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Position Summary: We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Dental Assistant.
In this role, the successful candidate provides supportive services to the dentist and/ or dental hygienist who is performing the services and/or procedures in all areas of dentistry (General and Specialty practice). The dental assistant will perform duties within the Dental School Health Program network as well as perform duties at FHC sites (as needed). The assistant will float between dental school health and FHC site locations based on operational needs. FHC scheduled hours for the assistant may fluctuate based on operational needs.
Provides chairside assistance to the dental provider, utilizing proper four-handed dentistry techniques while observing universal precautions/protocols and sterile techniques.
Assumes the standards of care related to infection control; ensure NYU IPC, OSHA guidelines, Joint Commission guidelines & safety are upheld at the station they are assigned.
Prepares instruments, materials and medicaments to be used by the provider as needed/requested.
Takes, exposes, develops and mounts radiographs in accordance with guidelines.
Sets-up and breakdowns dental operatory following all infection control guidelines. Maintains the dental operatory in an organized and clean fashion. Assures that appropriate instruments and supplies are available for patient care
Prepares the patient for treatment by seating the patient, obtaining records, and apply protective garb and assures patients comfort while waiting for the dentist.
Cleans instruments and prepares them for sterilization/ transportation as per policy.
Sterilizes and/or disinfects equipment, instruments and hand pieces following guidelines of the Dental Department Infection Control Manual and manufacturer instruction for use.
Documents patient records as dictated by dentist. Assists the dentist in filling out charts accurately and processing the patients forms and records either manually or utilizing the Electronic Dental Record system.
Pours and trims patient study model impressions taken by the dentist and completes laboratory forms accurately (FHC sites)
Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide care based on physical, psychosocial, educational, safety and age-related criteria pertinent to the patients served in his/her assigned area
Compliance with organizations policies and procedures
Maintain all compliance logs required (School Based Dental Sites).
Maintain professional interactions and relationships with school administration and staff.(School Based Dental Sites).
Fill out and send list of supplies needed at the end of each day (School Based Dental Sites).
Inform Facilities Coordinator of any equipment issues/ problems.(School Based Dental Sites).
Minimum Qualifications: To qualify you must have a High School Diploma 1 year experience of chairside dental assisting
Preferred Qualifications: Experience using Microsoft Outlook, Electronic Dental Record System Bilingual proficiency in Spanish, Mandarin or Cantonese is preferred.
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
Family Health Centers at NYU Langone's network provides its staff with far more than just a place to work. Rather, we are an institution you can be proud of, an institution where you'll feel good about devoting your time and your talents.
Family Health Centers at NYU Langone is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online.
NYU Langone —a world-class, patient-centered, integrated, academic medical center—is one of the nation’s premier destinations for excellence in patient care, biomedical research, and medical education. Located in the heart of Manhattan, NYU Langone is composed of Tisch Hospital, our acute care facility; the NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, a dedicated inpatient orthopedic hospital; Hassenfeld Children's Hospital at NYU Langone, a comprehensive pediatric hospital supporting a full array of children’s health services; Rusk Rehabilitation, the #1 rehab program in New York since U.S. News & World Report began its hospital rankings in 1989; and a growing ambulatory care network with locations throughout Manhattan, the outer boroughs, and the tri-state area, bringing services directly to where its patients live and work. An integral part of NYU Langone, NYU Grossman School of Medicine has trained thousands of physicians and scientists who have helped to shape the course of medical history and enrich the lives of countless pe...ople since 1841.With more than 75 divisions of specialty care including comprehensive inpatient and outpatient programs for every stage of life, a multifaceted Research and Academic Center and the NYU Long Island School of Medicine focused on primary care. NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island joined NYU Langone Health as of August 2019. NYU Langone's tri-fold mission to serve, teach, and discover is achieved 365 days a year.