Dental Assistant I/II
Job posting number: #7216702
Posted: February 12, 2024
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionJOB DESCRIPTION:
Maintain optimal working order of clinic equipment. Interact effectively with Dental Maintenance to insure clinic is ready for use by student dentists daily. Execute techniques associated with use of dental technologies or devices that incorporates digital or computer-controlled components to carry out dental procedures rather than using mechanical or electrical tools. Manage infection control survey daily to ensure compliance with clinic cleanliness standards and correct deficiencies as they occur (e.g., clean chairs, counters, sinks, etc.). Provide reinforcement for infection control standards through leading by example, giving direction (as needed) to the students for proper adherence to infection control standards, and utilizing the infection control variance forms (as needed) when student dentists requires correction in infection control practices. Lead in the organization of chairside assistance for student dentist utilizing (1st) team pre-doctoral student dentists (when available) and (2nd) Santa Fe College Dental Programs students (when available). Manage laboratory cases for the clinic. Maintain daily attendance records of team students and perform as information resource at the emergency rally point regarding students and assisting students. Lead hands-on volunteer orientation/training (three times per semester for 2 hours a session). Assist preclinical courses directly training students for intra-oral photography, and fourhanded dentistry. Assist with student orientation into the clinical curriculum; assess skills for infection prevention and general clinic safety.
Provide clinical general dentistry chairside assisting to student dentists. Maintain optimal clinic infection control standards (Expanded Functions Duties Auxiliary (EFDA) and radiology included). Under a licensed dentist’s indirect supervision, place/expose dental radiographs, take/record vital signs, and help guide/teach pre-doctoral dental students as they develop these skills.
Manage inventory of clinical supplies for the assigned clinical care group (22-chair clinic). Maintain adequate stock of daily, weekly, and monthly clinic supplies.
Student/Patient Clinic Scheduling:
Assist treatment coordinators and team leaders with morning huddles. Assist teams with managing the daily clinic schedule to help ensure every clinic chair is filled with patients throughout the clinic session, providing patients with timely and appropriate care, and the students with clinical experiences.
Provide support to Central Sterilization when needed.
Proctor clinical examinations (mock board examinations) two times per year. Participate in quality assurance process of UFCD. Perform rotating reception and mail duties. Perform chart locker audits and other related duties. Actively participate in, and provide feedback during, staff meetings.
Perform other duties (as assigned).
$16.00 - $18.00 per hour
Sign on bonus available
Benefits: The University of Florida offers low cost State Health plans, a number of Dental plans to fit you and your family’s needs, and Vision. Domestic partner coverage through GatorCare is also available. Optional plans such as life, disability, legal and accident insurance are also available.
Build your retirement roadmap with competitive pension plans, investment accounts and a host of voluntary add-ons, such as 457 deferred compensation and 403(b) plans.
UF provides a variety of leave programs including vacation, sick leave, 10 paid holidays, personal leave days, and family medical leave. TEAMS employees accrue approximately 22 vacation days annually, 13 sick days annually, and 4 personal leave days, typically used during the holiday closing period (accruals based on full time employment). UF also provides you the flexibility to deal with life’s challenges by offering paid family leave, eight full weeks of leave over a 24 month period.
UF Employees are also eligible for the GatorPerks discount program, which provides big savings at various business and retailers!
Explore UF’s plethora of benefit options here: TEAMS Benefits
Dental Assistant I:
High school diploma and one year of appropriate experience. Appropriate college course work or vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience. Basic Life Support (BLS) certification is required.
Dental Assistant II:
High school diploma or equivalent and five years of relevant experience. Appropriate college course work or vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience. Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary (EFDA) Certification demonstrating the successful completion of training as specified in Chapter 64B5-16, Florida Administrative Code and Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.
Applicants will be considered at the level for which they qualify.