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Temple University Dental Assistant II in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Reference #: 20003193DescriptionThe Dental Assistant II: Floater will provide chair side assistance to the students, residents and faculty in the treatment of dental patients in the School of Dentistry.TheDental Assistant II: Floaterwill be assigned daily to work in any department that needs additional coverage for the day.Primary responsibilities will be to coordinate scheduling of patient appointments; sterilize and maintain equipment and instruments;run appropriate tests to monitor their function; maintain logs for equipment maintenance and safety required by the University, School, and Department for Infection Control;maintain and disinfect operatories between and after patient visits; place patient records in their appropriate locations; expose and upload x-rays in Axium; monitor and order supplies; and pour and trim dental impressions. In addition, the Dental Assistant II: Floater will also be responsible for front desk operations when needed includinggreeting and checking patients into the clinic, scheduling and confirming appointments, creating and maintaining patient files, tracking and maintaining patient flow within the practice, answering phones, screening calls, taking messages, answering questions of a non-complex nature, and assisting with billing functions and payment of fees.Performs other duties as assigned.Required Education and Experience:At least 6 months experience as a Dental Assistant.Dental Assisting training and certificate from an accredited school. Dental Radiology Certification from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. CPR Certification.An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.Required Skills and Abilities:*Ability to obtain ACT 33 Child Abuse Clearances.*Demonstrated ability to provide chair-side assistance that requires manual dexterity.*Ability to utilize dental instruments, sterilizer, operatory equipment, infection control equipment and dental x-ray equipment.*Demonstrated good communication and interpersonal skills with faculty, students, community members and the ability to communicate to a diverse population.*Demonstrated knowledge of dental terminology, procedures and diagnosis.*Demonstrated ability to operate all standard dental instruments.*Demonstrated ability to prioritize projects and tasks and to respond to multiple requests.*Demonstrated ability to work with potential pathogens during dental assisting and sterilization procedures.This position requires a background check.Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.To obtain additional information about Temple University please visit our website at www.temple.edu.Temple University's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains statistics, policies, and procedures related to campus safety and can be found at: https://safety.temple.edu/reports-logs/annual-security-reportYou may request a copy of the report by calling Temple University's Campus Safety Services at 215-204-7900.Primary Location:Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Health Sciences Campus (HSC)-Kornberg School Of DentistryJob:StaffSchedule:Full-timeShift:Day JobEmployee Status:RegularTemple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.