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Dental Assistant - Full Time - Anderson #2504

Company: Meridian Health Services
Location: Anderson
Posted on: May 7, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionYour dedication, our commitmentText 2504 to (765)523-4622 for Quick Apply!If you are a passionate, dedicated professional that wants to make a difference in our patients' lives, then please consider the following open position:Meridian Health Services is currently seeking a full time Dental Assistant to provide a variety of patient care activities in clinical support and assistance to dentists and dental hygienists. This is based out of our Anderson, IN location. The hours for this position are 8a-5p and some travel will be required for job related duties and coverage at other sites when needed.Key Responsibilities:

  • Take and document patient health history and alert dentist to identified health risks.
  • Take and record patient vital signs prior to exam.
  • Perform oral procedures in accordance with formal training and State licensure scope.
  • Set up operatories appropriately for intended exam and or treatment.
  • Provide chairside assistance for the hygienist or dentist as directed.
  • Skilled in four-handed dentistry technique.
  • Provide patient teaching as needed.
  • Take xrays as directed by the hygienist or dentist.
  • Follow OSHA and Infection Control guidelines specific to:
  • Personal emergency treatment for blood or chemical in eyes
  • Instrument sterilization and storage
  • Bio-hazard waste handling, disposal and storage (including needles)
  • Wearing appropriate person protective gear during oral procedures
  • Assist with maintaining supply inventory.
  • Assist with monitoring equipment functionality for maintenance inter
  • Performs related work as required and other duties as assigned by Dental Director.Knowledge Expectations:
    • Knowledge of overall dental practice operation
    • Knowledge of examination, diagnostic and treatment room procedures
    • Knowledge of departmental policies and procedures
    • Knowledge of organizational policies and procedures (especially emergency management)
    • Knowledge of OSHA safety and infection control guidelines
    • Knowledge of dental service quality assurance requirements
    • Knowledge of HIPAA guidelines
    • Ability to effectively communicate in both written and verbal form
    • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team settingWe are seeking candidates with the following qualities:
      • Education: Graduation from an accredited Dental Assistant program.
      • Experience: 2 years of work experience, preferably in a clinic setting.
      • Certificate/License: Certification as a Dental Assistant preferred with X-ray certification.
      • Expanded Function Dental Assistant Meridian Health Services provides the following benefits:
        • Health, dental, vision plans
        • Merit Based Compensation Plan
        • 401k with company contribution
        • Voluntary benefits, including critical illness, short term disability, etc.
        • Generous PTO plan
        • Wellness plan
        • Professional development funds
        • Paid Holidays
        • Life balance oriented organization Drug screen, TB test, extensive background check, and fingerprinting are required of all Meridian employees. All individuals who join Meridian are required to have a flu shot and Covid vaccination to further protect our staff and the patients we serve. We also adhere to Covid-related protocol including wearing masks, social distancing, and sanitizing. Meridian Health Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/D/V) and also participates in E-Verify.

Keywords: Meridian Health Services, Anderson , Dental Assistant - Full Time - Anderson #2504, Healthcare , Anderson, Indiana

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