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University of Rochester Dental Aide - 223561 in Rochester, New York

Dental Aide

Job ID

223561

Location

Eastman Dental Center

Full/Part Time

Full-Time

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Regular/Temporary

Regular

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Full Time 37.5 hours Grade 024 EIOH Community Dentistry

Schedule

8:30 AM-5 PM

Responsibilities

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the general direction of the Licensed Lead Dental Assistant, performs a variety of clinical and clerical tasks in support of clinical care activities in a dental outpatient environment.

SUPERVISION AND DIRECTION EXERCISED:

None

MACHINES AND EQUIPMENT USED:

General dentistry and infection control equipment and supplies. Standard office equipment including personal computers, telephone, fax machine and electronic medical record systems.

TYPICAL DUTIES:

  • Implements standard infection prevention measures, such as hand hygiene and surface decontamination, in accordance with EIOH infection prevention policy.

  • Anticipates and prepares equipment, material, and supply needs in consideration of patient/procedure complexity in support of timely and efficient clinic operations and provider schedules.

  • Contacts patients to schedule/reschedule patient appointments. Maintains accurate demographic information in the scheduling system.

  • Maintains inventory of equipment, instruments and supplies. Assists with replacements/repairs. Maximizes room utilization through inventory, stocking, cleaning of operatories, and daily preparation of dental units. Maintains cleanliness of waiting room.

  • Notifies of patient arrival and escorts patients through the clinic. Provides special assistance for non-ambulatory patients. Follows standard clinical safety protocol for Patient Identification Verification.

  • Collects data for quality improvement/departmental studies. Supports and assists in research as directed.

  • Enters patient data into the electronic medical record. Reviews discharge instructions with patient as prepared by provider.

  • Performs basic dental laboratory procedures such as model pouring for dentures and partials.

  • Performs any other clerical duties as assigned by the Supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS:

High School diploma or High School student in good academic standing with a valid work permit. Knowledge of dental terminology, procedures, and computer experience preferred; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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