Primary Purpose: Under the general supervision of the Pediatric Clinic Manager, demonstrates and instructs concepts of four-handed dentistry in the Pediatric clinical setting to dental students.
Essential Functions: 1. Instruct and apply principles of efficient, and effective clinical pediatric procedures utilizing appropriate teamwork in a clinical setting: Ergonomics Injury prevention Instrument Transfers Dental team positioning Organization/work simplification Infection control Patient and professional communication
2. Instruct students with the use of electronic patient health records to include patient presentation worksheet, treatment plan/options/fees and preventive instruction and intervention.
3. Evaluate and grade students preparedness and proficiency working with pediatric patients; utilize one-on-one demonstrations, immediate feedback/corrections and faculty collaboration for daily electronic student performance evaluations.
4. Support the Humanistic Values of the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry.
5. Conduct Pediatric Clinic and chair side orientations, training of new staff, and assist in orientation of new faculty.
6. Perform outreach responsibilities which result in a positive impact upon the student/clinical experience to include the following: Initiate and coordinate a minimum of two pre-approved outreach events per year to pediatric populations of not less than 15 participants. Initiate minimum of 1 new outreach opportunity/contact per year. Partner with SCOPE in all outreach events. Provide summary of event, including contact person, role in event/organization, program evaluation, number of patients and ages reached, and potential impact on clinic, measurement used (i.e. increased patients, contacts made, relationship established with measurable outcomes, etc) to Chairperson and Clinic Manager. Efforts made to partner with outside agencies to garner financial and logistic support for outreach activities.
7. Perform teaching/training to include: Partner with other departments/schools (i.e. Physical Therapy School, CDE) to provide enhanced knowledge and experience with ergonomic issues related to the dental professionals. Assist with Just-in-Time Learning Videos. Maintain a current knowledge base around ergonomics and enhance materials based on the information.
8. Assist with all patients, monitor patient vital signs, assist with special needs and medically compromised patients.
9. Provide chairside dental assisting duties as needed for faculty doctors in the Pediatric Clinic and/or in the operating room setting.
10. Perform all other duties as assigned by the Pediatric Clinic Manager and/or the Chairperson of Pediatric Dentistry.
Ability to: 1. Explain pediatric procedures/four-handed principles. 2. Work well with children. 3. Organize, coordinate, and conduct professional outreach programs. 4. Perform effective teaching/training to other departments/schools within the University.
Experience: Minimum of three years chairside dental assisting in a Pediatric private dental practice or dental clinic setting.
Education/Licenses: 1. High school diploma or equivalent. 2. Current RDA license. 3. Current California X-ray license. 4. Current CPR certification.
Working Conditions: 1. Position is full-time, 7.5 hours per day, 5 days per week. 2. May require working at offsite location if assigned to operating room. 3. Occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens may reasonably be anticipated. Personal protective equipment will be provided to reduce or eliminate exposure to routine or limited infectious agents.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience: 1. Teaching experience as a dental assistant desirable.
Ability to: 1. Communicate effectively with faculty, staff and public. 2. Monitor dental student performance and provide objective evaluations. 3. Follow verbal/written instructions. 4. Project a professional image. 5. Function as a team member in a professional manner with co-workers and faculty in a busy clinical setting. 6. Set guidelines with appropriate follow-through with dental students/patients.
Distinguishing Characteristics: Bilingual (i.e. Spanish, Cantonese or Mandarin).
Education/Licenses: Current CDA license desirable.
Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
1. Position requires alternate walking, standing, and sitting. 2. May require standing for long periods of time dependent upon patient/clinic needs. 3. Frequent reaching and handling of dental instruments. 4. May be requested to assist with temporary physical restraint of patients in emergency situations. 5. Occasional pushing, pulling; occasional lifting of up to 25 lbs.
Hiring Range: 31.78
Background Check Statement: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must pass a criminal background check.
University of the Pacific is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
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Drawing on its rich legacy as the oldest chartered university in California, Pacific is a student-focused, comprehensive educational institution that produces outstanding graduates prepared for personal and professional success. Our student body thrives in Pacific's small classes and dynamic cultural environment, while our distinguished alumni are transforming their communities every day.
University of the Pacific is a nationally ranked university with a long tradition of dedicated teaching, small class sizes, practical experience and vibrant residential life. The breathtaking main campus in Stockton, California is home to seven schools and colleges, with more than 80 majors and programs of study. Pacific also has the McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento and the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. Total university enrollment is nearly 7,000, with 3,757 undergraduates in an average class size of 19 and a student/faculty ratio of 14:1. Eighty-seven percent of students come from California, with 35 other states and 25 foreign countries also represented.