Job Description

Job Title: Dental Assistant
Job ID: 700486
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Various daylight shifts
Shift: Day Job
Facility: Children's Hospital of Pgh
Department: Dental Service
Location: 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15224

Description

Purpose:
Delivery of clinical Dental/Orthodontic care and assist in ensuring the Department's operations are performed in an orderly, efficient manner.

Responsibilities:
  • Assist in the clinic and hospital OR and Satellite locations including proper room set up, chair side assisting and clean up in accordance with hospital and clinic standards.
  • Assist in the clinic and hospital OR including proper room set up, chair assisting and clean up according to hospital and clinic standards.
  • Ensure compliance with established policies in such a manner that all technical, interpersonal and administrative problems are readily resolved.
  • Fit orthodontic bands for final approval by the dentist.
  • Give and receive accurate and complete information to parents and doctors while displaying professionalism.
  • Keep OR procedure room carts and shelves clean and properly stocked.
  • Keep treatment rooms clean and properly stocked.
  • Maintain equipment and supplies with oversight from the Clinic Coordinator.
  • Maintain supplies for the surgery center and inform the Director of North Surgery Center when supplies need to be ordered.
  • Mix various cements and materials and place topical anesthetics and rubber dams on patients.
  • Page, greet and seat patient. Weigh patient if applicable. Prepare electronic documents including discharge summary and school/work excuse.
  • Pass instruments to the Dentist/Orthodontist during Dental/Orthodontic examinations and procedures using four handed dental assisting techniques.
  • Perform all necessary housekeeping procedures including keeping all work areas properly stocked. Manage spills and patient accidents
  • Prepare electronic discharge documents and school/work excuses.
  • Take and develop radiographs of a consistent, good diagnostic quality for review by dentist.
  • Take and pour study model impressions, trim and finish cases, mail and receive appliances and models from laboratories
  • Take and pour study model impressions, trimming and finishing cases.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Completed a structure dental assisting program in four-handed dentistry (or have three (3) years of equivalent work experience).
  • Certification in field preferred.

    Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
    CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Dental Radiology Certificate

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $13.71 to $21.49

Union Position: No

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