The Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) was created to be a comprehensive agency exclusively dedicated to the social, emotional, and physical well-being of children, youth, and families regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or other socioeconomic factors. We believe our workforce should reflect the communities we serve, and are actively searching for candidates that reflect that diversity.
We're looking for a part-time Dental Assistant to join our team at the Echo Glen Children’s Center to provide health services to at-risk youth, working toward the common goal of eliminating child and youth outcome disparities based on race and ethnicity. Our vision is that "All Washington's children and youth grow up safe and healthy-thriving physically, emotionally, and educationally, nurtured by family and community."
The Opportunity (part time/temporary):
Echo Glen Children’s Center in Snoqualmie is a medium/maximum security facility that is not fenced, but bordered by natural wetlands. It provides treatment services for younger male offenders and is the only institution for female offenders. We are searching for a Dental Assistant to assist the dentist and dental hygienist in the treatment of patients. You will perform such duties as general setup and cleanup of the dental clinic, records management, and instruct patients in oral hygiene and care to maintain oral health. Our ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal and technical skills.
Salary: $21.27- $ 27.90 hourly; plus an additional 5%premium pay for employees working in king County.
Some of what you will get to do:
- Assist the Dentist and Dental Hygienist chairside with treatment of residents.
- Participate in four-handed dentistry including: mixing of impressions, cement and filling materials, placing matrix bands and wedges, taking digital X-rays and intraoral photos, giving oral hygiene instructions, coronal polish, and applying fluoride.
- Set-up and clean-up of the dental operating stations, and sterilize instruments.
- Apply and remove rubber dams and isolates; place and remove matrix bands; mix and place dental materials such as alginate and cavity liners, when appropriate.
- Perform expanded duty procedures such as take and record health histories and vital signs, take digital x-rays and dental photos, perform coronal polish of teeth, apply fluoride and temporary filling material and give oral hygiene instructions.
- Support the flow of maintaining and recording dental records and chart entries.
- Schedule and coordinate off campus dental appointments.
- Support the preparation and documentation of other records and other tasks related to the smooth operation of the dental clinic such as timely ordering of office and dental supplies, MSDS records, and monthly reports.
What we are looking for:
Completion of an accredited training program for dental assistants and current certification as a dental assistant (CDA).
Two years of experience as a dental assistant.
Completion of a vocational course in dental assistance work may be substituted for one year of experience.
In addition to those required qualifications, our ideal applicant will also have some or all of the following:
- Training in expanded dental assisting functions.
- Have experience in providing services to urban youth.
How do I apply?
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Job Type: Part Time - Non-Permanent
Location: King County – Snoqualmie, Washington
Agency: Dept of Children, Youth, and Families