Position Summary
To provide superior quality, competitive value and outstanding service by working interdependently with the Dentist and Hygienist to provide dental health care to patients of all ages. The Dental Assistant performs routine administrative and patient care supportive duties to assist the dental staff in the examination and treatment of patients.

General Education Requirements
Graduate from a Florida Board of Dentistry-approved or Graduate from a Florida CODA-accredited dental assisting program, provided that it included appropriate training in the function or successful completion of a Florida Board-approved expanded duties training program.

Additional Requirements
• 2+ years current experience
• Florida Radiation Safety coursework and X-Ray Certification to meet Florida Radiography Requirements
• Current Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers from the American Heart Association
• Ability to work well in a team environment, remains motivated, is self-directed, and demonstrates initiative

Primary Accountabilities
• Completes patient chart within established standards. Verifies chart for completeness. Enters all applicable data into Dentrix
• Seats patient courteously, records vitals, triages as necessary and prepares patient for provider
• Maintains daily patient flow to ensure patients will be seen as soon as possible using all available resources. Enters patient information and treatment in Dentrix
• Takes necessary diagnostic radiographs as indicated by treatment plan or provider
• Assists with additional dental services, including but not limited to pediatric care, oral surgery, and general restorative procedures
• Ensures all in-office preformed testing is recorded in appropriate log books
• Disposes of biohazard waste according to OSHA standards
• Prepares patient, sterilize or disinfect instruments, sets up instrument trays, prepares materials for patient visit
• Develop favorable relationships with all patients. Instruct patients and their family members on general oral health care and/or information related to post-treatment care as appropriate
• Maintains necessary stock of supplies utilized by dental clinic
• Maintains Eye Wash equipment log on a weekly basis
• Disposes of biohazard waste according to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards
• Weekly maintenance on dental units
• Maintains supplies, equipment and sterilization of hygiene instruments; maintains sterilization protocols and procedures and uses OSHA compliant techniques in sterilization and operatory preparation
• Assists with discharging patients at the end of the visit
• Establish favorable working relationships with all staff members associated with clinic operations including front office personnel, dental hygienists, dentists and related staff
• Works with business staff to ensure appropriate scheduling of patients and follow up
• Completes additional projects as delegated by providers
• Takes ownership and represents Brevard Health Alliance’s mission and organizational goals established by the executive committee. These include, but are not limited to: Productivity, Quality, Patient Satisfaction, and Employee Retention. It is the duty of each BHA employee to incorporate these goals into all daily work routines, and strive to achieve and surpass all goals by working as a team. The mission and goals of BHA will be incorporated into each associate’s Key Performance Indicators and will be evaluated on a monthly and quarterly basis.

Physical Demands
• Visual acuity, hand-eye coordination, hearing ability and dexterity to perform clinical tasks and operate equipment
• Standing, walking, bending, stooping, and lifting as job requires for possibly extensive periods of time
• Handling, lifting and moving of objects, equipment and supplies of up to 25 pounds as needed
• Participation in BLS/CPR efforts in an emergency situation
• Visual color acuity to perform point-of-care

Mental Demands
• Work in a stressful, public contact environment with patients and families of various ages,
cultures and socio-economic statuses
• Professionalism, courtesy and respect required when interacting with patients and staff
• Concentration on multiple priority activities
• Efficient response to emergency situations
• Exercising of appropriate judgment when responding to emergency or complex situations
• Responsiveness to needs of patient and Provider
• Adaptation to changing situations
• Motivation, self-direction and demonstration of initiative
• Maintenance of confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA

Note: This position entails possible exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, bodily fluids, medical preparations and other conditions common to a clinic environment.


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