Be a Child's Champion
Dental Assistant I (Full Time, Day Shift)ADOLESCENT DENTAL PROGRAM Florida-Miami-Nicklaus Children's Hospital - Main Hospital Campus Miami, Florida Requisition ID 21804
Provides access for patients and families with friendly interaction and communication. Works under the direct supervision of the Dentist in providing care to pediatric patients undergoing dental treatment, including prophylaxis (supra-gingival) cleaning. Responsible for preparing for procedures, providing supplies and instruments during procedures, and post-procedure clean-up. Performs the expanded duty functions as permitted by the Florida Board of Dentistry.
Job Specific Duties
- Applies knowledge of growth and development in patient interactions and treatment.
- Provides expertise with appropriate approaches to small children, children with autism, children confined to wheelchairs, and children with developmental delay.
- Ensures patient safety with papoose (when necessary) for patients unable to sit for procedures unassisted.
- Assures clinic operatory supply levels are par and ensures appropriate staff are notified when master inventory levels drop to re-order status.
- Checks all equipment for proper function and cleanliness. Notifies designated employee of any equipment not operating properly and needing repair.
- Executes clear & concise education information for parents/patients. Provides parents with post- treatment, sedation & OR verbal instructions as well as written information when indicated.
- Maintains and sterilizes dental instruments.
- Provides for patient safety, greets parents, and assists patients to operatory checking with parent, reading armband to identify scheduled patient before beginning any procedure.
- Reviews, maintains, and documents patient information in the computer thoroughly, accurately, and in a timely manner. Obtains consent from parents.
- Takes x-rays to assure the highest degree of diagnostic information with the least amount of exposure. Follows hospital and departmental infection control policies.
- Works directly with the Pediatric Dental Attending, Residents, and other specialists in the dental clinic and operating room.
- Performs designated expanded duty functions permitted by the Florida Board of Dentistry. Provides assistance with behavior and monitors patient with nitrous oxide and never leaves them unattended.
Minimum Job Requirements
- Graduate of an accredited school of Dental Assisting or Expanded Duties Certified (EFDA)
- Expanded Duties Certification required within 12 months of hire
- American Heart Association AED - Must maintain active and in good standing throughout employment.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Previous experience as a Dental Assistant highly preferred.
- Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
- Able to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
- Ability to demonstrate evidence of clinical expertise.
- High quality skills as an expanded duties assistant.
- Able to relate cooperatively and constructively with patients, families, and co-workers.
- Ability to problem solve to adapt standard clinical procedures to the individual client's need.
- Ability to interpret, adapt, and react calmly under stressful conditions.
Job : Dental
Primary Location : Florida-Miami-Nicklaus Children's Hospital - Main Hospital Campus
Department : ADOLESCENT DENTAL PROGRAM-2100-360040
Joining a new organization can be daunting or overwhelming. But at Nicklaus, your colleagues make you feel welcomed. They taught me to celebrate our accomplishments and band together during challenging times. This is not easy to find in healthcare these days, so I’m grateful to have found an amazing place to work with people and leadership who have my well-being in mind.Lova Renee Brunson Manager Accreditation & Regulatory
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