This position is in our Orthodontics Division in the Department of Developmental and Surgical Sciences. This clinic is a fast based teaching based clinic where Faculty, Staff and Students work together daily. The work schedule is Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8 hours per day for an 80% position (benefits eligible). A 100% (40 hour a week position) is also available if applicants are interested in working on Thursdays in our Orthodontics Faculty practice clinic.
Some of the duties and responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:
-Chair side assisting with faculty, staff and residents.
-Take and pour up alginate impressions, trim models weekly.
-Take digital cephalometric and panoramic radiographs and digital photographs.
-Place and remove arch wires, ligatures and elastics. Remove excess cement as directed.
-Use electronic record keeping and imaging computer systems.
-Select and fit orthodontic bands. Assist in banding and bonding new construction.
-Direct patients in oral hygiene instruction; perform clinical crown prophylaxis as directed.
-Retrieve and file patient charts daily. Monitor retention and dismissed cases.
-Prepare units for procedures to be done each day. Includes distribution of sterile instruments and items according to daily resident assignments.
-Assist four or more residents while utilizing eight or more chairs according to the daily schedule.
-Answer chart, patient, parent phone calls and questions regarding emergencies and instruct patient home care and/or schedule appropriate appointment
-Sterilizes, maintains instruments and equipment in the clinic, laboratory and sterilization area.
-Maintain general clinic cleanliness.
The University of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
Competitive wages, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave
Low cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
Health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts
Excellent retirement plans with employer match
Disability and employer paid life insurance
Wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums
Tuition reimbursement opportunities covering 75%-100% of eligible tuition
Student loan forgiveness opportunity
Opportunities for growth and promotion
Employee Assistance Program
For more information regarding benefits: https://humanresources.umn.edu/sites/humanresources.umn.edu/files/2018_tcd-cslr-75100-ben-0105-7.pdf
Salary Range: $22.56 to $28.22 USD/hour
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
-Graduate of an accredited dental assisting course.
-Current Minnesota Dental Assistant License
-Knowledge of and able to speak to: procedures such as fitting orthodontic bands, place/remove arch wires, etc.
-Currently DANB Certified or eligible for certification within 4 months of hire*
-Current CPR certification
-Experience working with a diverse patient base
-Advanced oral and written communication skills.
-Ability to establish and maintain collaborative relationships.
-Work effectively in a team environment.
-Exceptional patient care and customer service skills
- Work independently with minimal supervision.
-Respond calmly and effectively to sensitive and difficult situations.
-Concentrate and pay close attention to details.
-Utilize time management concepts and maximize time effectively.
*Trainee position also available: Must complete DANB certification & license within 4 months of hire.
Please note that required knowledge or experience in Orthodontics is required and a possible phone/in person interview may be required to determine qualifications for the role.
SELECTION CRITERIA/PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
-More than one year of orthodontic clinic or practice experience.
-Experience working in an Orthodontics clinic or practice completing procedures such as fitting orthodontic bands, place/remove arch wires, etc.
-Experience in an academic institution or in training or teaching others.
-Experience in a busy Dental Clinic or practice atmosphere.
-Demonstrated ability to work well in a team as well as independently.
Internal Number: 336742
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