Peak Vista Dental Assistant Per Diem in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Title:Dental Assistant Per Diem

ID:DEN-006

Locations:2828 International Circle

Category:Nursing / Allied Health / Clinical Support

Description

Peak Vista Community Health Centers is a non-profit healthcare organization whose mission is to provide exceptional healthcare to people facing access barriers. We provide primary care services (medical, dental and behavioral healthcare) through 28 outpatient health centers in El Paso, Teller, Lincoln, Adams, Arapahoe, Elbert, and Kit Carson counties. We deliver care with our strong “Hospitality” culture. Our organization has over 850 employees and serves over 92,000 patients in the Pikes Peak and East Central Plains region. Peak Vista is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. (AAAHC).

Locations: Dental Health Center, 2828 International Circle, Colorado Springs, CO.

PER DIEM POSITION

Job Summary:

Provides assistance to dentist during examinations and treatment of two patients an hour working independently with that provider. Prepares dental treatment room setup, cleans and sterilizes operative instruments using chemical disinfectants and autoclave. Monitors and maintains any updates on the forms in the dental chart. Take blood pressure when needed and review the medical history of the patient for any pertinent information the dentist may need to be aware of and pass this onto the dentist. Performs the function of child prophys & sealants as a separate schedule as assigned. Makes sure the fee sheets are accurate for the front desk staff. Assists the front desk staff as needed.

Send out the patient reminder cards each month. Assist in the orientation of extern dental assistants and new dental assistant staff in technical duties and answers questions as needed. Works with the purchasing department as needed to order dental supplies for the clinical staff. Will provide back-up for primarily assigned tech in sterilization as needed. Cross trains in the front desk area for coverage as needed. Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervision Received: Dental Assistant Supervisor

Supervision Exercised: None

Qualifications:

Education: Education: High School graduate or GED required. Certificate of completion of a Dental Assistant's Course preferred, current CPR certification required, X-ray Certification required.

Work Experience: One year of dental assisting experience in a dental office preferred.

Cognitive Skills (Language, Math, Reasoning Ability): Ability to correctly perform basic math and reading skills as needed for super bill transactions, bi-lingual a plus(English/Spanish).

Computer Skills: Basic computer skills desirable.

Other Skills: N/A

Certificates & Licenses: Certificate of completion of a Dental Assistants Course preferred. Current CPR certification required. X-Ray certification required. Current Colorado Driver’s License required.

Physical Demands:

Frequent standing and walking, occasional long periods of sitting, moderate bending, moderate energy requirements, and frequent fine motor skills. Looking at computer screen continuously for long periods of time, hearing within normal range. Must be able to lift 20 pounds.

*Successful candidates will complete pre-employment screening; which includes, but is not limited to a Criminal Background check. Peak Vista Community Health Centers is a drug and alcohol free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.