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Dental Assistant

Company: Children's Aid
Location: Bronx
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

Bronx Health Services and Foster Care (910 East 172nd Street) 38,000 - 42,000Position Summary: Under the general supervision of the Dental Program Managers and Health Center Managers, in the Health and Wellness Division, and in accordance with established policies and procedures, the Dental Assistant is responsible for assisting practitioners in rendering patient care during clinic visits by performing routine technical and clerical tasks. This includes: providing chairside assistance, charting, operatory maintenance and inventory control. This is a full-time administrative position with no supervisory responsibilities at multiple Children's Aid location. The hours are Monday through Friday, 8 hours a day, including a one-hour lunch. During times of need, the role may work evenings and weekends. The role will occasionally travel via public transportation to other Children's Aid locations within the 5 boroughs during work hours. Responsibilities:

  • Ensures that all patients, visitors, guests, and co-workers receive personalized prompt attention and are treated with dignity and respect, and that their right to confidentiality is honored.
  • Greets patients, observes their condition, and routes them to the provider, bringing acutely ill patients to the clinician's attention immediately.
  • Monitoring the patient-flow system, ensuring that all patients (walk-in patients and those with appointments) are processed in a timely manner; informs the Dentist, Health Center Manager, or designee of any systems breakdowns.
  • Provides chair-side assistance to the clinician. This will include charting, suctioning, passing and receiving instruments, mixing of materials, developing and mounting radiographs, etc.
  • Maintains the dental operatory, equipment, and instruments according to mandated infection-control and sterilization protocols (such as, setting up and breaking down the dental chair, use of the sterilizer, and setting up trays).
  • Schedules and confirms patient appointments. Maintains preventive recall system and no-show follow-up.
  • Works cooperatively with other program staff to facilitate access and treatment of Agency on-site children such as Foster Care, Head Start, After School, Camp, etc.
  • Completes all appropriate sections of the patient data forms and daily statistical sheets. Responsible for mailing these documents weekly to the Dental Program Manager.
  • Maintains an inventory of dental supplies and submits procurement requests in accordance to established ordering procedures.
  • Provides coverage at the Community Health Centers or School Based Health Centers as directed.
  • Accepts delivery of supplies, unpacks, sorts, stores and electronically closes out the delivery in the procurement system.
  • Escorts patients to operatory and throughout clinic as needed.
  • Prepares home-care packets and instructive paperwork for distribution to patients Other tasks:
    • Acts as a patient advocate.
    • Reviews and responds to communications (for instance, emails and Telephone Encounters) on a daily basis, and in a timely manner.
    • Keeps the Dentist, Health Center Manager or designee updated on current issues and/or problems related to the role's job responsibilities or the Center's environment.
    • Assists with the clinic's other clerical duties as assigned by Health Center Manager or designee, which can include assisting with the registration check-in/check-out process.
    • Participates in meetings, trainings, events, quality improvement, and other initiatives.
    • Complies with all privacy laws including HIPAA and other regulatory laws, rules, and guidance.
    • Performs other duties, as required or assigned. SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
      • A High School Diploma or Equivalency Certificate is required.
      • Must be either a graduate of an accredited Dental Assistant Program or have at minimum one year of experience as a dental assistant.
      • Knowledge of Scan-X dental x-ray software, and processing, or similar software preferred
      • Must have knowledge of electronic medical records, preferably eClinicalWorks.
      • Works effectively and enthusiastically with children, adolescents, families and persons from a wide range of cultural, social, and economic backgrounds.
      • Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred. Requirements:

Keywords: Children's Aid, New Rochelle , Dental Assistant, Healthcare , Bronx, New York

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