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DENTAL ASSISTANT III

UAB Medicine

UAB Medicine

Durham, NC, USA
Posted on Saturday, August 19, 2023
DENTAL ASSISTANT III - (T209749)

Description

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is seeking a DENTAL ASSISTANT III. This position will be responsible for providing support in various dental procedures, assisting with surgical procedures, sedation, and anesthesia. Maintains surgery rooms and equipment, takes and processes radiographs of patients and dispenses supplies. Assists residents and faculty with anesthesia of all types to include conscious sedation, nitrous oxide and general anesthesia. Obtains patient consent. Attaches and detaches patient to monitor to access blood pressure, heart rate and oxygen saturation, recognizes abnormal readings and reports problems to resident/faculty surgeon. Charts patient vital signs throughout procedure. Verbally communicates pre-operative and post-operative instructions to patient. Performs a variety of clerical and administrative duties in support of department. Responds to the unique needs of all patients of all ages. Must be able to provide assistance with advanced general dentistry cases. Will also assist with surgical procedures requiring sedation and anesthesia.

This position is also for a chairside dental assistant in a busy residency program. Assistants work with various residents to provide a broad range of dental care to medically complex patients. The position will be responsible for providing support in various dental procedures including general dentistry, surgical procedures, and various types of anesthesia (nitrous, oral, and general). Chairside responsibilities include assisting in four handed dentistry, taking blood pressure, verbalizing instructions to patients, and obtaining patient consents. In addition to chairside responsibilities, assistants maintain rooms and equipment, take and process radiographs, and dispense supplies. During sedation procedures, assistants are responsible for attaching and detaching monitors, recognizing abnormal blood pressure and oxygen saturation readings, and reporting problems to residents/faculty. Assistants get to participate in a widely varying environment that includes access to general dentistry, inpatient hospital care, and dentistry in an OR setting.
Work schedule is from 7:30-4:30 Monday - Friday

(Hourly Rate: 16.00 - $26.00)

Qualifications

Graduate from an accredited Dental Assistant Program and two (2) years of related experience required. Work experience may substitute for education requirement.

Preferred hard skills:

  1. Assist in four handed dentistry
  2. Taking blood pressure, recognize abnormal blood pressure and oxygen saturation readings, and report problems to residents/faculty
  3. Take and process radiographs
  4. Assists residents and faculty with anesthesia of all types to include conscious sedation, nitrous oxide and general anesthesia
  5. Attach and detach monitors during sedation procedures

Preferred soft skills:

  1. Verbalize instructions to patients
  2. Obtain patient consents
  3. Maintain rooms and equipment
  4. Dispense supplies

Primary Location

: University

Job Category

: Clerical & Administrative

Organization

: 329113000 Postdoctoral Gen Dentistry

Employee Status

: Regular
Shift: Day/1st Shift
Work Arrangement (final schedule to be determined by the department/hiring manager): Onsite