Dental Assistant II - Carolinas Center - Oral Health

  • Carolinas Healthcare System
  • Charlotte, NC, USA
  • Jul 13, 2018
Part time Administrative / Clerical

Job Description

Location Details: 
Carolinas HealthCare System is Atrium Health. Our mission remains the same: to improve health, elevate hope and advance healing - for all. The name Atrium Health allows us to grow beyond our current walls and geographical borders to impact as many lives as possible and deliver solutions that help communities thrive. For more information, please visit carolinashealthcare.org/AtriumHealth
 
 
Job Summary
Performs clinical duties to include assisting with procedures, taking and developing x-rays, and other related duties under supervision. Provides education to residents and other hospital staff as needed in the delivery of efficient four-handed dentistry.

Essential Functions
  • Provides orientation to patients of the Dental Clinic.
  • Prepares operatories for the delivery of patient care.
  • Participates in the care of special needs patients, including patients from other departments, facilities, and hospital inpatients, as well as patients who are medically-compromised or mentally/physically challenged.
  • Takes, develops, and mounts x-rays as ordered.
  • Assists dentists with examinations to include obtaining and recording vital signs, and charting in the dental record.
  • Assists dentists with routine and complex procedures, including but not limited to periodontal surgery, complicated endodontic treatment, takes impressions for study models and opposing casts, and oral maxillofacial surgery.
  • Performs laboratory procedures such as fabricating diagnostic models, temporary restorations, and interim oral appliances.
  • Performs preventative patient care procedures such as sealant application, coronal tooth polishing and topical fluoride application, as requested by the dentist.
  • Conducts patient education (post-op care, oral hygiene and preventive care).
  • Consults with dentists, nursing personnel, and clerical staff to help ensure continuity of care.
Physical Requirements
Work requires walking, bending, long periods of sitting and standing, assisting with procedures. Must be able to lift 75 pounds in weight, handling patients, medical equipment, and supplies. Must speak English fluently and in understandable terms. Must have intact sight, hearing, smell, touch, and finger dexterity. Must have ability to concentrate. Must be able to respond quickly to changes in patient and/or clinical conditions.

Education, Experience and Certifications
Qualified as a Dental Assistant II per current Dental Laws of North Carolina. 6 months experience in dental healthcare preferred. Requires the ability to operate and assist in preventative maintenance of all dental equipment. Requires excellent communication skills. Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider (BLS HCP) from AHA required.

 
At Atrium Health, formerly Carolinas HealthCare System, our patients, communities and teammates are at the center of everything we do. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion allows us to deliver care that is superior in quality and compassion across our network of more than 900 care locations.
 
As a leading, innovative health system, we promote an environment where differences are valued and integrated into our workforce. Our culture of inclusion and cultural competence allows us to achieve our goals and deliver the best possible experience to patients and the communities we serve.
 
Posting Notes: Not Applicable
Carolinas HealthCare System is an EOE/AA Employer