Rutgers School of Dental Medicine (RSDM) is currently seeking a Dental Assistant II to work in the Rutgers Health University Dental Associates (RHUDA) clinic located in New Brunswick. Provides chair-side dental assisting and takes various dental x-rays, as assigned. Performs work related to sterilization, packing, and disbursement of equipment and supplies.
Reviews provider’s schedule and sets up treatment rooms for procedures being performed.
Examines equipment and verifies proper function; reports findings of defective equipment and maintenance needs.
Exposes and scans digital radiographs using digital sensor or phosphor plate; exposes Panoramic, Cepholometric and CBCT x-rays using specialized machinery.
Checks returned instruments and prepares them for sterilization.
Operates and monitors sterilization equipment, steam autoclaves, sonic washers and other sterilization equipment; decontaminates and sterilizes instruments and treatment equipment with proper handling to prevent loss or damage; ensures quality and consistency of the sterilization process.
Performs monitoring tests on units; maintains records of quality assurance procedures, loads completed, items in loads, and maintenance procedures.
Maintains inventory of supplies, instruments and equipment; re-stocks equipment and supplies in the examination rooms and supply area.
Assists with maintaining established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, and quality improvement, safety and environmental and infection control standards.
Checks for past due patient visits; aids front desk area with scheduling patient visits.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Valid Radiologic Technology license issued by the NJ Department of Environmental Protection.
Valid American Heart Association CPR Certification.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of dental terminology, decontamination, sterilization, assembly, packing and monitoring of instrumentation.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to multi-task and prioritize assigned work.
Three (3) years of experience in a dental setting with a combination of dental assisting and sterile processing highly preferred.
Posting Number: 20ST0125
Location: Newark (RBHS)
Internal Number: 109423
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