Description

International Community Health Services
Job Description: Summary
This position assists the dentist with patient exams and a variety of dental procedures which include preparing and maintaining instruments, equipment, and materials for all dental procedures, while ensuring patients are relaxed and comfortable as possible.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Greets and prepares patients for exams by identifying patient’s complain, and taking vitals and patient’s medical history.
• Provides chair side assistance to dental providers with exams and procedures including, but not limited to, prophylaxis, root canals, restorative, crowns and bridges.
• Sterilizes used-equipment, prepares, and stocks operatories at the start and throughout each day, following OSHA and WISHA guidelines, and ICHS policies and procedures.
• Prepare, sterilize and clean laboratory and healthcare equipment and instruments. Report defective equipment and/or devices to supervisor or appropriate personnel. Check sterile supplies to ensure that they are not outdated. Operate and maintain autoclaves, keeping record and maintenance procedures performed.
• Protect patients and employees by adhering to the organization’s infection prevention and control policy and procedures.
• Ensures operations of laboratory and healthcare equipment and instruments by completing preventive maintenance requirements, following manufacturer’s instructions, troubleshooting malfunctions, and informing supervisor or authorized personnel of repairs.
• Sets up instruments for dentist’s use.
• Takes and develops dental radiographs (X-rays).
• Takes impressions of patients’ teeth for study models, dentures and orthodontics.
• Helps patients feel calm and comfortable before, during, and after dental treatment.
• Provides oral hygiene instructions, preventive dentistry, and care following dental treatment procedures.
• Conducts work in compliance with federal and state regulations and clinic policies and procedures.
• Documents treatment information in patient record.
• Assists with referral process.
• Facilitates communication between front office and providers to ensure timely and orderly patient flow.
• Maintains dental supply inventory.


Job Requirements
1. Education – High school graduate or equivalent. Completion of a Dental Assistant program preferred.
2. Experience – 6 months of Dental Assistant experience preferred. Dental Assistant experience with patients with special health care needs.
3. Other Requirements – Dental Assistant Registration from Washington State Department of Health required
Location: Seattle, WA 98014
Status: Open

Information

How to Apply: Application packets are available at all ICHS locations or online at www.ichs.com. Send application and resumes to: ICHS, Attn: Human Resources, P O Box 3007, Seattle, WA 98114-3007 or Fax: 206-490-4011. Email:
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
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