Dental Aide

Rochester, NY

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:

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

  2. 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.

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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

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

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

  9. 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.

NOTE: This document describes typical duties and responsibilities and is not intended to limit management from assigning other work as required.

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How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Pay Range

Pay Range: $ 15.00 - $ 20.25 Hourly

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates will be set within the job’s compensation range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

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