Dental Assistant - Greenspoint

 
Position: Dental Assistant - Greenspoint

Location: US-TX-Houston

Talent Area: Clinical Support

Shift: 8a - 5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children’s The Center for Children and Women Founded in 2013 by Texas Children's Health Plan, The Center for Children and Women is a NCQA recognized patient and family-centered medical home that provides enrolled Texas Children's Health Plan members the highest quality community-based health care, education, and advocacy. We have two locations at Greenspoint and Southwest Houston.   To join our community of 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.   Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.

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.

 

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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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