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Dental Assistant

Company: Refuah Health Center
Location: New York
Posted on: April 17, 2018

Job Description:

Join Refuah Health Center, a thriving state-of-the-art health center with three sites, twenty-nine departments and more than two hundred medical professionals! This is an excellent opportunity to work with a seasoned group of health care professionals who are passionate about patient care. For the last twenty years, Refuah has been providing the highest caliber health care in Rockland, Sullivan, Orange, and Ulster Counties to nearly 40,000 patients annually. We are located in Spring Valley, NY, approximately thirty miles from New York City. We are seeking dental assistants to join our dedicated dental health care team. Full-time and part-time positions are available. Job Summary: The Dental Assistant works under the supervision of dentists and is responsible for a wide range of tasks, ranging from patient care to laboratory functions to administrative duties. Essential Functions: 1.Reviews daily schedule and sets-up the treatment tray including instruments and other supplies for the planned procedure. 2.Stocks, prepares and maintains dental instruments, equipment and supplies. 3.Prepares dental materials, composites, amalgams, cements, impression materials, etc. as needed and instructed by dentist. 4.Maintains a sterile and neat working environment according to current infection control procedures. 5. Reviews the health history, makes chart entries per protocol and assures completion of forms and signatures as appropriate. 6.Reviews the pre-op informed consent form and post-op instructions as appropriate with the patient prior to surgical procedure. 7.Greets and identifies patient and escorts to the operatory. 8.Properly drapes the patient while in the chair and familiarizes the patient with the aspects of their dental visit. 9. Takes the appropriate radiographs that are of usable quality under the dentists instruction. 10. Makes patient feel comfortable before, during and after dental treatment. 11. Assists the dentist in the administration of treatment at the chair side as required or directed by the dentist. 12.Anticipates needs of the dentist by smoothly and swiftly transferring required instruments from the tray to the dentist. 13.Provides support and compassion to the patient when needed. 14. Takes impression of patients teeth for casts as directed. 15. At the end of the procedure, breaks down the exam rooms, disinfects and prepares the room for the next patient. 16. Covers instruments with tray when transporting instrument from the exam room to the sterilization area. 17.Assists when necessary in cleaning, disinfecting and sterilizing instruments and equipment. 18. Complies with applicable policies and procedures and supports the Compliance Program. 19. Contributes to organizational operations by performing other duties as may be required. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: 1.High School Diploma or GED 2.On the job training and experience as a dental assistant in a comparable setting is acceptable. 3. Knowledge of the health care field and dentistry. 4.Skills in performing dental procedures and tests that is within the scope of a dental assistant job description. 5.Ability to project a pleasant and professional image. 6. Ability to plan, prioritize and complete delegated tasks. 7.Ability to work effectively with other health care team. 8. Ability to demonstrate compassion and caring in dealing with others. We offer competitive salaries and a robust benefits package, including: -MEDICAL, DENTAL, DISABILITY AND LIFE INSURANCE BENEFITS -PAID TIME OFF -403B RETIREMENT SAVINGS PLAN -FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNTS -EMPLOYEE DISCOUNTS -EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

Keywords: Refuah Health Center, New York, Dental Assistant, Healthcare, New York, New York

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