This position has a planned start date of January 11, 2021 and will not start prior to that date.
This is a 90% position. The employee will be off one full day every other week (5 days one week, 4 days the next), the day off will be consistent, but will change each semester with proper notice given. A minimal amount of overtime may be needed for this position.
This area will have 4-5 weeks of breaks throughout the year (scheduled in advance, often 6-12 months in advance) where work may not be available in the area. Employees can request to pick up hours in another area if they are available or can use vacation time or unpaid time for these breaks.
DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES includes but are not limited to: - Prepare patient, arrange instruments, set-up and prepare dental materials necessary for treatment/procedure. Prepare operatories using infection control techniques. Set up I.V.'s and necessary medications for conscious sedation. - Maintain supplies, equipment and clinic cleanliness. Sterilize instruments including cleaning, wrapping and autoclaving. - Demonstrate to dental students and residents the proper use of materials and techniques required for infection control protocol. - Provide chair side assistance to dental students, residents and faculty during examinations and surgical/non-surgical procedures while maintaining a clear operative field. - Assist with intraoral photography. Take digital photographs during surgery. - Provide preoperative care to patients by taking blood pressure and pulse. Provide postoperative care to the patients when directed. - Expose and process dental radiographs - Assist Residents and Staff Hygienist's as needed with charting, x-rays and room turnover. - Order supplies online from central supply. Prepare necessary paperwork to aid in ordering supplies from outside vendors. - Monitor expiration dates on drugs/equipment within emergency kit as well as for sedation and work with clinic supervisor to replenish supplies as needed. - Help the receptionist as needed. - Assist faculty and students to establish a professional environment by providing positive support to patients. - Perform patient care activities relevant to the assigned duties as permitted by the Dental Practices Act. - Other duties as assigned
The University of Minnesota provides excellent benefits to Full Time Employees:
Academic Disability Program
Health Care and Dependent Daycare FSA
Short Term Disability
Long Term Disability
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
- Graduation from an accredited dental assistant course/program.
- Certified as a dental assistant (DANB).*
- Must work well with others in a team environment and must demonstrate a positive attitude in the clinic.
- Current State of Minnesota Dental Assistant License.
- Current certification in BLS/CPR.
- Experience in or knowledge of (must be able to speak to what the process and procedure is) bone grafting procedures and periodontal surgery.
- Experience in or knowledge of (must be able to speak to what the process and procedure is) I.V. sedation, monitoring of patient vital signs and surgical placement of dental implants.
- Experience working with a diverse patient base.
-Must have a history of good attendance and timeliness and commitment to working well with team members of diverse backgrounds, education and experiences.
- Must be committed to following all required PPE standards and protocols at all times to ensure safety of faculty, staff, students and patients
* A trainee option is available to a candidate that does not currently have DANB certifications. These MUST be obtained within 4 months of the start date of this position. If not obtained in the 4 month time period the position will be ended and the employee terminated and failing probation.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: - Two (2) years experience in a dental office or clinic; preferably dedicated Periodontics clinic. - Experience with conscious sedation. - Flexible, reliable and works well in a fast paced, high volume environment. - Able to work collaboratively and respectfully in a team environment is essential. - Familiarity with School of Dentistry or similar emergency protocols. - Experience/education in Intra Oral Photography, Sterilizing and Ordering of clinic supplies (optional).
It is required that this person will attend the onsite (and during normal work hours) conscious sedation course (held every Fall in Periodontics) as part of this position and will complete the requirements of this position within 9 months of hire or within 12 months if not offered in first 9 months.
Internal Number: 337910
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