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Float Dental Assistant – Olympia – Neighborcare Health – Seattle, WA

For 50 years, Neighborcare Health has been caring for our neighbors with essential medical and dental care, counseling, outreach, health education and more in Seattle, Vashon, and our newest dental clinic in Olympia! Our purpose is to improve health by engaging, educating, and empowering people in the communities we serve. We are looking to hire the best talent to support our culturally diverse workplace and community.


Summary

The Dental Assistant float provides chair side support to the Dentist or Dental Hygienist for scheduled procedures throughout the Neighborcare Health Clinics. They are also responsible for the preparation and maintenance of dental instruments and equipment needed for procedures in support of patient treatment.


This float position will have varied hours per week based on need and will support the Providence at St. Peter Hospital Dental Clinic in Olympia.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide chair side assistance by preparing operatory, including cleaning, disinfection, setting up instruments, materials, and appropriate anesthetic for scheduled procedures; including but not limited to, restorative work, surgical extractions, basic endodontics, scaling and root planing, pediatrics, and removable prosthodontics
  • Place sealants, perform fluoride treatments, coronal polish, and oral hygiene instruction
  • Take digital x-rays; Take and pour impressions; Fabricate provisional crowns
  • Mix materials, place rubber dams, matrices, and wedges
  • Properly pass instruments while maintaining proper aseptic techniques and appropriate safety standards
  • Anticipate and appropriately respond to patients needs under dentist’s supervision
  • Communicate dental procedures and postoperative instructions to patients
  • Practice universal precautions, appropriate infection control, and sterilization processes, as defined by Neighborcare Health’s policies and procedures
  • Enter chart notes and patient information into the Electronic Health and Dental record
  • Perform routine equipment maintenance as assigned
  • Review patient charts prior to patient treatment
  • Maintain and stock necessary supplies in operatory
  • Assist with general supply inventory and stocking
  • Attend and engage in daily team huddle
  • Communicate with dental provider about daily schedule to optimize patient experience
  • Other duties may be assigned by supervisor as needed
  • Schedule appointments for patients in the Practice Management system as needed
  • Prepare the clinic for next day’s work schedule and patient appointments
  • May provide supervision of or training for students who are assigned to NeighborCare Health as part of their professional education

Minimum Qualifications
Education
Required: High school diploma or equivalent
Preferred: Completion of accredited dental assistant program

License/Registration/Certification
Required: Have a current Washington State dental assistant license; BLS Certification


Experience


Preferred:
1 year of dental assisting experience


Key Skills, Knowledge & Abilities

  • Ability to work in a high pressure, time-sensitive, and complex health care environment.
  • Ability to meet and comply with HIPAA/Confidentiality policies and procedures and to handle confidential and sensitive patient and staff information
  • Ability to work with individuals of varying ethnicities, socio-economic levels, cultures and sexual orientations
  • Demonstrates the ability to conduct discussions of a sensitive nature with staff and patients
  • Ability to build relationships while maintaining appropriate boundaries.
  • Ability to develop collaborative working relationships that foster a positive working environment with an emphasis on teamwork
  • Proficient with computers and the use of email and electronic medical records
  • Ability to communicate in person, email, and on the phone effectively
  • Bilingual preferred


Minimum Qualifications

Education
Required: High school diploma or equivalent
Preferred: Completion of accredited dental assistant program


License/Registration/Certification

Required: Have a current Washington State dental assistant license; BLS Certification


Experience

Preferred: 1 year of dental assisting experience


Neighborcare offers competitive pay, health benefits package, retirement plan, Paid Time Off, holiday pay, and more!


Union:
Yes

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