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Registered Dental Assistant

Company: Clinica Sierra Vista
Location: Bakersfield
Posted on: May 31, 2024

Job Description:

Clinica Sierra Vista is excited to be one of the largest Federally Qualified Health Centers in the Nation! We're honored to serve the men and women of the fields. We also offer care and support to the inner city, the rural and isolated, those of low, moderate, and fixed incomes, and families from an array of cultural backgrounds who speak several languages. We don't inquire about immigration status because we simply don't need to know. If you come to us, we will treat you like any other patient.
As we grow our team, we are looking for individuals who believe the patient is always #1.

Why work for us?

  • Competitive pay which matches your abilities and experience
  • Health coverage for you and your family
  • Generous number of vacation days per year
  • A robust wellness plan and health club discounts
  • Continuing education assistance to grow and further your talents
  • 403(B) plan with company matching Intrigued? We'd love to hear from you! Please review the job details below and then click "apply."

    We're looking for someone to join our team as a Registered Dental Assistant who:

    Under the Direct supervision of a dentist, which means supervision of dental procedures based on instructions given by a licensed dentist who must be physically present in the treatment facility during the performance of those procedures. The duty must be performed pursuant to the order, control and full professional responsibility of the supervising dentist. Such procedures must be checked and approved by the supervising dentist prior to dismissal of the patient from the office of said dentist.

    Essential Functions
    • Dental Assistant will be proficient in four handed dentistry.
    • Assist the dentist in all aspects of chairside assisting. These duties include but not limited to:
    • Draping and seating the patient in dental chair. Placing proper tray set up and developing room preparation. Will confirm all treatment is recorded in the chart and all the necessary information of the patient visit is indicated on route slips.
    • Operate Dental radiography equipment
    • Apply topical agents
    • Remove dressings
    • Must be an active and enthusiastic team member.
    • Will fill in as Dental Receptionist to answer telephone calls, route and assist incoming patients and any other tasks as designated.
    • Follows Infection Control policies
    • Follows sterilization protocols, and consistently demonstrates adherence to the sterilization process.
    • Perform other work related duties as required. Please see attachment for full job description. You'll be successful with the following qualifications
      • Two years' experience is preferred
      • Must possess both California license for Registered Dental Assistant and sealant certificate.
      • Preferably bilingual in English and Spanish.
      • Willingness to participate in expanded duty program as such program becomes operational.
      • Desire to work closely with patients and staff.
      • Graduation from high school.
      • Possession of State Radiological Certification
      • Must adhere to Clinica Sierra Vista's employee health/immunization requirements or provide a valid exemption request for subsequent approval.

        Clinica Sierra Vista values human rights, goodwill, respect, inclusivity, equality, and recognizes that the organization derives its strength from a rich diversity of thoughts, ideas, and contributions. As leaders in healthcare industry, we aspire to be an employer of choice by promoting an organizational culture that reflects these core values. We seek to attract, develop, and retain a talented and dedicated workforce where people of diverse races, genders, religions, cultures, political affiliations and lifestyles thrive. Our goal is to create a welcoming and inclusive environment that empowers our employees to provide the highest level of service to our community of residents and businesses; they're counting on us.

        Clinica Sierra Vista is an equal opportunity employer and strives to attract qualified applicants from all walks of life without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state and/or local law. We aim to create an environment that celebrates and embraces the diversity of our workforce. We welcome you to join our team!

Keywords: Clinica Sierra Vista, Bakersfield , Registered Dental Assistant, Healthcare , Bakersfield, California

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