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Denver Health Certified Dental Assistant - Westside Dental Clinic in Denver, Colorado

Certified Dental Assistant - Westside Dental Clinic (Job ID: 3744)Job SummaryUnder general supervision, provides sub-professional dental work assistingdentist in the care and treatment of dental patients. Functions both as dentalchair and office assistant. Assists the Dental Chair by passing instruments,preparing compounds, and assisting with taking x-rays and impressions.Assists with office functions by scheduling appointments and preparing patientrecords.ResponsibilitiesKnowledge, Skills and Abilities1. Knowledge of filling compounds such as composites and amalgam. 2. Knowledgeof patient record maintenance procedures. 3. Knowledge of safety guidelines.4. Skill in placing and positioning suction tubes in patients. 5. Excellentcustomer service skills. 6. Ability to follow Dentist's instructions. 7.Ability to schedule patients using in-house scheduling software. 8. Ability tocalm patient when necessary.EducationEducation 1. Completion of a Dental Assistant vocational curriculum from anapproved school, required.* High School Diploma or GED (Required)ExperienceExperience 1. One year of experience providing chair side assistance to adentist in the examination and treatment of patients, required.Credentials* Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) from American Heart Association (Required)Work TypeFull timePay RangeMinimum: 16.42Midpoint: 19.72Maximum: 23.00All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employmentdrug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.Denver Health is an integrated, efficient, high-quality academic healthcare system that is considered a model for the nation. The Denver Healthsystem includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Level I Trauma Center, a 525-bedacute care medical center, Denver's 911 emergency medical responsesystem, 8 family health centers, 15 school-based health centers, theRocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, the Denver Public HealthDepartment, an HMO, and The Denver Health Foundation.As Colorado's primary safety net institution, Denver Health is amission-driven organization that has provided more than $3.3 billion in carefor the uninsured in the last ten years. Denver Health is a leader inperformance and quality improvements and remains financially secure, inpart, due to its nationally recognized implementation of lean principles inhealthcare. Denver Health is a major resource to the community, servingapproximately 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.Located just south of downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes awayfrom many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equalopportunity employer (EOE)."""Denver Health is committed to provide equal treatment and equal employmentopportunities to all applicantsand employees. Denver Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does notdiscriminate against any employee orapplicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, nationalorigin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity,status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, stateor local protected class."