Sea Mar Community Health Centers, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) founded in 1978, is a community-based organization committed to providing quality, comprehensive health, human, housing, educational and cultural services to diverse communities, specializing in service to Latinos in Washington State. Sea Mar proudly serves all persons without regard to race, ethnicity, immigration status, gender, or sexual orientation, and regardless of ability to pay for services. Sea Mar's network of services includes more than 90 medical, dental, and behavioral health clinics and a wide variety of nutritional, social, and educational services. We are recruiting for the following position(s):
Dental Assistant I, II or III - Posting #20784
Part-time Dental position available for our East Vancouver Dental Clinic. Applicant must be flexible and able to work some Saturdays as needed or requested. Candidate will assist the dental provider in the delivery of dental procedures allowed by the WA State Dental Practice Act. Other responsibilities are as follows: assist provider in Restorative, Prosthodontics, Endodontics, Orthodontics, Oral Surgery procedures, and any other procedures allowed by the WA Dental Practice Act.
Major duties for Dental Assistants include maintaining proper records for material safety data sheets (MSDS), spore test, inventory of dental supplies. In addition, will also assist in training new Dental Assistants and organizing schedules to generate check lists for maintenance of dental procedures.
Qualifications and/or Experience:
- Applicant must have a valid WA State license,
- Must have basic life support (BLS) certification,
- Must have organizational skills, dental record experience and familiarity with the utilization of computers.
- Excellent customer service skills required for this position.
- Must be able to communicate, read and write in English and have the ability to interpret common written material about dentistry.
- Bilingual in English/Spanish or English/Russian preferred but not required.
As a Dental Assistant II, applicant must have completed a formal Dental Assistant program at a College, Technical Institute or equivalent. A minimum of 6 months of work experience is required. Employee with no formal training must have a minimum of 18 months of work experience in a Dental Assistant position.
As a Dental Assistant III applicant must be knowledgeable of the proper sterilization methods and OSHA regulations including QI. Able to duplicate and mount radiographs, place temporary restorations, take impressions, pour and trim models, place retraction cord, place matrix bands, perform coronal polish and give fluoride treatments. Applicant must have 2 years working experience. Employees with no formal training must have a minimum of 3 years of experience working in a Dental Assistant position.
How to Apply:
To apply for this position, complete the online application and click SUBMIT or APPLY NOW. If you have any questions regarding the position, email Erika Estrella, Dental Supervisor at ErikaEstrella@seamarchc.org
Sea Mar is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Posted on 10/20/2020
External candidates considered after 10/23/2020
This position is represented by Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU).
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