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Classification Series DetailsFunction Healthcare
Family Patient Services Classification Series Title Registered Dental Assistant
Full Salary RangeMinimum $20.00
Expected Pay ScaleMinimum $20.00
Posting DetailsPosting Number S01332
Position Title Registered Dental Assistant/Dispensary Clerk Position Status Full-time Campus Western University Campus-Pomona, CA Department 1915-Dental Center Job Summary
Support the clinical faculty, dental students, and other clinical support staff in the CDM Clinical Sites.. 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
Individuals must possess the knowledge, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.
1. Must be a Registered Dental Assistant in the State of California; have a minimum of three years experience as a dental assistant; current Basic Life Support; and certified in the operation of dental radiographic equipment
2. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must be able to effectively interact with health care professionals, students and patients. Bilingual ability helpful.
3. Experience with computers, printers, calculator, fax machine, copy machine operation, and telephone operation.
1 Must be a Registered Dental Assistant in the State of California 2. Must have a minimum of one year experience as a dental assistant 3. Current Basic Life Support 4. Certified in the operation of dental radiographic equipment 5. Must have a valid driver's license.
Must maintain Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) that satisfies the requirements of the WesternU Vehicle Use Policy
List comments regarding work hours
Usual hours are 8am to 5pm however may be an earlier or later start time. . Possible weekends and evenings. Maybe required to travel to CDM clinical sites which include but are not limited to Pomona, El Monte, Chino Hills and Rancho Mirage.
Posting Date 08/25/2023 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; regular maintenance of clinical equipment as directed.
Percentage Of Time 30 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; regular maintenance of clinical equipment as directed.
Percentage Of Time 30 Job Duties
Orders and maintains an adequate inventory of supplies, equipment, and materials for the dental center. Enter orders into the University's system for approval and processing; follow-up with Manage of Clinical Operations to ensure order is placed and received in a timely fashion
Percentage Of Time 20 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 CDM, 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
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by any employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, use hands, and to talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stoop. The employee must lift and/or move 25 lbs for 1/3 of the time and 10 lbs for 2/3 of the time. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision due to the use of a computer.
Must have a valid driver's license Must maintain Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) that satisfies the requirements of the WesternU Vehicle Use Policy
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.
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 made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Duties of the Dispensary/Sterilization RDA are normally performed in a large multi-provider, multi-chaired clinic. The noise level in this setting is usually moderate due to the open design of the clinic.
Duties are normally performed in both indoor and outdoor settings. The noise level is moderate.Applicant Documents
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