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Company: University of New Mexico - Hospitals
Location: Moriarty
Posted on: June 8, 2024

Job Description:

Receive 17% weekday nights, 26% weekend nights, or 15% weekend day shift differentials!

Cell phone and/or smart devices are not allowed on persons for this position at MDC, unless there is a documented medical condition.

Department: MDC - Medical
FTE: 0.05
Casual Pool (as needed) Monday - Friday
Shift: Days

Position Summary:
Provide a range of clinical, administrative, and staff support to a full-range dental services operation. Assist in the performance of dental and radiography procedures; prepare and maintain dental equipment and supplies in accordance with established protocol, procedures, policies, and standards, and assist in the coordination of day-to-day patient administration, records management, and office support activities. Ensure adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care assignment may include neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric age groups.

Detailed responsibilities:
* Prepares operatory with appropriate instruments and material for the patients scheduled to be seen
* Assist dentist during treatment by providing instruments, material retraction or suction; sterilizes instruments and disinfects operatory between patients
* Schedules patients for dental appointments
* Performs laboratory procedures such as mixing impression material for dentures and assists in the clinical procedures of prosthetic dentistry
* Develops and mounts routine radiographs; assists in maintaining dental charts and records dental findings
* Follows security regulations for keys, sharps and controlled medications; adheres to safety and security policies and participates in disaster drills
* Maintain compliance with Universal Precautions and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards, infection control techniques and regulations by: reviewing dental material safety data sheets, and statistics, labeling hazardous material, disposing of sharp and infectious wastes, and maintaining autoclave sterilization log, etc
* Follow and maintain inventories of dental clinic supplies to maintain proper levels
* PATIENT SAFETY 1 - Follow patient safety-related policies, procedures and protocols
* PATIENT SAFETY 2 - Demonstrate proactive approach to patient safety by seeking opportunities to improve patient safety through questioning of current policies and processes
* PATIENT SAFETY 3 - Identify and report/correct environmental conditions and/or situations that may put a patient at undue risk
* PATIENT SAFETY 4 - Report potential or actual patient safety concerns, medical errors and/or near misses in a timely manner
* PATIENT SAFETY 5 - Encourage patients to actively participate in their own care by asking questions and reporting treatment or situations that they don't understand or may "not seem right"


* High School or GED Equivalent

1 year directly realated experience

Dental assistant experience Bilingual English/Keres, Tewa, Tiwa, Towa, Zuni, or Navajo Bilingual English/Spanish

* New Mexico Dental Assisant License
* CPR for Healthcare/BLS Prov or Prof Rescuers w/in 30 days

Physical Conditions:
Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly (Constantly: activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of the time) to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. May require walking or standing to a significant degree or requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing and/or pulling of arm or leg controls; and/or may require working at a production rate pace entailing the constant pushing and/or pulling of materials even though the weight of materials is negligible.

Working conditions:
* Med Haz: Mod exposure to chemicals/dangerous equip/materials
* May be subject to initial & ongoing security clearance req

Department: Clinical Nursing Support

Keywords: University of New Mexico - Hospitals, Albuquerque , DENTAL ASSISTANT - PRN, Healthcare , Moriarty, New Mexico

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