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Dental Assistant

Company: LifeLong Medical Care
Location: Berkeley
Posted on: August 2, 2022

Job Description:

Choosing a career in community healthcare is highly rewarding. Come join a dynamic and diverse team at LifeLong Medical Care as a -Dental Assistant -working out of our Berkeley Dental Care site. - - -The ideal candidate is professional, organized and possesses excellent patient care skills. Primary responsibility is to ensure the smooth flow of procedures performed by dental staff. Assists dentist(s) in all phases of dentistry, including taking diagnostic intra-oral x-rays and sterilizing instruments. -This is a full time, benefit eligible position. -LifeLong Medical Care is a large, multi-site, Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with a rich history of providing innovative healthcare and social services to a wonderfully diverse patient community. Our patient-centered health home is a dynamic place to work, practice, and grow. We have over 15 primary care health centers and deliver integrated services including psychosocial, referrals, chronic disease management, dental, health education, home visits, and much, much more. LifeLong Medical Care is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, people of color, and bilingual and bicultural individuals and members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, or medical condition. -BenefitsWe offer excellent benefits including: medical, dental, vision (including dependent and domestic partner coverage), generous leave benefits including nine paid holidays, Flexible Spending Accounts, 403(b) retirement savings plan. -COVID-19 Vaccine PolicyIn accordance with LifeLong Medical Care's commitment to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, we have adopted a Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccine Policy to safeguard the health of our employees and their families; our patients and visitors; and the community at large from infectious diseases, that vaccinations may reduce. This policy will comply with all applicable laws and is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Order of the California State Public Health Officer. Unless a reasonable medical or religious accommodation is approved, all employees must receive COVID-19 -vaccinations.

-Performs basic supportive dental procedures as follows under the general supervision of licensed dentist(s):Assists dentist(s) chair side in all phases of dentistry.Manages patient behavior during treatment.Operates dental radiographic equipment for the -purpose of oral radiology; taking diagnostic quality x-rays, developing -and mounting correctly as requested by the dentist(s) as often as needed.Follows infection control protocols as specified -by professional, state and federal standards. Uses appropriate protective carriers.Assists patients with oral hygiene instructions following dental procedures.Performs tasks with adherence to all OSHA and -regulatory sterilization, infection control, and protective barrier guidelines.Documents treatment and patient information in -dental software program.Performs other duties when assigned by the clinic -managerand dental director.

Ability to assist dentist in all phases of -dentistry, and take diagnostic intra-oral x-rays.Strong organizational, administrative and -problem-solving skills, and ability to be flexible and adaptive to change.Ability to effectively present information to -others, including other employees, community partners and vendors.Ability to seek direction/approval from on -essential matters, yet work independently with little onsite supervision, -using professional judgment and diplomacy.Work in a team-oriented environment with a number of professionals with different work styles and support needs.Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written skills and ability to effectively work with people from diverse backgrounds and be culturally sensitive.Conduct oneself in external settings in a way -that reflects positively on LifeLong Medical Care as an organization of professional, confident and sensitive staff.Ability to see how one's work intersects with that of other departments of LifeLong Medical Care and that of other -partner organization.Make appropriate use of knowledge/ expertise/connections of other staff.Be creative and mature with a "can do", proactive -attitude and an ability to continuously "scan" the environment, identifying and taking advantage of opportunities for improvement.Job RequirementsHigh school diploma or GED. -Completion of certified Dental Assisting Training Program and valid California Radiology License.Current CPR from AHA approved organization.Knowledge of proper use of all dental materials and dental equipment and ability to assist dentist.Proficient in Microsoft office word, excel and outlook.Job Preferences - - - - - - - - - - - - - -One year of relevant dental clinic experience.Experience with dental software system.Experience working with children.

Keywords: LifeLong Medical Care, Berkeley , Dental Assistant, Healthcare , Berkeley, California

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