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Classification Series DetailsFunction College of Dental Medicine
Family Patient Services Classification Series Title Registered Dental Assistant
Full Salary RangeMinimum $22.30
Expected Pay ScaleMinimum $22.30
Posting DetailsPosting Number S01327
Position Title Dental Assistant Central Sterilization and Simulation Clinic Position Status Full-time Campus Patient Care Center-Pomona, CA Department 1920-CDM International Student Program Job Summary
Support the clinical faculty, dental students, and other clinical support staff in the CDM Clinical Sites including the pre-clinical simulation laboratory. Prepare, dispense, and maintain dental instruments, supplies and equipment.
• Support clinic operations
• Support administrative clinical staff
• Support the educational mission of CDM
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must be a Dental Assistant in the State of California; have a minimum of one year experience as a dental assistant;
Must have demonstrated knowledge in aseptic infection control and sterilization techniques as they relate to a dental practice.
Excellent verbal, listening and written communication skills. Must be able to effectively interact with health care professionals, students, and patients. Bilingual ability helpful.
Proficient with computers, use of dental technology, electronic health record, printers, calculator, fax machine, copy machine operation, electronic mail, video communications programs and telephone operation. Continuous creating a safe, effective environment for patient care, and teamwork.
Education: Any combination of education, training, or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Experience: One or more years of experience as a dental assistant in a clinic, hospital clinic or dental office
Licensure and Certification: Current Basic Life Support certification and CA radiation safety certification. Must have completed or be able to complete within 90 days of hire: a California Dental Board approved course in the Dental Practice Act and a California Board approved course in infection control. Must have a valid Driver's License
Must maintain a Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) that satisfies the requirements of the WesternU Vehicle Use Policy.
List comments regarding work hours
Usual hours are Monday-Friday 8am to 5pm with the possibility of earlier or later start time. Evening or weekends may be required. Maybe be required to travel to CDM clinics including but not limited to CDM sites in Pomona, El Monte, Chino Hills, and Rancho Mirage.
Posting Date 08/21/2023 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants
Essential Job Duties
Maintain infection control protocols; preparation, dispensing and maintenance of dental instruments, supplies and equipment, for each appointment; clinic material, supply and instrument inventory control; quality assessment and maintenance of dental instruments; assist with regular maintenance of clinical equipment as directed. Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations. Protects patients, employees, students by adhering to infection control policies and protocols
Percentage Of Time 35 Job Duties
Sterilization and maintenance of dental instruments, supplies and equipment, for each appointment; clinic material, supply and instrument inventory control; quality assessment and maintenance of dental instruments; assist with regular maintenance of clinical equipment as directed. ensures operation of dental equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements, following manufacturer's instructions, troubleshooting malfunctions, calling for repairs to the equipment manager, maintaining equipment inventories, and evaluating new equipment and techniques
Percentage Of Time 35 Job Duties
Orders and maintains an adequate inventory of supplies, equipment, and materials. Enter orders into the University's system for approval and processing; follow-up with Manager of Clinical and/or Pre-Clinical operations to ensure order is placed and received in a timely fashion.
Percentage Of Time 10 Job Duties
Maintain/record logs related to quality assurance and equipment operations, and sterilization. Participate in required training and mandatory in-services such as BLS, infection control, and HIPAA. Participate in compliance activities such as clinic audits, infection control audits.
Percentage Of Time 10 Job Duties
Support the educational mission of the clinical faculty, including role modeling and teaching students how to function as a dental assistant on the dental team, both in four-handed chairside activities and in clinic operation support. Support clinical faculty in teaching students how to function as a dental provider on the dental team
Percentage Of Time 5 Job Duties
Other duties as assigned. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties for this position. The College of Dental Medicine- Dental Center reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
Percentage Of Time 5Physical Demands
Physical DemandsDo the essential functions of this job require lifting? Yes
If yes, list maximum weight and duration
WesternU Policy requires persons employed by the University to provide proof of vaccination against the SARS-CoV2 (COVID-19), subject to limited exemptions, regardless of whether the employee is on-site or working authorized to work remotely. Exempted employees, or those whose status of full vaccination is pending, will be required to submit to regular COVID-19 testing for in-person/on-campus work assignments. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use hands to operate a PC in the performance of job duties and talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to sit, and reach with hands and arms, and occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, and smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, and peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to focus.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use hands, reach with hands and arms, and stoop, sit and operate a motor vehicle. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must infrequently lift and/or move up to (xx) pounds with assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, color, and peripheral vision, depth vision, and ability to adjust focus, and adequate vision to allow for the safe operation of a motor vehicle.
Describe Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Duties are routinely performed in an environmentally controlled interior healthcare office. Work environment may involve exposure to potentially dangerous materials, e.g., blood and body fluids, communicable diseases, toxic substances, and ionizing radiation. Clinical environments require compliance with safety precautions, OSHA Blood borne pathogen training, and may include the use of certain personal protective equipment.
Duties of a Dental Assistant are normally performed in a large multi-chaired clinic. The noise level in this setting is usually moderate due to the open design of the clinic.Applicant Documents
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