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Dental Assistant

Location: Atlantic City, NJ  |  Position Status: Full Time  |  Position Shift: Days
The certified dental assistant (CDA), registered dental assistant (RDA) or unregistered dental assistant with X-ray certification with experience functions under the direct supervision of a licensed dentist in the state of New Jersey. The candidate provides patient care, takes X-rays, keeps records and schedules appointments. The registered dental assistant is also responsible for sterilization, preparation and inventory control of dental instruments and supplies. Prepares operatory for patient treatment as per Dental Department protocols and the dentist's or dental hygienist's directions. Assists patients in resolving minor difficulties, answering their questions and giving directions to patients as authorized by the dentist or dental hygienist. Ensures the proper disposal of all contaminated or potentially contaminated materials in accordance with Dental Department directive, center policy and state and federal regulation(s). Follows all regulations, protocols and procedures including, but not limited to, participating in the provision of clinical dental care, as well as workplace safety, public health and patient confidentiality in keeping with HIPAA rules and regulations.  Finally, the dental assistant works collaboratively and teaches new staff, students and interns the use of equipment and proper dental protocol as they relate to patient care.

QUALIFICATIONS
  • EDUCATION: High school diploma or GED certificate.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing sufficient to perform the essential functions; read, understand and apply policies and guidelines; and obtain information from a variety of sources required.
  • Bilingual preferred.
  • LICENSE/CERTIFICATION: Certified dental assistant/registered dental assistant by the New Jersey State Board of Dentistry. Licensed by the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection. Registered as an American Registry of Radiologic Technologist. Certification for nitrous oxide sedation monitoring and BLS required within 6 months of hire.
  • EXPERIENCE: 1-3 years of dental assistant experience required. Knowledge of medical terminology preferred. Proficiency in clinical applications preferred at time of hire. Incumbents within position will be trained appropriately and then skill will be required for this position within 30-60 days from date of hire.

PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS
Demonstrates the competencies as established on the Assessment and Evaluation Tool for this position.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
Potential for exposure to blood borne pathogens, along with infectious diseases (refers to blood-bourne pathogen requirement).  

Essential functions of this position are listed on the Assessment and Evaluation Tool.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP
The above statement reflects the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position.
AtlantiCare is an equal opportunity employer that takes affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.
Nicholas Papandrew
Applicants only. We are not accepting inquiries or solicitations from recruiters/search firms.

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