Community Health Center

  • Mobile Dental Assistant

    Job Locations US-CT-Middletown
    Posted Date 4 months ago(3/27/2018 1:36 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-5913
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Dental
  • Overview

    Community Health Center, Inc. (CHCI). CHC is one of the country’s most creative and dynamic providers of primary medical, dental and behavioral health services, and a  leader in practice based research, health professionals training, and use of innovative technologies to advance health and health care.CHCI is designated as a federally qualified health center and a patient centered medical home by HRSA, the Joint Commission, and NCQA, respectively. WE deliver more than 500,000 patient visits per year from primary care hubs and community clinics across the state of Ct, all connected by technology and common standards for quality. We employ several hundred medical, dental, and behavioral health providers who are engaged in practice, teaching, and research. Our Weitzman Institute is devoted to research and practice transformation, and is recognized around the country as one of the premier research institutes focused on improving health care and health outcomes for special and vulnerable populations. In addition, the organization has developed three wholly owned subsidiaries from the original pilot developments within the  Weitzman Institute, the National Nurse Practitioner Residency and Fellowship Training Consortium (NNPRFTC), the National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement, and the Community eConsult Network.National Nurse Practitioner Residency and fellowship training Consortium, National Institute for the Advancement of Medical Assistants and the Community eConsult Network.

    Responsibilities

    1. Prepares office and treatment areas each day.
    2. Performs pre/post treatment set-up/clean-up procedures for each patient in accordance with all Agency protocols
    3. Prepares patients for dental procedures.
    4. Assists dentist at chairside, using 4-handed techniques.
    5. Exhibits appropriate knowledge of instruments and techniques utilized for all procedures.
    6. Performs independent patient services, as directed, including patient triage, radiographs, impressions, suture removal, temporary fillings, recement crowns, laboratory work.
    7. Maintains dental facility, treatment areas, equipment and instruments in proper working order.
    8. Maintains adequate inventory of dental supplies.
    9. Strictly follow safety and infection control standards at all times, including appropriate use of PPE.
    10. Takes quality radiographs, as prescribed. Process, mount and label properly. Complies with radiation safety standards for staff and patients.
    11. Provides excellent customer service at all times with a focus on quality of care and teamwork that focuses on the needs of the department and/or the business of the Agency.
    12. Complies with Agency mandated in-service training workshops (EOC, Working Safely, Abuse, etc.).

    Qualifications

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

     

    High School Diploma (or equivalent)

    Graduate of accredited Dental Assisting School or two years dental experience in general dentistry.

    Certified in Dental Radiology by Dental Assisting National Board (DANB)

    Commitment to preventive dental care

    Knowledge/interest in providing care to diverse patient population

    Written and oral bilingual fluency in language spoken by our patient population (for example, English/Spanish or English/Polish) strongly preferred.

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