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Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)

Company: Mychn
Location: Pearland
Posted on: July 8, 2024

Job Description:

Are you a value-driven and compassionate individual that believes in providing quality care that has positive effect on our communities? At Community Health Network, we are driven to create extraordinary experiences for our patients and employees. Our objective is to provide opportunities that develop and grow careers in a team-oriented environment focused on patient care.Job Summary:The Registered Dental Assistant is responsible for assisting the dentist and dental hygienist in the direct provision of primary care dental services to patients of the health center. The Dental Assistant is also responsible for sterilization, preparation and inventory control of dental instruments and supplies. The Registered Dental Assistant is committed to ensuring a positive patient experience and following PCMH guidelines and principles.Duties and Responsibilities:Assists patients in resolving minor difficulties, answering their questions, and giving directions to patients as authorized by the dentist Serves as dentists chair-side assistant/prepares operatory for patient treatmentExposes and develops dental radiographs and performs independent procedures as delegated and directed by the dentist in accordance with state regulations and lawMaintains dental department equipment and work areas in compliance with health center policies and procedures relative to infection control and safety issues, including the sterilization of all reusable dental instruments and equipment and the proper disposal of all contaminated or potentially contaminated materialsMaintains adequate operatory supplies and compiles a list for inventory control and ordering purposesAssists with various clinical and administrative functions of the center as appropriate and as time permitsAs directed by a supervisor, performs other related and/or necessary tasks to achieve organization goals and objectivesComprehensive knowledge of dental assisting techniques and procedures for all phases of general dentistryAbility to communicate effectively, clearly, concisely with others, consistently demonstrate positive/proactive customer service attitudeConsistently maintains ethical behaviors exemplary of quality public service and fair standards, inclusively, among all employees and members of the publicMust be cognizant of the expectations and concerns of the health centers dental patients and be able to respond in an empathetic and professional mannerFollow guidelines for patient preparation and dismissal according to Dental Department policy and protocolPerforms independent procedures as delegated and directed by the dentist in accordance with state regulation and law and Dental Department directive and protocolMaintains Dental Department equipment in accordance with manufacturers directions and Dental Department policy and protocolMaintains all Dental Department areas in compliance with Dental Department directives and protocols as well as center policies and procedures relative to infection control, exposure control and safety issuesMaintains a list of all Dental Department patients, monitors patient flow, and assists the Dental Director, dentist(s) and dental hygienist(s) in assuring that all patient records and documents, including encounter forms and routing slips, are properly and accurately completed and filedReceives and places necessary telephone calls consistent with professional matters, clinic business and patient care of the Dental DepartmentInsures the sterility of all reusable dental instruments and equipment in accordance with Dental Department directive and protocolInsures the proper disposal of all contaminated or potentially contaminated materials in accordance with Dental Department directive, center policy as well as state and federal regulation(s)Performs all functions in full compliance with the Centers and the Dental Department Exposure Control Plan including but not limited to the use of Personal Protective Equipment and Universal PrecautionsMay be asked to perform other duties that align with CHNs mission, including but not limited to participation on clinical committees, providing education,Quality Review and/or other activities on or off sitesResponsible for personal compliance in full, with all applicable federal, state, local and center rules, regulations, protocols, and procedures including but not limited to the participation of a Dental Assistant in the provision of clinical dental care, as well as those relating to, but not limited to personnel issues, workplace safety, public health, and confidentialityRequired Skills/Abilities:Skill in providing excellent customer service and support; organizing and prioritizing workloadAbility to interact effectively and professionally with persons from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, education, racial, ethnic, and professional backgroundsAbility to work as an effective team member; function independently, exercise sound judgment and initiative; be flexible to shift priorities; maintain confidentiality; establish and maintain effective interpersonal work relationships, effectively assist providers; work toward goals and objectives of draft prioritiesAbility to receive constructive feedback including evaluation of providers productivity and practice attributesHigh ethical standardsWell-organized and self-directedTeam playerAbility to relate to people at all levels in the organizationGood communication skillsConsumer advocate for quality health and dental care and servicesAbility to handle multiple projects at the same time and to prioritize assignments and responsibilities to ensure compliance with established deadlines and protocols.Ability to operate computer, copier, and fax machineAbility to perform each positionresponsibility satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodationReasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties of the positionAbility to understand that safety is a condition of employment. Unsafe acts or conditions will be reported to the Clinical Dental SupervisorMust be willing to travel between CHN health centersMust be willing to work evening hours and weekends if necessaryPreferred Skills/Abilities:Bilingual (Spanish) preferredRequired Education and Experience:High school diploma or GED certificateCompletion of accredited course in dental assistingRegistered Dental Assistant licensureCurrent CPR/BLSCurrent Radiology CertificationPreferred Education and Experience:NoneSupervision Responsibilities:NonePhysical RequirementsFrequently required to sit, talk, and standFrequently required to utilize hand and finger dexterityThe employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 poundsSpecific frequently vision abilities required by this job include: Close vision, Color vision, Peripheral vision, Depth perception , and Ability to adjust focusWork Environment:BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS EXPOSURE LEVEL: 1 (HIGH)Noise Level: ModeratePutting Our Heart into Your CareMyCHN (Community Health Network) is a local healthcare provider dedicated to providing excellence in care and service. We currently operate in Brazoria, Harris, and Galveston counties.MyCHN (Community Health Network) is a healthcare organization with 14 locations throughout the greater Houston area that offers multiple services for whole-person care.Benefits:Health insuranceDental insuranceVision insurancePaid time off401(k)401(k) matchingLife insuranceOtherFlexible scheduleDisability insuranceReferral programEmployee discountPaid trainingMileage reimbursementJob Type: fulltimeEducation: High school degreeWork location: On-siteby Jobble

Keywords: Mychn, Pearland , Registered Dental Assistant (RDA), Healthcare , Pearland, Texas

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