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Job Description

Overview

Are you a compassionate and dedicated Dental Assistant? If you are seeking a career that matches your passion for helping patient and their families, United Health Centers is looking for someone like you! Our Dental Assistants provide a positive patient experience and excellent quality care. They work closely with our dentists and supervisors to ensure that patients are calm, dentists are prepared, and information is communicated clearly. If this sounds like you, then you might be our next Dental Assistant! 

Responsibilities

Works closely with the RDA Supervisor and other members of the clinic management team to:

  • Provides prompt dental support; promotes a smooth patient flow; collects and records data accurately; maintains order of the back office, equipment and supplies.
  • Achieves the organizational mission to provide health care access for all the members of the community. Helps make sure patients and families get the care they need when they need it.
  • Consistently and openly communicates with supervisor and all staff.
  • Works flexible or extended hours where necessary.
  • Participates in health center in-services and meeting, listening and respecting others’ ideas.
  • Abides by Rules of Confidentiality.

Qualifications

EDUCATION:

  • High School graduate or GED
  • Completed training program in Dental Assisting from Accredited College is required
  • X-Ray certificate is required
  • CPR Card is required

 LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

  • Possess a valid Driver’s license

PRIOR EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum 2 years of dental assisting experience is preferred

SKILLS:

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) required
  • Able to quickly build and maintain rapport with patients and providers of differing backgrounds; team player
  • Customer-service oriented
  • Familiar with adult learning and general training techniques
  • Positive professional insight
  • Flexibility and dependability
  • Demonstrated good problem-solving skills; sound judgment
  • Effective leadership/supervisory skills
  • Modern office practices and procedures including email
  • Intermediate computer skills
  • Attention to detail and excellent follow-through on work tasks
  • Able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds and push up to 50 pounds (on wheels).
  • Must be able to hear staff on the phone and those who are served in-person, and speak clearly in order to communicate information to patients and staff.
  • Must be able to read memos, computer screens, personnel forms and clinical and administrative documents.
  • Must have high manual dexterity.
  • Must be able to reach above the shoulder level to work, must be able to bend, squat and sit, stand, stoop, crouch, reach, kneel, twist/turn.

Company Overview

  • Website public.uhcofsjv.org
  • Headquarters FRESNO, CA
  • Size 200 - 500
  • Founded 1971
  • Type
  • CEO COLLEEN CURTIS
  • Revenue $50M - $200M
  • Industry Healthcare
  • About united health centers of the san joaquin valley

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