Dental Assistant III - Community Dentistry

Updated: 16 days ago
Location: Omaha, NEBRASKA

Supports dentists and hygienists in teaching and patient care in both community-based settings as well as the dental clinic. The primary patient populations being served are geriatric, developmentally disabled, physically disabled, sensory impaired, pediatric, and other vulnerable populations requiring advanced cared.

Dental Assistant Certification, NOMAD portable dental x-ray certification, BLS within 60 days of hire.
Graduated from an accredited Dental Assisting School with Radiology Certification
A minimum of 10 years of dental assisting experience-preferably serving vulnerable populations.
Experienced in operating and maintaining dental equipment, notably portable dental units, mobile dental equipment, and portable radiographic equipment.
Documented experience in complex dental delivery settings such as; hospital-based dentistry, operating room care, or dentistry within skilled/assisted living facilities.
Experienced in interprofessional communication and the provision of interdisciplinary whole person health care.
Experience with various electronic healthcare record (EHR) systems, medical and dental record keeping practices, and teledentistry.
Experienced in applying HIPAA, FERPA, and Infection Control standards in both clinical and community-based settings

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Strong interpersonal/human relations skills- including active listening, empathy, and non-verbal communication skills.
Leadership ability and organization skills to manage multiple tasks within time constraints and with the appropriate degree of urgency.
Attention to detail and anticipatory judgement regarding patient safety, comfort, and follow-up.
Ability to set-up, trouble shoot, maintain, and tear down portable/mobile dental equipment.
Ability to apply fluoride varnish, successfully secure diagnostic radiographs, and provide post-operative or oral hygiene instructions in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner.
Demonstrated competency in the use of Word, Excel, and MS Office.
Ability to utilize multiple dental software systems for record keeping, billing, and reporting needs.
Ability to assist in conducting teledentistry consultations.
Ability to maintain dental equipment and supply inventories within budget and according to utilization and scope of services.
Application and adaptation of infection control and asepsis standards across multiple delivery environments including, but not limited to; break down, decontamination, packaging, sterilization, chemical/biological monitoring, logging, tracking, transportation and storage of instrumentation, armamentarium, and PPE.
Knowledge of wheelchair transfer techniques and geri chair use for dental care.
Knowledge of dental emergency response and medical emergency kits.


Physical Requirements:
Seeing: 75 – 100%
Hearing: 75-100%
Standing/Climbing/Mobility: 75-100%
Lifting/Pulling/Pushing: 0 – 24 % (pound: 25 lbs.)
Fingering/Grasping/Feeling: 75 – 100%
Travel: No
Exposure to Blood Borne pathogens: Yes

AAP/EEO Statement:
Creighton University is committed to providing a safe and non-discriminatory educational and employment environment. The University admits qualified students, hires qualified employees and accepts patients for treatment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or other status protected by law. Its education and employment policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other programs and activities, are administered without unlawful discrimination.

Disclosure Statement: 
This description describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required.  Regular, reliable attendance is an essential function and all employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor. Employees may also be required to work in excess of normal working hours as workloads and seasonal activities necessitate.  Creighton University reserves the right to modify duties, responsibilities and activities at any time with or without notice.




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