Dental Assistant

Indiana University
Published
October 15, 2020
Location
Indianapolis, IN
Category
Job Type

Description

Department

COMPREHENSIVE CARE AND GENERAL (IN-DSCC-IUINA)

Department Information

The Indiana University School of Dentistry (IUSD) offers an extraordinary learning environment in which teaching, research, and community service come together in the best way possible for the preparation of tomorrow's dental professionals. The IUSD has 665 students, 110 full time faculty, 130 part-time faculty, 224 full time staff and 139 temporary hourly staff.

Job Summary

This position is posted as Dental Assistant. If we find a candidate that meets the qualifications for a Dental Assistant II we will consider those applicants at that level. The duties and responsibilities may differ if filled at a different rank. Please see the Required Qualifications section below for the qualifications listed for each level.

The purpose of this position is to support clinical activities and to assist students and faculty in providing dental care for patients of the School of Dentistry.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

• Assist with patient care to include setting up instruments, supplies and materials for necessary procedures.

• Sit chair side to pass instruments and support direct patient care as indicated by procedure.

• Comply with infection control procedures by stripping, disinfecting and bagging unit after patient care provided.

• Enter findings and procedure information in patient chart as directed by faculty and students. Review chart entries to ensure proper information entered.

• Request instruments and supplies from other departments as directed by coordinator.

• Mix materials for use by faculty and students. Inventory and restock supplies (all) and instruments. Other duties associated with clinic operations.

Required Qualifications

Dental Assistant (TE05):

High school diploma or GED and completion of an accredited dental assisting training program; OR two years of dental assisting experience.

Knowledge of dental and medical terms. Attention to detail to properly set-up all necessary instruments, materials and supplies for procedure. Ability to work in a busy clinic with many interruptions. Strong communication and interpersonal skills. Knowledge of dentistry. Ability to interact daily with students, patients, co-workers and doctors. Understanding of customer service and ability to follow service standards.

Dental Assistant II (TE05):

High school diploma or GED and completion of an accredited dental assisting program; OR two years of dental assisting experience and six months of dental assisting experience in an educational environment.

Knowledge of dental and medical terms. Attention to detail to properly set-up all necessary instruments, materials and supplies for procedure. Ability to work in a busy clinic with many interruptions. Strong communication and interpersonal skills. Knowledge of dentistry. Ability to interact daily with students, patients, co-workers and doctors. Understanding of customer service and ability to follow service standards.

Must have Radiology license in all departments and up-to-date immunizations for all positions.

Working Conditions / Demands

Must be able to remain in a stationary position at dental unit that will include movement to pass instruments and supplies. Frequently move supplies and instruments to dental units up to 50 pounds. Must be able to identify, coordinate, and utilize all dental instruments needed for procedures. The person in this position frequently communicates with patients and faculty about treatment and other follow up. Must be able to operate a computer for electronic healthcare record updates. Regular attendance is required.

Work Location

IUPUI campus

Indianapolis, Indiana

Job Classification

Salary Plan: TE

Salary Grade: 05

FLSA: Nonexempt

Job Function: Health Services

Posting Disclaimer

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.

This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University's Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information .

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