Dental Assistant

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 12 Jun 2023

Posting Information
Posting Information

Department ASOD Dental Faculty Practice-438000
Career Area Health Professional (Physician/Nurse/Other)
Is this an internal only recruitment? No
Posting Open Date 06/02/2023
Application Deadline 06/12/2023
Position Type Permanent Staff (SHRA)
Position Title Dental Assistant - Advanced
Salary Grade Equivalent GN07
Working Title Dental Assistant
Position Number 00060080
Vacancy ID P017580
Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited Full-Time Permanent
If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment
Hours per week 40
Work Schedule
Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Work Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Location North Carolina, US
Hiring Range $37,715 - $42,000
Pay Band Information
To learn more about the pay band for this branch and role, please see the Career Banding rates spreadsheet .

Position Summary Information

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
The UNC Adams School of Dentistry Dental Faculty Practice provides general and specialty dental and maxillofacial treatment with faculty from various clinical departments and groups (i.e. general dentistry, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, oral surgery, dental implants, oral medicine, orofacial pain, periodontics, prosthodontics, pathology, radiology, special care, and endodontics). The clinical team consists of caring and competent clinical assistants, hygienists, administrative and financial personnel. An advantage to patients is that they can see multiple dental specialists as part of the same practice; these specialists are clinicians, educators and researchers that are committed to providing the highest quality of care for their patients.
Position Summary

The Dental Assistant is responsible for providing dental and surgical assisting duties to the Dental Faculty Practice. This includes specialty areas such as Periodontology, Prosthodontics, Endodontics, Operative, and General Dentistry. Tasks include preparing the clinic, setting up trays using sterile techniques, assisting with a variety of restorative and surgical procedures, assisting with obtaining informed consent, and obtaining and documenting pre- and post-op vitals. The Dental Assistant will be responsible for preparing patients for their procedure and subsequently reviewing post-op instructions, assisting patient and families as needed, and restocking the inventories in the rooms in a prescribed manner. The Dental Assistant will assist clinical faculty in training dental, dental auxiliary, and graduate specialty students in clinical practice as well as providing dental assisting as needed in support of the Division. This includes monitoring/implementing clinic policies and procedures, restorative and surgical tray preparation, sterilization of instruments and maintaining asepsis, exposing, and processing radiographs, seating and interacting with patients, collecting and recording patient data, taking intraoral photographs, and providing chairside assistance to faculty.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
High school diploma or equivalency and completion of an accredited dental assisting program; or equivalent combination of training and experience.
Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Previous chair-side dental assisting experience is essential. Excellent communication skills and be able to work with, and exercise tact and diplomacy with a wide variety of individuals (including staff, students, graduate residents faculty and patients) and to be flexible in working in many different specialty clinics including Periodontology, Dental Hygiene, Comprehensive Dentistry, Operative Dentistry/ BioMaterials, Prosthodontics, Endodontics and Dental Faculty Practice. Must be customer service oriented and patient care driven. The position requires the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, to negotiate to achieve successful results, and to thrive in a fast-paced environment while delivering high-level customer service. The position requires strong professionalism and excellent interpersonal skills. The ability to work with others and change tasks frequently is essential.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Experience working in a team environment and providing support with various dental procedures.
Required Licenses/Certifications
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
Must be able to stand or sit for long periods of time.
Campus Security Authority Responsibilities
Not Applicable.
Position/Schedule Requirements Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens, Exposure to Hazardous Materials, Patient care involved
Special Instructions

The selected candidate for this position may be eligible for a sign-on bonus. Qualified applicants must apply and be selected from the candidate pool of this posting and meet the State policy following requirements:
 To be eligible for a Sign-on bonus, an individual must not have worked in a probationary, permanent, or time-limited appointment in the last 12 months as an employee in North Carolina state government, including without limitation the judicial system, state executive branch agencies, and the university system. 

A newly hired permanent full time or permanent part-time (more than 20 hours a week) employee are eligible for a sign-on bonus (this will be prorated for employees working more than 20 hours and  less than 40 hours per week).

This SHRA Sign-on Bonus is contingent upon budget and final eligibility determination as of the effective date of hire. All recipients must sign the Pay Back Agreement form. Additional information regarding the SHRA Sign-on Policy can be found .

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Equal Opportunity Employer Statement
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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