The Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center, Inc. is a Federally Qualified Community Health Center established in 1987 to provide comprehensive health services to the medically underserved residents in the county of Queens & Kings, New York. The Health Center is licensed by the State of New York as an Article 28 Diagnostic and Treatment Center (DT+C) and has recently received certification as a NCQA Level 3 - Medical Home.
We are currently seeking a Part time and Per Diems Dental Assistants. This position reports to the Dental Director and is responsible for providing Clinical suspport to the Dental providers including the below responsibilities.
Maintains dental equipment in a neat, clean and sterile manner as outlined in Dental Infection Control Policy Manual.
Maintains equipment drawers and cabinetry in an organized fashion with inventory as designated in the Dental Policy Manual.
Prepares and tallies charts daily as necessary for patient care.
Register patients at the beginning of the day and close encounters as the end of the day.
Gives oral hygiene and post-operative instructions to patients as directed by the dentist.
Maintains dental lab and office in a neat, clean condition.
Prepares new patient charts and maintains existing charts to conform with chart organization protocol as specified in Dental Policy Manual.
Takes, develops and mounts X-rays.
Pours and trims patient study models.
Assists in triage of dental emergency patients and reviews of medical history.
Sets up dental equipment each morning and prior to each patient.
“Breaks down” equipment at the end of each day.
Acts as a dental receptionist including the scheduling of patients.
Cleans and maintains X-ray processor per maintenance schedule as delegated by the Dental Director.
Prepares insurance and Medicaid forms.
Prepares lab cases for pick-up by lab courier and receives incoming cases.
Deals with interdepartmental communication and assists with clerical duties as necessary.
Provides all chair-side assistance to dentist in direct patient care.
Scrubs and sterilizes instruments as outlined in Dental Infection Control Policy Manual.
High School Diploma
Completion of a formal Dental Assistant training program
One year clinical experience preferred
Ability to relate to children
Ability to respond appropriately and respectfully to patients
Summary of benefits(For FT/PT Employees):
Paid-Time-Off- Sick, Vacation, Holidays, Personal accruals
If interested, please send your Resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with Dental Assistant in the subject line.