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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