• Dental Assistant

    Location US-NY-New York
    ID
    2018-3851
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Department
    Dental
    Hospital
    NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan
  • Overview

    In partnership with NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan our teams provide care for over 313,000 outpatient visits, nearly 70,000 emergency room visits and more than 13,000 inpatient admissions annually. The hospital maintains an academic affiliation with New York Medical College.

    Responsibilities

    • Demonstrates knowledge of the Privacy and Security rules outlined in the HIPAA guidelines
    • Successfully completes the mandatory three day H+H orientation
    • Adheres and conforms to all hospital and department guidelines, policies and procedures
    • Maintain appropriate stock of dental supplies in assigned operatories
    • Set-up and clean up all dental operatories before and after treatment
    • Prepares patients for examination and treatment
    • Chair-side assisting of dentists
    • Takes dental radiographs-intra and extra oral and 3D imaging
    • Cleans instruments to be sterilized and maintains clinic equipment in good hygenic condition
    • Cleans and organizes dental laboratory in dental clinic as needed
    • Maintains an up to date clinic laboratory log
    • Mixes amalgams, composites, cements, impression materials and other materials
    • Mix and pour stone into dental impressions
    • Requests supplies for the clinic
    • Maintains clean and orderly work environment
    • Performs other related dental assistant duties as required or as determined by the Chief of Service or his/her designee
    • Dental assist in the Operating Room, if necessary
    • Maintain all current mandated training, including, but not limited to, fire/safety, infection control, Multistar training, basic life support
    • Identified problems and communicates to immediate supervisor; offers appropriate solutions
    • Demonstrates complete working knowledge of all dental equipment within the department
    • Participates in quality control procedures and quality assurance
    • Prepares daily log work as required
    • Adheres to the departmental attendance policy
    • Participates in identified professional organizations, external meetings and seminars, and film critique in-service as required to maintain professional acumen
    • Assists in departmental orientation and training of new hires and students
    • All other duties required by the department

    Qualifications

    • High school graduate or equivalent
    • Graduate of an accredited Dental Assistant program or at least one year of full-time satisfactory experience as a Dental Assistant performing the duties described above
    • Dental Assistant Certification preferred
    • Good written and oral communication

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