Dental Assistant

Full Time
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Posted Today
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Posting Information

Department ASOD Geriatrics Special Care-434400
Career Area Health Professional (Physician/Nurse/Other)
Is this an internal only recruitment? No
Posting Open Date 05/02/2022
Application Deadline 08/15/2022
Position Type Permanent Staff (SHRA)
Position Title Dental Assistant - Advanced
Salary Grade Equivalent GN07
Working Title Dental Assistant
Position Number 20036173
Vacancy ID P015064
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 - $41,906
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 Division of Craniofacial and Surgical Care provides a diverse approach to treatment for patients with craniofacial or oral and maxillofacial conditions, including those with multiple or complex oral health problems. The Henson Geriatric and Special Care Clinic provides specialized treatment for patients with closed head injury, epilepsy, rheumatoid arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, and more. The Henson Geriatric and Special Care Clinic delivers general dental services in the care of these patients and provides education for oral health personnel in the management and treatment of elderly and/or medically, physically or developmentally compromised patients.
Position Summary *This position is eligible for a $750 sign-on bonus, to be paid within 90 days of hire. *

This is a unique opportunity to help train the next generation of dental professionals and make an impact on oral health in our state while caring for the people of North Carolina. Collaborating across dental specialties, this is a position that will offer something different each day, and will allow you to not only provide patient care, but to work alongside faculty, residents, and students.

The Dental Assistant will provide dental assisting and surgical duties to the Dental Faculty Practice, Student, and Graduate clinics within the Special Care/Geriatric Clinic. Tasks include preparing the clinic, setting up surgical trays using sterile techniques, assisting with a variety of surgical and dental procedures, assist in obtaining surgical consent, obtain and document pre and post op vitals. Assist patient and families as needed, enter charges, and restocking the inventories in the rooms in a prescribed manner.
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 High school diploma or equivalency and completion of an accredited dental assisting program; or equivalent combination of training and experience.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience Valid CPR certification.
Knowledge of OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens, sterile technique, and infection control guidelines.
Basic comprehension of Dental Assisting within the Special Care setting, to include medically complex and low functioning patients.
Ability to maintain composure and professionalism when exposed to stressful situations; work cooperatively with faculty, residents, dental students, management, staff, and patients; prioritize, organize, and complete tasks in a timely and independent manner; accept constructive feedback; understand and follow written and verbal instructions; communicate and express thoughts and ideas competently; quickly grasp relevant concepts regarding duties and responsibilities; work with special needs and vulnerable populations with compassion, patience, and empathy.
Required Licenses/Certifications
Special Physical/Mental Requirements Active movement throughout the day: sitting, walking, standing, squatting, bending, stooping, reaching, etc. (not a sedentary position).
Vision: close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
Hearing: able to satisfactorily communicate with patients, doctor, and other staff members to ensure that verbal communication is clearly understood, particularly during emergency situations.
May be required to push up to 250-lb person in a wheel-chair; lift up to 50 pounds; and physically assist/lift drowsy patients after anesthesia with or without accommodation.
Campus Security Authority Responsibilities Not Applicable.
Position/Schedule Requirements Clinic – UNCH or ACC, Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens, Exposure to Hazardous Materials, Patient care involved, Respirator, general use, Rotating shifts occasionally
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