Dental Assistant I - Josiah Quincy School-(17001683)
This is a part time position, working 28 hours per week.
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM) offers one of the most forward-looking educational environments in dental medicine in the country. Tufts Dental Facilities (TDF) is a network of eight outpatient clinics that provides dental care to approximately 9,000 developmentally disabled patients in the state of Massachusetts under the umbrella of TUSDM and in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services (DDS). Additional treatment is provided in an operating room setting at five affiliated hospitals within the state. An extension of Tufts Dental Facilities is the Tufts Community Dental Program (TCDP). TCDP provides dental services to special needs adults at day habilitation programs and to low-income children at schools and community-based programs across the state that otherwise would not have access to dental care.
The dental assistant will assist general dentists and specialty dentists chairside. The individual will greet and escort patients. The individual will take radiographs as instructed by the provider. The individual will set up and break down operatories and clean operatory areas after each patient. In addition, the individual will be responsible for sterilization and maintaining equipment and materials in accordance with OSHA, federal and state guidelines. The individual will also be responsible for stocking all materials needed in the clinic on a daily basis.
0-1 years experience.
Vocational/ Technical training or Associates degree.
Experience using computers.
Ability to lift 30 lbs.
Certified in Radiology.
Certification in Dental Assisting.
Excellent communication and organizational skills.
Warm and caring personality needed in dealing with patients.
A team player and willing to participate in a fast-paced and changing environment.
Familiarity with clinical care, institutional or university experience.
Should demonstrate willingness to articulate creative and innovative ideas for improving daily clinical activities and laboratory procedures.
Special Work Schedule Requirements: Monday – Thursday, 9:00am-4:30pm.
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.