Constructive Partnerships Unlimited Dental Assistant (Union) in Brooklyn, New York
Dental Assistant (Union)
Brooklyn Downtown - MCHC
Type of Position
The Dental Assistant performs duties assigned by the Dentist in conformity with training and within legal limitations as recognized by the American Dental Association and New York State Education Department.
Metro Community Health Centers' (MCHC's) mission is to deliver high quality primary and specialty medical, dental, rehabilitative and behavioral health services to patients of all ages and abilities, including those with chronic health conditions, in culturally sensitive environments, without discrimination or regard to ability to pay.
Currently MCHC is seeking a part time (30 hours weekly) Dental Assistant to work in our Brooklyn and Staten Island Health Care Centers to assist the Dentist in performing all clinical procedures.
Specific Dental Assistant Position duties:
•Assist the Dentist in performing all clinical procedures by passing instruments, retracting tissues, suctioning water, etc. Mixes and formulates dental materials such as cement, impressions and restoration materials.
•Performs Dental Assistant services including instrument sterilization maintenance of equipment and implementation of infection control policies.
•Prepares patient for dental treatment by welcoming, comforting, seating and draping the patient, and assists the Dentist in patient management.
•Assists with wheelchair transfers, patient stabilization, and helps the dentist manage medical emergencies by maintaining BCLS Certification.
•Oversees scheduling of appointments for all dental patients, maintains all dental records and patient confidentiality and confidence by abiding by HIPAA rules and regulations.
•Implements the procedure for assuring oral sedation and prophylactic antibiotic coverage for patients requiring such before dental treatment and maintains all prescription records.
•Implements the procedure, which assures that prescriptions are delivered to the appropriate staff and location.
•Keeps accurate records and follows the process for dental lab (prosthetic) cases.
•Provides post treatment instructions for patients and staff and clarifies dentists’ findings and orders as needed for patients and staff.
•Ensures the operation of dental equipment by completing required maintenance checks; following manufacturers’ instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; and communicating with dental repair service technicians on all dental repairs.
•Maintains timely and accurate records of: a) radiation exposure reports which are sent to and processed monthly; b) autoclave testing and reports; and c) all consent forms.
•Maintains dental supplies inventory, conserves resources and anticipates supply need.
•Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops and reviewing professional publications.
•Assists the medical and nursing staff in the examination and treatment of patients by taking vital signs and escorting patients to the treatment rooms as needed.
1.High School Diploma.
2.Minimum of one year approved chair side experience as a dental assistant.
4.Behavior Management Training.
Come join our network of dedicated health care professionals and make a difference in the lives of people who need you the most. You'll share in a distinctive mission and reap exceptional rewards. The Dental Assistant is an 1199 Union position which includes an excellent benefits package.
Apply by sending resume and cover letter with salary requirements. EOE