Employment

Surgical Assistant - Graduate Periodontics

Chief Purpose of the Position

The Surgical Dental Assistant supports dental care delivery by preparing exam, post-op, maintenance, scaling and root planing and surgical setups for two resident doctors in the Graduate Periodontal Department. The clinic has 9 residents that you will be rotating through, two at a time every two weeks. The assistant will help the doctors with instruments and materials; passing instruments and materials; performing all procedures in compliance with the dental clinic and/or task delegated by the attending faculty dentist and dental resident. The job also entails, cleaning the operatories after each patient. As well as but not limited to taking X-Rays, CT scan, Panoramic X-Rays and helping in sterilization.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Knowledge of dental procedures, dental self care, utilization of materials, instruments, and equipments.
  • Knowledge of Moderate IV Sedations
  • Knowledge of standard infection control protocols (OSHA).
  • Knowledge of daily preventive maintenance of dental instruments, equipment and accessories.
  • Knowledge of techniques used in dental radiography in compliance with federal and state regulations.
  • Knowledge of dental office administrative procedures and principles of dental office record keeping.
  • Basic computer knowledge.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to consistently deliver high level of customer service with a great attitude.

Education Level and Experience Required

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 3+ years of experience preferred
  • CPR Certification preferred
  • X-Ray Certification required
  • CDA Certification preferred
  • Sedation training in Moderate IV sedation and nitrous oxide preferred
  • Successful completion of the AAOMS Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Anesthesia Assistants Program required.

Hiring Range: $18 - $21 per hour, based on relevant work experience

Brief Summary of Benefits: Benefits for this position include, but are not limited to Health and Group Life Insurance, Vision, Dental Care Discounts (not insurance), 401k Profit Sharing Plan, and Paid Holidays. After a completion of 90 days you are eligible for Paid Time Off (PTO) Leave, a Uniform Allowance or Uniform, and Professional Development/Tuition Assistance. After a completion of 6 months you are eligible for Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance, and Flexible Spending Accounts.

EEO Statement: VCU Dental Care is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally-recognized basis including, but not limited to: veteran status, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability and/or age.

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Please submit a completed VCU Dental Care Employment Application Form for immediate consideration. Due to the volume of applications, no phone calls please.

 

Updated on Thu, 18 Jul 2019 14:23:08 EDT


VCU Dental Care is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. We do not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally-recognized basis including, but not limited to: veteran status, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability and/or age.