What this role is about
Caring For Miami, a faith-based non-profit organization, is looking to employ a part-time dental assistant to provide quality care and services to patients on board our mobile dental unit by assisting the clinical and administrative staff in a variety of duties.
We’re looking for a team player! Someone who is highly efficient, self motivated, well organized, dependable and compassionate individual who is able to work in a fast paced, unique work setting.
What you’ll do if chosen for this role
- Work on board our mobile dental unit 4 days a week and provide the following;
- Ensure all patients enjoy a positive experience, and are treated with the care and compassion expected.
- Ensure all patient records and related documents are managed and maintained timely, accurately, and consistent with all HIPAA and related regulations and requirements.
- Ensure all patient and physician signatures and information are collected and recorded accurately.
- Ensure all tasks provided and associated with patient care, patient administrative processes, and related duties comply with all regulatory standards, as well as mobile unit policies and procedures.
- Develop favorable relationships with all patients. Instruct patients and their family members on general oral health care and/or information related to post-treatment care as appropriate.
- Establish favorable working relationships with all staff members associated with mobile unit operations, including dental hygienists, dentists, and related staff.
- Uphold and consistently represent the values and mission of the organization at all times. Represent the organization in a highly professional manner at all times.
- Ensure and assist in proper setup and break down of the mobile unit. Prepare and maintain dental instruments, materials and equipment.
- Collect and record patient health histories (dental and medical) and record information for dentist’s reference prior to examination.
- Help patients feel comfortable before, during and after dental treatment.
- Take and process x-rays.
- Assist dentist chair-side by organizing and preparing instruments for dentist’s use and assisting as needed during procedures.
- Advise patients in oral hygiene and dental care.
- Interact positively with a diverse, sometimes difficult, and demanding patient population. Provide service in a manner that is appropriate for the patient’s age; demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to meet the patient’s physical, psycho social, educational and safety needs.
- Demonstrate commitment to the mission of the organization in promoting dental health.
- Read, write, and maintain patient records and related administrative documentation.
- Utilize the requisite tools, systems, technology and equipment in the collection of patient data, records management and collections.
- Demonstrate knowledge of dentistry procedures, clinic infection control procedures,cleaning and sterilization of instruments, tray setup and materials.
- Responsible for maintaining inventory, requesting supply orders, stocking of inventory/mobile unit for weekday and weekend operations.
What we’d like to see in your experience
- Graduate of an accredited school of Dental Assisting
- Expanded Duties Certification (EFDA).
- 1-3 years experience in dental assisting.
- CPR AED – American Heart Association AED – must maintain active and in good standing throughout employment.
Please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org