Dental Assistant - Full Time - Meridian Mark
Work Schedule/Days: Day / Monday - Friday
Employment Type: Full-Time
Location: Medical Office Building
Requisition #: 52661
States the responsibilities he/she will be expected to perform and against which he/she will be evaluated. Proactively supports efforts that ensure delivery of safe patient care and services and promote a safe environment at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.
+ High school graduate and graduate of an accredited dental assistant's training program
+ Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) or eligible
+ Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days of employment
+ Experience in pediatrics
+ Experience in operating room procedures
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES*
+ Familiarity with standard pediatric dental procedures and techniques
+ Coordinates care of the pediatric dental patient.
+ Assists pediatric dentist and orthodontist according to the rules of the Georgia Board of Dentistry Chapter 150-0.
+ Maintains dental equipment and instruments.
+ Keeps operatories, lab, and dark room neat and clean in accordance with infection control guidelines.
+ Maintains records of sterilization for dental autoclave.
+ Maintains logs of equipment maintenance.
+ Maintains inventories of dental supplies.
+ Maintains inventories of supplies for dental cases in operating room in conjunction with nursing personnel.
+ Maintains emergency supplies log as scheduled on rotational basis.
+ Assists hygienists in routine maintenance of x-ray processor if needed.
Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.
Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.
Ability to lift up to 40 lbs independently and greater than 40 lbs with assistance
Bending/Stooping - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Climbing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.
Lifting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Sitting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Standing - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Walking - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Definite potential for exposure to blood and body fluids
Address: 5461 Meridian Mark, Atlanta, GA 30342
Function: Clinical/Nursing Support - Clinical Support