Job Description

Extended Job Title
Dental Assistant

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr

Org Level 7
691005 - Pampa Jordan 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

Travel Required

Major/Essential Functions
Gather supplies in preparation for dental procedures/appointments.
Assists dentist or hygienist chair side. Completes vital signs. Sets up for procedures
Exposes and develops dental radiographs as ordered by the dentist.
Maintain counts on instruments and sharps.
Infection Control. Cleans processor and sterilizer. Clean and disinfect chairs, trays and all equipment used.
Charting - Charts required documentation for each offender. Transcribes chart entries for dentist.
Assist with daily clerical duties as needed, to include register/discharge patients, create/close reminders, schedule appointments and complete lay-ins.
Collects Dental Sick Call requests, assures each stamped with date/time recd. Assist hygienist with answering/scanning the sick calls.Completes monthly dental reports for Jordan and Baten Units as assigned.
Scans all required documents into each patient's electronic medical record.
Completes all required components for the daily Patient Throughput System.
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?

Minimum Hire Rate

Pay Basis

Work Location

Preferred Qualifications
Be a Certified Dental Assistant.
Be certified in Basic Radiation Education and Training
Prefer two years experience as Dental Assistant.

HSC - Correctional Managed Health Care

Pampa Jordan Unit

Job Type
Full 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.

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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.

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