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St. Joseph Health / Covenant Health Dental Assistant (RDA) - Dental Clinic in Santa Rosa, California

We are looking for a Dental Assistant (RDA) for the Dental Clinic Department at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital.

Location: Santa Rosa, CA

Work Schedule: Full Time - 64 Biweekly Hours

Shift: 8-hour, Days

Job Summary:

The Dental Assistant services as a chair-side dental assistant. Responsible for assisting, taking and developing x-rays, operatory set-up and clean-up, sterilizing, taking and pour-up of impressions, and stocking of supplies. Trained in front office tasks, and other activities as needed.

Essential Functions:

  • Prepares operatory for patient care for pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients.

  • Assists dentist chair-side with pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients.

  • Performs appropriate dental treatment for pediatric, adolescents, adult, and geriatrics patients under a dentist’s supervision.

  • Takes and develops X-rays.

  • Works with post-op patients explaining instructions.

  • Charts procedures and maintains consent forms for treatments.

  • Communicates with patients and family members to explain scope of treatment, explain oral hygiene instructions and answer questions within the scope of license and knowledge.

  • Performs routine and scheduled equipment and instrument maintenance.

  • Performs data entry tasks, as well as other front office tasks, as needed

Skills:

  • Sensitivity to the needs and situations of a multi-cultural, low-income population and a desire to work with this population.

  • Good “people” skills.

  • Willingness and desire to learn new skills.

  • Communicates with patients and family members to explain scope of treatment, explain oral hygiene instructions and answer questions within the scope of license and knowledge.

  • Performs routine and scheduled equipment and instrument maintenance.

  • Bilingual: English/Spanish.

  • Preferred: Word processing/computer skills and familiarity with front office procedures

Minimum Position Requirements:

Education:

  • H.S. Diploma or GED or equivalent educ/experience

  • Coursework/Training - Satisfactory completion of an accredited dental assisting program or comparable work experience which satisfies licensing requirements.

  • Coursework/Training - Training in infection control and OSHA standards.

Licenses/Certifications:

  • California RDA license.

  • Current CPR

Preferred Position Qualifications:

Experience: 1 year experience in a dental office or clinic.

Providence St. Joseph Health (Providence) has worked for decades to improve health and quality of life in California's North Bay region, starting in Sonoma County, where the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange opened the doors of Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital in 1950. Today, we continue the mission begun by the Sisters to those we serve through an integrated spectrum of primary, urgent, acute, outpatient, palliative care and regional referral services. Sonoma County facilities aligned with Providence include the 278-bed Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, the region's only Level II trauma center. In addition, the 80-bed Petaluma Valley Hospital and 43-bed Healdsburg Hospital are secular (non-religious) affiliates of Providence. Our services also encompass three Urgent Care centers, Hospice of Petaluma, Memorial Hospice and North County Hospice, the Annadel Medical Group doing business as St. Joseph Health Medical Group, as well as the St. Joseph Home Care Network (post-acute care services). We act as a regional referral hub for outlying hospitals, while also providing outpatient behavioral health care, education to promote health and prevent chronic disease, rehabilitation, oral health care, community benefit programs, and more, all fostering health and quality of life throughout the area.

Providence provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Providence complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Positions specified as "on call/per diem" refers to employment consisting of shifts scheduled on as "as needed basis" to fill in for staff vacancies.

Company: Sonoma County Entities

Category: Dental Hygienist

Req ID: R333471

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