The Ohio State University College of Dentistry seeks a Temporary Dental Assistant (DA) for the mobile dental clinic (Dental H.O.M.E. Coach) for The Ohio State University College of Dentistry's Office of Community Education in the Division of General Dentistry and Materials Science.
The Ohio State University College of Dentistry is the fourth largest public dental school in the United States and it is the only public dental school in Ohio. The college is divided into ten divisions with all major ADA-recognized dental specialties represented. The College has approximately 600 students in its undergraduate and graduate programs.
The successful candidate will be responsible for direct chair-side dental assisting for all faculty, residents and students in the Dental H.O.M.E. Coach for the College of Dentistry, including assisting with children and special needs patients; dispenses, receives, and processes instruments, equipment and supplies used in the delivery of treatment; stocks clinic supplies for the clinical area; rotates stock, maintains supply inventory, which includes moving materials, pushing and pulling carts, lifting small equipment, stooping, climbing up and down vehicle stairs. The successful candidate also provides oral hygiene instructions, ensures efficient coach operation during clinical sessions; organizes records system; offers a systematic and streamline approach to the delivery of care to patients at various locations, and takes radiographs.
Variable schedule of hours based on needs and may include weekend and/or evening work.
This position requires successful completion of a criminal background check and drug and alcohol screening.
A dental assistant needs to have use of both hands, as well as dexterity in the fingers and the ability to manipulate instruments, materials, dental hand pieces, and operate dental equipment. The use of feet is necessary to manipulate the rheostat for hand pieces or other dental equipment. The body must be able to work from a dental stool in order to perform most dental procedures. The ability to sit and stand for an extended period of time is also necessary. Other specific requirements include color spectrum differentiation; manual dexterity/motor coordination, hand-eye coordination, physical communications; visual acuity and communication/language development. Individuals in this position may be exposed to the following: bloodborne pathogens; chemical hazards (skin irritants); nitrous oxide; vibrating equipment; use of sharp instruments; and latex.
Three months of experience (three courses) in dental office practices and procedures; three months of experience (three courses) in dental operatory practices and procedures; three months of experience (three courses) in four-handed assisting techniques; three months of experience (three courses) in inventory record-keeping; three months of experience (300 hours of training) in care of dental equipment; one month of experience (100 hours of training) in using a computer. Must pass health standards and requirements prescribed by law prior to appointment (e.g., hepatitis, vaccination series, and TB test). Current CPR/BLS certification and radiographer license required at all times throughout employment. Positions performing radiography must be registered with the Ohio Dental Board as a Dental Assistant Radiographer.
Chair side dental assistant experience; experience and knowledge of a wide variety of dental instruments and procedures, especially those involving pediatric dentistry procedures; experience in an educational and/or hospital setting, experience with electronic health record; basic computer literacy including familiarity with Microsoft Office and internet/email to perform clerical responsibilities.
Target Salary: $13.50 - $17.00 Hourly
Job Category: Civil Service
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The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, and protected veteran status.
The Ohio State University is a dynamic community of diverse resources, where opportunity thrives and where individuals transform themselves and the world. Founded in 1870, Ohio State is a world-class public research university and the leading comprehensive teaching and research institution in the state of Ohio. With more than 63,000 students (including 57,000 in Columbus), the Wexner Medical Center, 14 colleges, 80 centers and 175 majors, the university offers its students tremendous breadth and depth of opportunity in the liberal arts, the sciences and the professions.