UT Health Dental Assistant I (School of Dentistry- Dental Van) in Texas

Dental Assistant I (School of Dentistry- Dental Van)

Texas

Allied Health

UTHealth School of Dentistry

Requisition #: 1800021E

Position Summary:

Perform routine tasks assisting the professional dental staff and students in the examination and prophylactic, therapeutic and surgical treatment of patients. Works under direct supervision.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Assists in the teaching of dental students, dental assisting students, and dental hygiene students in the principles of four-handed dentistry and dental assistant utilization (DAU).

  2. Provides chair side assistance to students and faculty.

  3. Maintains sterile, and prepares equipment, instruments, and supplies within working area.

  4. Maintains infection control standards.

  5. Maintains records of patients seen, procedures performed, materials used, and appointments.

  6. Must be able to respond to emergency situations.

Departmental Duties

  1. Drives school owned Expedition to transport students to and from treatment sites

  2. Assists faculty in coordinating treatment workflow for each day specific to treatment site

  3. Expose and digitally develop intra-oral x-rays using portable x-ray unit

  4. Monitors instruments and equipment used by multiple students

  5. Willing to travel out of town up to 3 days per week occasionally

  6. Able to work in high paced small environment of mobile clinic

  7. Works in Central Sterilization area when not on van rotation

Certification/Skills:

Dental Assistant Registration by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners.

Basic office or computer skills.

Minimum Education:

High school diploma or equivalent.

Completion of a recognized dental assistant educational program preferred.

Minimum Experience:

Three months dental assisting experience or in lieu of experience, completion of a recognized dental assisting program of comparable length.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

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https://www.uth.edu/benefits/benefits-summary.htm

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