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Expanded Function Dental Assistant

Riley Hospital
Date Posted
07 June, 2024
Schedule & Shift
Full Time
Day
Requisition Number
375137
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Expanded Function Dental Assistant

Job Description

Overview

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.

This position is full time days. The shift is Monday - Friday.

This position is located at the Riley Outpatient Center ( no work form home option).

Sign on bonus available for those that qualify!

Performs advanced dental care services in a clinical setting, 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 patient 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.

  • High School Diploma/GED is required.
  • Requires 3-5 years of relevant experience.
  • BLS-CPR certification required.
  • Dental Radiology License in Indiana required.
  • Certification in Expanded Function Dental Assisting from and accredited program or on the job training with minimum of 5 years experience in Dental Assisting required. 
  • Ability to meet the physical requirements of the job required.
  • Ability to read, write, and speak fluent English required.
  • Certification in Caries Prevention and Coronal Polishing Preferred.
  • Requires the ability to demonstrate and foster diversity and inclusion skills.
  • Requires excellent skills in handling apprehensive or difficult to manage children.
  • Requires the ability to work with medically, physically, and/or cognitively compromised patients.
  • Requires the ability to treat patients with special health needs, cognitive needs, and/or those with extreme dental fear.

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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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