Allied Health - Staff/Administrative, Staff/Administrative
Rutgers School of Dental Medicine (RSDM) is currently seeking a Dental Assistant II for the Office of Clinical Affairs. Provides support to students and faculty in the RSDM patient care clinics. Performs work related to the care, sterilization, packing, and disbursement of dental equipment and supplies. Maintains all aspects of sterilization procedures related to dental instruments and supplies associated with patient care within the various clinical operations.
Issues dental equipment, instruments and supplies to students and faculty; performs duties relating to clinic dispensary as assigned.
Assists dental students chair-side in the delivery of quality oral health care.
Maintains inventory of supplies, loaned instruments and equipment according to department policy; restocks equipment and supplies in the dispensary and clinic, reporting depleted items.
Checks returned instruments and prepares them for sterilization; delivers to and retrieves instruments from Central Sterilization according to department schedule.
Examines equipment to detect leaks, worn or loose parts, or other indications of disrepair, verifying that equipment functions properly; completes requisitions for equipment maintenance, repair or replacement, and removes defective equipment.
Exposes & scans digital radiographs using digital sensor or phosphor plate.
Assists with maintaining established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, and quality improvement, safety and environmental and infection control standards.
Serves as Sterilization Assistant; operates and monitors washer/disinfectors, steam autoclaves, sonic washers and other sterilizing equipment; decontaminates, processes and sterilizes instruments and equipment with proper handling to prevent loss or damage; ensures quality and consistency of the sterilization process.
Performs monitoring tests on units; maintains records of quality assurance procedures, loads completed, items in loads, and maintenance procedures performed.
Follows Standard Precautions, ensuring and maintaining a safe, clean, sanitary & time efficient working environment by adhering to RSDM infection Control Policy and complying with federal, state and departmental protocols.
Participates in Quality Assurance activities as assigned.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Valid Radiologic Technology license issued by the NJ Department of Environmental Protection.
Valid American Heart Association CPR Certification.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of dental terminology, decontamination, sterilization, assembly, packing and monitoring of instrumentation.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to multi task and prioritize assigned work.
Three (3) years of experience in a dental setting with a combination of dental assisting and sterile processing.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Must have the ability to lift/push/pull greater than 50 pounds.
Posting Number: 20ST0096
Location: Newark (RBHS)
Internal Number: 109195
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