Children's Hospital Boston Lead Dental Assistant in Boston, Massachusetts
73513BRJob Posting Title:Lead Dental AssistantDepartment:Dental ServicesAutoReqId:73513BRStatus:Full-TimeStandard Hours per Week:40 Job Posting Category:ClinicalJob Posting Description:The Lead Dental Assistant is responsible for the following:
Serves as a resource on clinic operations and procedures, efficient flow of patients during clinical sessions, and related matters.
Provides assistance to other dental assistants in evaluating and resolving related problems and issues. Recommends and assists in implementing change in internal systems and procedures.
Leads and oversees work of designated dental assistant personnel.
Plans, prioritizes and delegates work assignments,
Monitors daily schedules and reassigns support staff to provide required coverage.
Monitors work performance, providing feedback and guidance as needed. Trains and orients new personnel.
Controls inventory of clinical control, ordering and distribution of all clinical supplies.
Identifies and resolves discrepancies in supply invoices.
Coordinates the maintenance and repair of equipment by staff and vendors.
Plans for the maintenance, servicing of clinical equipment.
Greets and directs patients, provides routine information on procedures and escorts patients in and out of service area.
Calms and soothes anxious/nervous or uncooperative patients throughout the course of their treatment.
Prepares room and instruments for scheduled procedures.
Mixes materials and passes instruments to dental provider as requested.
As directed by provider, instructs patients on proper dental care and follow up.
Takes dental impressions and produces study models.
Prepares models according to established procedure for delivery to outside lab facility.
Logs lab case information upon submission and return. Identifies and resolves discrepancies in lab cases sent, returned, or damaged.
Takes, develops, mounts and files dental radiographs that meet the minimum departmental standards for quality and readability.
Understands proper positioning technique and other requirements when taking panoramic and/or cephalometric films.
Checks quality of image and reviews with provider before re taking an image, to minimize exposure to radiation.
Takes digital photographs as instructed.
May scan physical non digital images into electronic dental record.
Charts teeth and conditions in patient’s electronic dental record as directed by the licensed provider. Maintains the cleanliness of patient areas, workrooms, and equipment.
Cleans, disinfects and maintains dental instruments and equipment.
Ensures operatory is cleaned and sterilized prior to patient examinations.
Monitors the status of soiled utility room.
Ensures departmental compliance with infection control standards and universal precautions.
Conducts infection control training in this area for clinical staff.
The Lead Dental Assistant must have the following:
BLS certification or CPR/AED certification and Board approved examination for DANB Radiation Health and Safety RHS. Radiology Certification through MA Dental Society.
3 years of experience
Completion of a CODA Accredited Program Certificate
Current Massachusetts license as a Dental Assistant
Office/Site Location:BrooklineRegular, Temporary, Per Diem:Regular Remote Eligibility :Onsite Only