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Dental Assistant

Company: CCI Health & Wellness
Location: Silver Spring
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

CCI Health & Wellness Services is a group practice, empowering patients to partner with staff for an unparalleled healthcare experience. Through integrated teams in a learning environment, we deliver high quality, affordable, care to every patient during all stages of life. As a member of the health center's integrated care team, the Dental Assistant will fulfill the following KEY FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES towards the provision of patient centered, coordinated patient care: --- Sterilizing dental instruments and equipment for each patient. --- Organizing and laying out instruments for Provider's use. --- Handing instruments and other materials to Provider during procedures. --- Providing patient care and assistance to Provider as needed. --- Taking X-Rays of patients' teeth. --- Make appointments, answering telephones and questions, making follow-up calls. --- Process billing and collections. --- Collecting and recording patient health histories, take blood pressure and pulse. --- Scan Dental Forms in Dentrix --- Process and follow up on Referrals. --- Deliver patient oral care instructions. --- Complete Dental Charting on Dentrix software. --- Conduct pre-visit planning and set up trays for following day. --- Working on-site is an essential duty for the job. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: --- Knowledge of sterile procedures; cleaning specifications of various dental equipment, fixtures, utensils, and related materials. --- Knowledge of supplies, equipment and maintaining quality control standards. --- Knowledge of methods, procedures and protocols for the handling and disposing of hazardous waste materials. --- Excellent customer service skills. --- Ability to foster a positive work environment. --- Excellent computer skills. --- Ability to make appointments, answer phones and questions, contact patients for follow-up. --- Ability to process billing and collections. --- Provide positive attitude and behavior. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: --- License to operate X-Ray equipment in state of Maryland. --- Dental Assistant licenses a plus. --- Current CPR certification. --- High School diploma or equivalent. --- Bilingual (English/Spanish) required. --- Ability to relate to culturally diverse patients and community. WORKING CONDITIONS: --- Proper and professional grooming is always expected. --- Work involves moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and /or loud noises. --- May be asked to lift to or about 25 pounds. --- Work under stressful conditions within a controlled enclosed environment daily. Work environment involves exposure to potentially dangerous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment. --- ADA Category. This position may require prolonged periods of sedentary, stand and/or walk for more than eight (8) hours per day. Those physical movements and the degree of mobility, manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination normally associated with the practice of modern oral hygiene will be performed on a repetitive basis. In accordance with the American with Disabilities Act, it is possible that requirements may be modified to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals. However, no accommodations will be made which may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or which impose undue hardships on the organization. --- OSHA Category. Clinical environment. Possibility of exposure to chemicals and infectious body fluids e.g., HPV, HIV, HEP C, HSV. INTENT AND FUNCTION OF THIS JOB DESCRIPTION All descriptions have been reviewed to ensure that only essential functions and basic duties have been included. Peripheral tasks, only incidentally related to each position, have been excluded. Requirements, skills, and abilities included have been determined to be the minimal standards required to successfully perform the positions. In no instance, however, should the duties, responsibilities, and requirements delineated be interpreted as all inclusive. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is possible that requirements may be modified to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals. However, no accommodations will be made which may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or which impose undue hardships on the organization. Job descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts. The organization maintains its status as an at-will employer. Employees can be terminated for any reason not prohibited by law. ** CCI Health and Wellness Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer ** Employment Type: Full Time Years Experience: Less than 1 year Bonus/Commission: No

Keywords: CCI Health & Wellness, Silver Spring , Dental Assistant, Healthcare , Silver Spring, Maryland

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