Job Opportunities at the Free Clinic

Job Opportunities at the Free Clinic

Job Description: Dental Assistant
Please email resume and salary requirements to Sherry.Lawson@anmedhealth.org

Status: PT position/ hourly –Works every Friday:  8 a.m. to 1 p.m. sometimes till 1:30 p.m. Schedule might change when dentists are not scheduled and only triage services are being offered or if a volunteer dentist wants to offer a late morning clinic
Reports to: Practice Manager. Works under guidance of Volunteer Dental Director

Part-Time Dental Assistant needed for the Friday clinic at the Anderson Free Clinic. Qualified candidate will possess at least 1-year chairside experience and have experience with Eaglesoft. Candidate must have a pleasant personality with good communication skills and must be a multi-tasker.

Essential duties

  1. Schedules patients’ appointments by phone and after visits.
  2. Informs Practice Manager of broken or malfunctioning equipment and or works independently with Patterson Dental to solve the problem
  3. Works with front staff to sign in scheduled and walk in patients
  4. Maintains communication with the dentist, patient, and the front office staff to ensure to maximize our limited resources while giving the patients quality care.
  5. Coordinates the distribution of duties among scheduled Dental Assistants, volunteers and self.
  6. Provides chairside assistance to the dentist they are providing treatment of patients, performing all assisting duties permitted by law.
  7. Trains new staff and volunteers
  8. Takes X-rays and performs oral exam during triage

Key Responsibilities as Dental Assistant:

Must anticipate dentist’s needs and be prepared for next steps

  • Ensures all DHEC, OSHA, and Board of Dentistry policies and procedures are properly followed
  • Maintains proper patient treatment records both in Chart and Eaglesoft
  • Expedites communication for patient dismissal due to broken appointment or misconduct
  • Works with the Practice Manager to schedule volunteer dentists, those on clerical duties, dental assisting, and dental hygiene
  • Gives pre and post-operative instructions – within the limits designated by the dentist
  • Provides oral hygiene instructions to the patient
  • Turns on all units, switches, and water before patient sits down and at the end of clinics
  • Stocks supplies in operatories, as needed
  • Informs operations support staff when supplies need to be re-ordered or donations requested
  • Performs all duties of a sterilizer when deemed necessary

Requirements
Experience – beyond school internship/practicum – minimum of one year.
Build and maintain good rapport with patients, volunteers and staff
Certification from an accredited dental assistant program. Must have a current x-ray license                                                                                                        Familiarity with EagleSoft desired upon start – willingness to learn and ability to reach working knowledge of the software within 30 days is a must