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Dental Assistant
Title: Dental Assistant
Department:Health Center at Strasburg
All:55981 E Colfax Ave, Strasburg, CO

Peak Vista Community Health Centers is a non-profit healthcare organization whose mission is to provide exceptional healthcare to people facing access barriers.  We provide primary care services (medical, dental and behavioral healthcare) through 21 outpatient health centers in El Paso and Teller counties.  We deliver care with our strong “Hospitality” culture.  Our organization has over 600 employees and serves over 10% of the residents in the Pikes Peak region.  Peak Vista is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. (AAAHC).

Job Summary:
Provides assistance to dentist during examinations and treatment of two patients an hour working independently with that provider. Prepares dental treatment room setup, cleans and sterilizes operative instruments using chemical disinfectants and autoclave. Monitors and maintains any updates on the forms in the dental chart. Take blood pressure when needed and review the medical history of the patient for any pertinent information the dentist may need to be aware of and pass this onto the dentist. Performs the function of child prophys & sealants as a separate schedule as assigned. Makes sure the fee sheets are accurate for the front desk staff. Assists the front desk staff as needed.

Send out the patient reminder cards each month. Assist in the orientation of extern dental assistants and new dental assistant staff in technical duties and answers questions as needed. Works with the purchasing department as needed to order dental supplies for the clinical staff. Will provide back-up for primarily assigned tech in sterilization as needed. Cross trains in the front desk area for coverage as needed. Performs other duties as assigned.

Travel required: This position will cover all East Central Dental clinics. Travel is required. Reliable transportation with clean driving record.

Supervision Received: Dental Assistant Supervisor
Supervision Exercised: None

Education: High School graduate or GED required. Certificate of completion of a Dental Assistant's Course or a minimum of 2 years On-the-Job Training can be substituted. CPR certified or required to be renewed within 3 months of hire. X-ray Certification (either done in a class or a doctor’s office) required within 6 months of hire.

Work Experience: Minimum of six month On-the-Job training or proof of internship as a Dental Assistant required. One year experience in a dental office preferred.

Cognitive Skills (Language, Math, Reasoning Ability): Ability to correctly perform basic math and reading skills as needed for super bill transactions, bi-lingual a plus(English/Spanish).

Computer Skills: Basic computer skills desirable.

Certificates & Licenses: Certificate of completion of a Dental Assistants Course preferred. X-Ray certification preferred. Current Colorado Driver’s License required.

Physical Demands:
Frequent standing and walking, occasional long periods of sitting, moderate bending, moderate energy requirements, and frequent fine motor skills. Looking at computer screen continuously for long periods of time, hearing within normal range. Must be able to lift 20 pounds.

*Successful candidates will complete pre-employment screening; which includes, but is not limited to a Criminal Background check. Peak Vista Community Health Centers is a drug and alcohol free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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