Dental Assistant

Martinsburg, West Virginia   |     Regular Part Time    |     Job ID:19871

SUMMARY

Wexford Health

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POSITION:           Dental Assistant  

SCHEDULE:         PT Thurs, 9a-2p, Fri. 9a-2p

FACILITY:             Martinsburg CC 

LOCATION:          Martinsburg, WV

 

A Job Should be MORE than just a paycheck.

 

Wexford Health Sources, Inc. is one of the nation’s largest correctional health care providers.  Over the past 30 years, our team of dedicated clinical professionals has helped literally millions of justice-involved patients receive life-changing medical and mental health services.

 

The majority of our patients come from marginalized or impoverished backgrounds.  In many cases, our doctors, nurses, and behavioral health professionals represent the patient’s first experience with quality, compassionate health care.

 

We heal and rehabilitate thousands of incarcerated patients every day.

When you join Wexford Health, you do more than just further your career.

You also become part of a team-a family-whose mission is to care for patients that cannot care for themselves.

 

You change lives.

You make a difference.

If you are looking for a position that empowers you to do MORE… then look at Wexford Health.

 

BENEFITS
We’re proud to offer a competitive benefits package including:

  • Annual review with performance increase
  • Generous paid-time off program that combines vacation and sick leave
  • Paid holidays
  • Comprehensive health insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Dental and Vision insurance
  • 401(k) retirement saving plans
  • Company-paid short-term disability
  • Healthcare and dependent care spending account

POSITION SUMMARY

Under immediate supervision a dental assistant performs non-professional work assisting the dentist during examination and treatment of patients and in the routine handling of instruments, and supplies.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintains supplies, materials and records of treatment.
  • Sets up instruments, equipment and supplies as directed by the dentist or dental hygienist.
  • Prepares the patient for treatment.
  • Ensures proper clean up, packaging and sterilizing of instruments.
  • Assist in instruction of patients in proper dental hygiene.
  • Accurately records services in the patient’s medical record, as directed by the dentist.
  • Receives instructions from the dental hygienist (if available) and provide assistance when requested.
  • Assists in screenings for dental emergencies and sick call.
  • Provides chair-side assistance by keeping operating field clear, passing instruments and suctioning.
  • Scrubs and sterilizes instruments.
  • Mixes restorative materials.
  • Assists in taking intra-oral x-rays in accordance with proper radiological hygiene.
  • Develops and mounts x-ray films.
  • Performs intra-oral tasks as defined by law.
  • Maintains x-ray unit, processor, autoclave and dental unit according to specifications.
  • Inventories supplies and equipment to maintain adequate levels.
  • Orders supplies and equipment as needed.
  • Ensures there is sufficient number of trays set up for the day’s patients, pulpotomy, caries control, amalgam and Perio/scaling.
  • Maintains cleanliness and sanitation of dental clinic.
  • Performs other duties as required.
  • The assistant must be CPR certified, skilled in recognizing the symptoms of shock and fainting, and must be prepared to provide necessary aid as directed during emergency procedures.
  • Responsible for dental office security to include instrument, drug and needle counts. 
  • Maintains constant alertness to conditions that might endanger the security of the institution, personnel and residents.

Administrative responsibilities:

  • Maintains dental charts.
  • Records dental findings
  • Schedules patients for dental appointments.
  • Prepares patient’s schedule for escort officer.

Once each week:

  • Cleans developer
  • Cleans autoclave

Once each month:

  • Scrubs all drains with soap and water.
  • Cleans examination lights, dental unit, x-ray unit film processor.
  • Changes wet tank chemicals.
  • Submits monthly report to the Health Care Unit Administrator.

The duties and responsibilities outlined herein are for payroll purposes only; employees may be assigned other duties as required.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

Dental clinic setting within a correctional facility.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

TRAVEL: Minimal travel required.

LICENSING: None

CERTIFICATION:

  • Preferably registered or certified by a professional association
  • Current CPR certification.

EDUCATION: High School Graduate or GED certificate.

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: Experience working in a dental setting and/or correctional health care preferred.

EOE/M/F/D/V

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