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Company: Arkansas Children's
Location: Little Rock, AR
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech

Description

ARKANSAS CHILDREN'S IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. ALL QUALIFIED APPLICANTS WILL RECEIVE CONSIDERATION FOR EMPLOYMENT WITHOUT REGARD TO RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, SEX, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY OR EXPRESSION, NATIONAL ORIGIN, AGE, DISABILITY, PROTECTED VETERAN STATUS OR ANY OTHER CHARACTERISTIC PROTECTED BY FEDERAL, STATE, OR LOCAL LAWS.

CURRENT EMPLOYEES: Please apply via the internal career site by logging into your Workday Account (https://www.myworkday.com/archildrens/)and search the "Find Jobs" report.

Work Shift:

Day Shift

Time Type:

Full time

Department:

CC015062 Craniofacial Orthodontic Clinic Summary: Assists the Orthodontist in the treatment and care of orthodontic patients and assists in educating patients in oral hygiene care. Performs a variety of patient care, laboratory duties, and work chair side as orthodontist examine and treat patients. Make patients as comfortable as possible in the dental chair, prepare them for treatment, and obtain their dental records. Assist in handing instruments and materials to dentists and keep patients' mouths dry and clear by using suction or other devices. Sterilize and disinfect instruments and equipment, prepare trays of instruments for dental procedures, and instruct patients on postoperative and general oral health care. Prepare materials for impressions and restorations, take dental x rays, and process x-ray films as directed. Required Education: Recommended Education: Required Work Experience: Recommended Work Experience: Required Certifications: Recommended Certifications: Description

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Demonstrates assessment skills
Observes the patient's (psychological) status before, during and after treatment and informs the Orthodontist of anticipated or obvious behavioral problems.
Observes the patient for desired or untoward effects of local anesthetic, nitrous oxide, premedication or other drugs.
Demonstrates the ability to recognize and implement appropriate action as dictated by the patient's specific needs.
Informs the Orthodontist if problems with a parent are anticipated or observed.
Ensures equipment utilized is in good working order at the beginning of each shift.
Reviews dental record and anticipates patient needs.

2. Demonstrates dental assistant skills in accordance with the Arkansas Dental Practice Act.
Demonstrates academic and clinical competency in dental skills as evidenced in physician review and patient assessment:a. dental radiographyb. Prepares impression traysc. orthodontic banding/bonding, archwire ligation and removald. removing suturese. placing matricesf. placing and removing rubber dams,ligature ties, and orthodontic separators.g. taking blood pressure, pulse, respiration, and temperatureh. can identify prophylaxis symptoms.i. remove excess cement from fabricated restorations and orthodontic bands.j. take clinical photographs
Assists in providing patient/family education through written explanation as evidenced by documentation in dental record.
Performs procedures utilizing aseptic techniques as standard in the Infection Control Policy for Dental Clinic.
Responds promptly to emergency situations and functions as directed by dentist.
Maintains a well stocked clean work area
Handles instrument cleaning, sterilization/disinfection, and re-circulation.
Performs dental room/chair disinfection.

3. Patient Records
Documents assessment and care prior to discharge of patient, according to ACH dental charting procedures.
Ensures that the dental and medical records are neat and completed by the health care team.
Assures appropriate patient charges are completed prior to end of clinic.
Reviews consent and medical history for proper information prior to treatment being administered.

4. Laboratory Procedures
Pours impressions to make stone and plaster models.
Trims models
Fabricates mouth guards, retainers, and custom impression trays.
Prepares casting models and dies.
Maintains clean laboratory area.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Required - High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
Preferred - Certificate from college program or technical school - Field of Study: Graduate of a dental assisting program that is accredited by the Council on Dental Accreditation (CODA) of the American Dental Association.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Preferred - 1 years orthodontic assistance perferred experience preferred

CERTIFICATION / LICENSE / REGISTRY REQUIREMENTS
Required - Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) (formerly CDA) (Candidate must possesss at time of hire)
Preferred - Orthodontic Assistant (COA) (Certification)or Preventive Functions Dental Assistant (CPFDA) (Certification)

SKILL REQUIREMENTS
Required - Must hold a current permit issued by the Arkansas State Board of Dental Examiners to perform dental radiography and coronal polishing
Preferred - Has successfully completed a nitrous oxide administration and monitoring course as approved by the Arkansas State Board of Dental Examiners.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Lifting/Pushing/Pulling Weight-Up to 10 pounds-Regularly
Lifting/Pushing/Pulling Weight-Up to 25 pounds-Frequently
Lifting/Pushing/Pulling Weight-Up to 35 pounds-Occasionally
Noise Level-Noise Level-Moderate
Physical Activity-Reach with hands and arms-Regularly
Physical Activity-Sit-Regularly
Physical Activity-Stand-Frequently
Physical Activity-Talk or hear-Regularly
Physical Activity-Use hands to touch, handle, or feel-Regularly
Physical Activity-Walk-Frequently
Physical Environment-Blood or bodily fluid-Regularly
Physical Environment-Infectious disease-Regularly
Physical Environment-Inside Office Environment / conditions-Regularly
Physical Environment-Risk of radiation-Frequently
Physical Environment-Work near moving mechanical parts-Occasionally
Safety Sensitivity-This position has been designated as safety sensitive.-Required

  


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