Job Description

Extended Job Title
Dental Assistant - Smith Unit

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr

Org Level 7
691026 - Plainview Formby Unit

Position Description
This position is responsible for performing skilled tasks assisting the professional dental staff. Responsible for providing skilled assistance in routine and complex cases to the professional dental staff in the examination and prophylactic, therapeutic and surgical treatment of patients. Work is performed under supervision of professional dental staff. Work is performed in usual clinic conditions; requires contact with patients.

Requisition ID
18065BR

Travel Required
None

Major/Essential Functions
  • Assist dentist or hygienist at chair side
  • Administer Plaque Index test and provides oral hygiene instructions to patients
  • Gathers charts, equipment and supplies in a timely manner for use during dental appointments
  • Practices infection control procedures according to policy guidelines in Policy and Procedure Manual
  • Exposes and develops dental x-rays; will be proficient with the use of the EVAsoft Dental Imaging Software.
  • Counts instruments and sharps and maintains logs of use.
  • Documents information into dental record of care; will assist with the typing of the doctor's patient treatment notes for inclusion into the EMR system.
  • Answers routine questions and refers others to the dentist.
  • Takes vital signs and records information in record prior to invasive procedures.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 
Work is performed under general supervision with intellectual freedom, autonomy to nurture innovative ideas, bold explorations, and a pioneering spirit.
This valuable team member shall perform work in a manner that reflects the Values of TTUHSC:
* ONE TEAM unite and include diverse perspectives to achieve our mission
* KINDHEARTED exceed expectations with a kind heart, helping hands, and a positive attitude
* INTEGRITY be honorable and trustworthy even when no one is looking 
* VISIONARY nurture innovative ideas, bold explorations, and a pioneering spirit
* BEYOND SERVICE create and deliver positive defining moments


Grant Funded?
No

Minimum Hire Rate
13.00

Pay Basis
Hourly

Work Location
Lamesa

Preferred Qualifications
Accredited through State Board; Dental assisting registration; high reasoning ability and language skills; good communication and interpersonal skills.
Electronic Medical Records ( EMR )
Basic computer skills

Campus
HSC - Correctional Managed Health Care

Department
Plainview Formby Unit

Job Type
Part Time

Pay Statement
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

Job Group
Technical/Paraprofessional

Occasional Duties
Other duties as assigned.

Shift
Day

EEO Statement
As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Required Qualifications
+Education:+ A minimum of a High School diploma or equivalent.

Application Instructions

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