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VA Jobs – Dental Assistant

Website U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Job Description:

Dental Assistants perform assigned selected procedures with some independence and some complex patient procedures are performed under indirect supervision of more experienced dental assistants or dental supervisor. The dental assistant assists the dentist in many aspects of direct patient care and performs other clinical and clerical functions independently of direct supervision.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Complete mandatory annual safety training sessions
  • Monitor patient condition during treatment, being alert for signs of physical distress
  • Maintain patient confidentiality per HIPAA with written and verbal information
  • Assist dentist and hygienist in charting findings and treatment plans in patient records
  • Construct custom impression trays
  • Record dental images using x-ray equipment
  • Remove sutures and removal of periodontal surgical dressing
  • Maintain dental equipment in a clean and operative condition
  • Demonstrate the preparation of soiled instruments for recirculation, including ultra sonic cold sterilization, wrapping, autoclaving and preset tray preparation
  • Assist in routine general dental procedures
  • Assist in routine general dental procedures
  • Record dental images using x-ray equipment
  • Maintain dental equipment in a clean and operative condition
  • Assist dentist and hygienist in charting findings and treatment plans in patient records
  • Maintain patient confidentiality per HIPAA with written and verbal information
  • Monitor patient condition during treatment, being alert for signs of physical distress
  • Complete mandatory annual safety training sessions

Job Requirements:

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to a background/security investigation
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
  • Ability to identify normal oral anatomy.
  • Advanced knowledge of instruments, materials, and standardized dental procedures used in all phases of restorative, surgical, endodontic and periodontal care and procedures.
  • Ability to monitor and perform basic interpretation of vital signs.
  • Ability to independently provide procedure-specific patient education and appropriate referral of patient concerns to treating dentist.
  • Ability to capture standard and special dental images of good diagnostic quality in traditional or digital formats.

Job Details:

Company: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Roanoke, VA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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