
• You will maintain a schedule of clinic appointments that meets established objectives for efficiency and accessibility of care.
• You will prepare and monitor requests for lab funding, referrals and record transfers.
• You will maintain an inventory system of clinic supplies and file MSDS sheets.

What's in it for you?
• Full-time employment in the heart of Salem, Oregon
• A position where your input and contributions impact the citizens of Oregon
• 10 hours of vacation leave and 8 hours of sick leave per month
• Nearly unbeatable medical, vision, and dental benefits
• Pension and retirement programs

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:
• One year of support experience (six months of which must be chairside dental assisting experience); OR
• A graduate of a dental assisting program AND a valid Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation card AND
• Certification for Radiological Proficiency AND Certification by the Oregon State Board of Dentistry for expanded functions (EFDA).
• Experience in creating and maintaining a work environment that is respectful and accepting of diversity among team members and the people we serve.
• Ability to listen to patient concerns, answer questions, promote patient's emotional comfort, and review proposed treatment.
• Prepare operatory by placing barriers and arranging instruments, materials, devices, and having radiographs available for review.
• Provide chair side assistance by passing/receiving instruments, syringe loading/unloading, aspiration of oral fluids, cheek/tongue retraction, operating devices, mixing restorative materials.
• Take dental radiographs and organize within the digital x-ray software program.
• Take impressions, place rubber dams, apply topical fluoride, anesthetic, and desensitizing agents.
• Provide oral hygiene and post-operative instructions
• Maintain a schedule of clinic appointments that meets established objectives for efficiency and accessibility of care.
• Prepare and monitor requests for lab funding, referrals and record transfers.
• Maintain an inventory system of clinic supplies and file MSDS sheets.

WORKING CONDITIONS
The patient population frequently have poor oral hygiene and severely compromised dentition. Frequently, patients present with pain and oral infection. Frequently, patients are medically compromised and are on multiple medications. Some patients carry infectious, blood borne pathogens. Occasionally, patients have limited communication skills, and limited physical mobility. Occasionally, patients may be verbally confrontational. All patients are accompanied by transport staff that help monitor and manage the patients. Some patients are in restraints.

The clinic schedule is subject to frequent changes and requires adaptability and organizational skill. Work hours are subject to change, and it may be required to work hours that exceed the regular schedule.

This position may require physically standing for extended periods, moderate to heavy lifting, reaching for items, and hand-eye coordination to deliver four handed dentistry with the dentist.

How to apply:
Complete the online application at oregonjobs.org using job number REQ-32118

Complete details: https://oregon.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/SOR_External_Career_Site/job/Oregon-State-Hospital--Salem---OHA/Dental-Assistant-2_REQ-32118