Peak Vista Community Health Centers

Colorado Springs, CO

Dental Assistant

Posted over 1 month ago

Job Description

Title: Dental Assistant
ID: 1/21-4049
Department Location: Dental Health Center at International Circle, 2828 International Circle, Colorado Springs, CO 80910
Category: Nursing / Allied Health / Clinical Support

Peak Vista Community Health Centers is a nonprofit health care organization whose mission is to provide exceptional health care to people facing access barriers through clinical programs and education. We provide integrated health care services to include medical, dental and behavioral health throughout 26 outpatient health centers within El Paso, Teller, Lincoln, Adams, Elbert and Kit Carson counties. We deliver care with our strong Hospitality culture. Our organization has over 950 employees and serves more than 94,000 patients annually in the Pikes Peak and East Central regions of Colorado. Peak Vista is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. (AAAHC).

Compensation (Pay): $16.43 to $18.90 based on experience.
Summary of Benefits: https://www.peakvista.org/careers/employee-benefits-guide

Job Summary:
Assist the dentist and hygienists in chair-side procedures routinely done in a general dental practice.
Responsible for preparation and setting up of instruments, materials, and equipment necessary for each procedure.
Responsible for the sterilization of instruments, and the cleaning and routine maintenance of equipment and work areas.
Assist with front desk responsibilities as needed, including, but not limited to: Scheduling and recall process and reception of patients and updating patient records.
Assist in processing encounters, billing and bookkeeping procedures.
Identify related medical and/or social problems.
Report inventory problems and/or supply requests to Dental Assistant Supervisor DAS/DOD.
Provide exceptional customer service to make the patient encounter comfortable.
Communicate concerns or problems with patient flow, customer service or quality assurance to DAS.
Assist Dental Hygienist in the initiation and maintenance of the dental prevention and dental education program in an integrated medical setting.
Assist with the training of new Dental Assistants.
Demonstrate proficiency with amalgam and resin restorations.
Maintains a safe work environment by remaining informed of and compliant with the clinics safety policies, and in particular, by application of safe practices in area of own responsibility.


Qualifications:
High School graduate or GED required.
Graduate from dental assistant school preferred. Dental certification required or a
minimum of 3 yrs of experience as a chair-side Dental Assistant.
EDDA certificate desired but not required.
Current CPR certification required.
X-ray certification required.
Previous dental assistant experience desired, but not required.

*Successful candidates will complete pre-employment screening; which includes but is not limited to, a Criminal Background check. Peak Vista Community Health Centers is a drug and alcohol-free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

**PVCHC participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program. E-Verify is an Internet-based system that compares information from an employees I-9 to data from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration Records. To learn more, visit: everify.com

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