The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.
This position will perform all functions related to roles and responsibilities as a dental assistant in the Oral Medicine Service in the management of medically complex patients, including but not limited to chairside dental assisting, exposing digital panoramic and intraoral x-rays, exam room and dental set up, cleaning and turn over, maintenance of the dental units and the Panoramic digital and intraoral x-ray units, computers and monitors; all dental instruments and equipment, consent, review of systems, medication list review and reconciliation, photography, intake, assisting with all elements of each examination type. Chart documentation for procedures.
Perform all dental assistant duties and responsibilities (detailed above) in the context of patient medical condition and current medical status
Assemble all information required for patient intake, review of systems and medication list, UW and photography consents
Assess patient oral condition relative to the medial condition and status prior to x-rays and OM visits
Expose digital and intraoral x-rays
Perform all maintenance and administrative duties ad detailed above
Perform other tasks/ responsibilities as required (e.g., form completion, room turnover, phones and assistance as needed)
Certified Dental Assistant
Washington State Dental Assistant Registration
5 years of clinical hygiene experience
Current BLS AHA Health Provider Card (or equivalent course, such as by the American Red Cross) and renewal required every two years (BLS PSV required by law for this position)
Ability to provide meaningful education, information and motivation, concepts and skills
Possess integrity; Be reliable, flexible, timely and motivated; provide accurate information, efficient with time and motion; focused and attentive to detail.
Excellent rapport and ability to connect with patients, family, staff and Faculty, empathetic
Supportive and engaged with the roles and mission of the SCCA, Oral Medicine Service
Our Commitment to Diversity
We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 206-667-4700.
The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance was incorporated in 1998 as a separate, jointly governed non-profit that included the cancer programs of three partners. Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is a cancer treatment center that unites doctors from Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center, University of Washington Medical Center, and Seattle Children’s. The purpose of this organization is to provide state-of the-art patient and family centered care; support the conduct of cancer clinical research and education; enhance access to improved cancer interventions; and advance the standard of cancer care regionally and beyond. The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is the only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Northwest, and according to the National Cancer Data Base, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance patients in general have better survival rates than patients treated at other cancer treatment centers.