Dental Assistant I
Job Title: Dental Assistant I
Sign-On Bonus: $1,000
The purpose of this position is to assist the dental professionals with the daily operation of the Tribal dental clinic in accordance with the Tribe's holistic health and wellness objectives for patients and families. Ensures that the provision of health care services takes place in a professional environment and is accomplished efficiently.
High School diploma or GED, Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFD, Oregon state certificate of radiological proficiency and one year of dental assisting work experience. Knowledge of: Knowledge of all instruments normally used in routine dental procedures for restorative, prosthodontic, oral surgical, endodontic and periodontal treatment. Efficiency at chair side techniques in all of above fields. Knowledge of dental anatomy and the ability to properly expose and manipulate digital intra-oral and panoramic radiographs utilizing the software and equipment correctly. Ability to: Ability to explain post-operative instructions, preventive techniques and home care instructions to patients or their families. Ability to develop and maintain positive working relations with patients, their families, health staff, tribal staff, as well as professional groups. Work 40 hours per week when needed (staffing needs) Other: Current healthcare provider CPR certificate or ability to obtain within 30-days of hire. Must maintain all certifications specific to the job category during the entire course of hire.
Perform chair side-assisting duties, which encompass all routine dental procedures in general dentistry. Properly record/scan all treatment rendered, planned, findings, and correspondence with patients in the current electronic dental record (Dentrix & Romexis) and accurately retrieves and files paper dental charts. Complete dental laboratory work orders in compliance with dentist's & outside laboratories instructions to include sending them out and checking them in. Perform routine dental laboratory procedures, including pouring and trimming models, constructing custom trays, fabricating-base plates and bite rims. Clean, sharpen, package, and sterilize all dental instruments according to current infection control guidelines and properly store them. Prepare patient and operatory for proper dental procedure including setting up with proper instruments. Expose & manipulate digital intra-oral and panoramic radiographs utilizing the software and equipment correctly. Provide functions allowed under Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA) certification: prepare and mix various dental materials, fabricate and cement temporary crowns, place sealants, place and remove rubber dams, provide routine prophylaxis and topical fluoride treatment as assigned by dentist, apply temporary soft relines to full dentures, and any other items under this certificate approved by the Oregon Board of Dentistry now and in the future. Order and maintain dental supplies and equipment. Explain procedure risks, obtain proper consent, and recite post treatment instructions to patients. Motivate and instruct patients in proper preventive techniques. Maintain a clean, stocked, and orderly dental area. Coordinate with the Clinic Receptionist scheduling patient visits. Coordinate with Patient Accounts to ensure dental lab fee agreements are current. Assists clinic professionals with various wellness and community activities like screenings, sealant clinics, etc. Performs other duties as assigned by dentist and/or Oregon Board of Dentistry.
Conditions of Employment:
New employees are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to their first day of employment or submit a request for medical exemption to the Human Resource Manager, prior to starting employment.
The Tribe's Indian Preference Policy will apply. Tribal government will not discriminate in selection because of race, creed, age, sex, color, national origin, physical handicap, marital status, politics, membership, and non-membership in an employee organization.
CTSI is pleased to offer a sign-on bonus for this position of $1000. The selected applicant shall receive one-half the incentive in the first paycheck and the second half after successful completion of 6 (six) consecutive months of employment provided the employee remains employed. The Sign-on Incentive is not part of the base salary calculation and is considered taxable income. The Sign-on Incentive is not included in retirement salary calculations. A full copy of the incentive policy is available upon request.