Dental Assistant

 
Position: Dental Assistant

Job ID: 152148

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: SOUTHWEST DENTISTRY

Talent Area: Clinical Support

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 9-6 PM - M-F

About Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children’s Hospital Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.   Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.   To join our community of 13,000 dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.  

Summary:

We are searching for a Dental Assistant — someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will provide dental assistance in the patient care area. You will also ensure that all care provided is developmentally appropriate for the ages of patients served (0-18 years) and adults.

 

Think you’ve got what it takes?



Responsibilities :

  • Apply sealants, monitor nitrous, coronal polishing, and application of fluoride
  • Sterilize and disinfect instruments, clean dental carts, and set up instrument trays daily according to the guidelines established
  • Participate in hospital quality improvement activities (committees, teams, task forces), offer written or verbal recommendations, and participate in the development of team goals yearly
  • Take and expose dental X-rays as ordered by the dentist and provide post -operative instructions to parents/patients
  • Attend staff meetings and/or reads minutes 90% of the time to keep abreast of current information
  • Review charts and schedule for the next day’s clinics to ensure the necessary information is available for the dentist
  • Order and stock dental clinic supply as needed and organize the dental treatment room daily
  • Attend continuing education workshops, seminars, and in-services


Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • RDA certification from the Texas Board of Dental Examiners, BLS certification from the American Heart Association, and NOM certification from the Texas Board of Dental Examiners required
  • 2 years’ experience in a healthcare setting required
  • 4 years’ experience in a healthcare setting preferred


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