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Dental Assistant Level I

Company: Lummi Indian Business Council
Location: Bellingham
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Job Description:

Lummi Tribal Health Center (LTHC) OPEN: February 19, 2020 CLOSES: February 26, 2020 EXEMPT: No SALARY: (7) $18.97-$21.25 p/h DOE DIVISION: Health & Human Services SHIFT: Day DEPARTMENT: LTHC Dental LOCATION: Lummi Tribal Health Clinic SUPERVISOR: Dental Clinic Manager DURATION: Regular Full Time VACANCIES: 3 JOB SUMMARY: The purpose of this position is to support the community by providing dental education and prevention in community settings. This position will also aide to increase awareness and target at risk patients and assist patients through the multi-layered health care system. Other responsibilities, as a Registered Dental Assistant, will be to assist the dental team by performing a range of clinical functions. This position allows the dental team to smoothly function and better serve the patients as scheduled. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE OF PRACTICE: Includes, but is not limited to, the following duties within scope of training and regulation. Take health histories and record blood pressure and vital signs Performs chairside assisting duties which encompass all routine dental procedures in general dentistry Properly records all treatment rendered to patients in Electronic Dental Records (EDR) Prepares patient and operatory for proper dental procedure including set up Is responsible for cleaning, packaging, and sterilizing all dental instruments for proper storage when not in use. Maintains the dental clinic in a clean and orderly manner and keeps operatories supplied Responsible for taking digital radiographs that can be diagnosed by the dental provider Provides coronal or toothbrush polish, sealants, and topical fluoride treatment as assigned by dentist Performs prophylaxis using a cavitron or piezo per Indian Health Service's dental assistant's expanded functions course, if applicable Place Silver Diamine Fluoride as directed by the dentist Place periodontal packs and remove periodontal packs or sutures, including giving preoperative and postoperative instructions Place a temporary restoration after diagnosis and examination by the dentist Fabricate, place, and remove temporary crowns or bridges and remove excess cement from permanent or temporary restorations Assist in the administration of inhalation minimal sedation (nitrous oxide) analgesia or sedation Perform routine dental laboratory procedures, including pouring and trimming models, constructing custom trays and labeling models and lab trays. Can take alginate impressions, bite registration for study models and shade selection for esthetics Performs delegated administrative duties as directed by the dental director, such as but not limited to; reception duties, producing reports, collaborating on creating/maintaining manuals Provides educational/outreach programs throughout the Lummi Community as requested, i.e.: TPCDC, LNS, HS/EHS, Day Care, NWIC, Little Bear within Lummi Reservation boundaries MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: (Minimum Qualifications in education and work experience) High School Graduate diploma or GED, required Dental Assistant Program Certificate, required Current license with the State of Washington as a dental assistant Current CPR card, may obtain upon hire Must possess a valid Washington State Driver's License and meet eligibility requirements for tribal insurance. Lummi/Native American/Veteran preference policy applies. REQUIREMENTS: Must pass pre-employment and random drug and alcohol test to be eligible for and maintain employment, as required by the LIBC Drug & Alcohol Free Workplace Policy. This position requires regular contact with or Control over Indian Children and is therefore subject to an extensive Criminal Background Check and FAMLINK Check. TO APPLY: To obtain a Lummi Indian Business Council (LIBC) application go to: or request by e-mail For more information contact the HR front desk (360) 312-2023. Submit LIBC application, cover letter, resume & reference letters no later than 4:30 p.m. on the closing date listed above. If listing degrees or certifications include copies. Mailing Address: 2665 Kwina Road, Bellingham, WA 98226. Human Resource Fax number: 360-380-6991. recblid 98lisulqa5ozzn0phdtnl3m5j6x12g

Keywords: Lummi Indian Business Council, Bellingham , Dental Assistant Level I, Healthcare , Bellingham, Washington

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