Expanded Function Dental Assistant (Relief)
Assists the dental provider at chair side. The Dental Assistant is responsible for monitoring the dental department to ensure that it is stocked, clean and the equipment is properly sterilized and is in good working order.
- Education: High School Diploma or GED and completion of an accredited expanded functions dental assistant program.
- Experience: 1-2 years experience as a dental assistant preferred.
- Licenses/Certificates/Registration: Dental Assisting National Board of Radiology Proficiency required. CPR certification within 30 days of hire date and Oregon EFDA (Expanded Functions Dental Assistant) certification within 90 days of hire date required.
- Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Required: Bilingual in English/Spanish with demonstrated ability to communicate at level 10 on the ALTA language proficiency scale; personable likes to work with people; good manual dexterity and coordination; read and write dental and some medical terminology; knowledgeable in dental anatomy; accurately record dental charting; accurately measure and record vital signs; knowledgeable in dental materials and instruments; perform CPR and be able to call emergency personnel; knowledgeable with regards to infection control techniques; able to accurately expose radiographs and mount them at a diagnostically acceptable level (with a minimum of retakes); knowledgeable in oral health care instruction; and able to perform four-handed dental assisting: instrument transfer, oral evacuation, cement mixing, and spatulation. Basic computer skills and knowledge required.
We serve more than 166,000 patients across 24 medical clinics, 13 dental clinics, 8 pharmacies, and 57 program sites in two states. We are Level 3 Certified as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). With integrated services including medical, dental, pharmacy, orthodontia, primary care nutritional counseling, autism screening, and primary care behavioral health, YVFWC’s patient-centered model of care offers patients the full spectrum of care and shelter assistance, energy assistance, weatherization, HIV and AIDS counseling and testing, home visits, and four mobile medical/dental clinics.
Working at YVFWC
Working in our organization means being the passionate champion for those who have no voice. It means having the opportunity to work with underserved populations and with peers committed to the same work.
At Farm Workers Clinic:
- We will consistently trust one another to work for the common good.
- We will foster integrity by demonstrating ethical behavior and insisting on doing what we say we will do.
- We will demonstrate transparency by being candid and truthful no matter the risk.
- We will create partnerships to strengthen ourselves and our community.
- We will fight for just treatment for all individuals.
- We will let joy in.
- We have the courage to be an agent of change and refuse anything short of excellence.
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