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Dental Assistant

  • Job ID: 035399943
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Daylight Hours; 4 - (10 hour) Days
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Cole Care
  • Department: 60081 COLE2 RHC Dental Port
  • Location: 1001 E. Second Street, Coudersport PA 16915
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $12.94 to $21.19 / hour

Description

Are you interested in a career that provides plenty of opportunities for growth and development? Join our team at UPMC Cole as a Dental Assistant! This role comes with an excellent benefits package, which includes, Tuition Assistance, Paid Time Off (PTO), Health Benefits, Paid Holidays, and so much more! 

UPMC Cole is hiring a Full-Time Dental Assistant to support dental services at their Coudersport and Port Allegany locations. This is a daylight position consisting of 4 - 10 hour days.

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

Responsibilities:

  • Page, greet, and seat patient. Weigh patient if applicable. Prepare electronic documents including discharge summary and school/work excuse.
  • Assist in the clinic and hospital OR and Satellite locations including proper room set up, chairside assisting, and clean up in accordance with hospital and clinic standards.
  • Take and pour study model impressions, trim and finish cases, mail and receive appliances and models from laboratories
  • Give and receive accurate and complete information to parents and doctors while displaying professionalism.
  • Perform all necessary housekeeping procedures including keeping all work areas properly stocked. Manage spills and patient accidents
  • Take and develop radiographs of a consistent, good diagnostic quality for review by a dentist.
  • Mix various cements and materials and place topical anesthetics and rubber dams on patients.
  • Pass instruments to the Dentist/Orthodontist during Dental/Orthodontic examinations and procedures using four handed dental assisting techniques.
  • Maintain equipment and supplies with oversight from the Clinic Coordinator.

 

Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent. Completed a structured dental assisting program in four-handed dentistry (or have 3 years of equivalent work experience). Dental Radiology Certificate required or obtained within 6 months of employment.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Dental Radiology Certificate required or obtained within 6 months of employment. CPR is required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
 

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Dental Radiology Certificate

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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   Current UPMC employees must apply in HR Direct