Job Description

Extended Job Title
Dental Assistant

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr

Org Level 7
691001 - Amarillo Clements 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
22287BR

Travel Required
None

Major/Essential Functions
Assists in surgical and restorative procedures utilizing the four-handed concept.  Assists hygienist during complex periodontal procedures.  Cleans, sterilizes, and packages instruments and equipment.  Maintains all cleanable surfaces in compliance with aseptic techniques for health services facilities mandated by the Correctional Managed Health Care policy manual.  Takes dental x-rays including panorex images and imports images to dental charts.  Educates patients concerning care of oral structures and good hygiene. Gives appropriate post op instructions consistent with procedures performed.  Inventories instruments and maintains inventory logs.  Annotates dental records and files as requested.  Sets up instruments, trays and ensures emergency equipment and supplies are available.  Attend dental meetings.  Performs other related duties as assigned. 

Grant Funded?
No

Minimum Hire Rate
11.5

Pay Basis
Hourly

Work Location
Amarillo

Campus
HSC - Correctional Managed Health Care

Department
Amarillo Clements 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.

Job Group
Skilled Technicians

Shift
Other

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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