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Expanded Function Dental Assistant

Riley Hospital
Date Posted
25 August, 2023
Schedule & Shift
Part Time
Requisition Number
351704
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Expanded Function Dental Assistant

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Job Description

Overview

Indiana University Health is Indiana’s most comprehensive health system, with 16 hospitals and more than 34,000 team members serving Hoosiers across the state. We’re looking for team members who are inspired by challenging and meaningful work for the good of every patient. People who are compassionate and serve with a purpose. People who aspire to excellence every day. 

Make a difference in your community and in the lives of Riley Kids. 

Riley Pediatric Dentistry is seeking Expanded Function Dental Assistants for our growing team. This is a rewarding career for individuals who are passionate about helping the children of Indiana. Our team is high energy, friendly, and knowledgeable. We provided excellent care with a compassionate touch. 

Ideal candidates will have the following: 

  • Pediatric, orthodontic, or family dentistry experience. 

  • Knowledge of Dentrix or Dexis computer programs. (or like applications) 

  • An interest in learning and growing and expanding on their professional experience. 

  • Willingness to work with patients with special behavioral or health needs. 

  • Desire to make a difference in someone’s life. 

Days/Shift: Part time

  • Monday 730am-400p
  • Tuesday 730a-505p
  • Wednesday 730a-515p
  • Thursday 730a-430p
  • Friday 730a-210p

The Dental Expanded Function Assistant performs advanced dental care services in a clinical setting or operating room, at the direction of a Dentist. Assures accurate collection and reporting of patient intake data, medical history, cognitive/emotional diagnosis, and clinical care provided. Prioritizes patent care based on resources, unit volume, and patient prognosis. Facilitates smooth patient flow, provides patient education/teaching, explains insurance coverage/co-pays, and assures necessary documents are complete. Ensures the presence and proper arrangement of instruments, equipment, and supplies in the treatment area prior to each procedure. Assists dentist/hygienist as directed and performs advanced expanded functions assisting techniques, places restorations and fits bands/brackets/appliances. Performs bedside dental assisting consistent with service specific to general anesthesia dentistry. As directed by Dentist/Hygienist, obtains diagnostic dental x-rays using safe radiology process. Uses advanced behavior management techniques to support safe and effective care with uncooperative patients. Identifies and responds to medical emergencies. Maintains, organizes, stocks, and cleans dental equipment and unit(s). Responsible for aseptic/sterile processing of dental instruments, reusable supplies, and equipment in accordance with regulatory requirements, infection control policies, and best practice recommendations. Performs administrative and registration duties, schedules patient visits, and engages in patient correspondence. Expected to precept and mentor professional skill, techniques, and behaviors in others. Additional duties as assigned. 

 

Physical Requirements:  

  • On feet for up to 8-9 hours per day.  

  • Physically manage patients  

  • Physical management of patients who are uncooperative  

  • New mobile X-ray machine (10 – 15 lbs.)  

 

 

Requirements:  

  • High School Diploma/GED is required. 

  • Requires 3-5 years of relevant experience. 

  • BLS-CPR Certification required. 

  • Dental Radiology License in State of Indiana required. 

  • Certification form accredited training program for Expanded Function Dental Assisting or On The Job Training with a minimum of 5 years' experience as pediatric EFDA required. 

  • Certification in Coronal Polishing and Caries Prevention Procedures preferred. 

  • National Dental Assisting Board Certification optional. 

  • Ability to meet the physical requirements of the job required. 

  • Ability to read, write, and speak fluent English required. 

 

 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at IU Health. IU Health does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, national origin, gender identity and/or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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Indiana University Health is Indiana’s most comprehensive health system, with 15 hospitals and nearly 40,000 team members serving Hoosiers across the state. Our partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine gives our team members access to the very latest science and the very best training, advancing care for all. We’re looking for team members who share the things that matter most to us. People who are inspired by challenging and meaningful work for the good of every patient. People who are compassionate and serve with a purpose. People who aspire to excellence every day. People who are always ready to apply themselves.

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