|Req #: ||144367 |
|Department: ||SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY |
|Job Location: || Health Sciences Center |
|Job Location Detail: ||Pre-Doctoral Dental Clinic |
|Posting Date: ||04/19/2017 |
|Closing Info: || Closes On 04/30/2017 |
|Salary: ||$2,762 - $3,833/month |
|Union Position: ||Yes |
| || This classification is governed by a negotiated labor contract and is subject to union shop provisions. For more information about union shop provisions, visit Union Information |
|Shift: ||1st (M-F, 8 to 5) |
|Notes: || As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here. |
| The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. |
The Dental Assistant II (DA2) provides patient care assistance in many different patient care areas of the School. The DA2 can fill a number of different assisting roles including, but not limited to, assisting faculty with new patient screenings, aiding dental students, residents and/or faculty in four handed dentistry and in routine chair-side duties and patient care. Filling these roles will require the DA2 to have complete knowledge of the dental materials used in clinic; the restorative dentistry guide booklet is provided with instructions and data related to usage and teachings of dental materials utilized in the school's restorative clinics. Other duties required of the DA2 on a daily basis include obtaining and mixing dental materials, cleaning, preparing treatment areas, stocking clinics and providing students with knowledge and ideas to help aid in the dental care educational process. Other responsibilities of the DA2 are orienting new staff and dental students to clinic procedures and policies.
The DA2 must have robust knowledge of the guidelines mandated by OSHA/WISHA and the UW School of Dentistry (UWSOD) regarding infection control protocols. The DA2 will be required to support special curriculum projects throughout the year that aid in the teachings of our dental students and patient care by attending instructional courses. The support may include providing instruction to students about working with their dental assistants, materials, procedures, etc. Must be able to perform related dental duties as instructed which include computer skills related to clinic function and patient care. The DA2 reports directly to the Clinic Manager and is expected to communicate with their manager when they see areas for operational improvement or ways to improve the safety of the clinical environment as well as stay in constant communication regarding the clinic operations and staff. Desirable candidates for this position must have the ability to work independently as well as a team player. This person must be able to resolve conflict in a positive manner and speak of others and to others in a respectful manner at all times. Dental assistants must be able to demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with patients, staff and students on a professional level at all times.
This DA2 position will primarily be working in the General Practice Clinic (GP). The GP Clinic is primarily where are 4th year pre-doctoral dental students practice comprehensive dental procedures daily. The job of the DA2 in this position is to assist students in learning how to work with their patients and with their dental assistants and gain knowledge of techniques used to aid in patient care. This DA2 position is not the typical assisting position in that you are not sitting with one provider for long periods of time, but rather moving from student provider to student provider to assist them during critical times of their procedures and as needed. This person must have the ability to prioritize work and understand when and how the students need them. They must be able to communicate constructively to students to help them gain as much from their learning experience at the UWSOD as possible. This DA2 must be caring and helpful, yet be able to be firm when people within the clinic are not following the policies and guidelines of the clinic or standard of care. Therefore, this individual must have strong interpersonal and communication skills. They must also be able to handle difficult situations professionally and use good judgement to assist faculty, students, fellow team members and patients, while upholding the policies of the UW and UWSOD. This DA2 will be expected to communicate daily with the floor faculty and develop excellent working relationships with them in order to aid in the student educational process. The DA's on the floor must also be aware of the needs of the faculty and assist them as needed. The person in this position must be reliable and have a strong work ethic.
1. Routine 4 handed dentistry with dental students
2. Knowledge of dental materials and usage.
3. Cleaning and preparing treatment areas
4. Inventory and stocking supplies
5. Monitor school-owned instruments for breakage and wear; assess replacement needs.
6. Provide excellent customer service to our patients, students, faculty and staff
7. Monitor and maintain KAVO handpieces
8. Perform routine chair-side duties and patient care
9. Keep all areas clean, orderly, and neat.
10. Perform related dental assistant duties as required.
This DA2 position may be asked to float in other areas of the pre-doctoral clinic such as Sterilization, Dental Admissions, Dispensaries and Clerkships and other clinics within the UWSOD.
Completion of an accredited training program for dental assistants; AND current certification as a dental assistant (CDA) OR the ability to obtain same within six months; PLUS two years of experience as a dental assistant. WA state dental registration must be in place in order to work within the School of Dentistry clinics. One year of additional dental assistant experience may substitute for required education.
1. Current knowledge of state and federal infection control guidelines in dentistry.
2. Ability to operate dental sterilization equipment.
3. Knowledge of sterilization and disinfection procedures for dental instruments
4. Excellent verbal communication
5. Strong customer service skills
6. Detail oriented
7. Experience with diverse populations
8. Proficiency in computer skills
9. CPR certified
Previous experience in a dental education environment. Experience with dental software programs and taking intra and extra-oral radiographs
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification will be required prior to hire.
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Criminal Conviction History, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select Apply to this position. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your My Jobs page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.