POSITION: LEAD DENTAL ASSISTANT

Hours: 30-40 hours/week

Salary $16-18/hour DOE

 

Do you want to make a difference in the health of your community and in the lives of low-income neighbors who do not have access to dental care?  Puget Sound Christian Clinic (PSCC) has an outstanding opportunity for someone like you. We have recently opened a new dental clinic in Lynnwood and are building our core team.

 

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

The Lead Dental Assistant’s primary responsibilities revolve around providing quality dental care through a smoothly operating dental clinic.  As such, the Lead Dental Assistant will:

  • Assist the Dental Director and volunteer dentists with patient care.
  • Oversee and train volunteer dental assistants.
  • Establish and maintain excellent relationships and communications with patients and volunteers.
  • Ensure the safe use of PSCC equipment/facilities and maintain OSHA and WISHA safety standards.
  • Evaluate adequacy of dental supplies, instruments, and equipment.
  • Monitor and report inventory needs to Dental Director.
  • Present patient treatment plans and coordinate a referral system for patients in need of care beyond our core services.
  • Pray with patients and volunteers upon request and as appropriate.
  • Assist in front office duties as needed, including patient scheduling.
  • Attend all PSCC meetings and training sessions, as required.
  • Assist in other duties as directed by the Dental Director.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Education: Must be a graduate of a licensed dental assistant program and a registered dental assistant.
  • Experience: Experience in dental assisting; two+ years preferred.
  • Experience with Eaglesoft software preferred.
  • Experience within a community healthcare setting preferred.
  • Experience with CEREC preferred.
  • Proficiencies: Highly organized with strong attention to detail and good judgment in establishing priorities and problem solving.  Proficiency with Microsoft Office.  Bilingual skills preferred.
  • Abilities:  A team player who works well with staff, volunteers, and patients.  An individual with a work history of completing tasks in a timely manner, while displaying an ability to be creative and proactive.  Must maintain up-to-date immunizations and CPR/First Aid training.