This is a 9 months fixed term, part time, grant-funded position with the possibility of becoming permanent.
Since 1897, the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry has shaped talented students into outstanding dentists and dental hygienists. Our challenging clinical education and our expert faculty members provide future oral health professionals with the skills they need in order to become the best. Dentists and dental hygienists are consistently viewed as some of the most trusted and respected professionals that serve the public, and our graduates are part of the reason. The Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry not only educates excellent clinicians but also produces professionals who earn their patients’ trust with unyielding commitment to exemplary ethical standards.
USC's Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry is looking for a highly energetic Registered Dental Assistant to join the Pediatric Dental Clinic at LAC + USC. The hours for this position is 7:30 am-4:30 pm or 8:30 am-5:00pm. Weekends required.
We are looking for a candidate who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment. The highly motivated individual will provide both administrative and comprehensive chair-side assisting services. In addition, this individual will set up treatment/clinical area for patients, maintain inventory of dental instruments and equipment, and assist with patient registration and provides patient education and treatment planning.
The ideal candidate must be able to work independently with moderate technical guidance. The successful candidate should have previous experience working in pediatric dentistry, possess excellent interpersonal patient service skills, and have the ability to multitask. Bilingual Spanish preferred.
USC has excellent benefits, including health benefits for staff & their family with access to the renowned university medical network; eligibility for retirement plans; tuition benefits for staff & their family; free professional development online courses; central Los Angeles location with easy access to commuter trains, buses & free tram pick up services; discounts to football, basketball & other campus events. To view more information, please visit: https://employees.usc.edu/benefits-perks/
Minimum Education: Specialized/technical training
Minimum Experience: 6 - 12 months
Minimum Field of Expertise: Graduation from an accredited Dental Assistant program. Six to twelve months of chair-side experience in a dental environment or private practice in one or more recognized dental disciplines (general/prosthodontics, endodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, pedodontics, orthodontics, special patients). Working knowledge of HIPAA compliance, PPO, and dental terminology. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal patient service skills, and ability to multi-task. Working knowledge of proper sterilization and instrument management techniques. Demonstrated experience in a high volume, fast-pace environment. Demonstrated team-oriented and collaborative work style. Ability to travel to and from work at various local locations.
USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance. We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact USC Human Resources by phone at (213) 821-8100, or by email at email@example.com. Inquiries will be treated as confidential to the extent permitted by law.
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