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
OPS - Time Limited
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).
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.
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification
Dental assisting 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