Responsibilities include oversight of all surgical instrumentation, equipment, supplies, and review of scheduled appointments. Works in conjunction with OMS, periodontal, OMP and AEGD faculty, Patient Care Representatives and the Patient Care Coordinators to ensure proper scheduling of patients. Works with Dental Assistants to ensure proper staffing within the surgical clinical area. Also assists with staffing in Faculty Practice clinic during any implants. Maintains regularly scheduled in-service sessions with the clinical staff including dental assistants, sterilization staff and dispensary clerks to ensure proper handling of all surgical equipment and supplies. Assists nurse in maintaining medical emergency equipment. Works with clinical nurse, faculty and staff promoting safe sedation practices within the clinical areas. Assists with hospital cases secondary to duties within SODM. Assists with pre-clinical laboratory exercises for OMSOMS drills and accessories, Zimmer implants and restorative accessories, Zimmer Grant Implants and restorative accessories, and bone, membrane and biologic material for OMS, Perio, AEGD, and Faculty Practice. Must be able to expedite and complete special equipment and material orders, including establishment of account if one not already existing. This position is also responsible for maintaining training guides for D3 students, Powerpoint presentations, and directly assisting OMS faculty in many of our labs. Each year is responsible for an 8 week orientation to OMS which is held each Monday beginning in May with all of the new D3 students. An OMS manual is distributed to each student. This manual must be maintained and updated as necessary. Presents tutorial on nitrous carts and assists in supervision of students when they are administering nitrous. Responsible for Infection control training for D2 students and lab safety training for D2/D3 students. Initiating proper protocols during medical emergencies. Must be a resource for D3/D4 students when they are working within the oral surgery clinical site. Assist with coverage in AEGD clinic and dispensary as needed.
Special Instructions To Application:
Please ensure your full range of knowledge, skills, abilities, experience and education are listed on your application. Do not write ‘see resume’ on your application when completing the job duties section.
If you answer the questions at the end of the application, please ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills, abilities and experiences to support your answers (see job duties section of previous employment).
Failure to answer the questions at the end of the application will not preclude your application from being considered but may result in your application not receiving full consideration of your knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full time basis.
High school diploma or equivalency and completion of an accredited dental assisting program; or equivalent combination of training and experience.
Full time or Part time: Full Time
Position Location (city): Greenville
Position Number: 002185
Organizational Unit Overview:
The Division of Health Sciences is the largest and most complex division within the University, employing more than 900 EHRA employees and 1,700 SHRA employees. The Division is composed of numerous Centers, Institutes, and agencies such as East Carolina Heart Institute and Eastern Area Health Education Center, the Colleges of Allied Health Sciences, Nursing, the Brody School of Medicine, the School of Dental Medicine, and the Laupus Health Science Library. In addition to the Academic and Administrative responsibilities of the division, the four professional schools provide clinical services throughout eastern North Carolina in a variety of settings and venues.
The School of Dental Medicine is composed of ten administrative offices and four academic departments. The Administrative units include the Offices of the Dean, Vice Dean, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Associate Dean for Research, Innovation and Discovery, Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Assistant Dean for Extramural Clinical Practices, Assistant Dean for Dental Education and Informatics, Assistant Dean for Educational Support and Faculty Development, Assistant Dean for Academic Success and the Executive Director for Business and Financial Affairs. The four academic departments are Surgical Sciences, Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, General Dentistry and Foundational Sciences and Research.
Included in the mission of the School of Dental Medicine is to educate dental care providers (both dental students and dental residents) and to address the oral health care needs of the underserved population of North Carolina. The School of Dental Medicine meets these missions by operating dental clinics that provide both educational experiences for the dental students and residents and provides dental care to the residents of North Carolina. These clinics occur in both Ross Hall in Greenville, North Carolina, as well as Community Service Learning Centers located throughout North Carolina. In order to operate these clinics, appropriate dental auxiliaries and clinical staff are needed.
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