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Registered Dental Assistant

Company: Aria Care Partners
Location: Columbia
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Compassionate Care Tailored to the Unique Needs of Seniors Aria Care Partners provides onsite oral, vision and hearing services to residents in long term care facilities across the country. Our mission is to enrich the quality of life for every resident with passion and compassion. What we do matters. We care, fully. We work as a team. We stand for excellence-always. THE POSITION: We are seeking an energetic and self-motivated Dental Assistant to join our team in Columbia, MO driving up to a 2 hour radius to include Jefferson City, Rolla and Hannibal. You must demonstrate responsibility and compassion for our patients and act as an ambassador to the elderly to assist with their dental needs. Sign On Bonus: $1000.00 The Dental Assistant is responsible for providing treatment to residents in the long term care facilities we partner with. You will work with the DDS, internal clinical team and facility staff to ensure the needs are being met and providing everyone a reason to smile ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Review patients lists prior to visit and ensure supplies/equipment are prepared for each clinical visit. Arrive on time and check in with dental contact and review list of patients to be seen at the facility. Transport, set-up and take down equipment and supplies in room designated as work space by facility. Work with contacts at nursing home to coordinate transfer of patients and chart to and from the treatment room. Provide instruments/supplies during treatment procedures as indicated by DDS. Explain procedures as they are completed to patient. Follow up with staff at facility to review recommendations for patient. Enter chart notes for treatment at the time of treatment. Assist DDS in ensuring that OHSA safety and cleanliness regulations are followed during patient treatment. Ensure disposables are handled correctly before leaving facilities. Check out with dental contact at facility. Review chart notes/referrals and leave printed copies with facilities for patient charts. Work with clinical coordinator on schedule and follow up of patient care and treatment. Maintain dental equipment through regular cleaning and maintenance routines. Inventory supplies and order as needed. Follow regulated OHSA guidelines in handling and sterilization of instruments. Utilize personal vehicle for equipment/supply transport and traveling to scheduled facility visits (will be reimbursed business mileage). Ship and receive denture cases from lab on a weekly basis. REQUIREMENTS: Dental Assistant Certification preferred. 1 year clinical experience as a Dental Assistant preferred. Valid Driver's License with no moving violations in the last 5 years. Willingness to travel within a 3-hour radius. Must have own reliable transportation. High school diploma or GED preferred. Ability to push/pull or - 200 lbs. (ex. wheelchair). Vaccination is required; however the Company will consider accommodations for disability and religious-based reasons. OTHER QUALIFICATIONS: Customer Service Skills - must be able to work with staff at nursing home to ensure that their dental needs are being met. Computer Skills - must be able to log chart notes at time of visit. Organization - must keep supplies and dentures organized. Must also keep daily schedule organized and updated with most recent schedule changes. Multi-Tasker - ability to prioritize and address multiple demands concurrently. Communication - must be able to communicate effectively with clinical coordinator, patient, responsible parties and facility staff as necessary. Team Mindset - ability to work within a team for the good of the customer. Positive Problem Solver - ability to think on your feet and find solutions to a variety of unique issues. Openness to continuous improvement of process and customer service experience.

Keywords: Aria Care Partners, Columbia , Registered Dental Assistant, Healthcare , Columbia, South Carolina

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