University of Florida OPS Dental Assistant in Gainesville, Florida

OPS Dental Assistant

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Work type:Temp Full-Time

Location:Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)

Categories:Administrative/Professional, Health Profession, Office/Clerical

Department:34170402 - DN-PROSTHS RESIDENT PROG

Classification Title:

OPS - Time Limited

Job Description:

  • Assist faculty members and residents in caring for patients at the chair (four-handed dentistry, mixing materials, patient communication etc.) and in the laboratory (fabricating casts and fabricating prostheses etc.).

  • Set up/break down dental operatories for patient appointments; maintain instruments, equipment, and operatories in good and clean condition.

  • Assist patients (including the disabled) into and out of dental operatories and treatment chairs; assist/perform emergency medical procedures (closed cardiac compression, mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, and oxygen administration) as required.

  • Clean, package, and sterilize instruments.

  • Organize, inventory, and order supplies.

  • Become familiar with new equipment, materials, and techniques through participation in in-service training and continuing-education programs.

  • Assist in any other duties deemed necessary by supervisor and/or program director.

  • Initiate and respond to oral, telephonic, and written communication related to patient care as required in the absence of patient coordinator (appointments, consultations, and emergencies); when required, perform related clerical duties (appointing patients, copying, and filing patient charts).

  • Perform other duties (as assigned).

Advertised Salary:


Minimum Requirements:

High school diploma or equivalent and one year of relevant experience. Appropriate college course work or vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification

  • Radiology certificate

  • Dental assisting skills

  • Organizational skills

  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions

  • Ability to carry out duties with minimal instruction

  • Ability to instruct patients in dental techniques

  • Ability to work under pressure

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others

  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally with individuals of varied educational, social, and economic backgrounds

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

  • Good visual acuity to manipulate dental materials safely

Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter and resume.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required:Yes

Advertised:06 Dec 2018Eastern Standard Time

Applications close:21 Dec 2018Eastern Standard Time