Marin Community Clinics

  • Dental Assistant or Registered Dental Assistant - Evening/Weekend

    Type
    Weekend Coverage
    Location
    US-CA-San Rafael
    Category
    Dental Support (DA, RDA)
  • Overview

    The DA/RDA supports MCC's Dental Clinics with a wide range of duties. Assistants supports Dentists at all times and focus on delivering excellent and compassionate care to our patients.  

     

    Work schedules available for evening and weekends:

    Monday through Thursday evening shifts. No evening sifts on weekends.

     

    -Evening shift: 5:00pm to 9:30pm

    -Weekend shifts: 8:00am to 5:00pm

     

    Evening and Weekend shifts receive 10% pay differential.

    Competitive salary for evening and weekend shifts.

     

    Responsibilities

    • Greets and welcomes patients and visitors to practice with excellent customer services.
    • Escorts patients to treatment room, seats patients and has proper set-up for procedure ready.
    • Assists patients with comfortable level.
    • Verifies patients chart and update health information as necessary during patient arrival and at end of appointment.
    • Informs Dentist when patient is ready for treatment.
    • Ensures proper treatment notes are accurately recorded in patients Electronic Health Records Dentrix chart.
    • Performs Coronal polish.
    • Conducts pre-patient staff meeting in the morning each day.
    • Checks patient schedules daily for accuracy and post in all treatment rooms.
    • Checks lab daily for necessary equipment to treat patients.
    • Checks operatories for necessary armaments for patient visits and prepare next day supplies.
    • Provides oral hygiene instruction and nutritional counseling to patients.
    • Monitors supplies inventory and requests supplies as needed and stock treatment rooms at all times.
    • Complies with all OSHA, Dental Board and MCC policies.
    • Prepares dental units for Dentist, stocks units and ensures that units are clean at all times.
    • Oversees cleanliness of treatment room according to sterilization procedures.
    • Disinfects treatment rooms according to OSHA regulations.
    • Sterilizes all instruments and headpieces according to OSHA regulations.
    • Provides maintenance on autoclave machines.
    • Provides weekly maintenance for water lines and changing traps in operatories.
    • Organizes trays, instruments and treatment room drawers at all times.
    • Ensures that office sterilization procedures are documented and posted at all times.
    • Promptly sends out and monitor all dental laboratory cases.
    • Implements a preventative maintenance/cleaning schedule for dental equipment.
    • Maintains dental office emergency kits and nitrous oxygen tanks.
    • Follows laboratory procedures according to office protocols.
    • Uses appropriate electronic charting techniques for maintaining and updating dental records.
    • Tracks cases and referral to and from other doctors.
    • Sees that records are stored securely per HIPPA guidelines.
    • Assists in the administration of the recall system.
    • In charge of entering patient insurance information and posting fees on computer for all completed procedures.
    • Ensures RDA license remains active through continued education.

     

    Qualifications

    DA or RDA education through an accredited Dental program. DA Certificate/Current CA RDA License.

    RDA applicants - must have current CA Dental X-Ray License.

    Fluent in Spanish highly desired but not required.

    Ability to work in fast paced outpatient clinic environment.

    Prior work experience in community health clinic environment a plus.

    Prior work experience using Dentrix Electronic Records software preferred but not required.

    Ability to effectively use computer. Familiar with MS Office/Outlook

    Ability to communicate effectively in English.

    Ability to assist the dentist with nitrous oxide sedation and patient management.

    Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in team player environment.

    Ability to work with patients of all ages.

     

     

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