Dental Assistant 3, UNLV School of Dental Medicine [R0113378]

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Las Vegas, NEVADA
Job Type: FullTime

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Dental Assistant 3, UNLV School of Dental Medicine [R0113378]

PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY

UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 29,000 students and more than 3,000 faculty and staff that is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a research university with high research activity. UNLV offers a broad range of respected academic programs and is on a path to join the top tier of national public research universities. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada. For more information, visit us on line at: http://www.unlv.edu

COMMITMENT to DIVERSITY

The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.

ROLE of the POSITION

Supports the day-to-day operation of the School of Dental Medicine Orthodontic (Ortho) Program by serving as the Ortho Dental Treatment Coordinator. Monitors multiple Orthodontic appointment schedules and in collaboration with the Ortho Program Director establishes work schedules for 16 Ortho residents. Supervises the Ortho scheduling support staff and ensures appointments for over 10,000 patients seen yearly by the program are confirmed. Collects co-payments and monthly payments in cash, checks, or credit card from patients.

Prepares daily bank deposits and ensures payments balance with daily patient management financial reports. Reviews patient accounts, processes referrals and submits pre-authorizations to insurance providers for approval. Provides patients information about proposed dental treatment, insurance coverage and payment options. Researches and resolves patient billing issues specific to the Ortho Program. Responsible for routine contact with insurance companies and third party payers on behalf of the Ortho Program.

Responsible for ensuring the accuracy of dental insurance claims submitted by the program to the Clinical Business Services department for processing. Investigates Ortho insurance claims denials and makes necessary corrections for payment. During staffing shortages demonstrate the ability to serve as the lead dental assistant in Ortho dental procedures. Acts as a liaison for the Ortho Program Director when communicating with other healthcare agencies, providers and the general public. Assist Ortho residents in reviewing patients records for completion of dental treatment and resolution of financial obligations. Assist the Ortho program in ensuring all activities conform to established goals and policies of the dental school. Works Monday thru Friday, 8am to 5pm.

QUALIFICATIONS

Graduation from high school or equivalent education and two years of clinical experience working in a dental practice performing general or specialized treatment of patients in both routine and emergency procedures in areas of diagnostic, preventive, restorative, periodontal, endodontic, pedodontic, orthodontic, oral surgery, and/or prosthodontic dental care; OR successful completion of the Dental Assisting National Board, Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) examination; OR one year of experience as a Dental Assistant 2 in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Bilingual; fluent in Spanish and English; prior experience working in a healthcare environment.

SALARY

Grade 27 Step 1, salary $35,725.68. "Step" means the number assigned by the Division of Human Resource Management to identify a specific rate of pay within a grade. Per Nevada Administrative Code (NAC 284.170), salaries for initial appointments for classified positions typically begin at Step 1.

APPLICATION DETAILS

THIS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE PRIOR TO THE ANNOUNCED CLOSING DATE BELOW BASED ON VOLUME OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED.

Submit a letter of interest (cover letter) and a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience. If you are a veteran, please attach your DD-214 or other applicable official documentation to your application as evidence of Veteran's or Disabled Veteran's status.

All documents should be attached in the CV/Resume attachment section when applying.

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based. The resume must have a detailed description of the major duties that you performed as a part of each job; applicants must demonstrate that they qualify for this position. Education (including High School) and experience must be clearly documented. Your application will NOT be moved forward if your application is incomplete.

This recruitment will close at midnight (Pacific Standard Time) on December 31, 2018. Materials should be addressed to May Herschaft and must be submitted online. We do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with application process, contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or applicant.inquiry@unlv.edu .

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR INTERNAL NSHE CANDIDATES

UNLV employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) MUST use the "Find Jobs" process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at UNLV and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type "Find Jobs" in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site. Locate this specific job posting by typing the requisition number, "R0113378" in the search box.

If you complete an application outside of the internal application process, your application will be returned and you will have to reapply as an internal applicant which may delay your application.

UNLV is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Job Category

Classified

Required Attachment(s)

Attach a resume and a cover letter


UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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