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Job No. 152110

  • Job Title:
  • Dental Assistant
  • Employer:
  • Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis
  • Location:
  • Indianapolis , IN
  • Posting Date:
  • 07-Feb-2024
  • Description:
  • Department Information
    The Indiana University School of Dentistry has been advancing oral health in the state and beyond since 1879, when it was founded as the Indiana Dental College. Over the past 140 years, we've become a national leader in preparing oral health professionals, conducting innovative research that has an impact on patients and the profession, and providing patient-centered care.

    Job Summary
    Assists with patient care including setting up instruments, supplies, and materials for necessary procedures.
    Sits chair-side to pass instruments and supports direct patient care as indicated by procedure.
    Complies with infection control procedures by stripping, disinfecting, and bagging unit after patient care provided.
    Enters findings and procedure information in patient chart as directed by faculty and students and reviews entries to ensure accuracy.
    Requests instruments and supplies from other departments as directed by coordinator.
    Inventories and restocks supplies (all) and instruments.
    Qualifications
    This position is posted at the Foundational Career Level but may be filled at the Intermediate Career Level depending on the candidate's qualifications. Although they will be similar, the duties and responsibilities may differ if filled at the lower rank. Please see the qualifications for each level listed below.

    Foundational Requirements:

    EDUCATION

    Required

    High school diploma or equivalent (such as HSED or GED).
    WORK EXPERIENCE

    Required

    Completion of an accredited dental assisting training program; OR
    6 months of dental assisting experience.
    LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES

    Required

    Radiology License upon date of hire.
    SKILLS

    Required

    Possesses strong technical aptitude.
    Demonstrated customer service skills.
    Strong communication and listening skills.
    Ability to simultaneously handle multiple priorities.
    Intermediate Requirements:

    Combinations of related education and experience may be considered. Education beyond the minimum required may be substituted for work experience. Work experience beyond the minimum required may be substituted for education.



    EDUCATION

    Required

    High school diploma or equivalent (such as HSED or GED).
    WORK EXPERIENCE

    Required

    1 year of assisting in applicable specialty dental assisting.
    LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS

    Required

    Indiana X-Ray License upon date of hire.
    Preferred

    Dental Assistant Certification upon date of hire.
    SKILLS

    Required

    Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure.
    Ability to work in a safe and efficient manner.
    Demonstrated customer service skills.
    Performs work independently with minimal supervision.
    Possesses strong technical aptitude.
    Strong communication and listening skills.
    Articulate and responsive to colleagues.
    Demonstrates a high commitment to quality.
    Effective interpersonal skills.
    Ability to simultaneously handle multiple priorities.
    Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty.
    Working Conditions / Demands
    This role requires sedentary work as well as extended durations of moving about the workplace. It requires the ability to move objects and equipment weighing up to 25 pounds, and the ability to discern between various objects and devices and to position patients. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.
  •  Contact information:
  • Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis
  • Indianapolis, IN 46202
  • United States
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