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DENTAL ASSISTANT

Company: COMMUNICARE HEALTH CENTERS
Location: Davis
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Job Description:

Job DetailsJob LocationDavis - , CAPosition TypeFull TimeDescriptionWe love to come to work, want to join us? CommuniCare Health Centers (CCHC) is part of a network of Federally Qualified Health Centers that is raising the bar for comprehensive and quality healthcare. The Registered Dental Assistant works with the dental program team which consists of a dental director, dental program administrator, dentists, volunteer dentists, volunteer interns and full-time dental assistants. The Dental Program clients are primarily low income, non-English speaking, Denti-Cal recipients or uninsured. Our company culture is anchored in our belief that everyone has right to compassionate, respectful, and responsive services, regardless of ability to pay. CCHC's mission is to offer access to patient-centered healthcare - we believe it is everyone's right; we offer a healthcare home where social justice, resilience, and compassion guide our efforts. About us: We are a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and have been providing care to Yolo County residents since 1972. Like other community health centers, we provide care to anyone that walks through our doors and are located in all major cities within Yolo County (Davis, Woodland and West Sacramento) and provide services throughout Yolo County. The community health center movement was born out of the civil rights movement in the 1960s with the mission to provide healthcare in communities where there are few or no options for care. Our mission is rooted in the philosophy that health care is a right, not a privilege. We serve and provide care for those disproportionally impacted by social determinants of health. CommuniCare Health Centers provides an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity and life experience. CommuniCare encourages people of all backgrounds to apply including, but not limited to those who identify as: Black, indigenous, people of color, LGBTQIA+ persons, immigrants, refugees, women, people with disabilities, veterans, individuals of all ages and religions, as well as those who have experienced the criminal justice system.Our Benefits Medical Insurance options: Kaiser Permanente, Sutter Health Plus Western Health AdvantageDental (Cypress) and Vision (VSP)Flexible Spending Plan (FSA) - pre-tax savings planEmployee Assistance Program (EAP)403B including match Robust Vacation, Sick, Floating Holiday, 10 Paid Holidays Full time, 40 hours a week, Monday through Friday. Travel to different clinics is required. Schedule may vary based on location (Davis, Woodland, W. Sacramento and Esparto). Some evening and weekend shifts may be required.Essential Functions: Attend dentist with four-handed dentistry as needed.Take necessary x-rays and process films. Sterilize instruments and clean operatories.Assist with pediatric patients.Enter treatment plans and charts into electronic dental records.Provide preventative dental education as needed.Perform all duties of a Registered Dental Assistant according to Department of Consumer Affairs, Dental Board of California and Regulations-Chapter 3, Article 5, Section 1086.Apply pit and fissure sealants if certified to do so.Responsible for ensuring all daily maintenance procedures are performed and completed. Monitor and maintain equipment on a daily basis.Assist with front office and other duties as needed.QualificationsEducation: California Registered Dental Assistant license required. Must have x-ray certificate.Experience/Skills: Excellent knowledge of dental record keeping and charting. Bilingual Spanish/English strongly preferred. Intermediate level computer skills required and experience with electronic dental records helpful. Must provide proof of current driver's license and auto insurance. Must have current CPR certificate. Expectations: Able to work well with small children. Required to have versatility, flexibility and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm and have acute attention to detail. Expected to have strong interpersonal skills and have the ability to understand and follow written/verbal instructions. Required to have the ability to deal effectively with and provide excellent customer service to a diversity of individuals at all organizational levels and with external customers. Physical Requirements and Work Environment: *The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Manual dexterity to assist dentist with four-handed dentistry and mix required compounds. Must have the ablility to bend and pivot at the waist. Hearing required for patient assessment. Close and color vision required. Must have ablility to lift up to 20 lbs. Travel to all agency sites required.

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