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Registered Dental Assistant 

East Valley Community Health Center has an exciting and rewarding opportunity for a part-time position openings for Registered Dental Assistant at our West Covina Health Center. This position will be part-time (34 hours/workweek). Must be Bilingual In Spanish and English.

Position Purpose:

Under general supervision of the Dental Director, provides a range of clinical, administrative, and staff support to a full-range dental services operation.  Assists in the performance of dental and radiography procedures; prepares and maintains dental equipment and supplies in accordance with established protocol and procedures, policies, standards, and assists in the coordination of day-to-day patient administration, records management, and office support activities. 

Responsibilities and Functions:

  • Provides chair-side assistance to dentist in the performance of dental procedures.
  • Prepares, sterilizes, and organizes dental supply and dental equipment according to OSHA and Clinic Standards.
  • Perform RDA functions such as coronal polishing, fabricating of temporary crowns, etc., per state law
  • Maintain housekeeping records.
  • Sets-up trays for procedures.
  • Takes radiographs as directed by dentist (only assistants who have completed courses on radiation safety).
  • Develops and processes dental radiographs in accordance with provider orders.
  • Assists in the monitoring and maintenance of radiation safety procedures and protocols.
  • Orders and maintains inventories of dental clinic supplies.
  • Interacts with and processes dental clinic patients.
  • Performs telephone triage and conducts patient interviews.
  • Maintains dental laboratory slips.
  • Creates and maintains dental records in accordance with established protocol and procedures.
  • Assists in monthly reporting and quality improvement activities.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned by the Dental Director.

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Successful completion of California Board of Dental Examiners-approved radiation safety course.
  • Current RDA license in good standing
  • 1-2 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Current CPR certification.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish.
  • Current knowledge of and ability to follow a full range of dental clinical procedures and protocols.
  • Knowledge of supplies, equipment, and/or services.
  • Knowledge of ordering and inventory control.
  • Knowledge of planning and scheduling techniques.
  • Ability to work as a team member within a clinical environment.
  • Interviewing skills.
  • Communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Knowledge of patient evaluation and triage procedures.
  • Ability to set up and prepare dental equipment and instrumentation in accordance with established regulation and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State, and institutional regulations and guidelines for the provision of dental outpatient services.
  • Records maintenance skills.
  • Ability to operate, maintain, and troubleshoot a wide range of dental equipment in accordance with prescribed procedures and standards.
  • Four-handed dental assisting technique.
  • Knowledge of sterilization procedures.
  • Knowledge of radiation safety procedures, standards, and protocols.
  • Ability to develop and process dental radiographs.

Working Conditions/Physical/Mental Abilities and Processes:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

  • Work requires periods of standing, sitting, lifting, turning, twisting, walking, pushing, pulling, reaching, speaking, hearing, seeing and ability to articulate clearly, use of hands to finger, reaching with hands and arms.
  • Ability to stand, sit, stoop, kneel, and bend in order to speak to patients.
  • Ability to write notes, treatment plan comments, track records and reports.
  • Ability to work productively in a small office space used by multiple employees.
  • Ability to respond appropriately to staff and patients with regard to their medical needs;  must communicate patient complaints to providers and issue final instruction and patient education as directed by the medical provider.

How to apply:

Please email an updated resume and cover letter to asung@evchc.org 

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