University of Pennsylvania DENTAL ASSISTANT B LOCUST WALK PDFP in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reference Number 51-29403
Posted Job Title DENTAL ASSISTANT B LOCUST WALK PDFP
School Name School of Dental Medicine
Org Penn Dental Network - Schattner
Posted to the Web 07/18/2018
Posted Job/Salary Grade 023
Employment Type Non-Exempt
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule Monday thru Saturday
Position Length Ongoing
Position End Date
The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.
Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.
The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.
Established in 1878, Penn Dental Medicine is among the oldest university-affiliated dental schools in the nation. Penn Dental Medicine (PDM) is on a mission to provide the highest quality clinical and research environment for students while shaping the future of care. Join Penn Dental Medicine to live that mission every day by supporting the research and clinical needs of our patients, students, faculty, staff, and community. With PDM, not only can you maximize your career potential at an Ivy League Institution, but you can make a real difference in the lives of our patients and students. http://www.dental.upenn.edu/
Assist dentist chairside utilizing 4-handed techniques, set-up and breakdown of operatories. Perform, under the direct supervision of a dentist, the following: Taking and pouring impressions of teeth for study models, diagnostic casts and athletic appliances. Possess working knowledge of dental procedures, materials and techniques used in assisting the general and specialty dentist. Capture and mount digital 2-D and 3-D radiographs, maintain supplies and equipment. The candidate must be flexible in schedule, assist at multi locations as necessary and possess patient-driven and outstanding customer service skills.Four-handed dental assisting of general and specialty dentist chairside as assigned. End-to-end patient service, issue instruments, set up & breakdown of operatories per compliance standards. Allocate time, resources efficiently & effectively; Take responsibility for all work activities; Implement decisions that have been agreed upon; Maintain confidentiality with sensitive info at all times. Perform under the supervision of the dentist impressions and lab work. Organize and maintain accurate records, greet and set-up for patient procedures. Treat all fairly & respectfully; Work effectively with others, regardless of their background, position, or status; Respect different values & viewpoints. Work collegially with others, cooperating in both interpersonal & team relationships; Foster enthusiasm & maintain mutual trust, candor & respect. Instrument management and sterilization processing and inventory control. Effectively manage conflict with all stakeholders in the dept. Support the front desk when needed & other duties as assigned. Work effectively and consistently with Penn community (e.g., students, faculty, staff), Remain calm in stressful situations; Consistently demonstrate pleasant & respectful disposition that puts people at ease. Expose and mount digital radiographs. Proactively identify issues with supervisor/mgr. Possess and maintain working knowledge of dental procedures, apply advanced assisting techniques as appropriate for each specialty area assigned. Model professional behavior/conduct. Act professionally & calmly at all times; Treat all people respectfully; Take personal responsibility for correcting problems; Follow up to ensure satisfaction with the level of service they have received. Set-up and breakdown of operatory using current infection control standards. Responsible for upkeep of the surgical equipment to department/infection control standards/law. Organize and maintain accurate records, greet and set-up for patient procedures.
Technical School, Certification, or training required beyond High School and minimum of 3 years of practical experience in a dental care facility or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.Current CPR certification and BLS preferred. Experience carrying out duties when faced with interruptions, distractions and a fluctuating workload. Ability to use tact, diplomacy and maintain a high level of confidentiality. Technical skills to learn and use enterprise systems and departmental tools. Experience using standard office equipment such as copier, fax and calculator. Clear and understandable speech to disseminate information and forward messages in a thorough and appropriate manner. Excellent interpersonal skills with diverse groups and individuals at all organizational levels, both inside and outside of the University. Excellent problem solving skills. Strong commitment to teamwork. Service-oriented, with ability to maintain a pleasant and helpful attitude. Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve.
Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.
Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Quick Link http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/38591
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