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Dental Assistant

Company: Primecare Community Health
Location: Chicago
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

Sign-on Bonus We offer a $1000 sign-on bonus to all new Dental Assistants.38 Paid Days Off Each Year!!LocationsBelmont Cragin5635 W Belmont AveChicago, IL 60634West Town1431 N Western Ave, Suite 401Chicago, IL 60622Position SummaryThe Dental Assistant is responsible for ensuring the smooth flow of procedures performed by dental staff and assists dentist(s) in all phases of dentistry, including taking diagnostic intra-oral x-rays and front desk.Duties and ResponsibilitiesPerforms basic supportive dental procedures as follows under the general supervision of licensed dentist(s):Assists dentist(s) chair side in all phases of dentistry.Manages patient behavior during treatment.Operates dental radiographic equipment for the purpose of oral radiology; taking diagnostic quality x-rays, developing and mounting correctly as requested by the dentist(s) as often as needed.Follows infection control protocols as specified by professional, state and federal standards. Uses appropriate protective carriers.Assists patients with oral hygiene instructions following dental procedures.Performs tasks with adherence to all OSHA and regulatory sterilization, infection control, and protective barrier guidelines.Documents treatment and patient information in dental software program.Front desk responsibilities.Performs other duties, as assigned by the Practice Manager and/or Dentist.Other Duties and Responsibilities as assignedRequired Skills or AbilitiesAbility to assist dentist in all phases of dentistry, and take diagnostic intra-oral x-rays.Strong organizational, administrative, and problem-solving skills and ability to be flexible and adaptive to change.Ability to effectively present information to others, including other employees, community partners, and vendors.Ability to seek direction/approval on essential matters, yet work independently with little onsite supervision, using professional judgment and diplomacy.Work in a team-oriented environment with a number of professionals with different work styles and support needs.Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written skills and ability to effectively work with people from diverse backgrounds and to be culturally sensitive.Conduct oneself in external settings in a way that reflects positively on PrimeCare Community Health as an organization of professional, confident, and sensitive staff.Ability to see how ones work intersects with that of other departments of PrimeCare Community Health and that of other partner organizations.Make appropriate use of knowledge/ expertise/connections of other staff.Physical DemandsMust be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time.Must be able to move around the clinic site 50% of the time.Constantly operates a computer, computer printer, copy machine, and telephone.Occasionally positions self to maintain exertion of physical strength to move objects of 10 pounds from one level to another.Must be able to transport from one site to another.Must be able to cover other shifts as necessary.Required Knowledge, Experience, or Licensure/RegistrationCompletion of certified Dental Assisting Training Program.Current CPR from AHA approved organization.Knowledge of proper use of all dental materials and dental equipment and ability to assist dentist.Proficiency in Microsoft Office strongly preferred.Coronal Polishing Certification, preferred.Comprehensive Health Insurance Benefits through BCBS of IL:Health Insurance (HMO/PPO)Dental Insurance (HMO/PPO)Vision InsuranceShort/Long-Term Disability InsuranceGroup Life InsuranceOther Benefits Include:403(b) Retirement plan with employer matchPension PlanVoluntary Life/ AD&DFlexible Spending/Dependent Care AccountsAnnual CME Allowance and CME PTO (Providers Only)27 PTO days per calendar year3 Personal days per calendar year7 Holidays per calendar year1 Floating Holiday per calendar yearEmployee Assistance ProgramTuition Assistance ProgramOff-the-job Accident Coverage Employee Referral Program Internal Growth OpportunitiesPrimeCare Community Health is part of the National Health Service Corps, as such, you would be able to participate in their Loan Repayment Program. For more information, please visit their website at https://bhw.hrsa.gov/loans-scholarshipsIn accordance with Illinois Executive order 2021-20 (COVID-19 No.87) effective on August 26, 2021, in conjunction with the Federal CDC guidelines, COVID vaccinations are now a requirement for PrimeCare Community Health as well as many other Healthcare Organizations. Proof of full vaccination is required prior to the beginning date of employment. If you have a medical or religious contraindication, please inform Human Resources when the offer is extended.PrimeCare Health is firmly committed to creating a diverse workplace and is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants. Therefore, PrimeCare does not discriminate on the basis of creed, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, marital or parental status, alienage, disability, political affiliation or belief, military or military discharge status.by Jobble

Keywords: Primecare Community Health, Chicago , Dental Assistant, Healthcare , Chicago, Illinois

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