Dental Assistant

  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
  • Pampa, Texas
  • Oct 22, 2021
Public Health

Job Description

Position Description

This position is responsible for performing skilled tasks assisting the professional dental staff. Responsible for providing skilled assistance in routine and complex cases to the professional dental staff in the examination and prophylactic, therapeutic and surgical treatment of patients. Work is performed under supervision of professional dental staff. Work is performed in usual clinic conditions; requires contact with patients.

Major/Essential Functions

  • Gathers equipment and supplies in a timely manner for use during dental appointments.
  • Assists dentist or hygienist at chair side and completes vital signs.
  • Sets up for procedures.
  • Exposes and develops dental radiographs as ordered by the treating professional.
  • Maintain count on instruments and sharps.
  • Infection Control: Cleans processor and sterilizer. Cleans and disinfects dental chairs, trays and all equipment used.
  • Charting: Charts requires documentation for each offender. Transcribes chart entries for dentist when requested.
  • Assist with daily clinic duties.
  • Assist with clerical duties as needed, to included, register/discharge patients.
  • Create/Close reminders as appropriate.
  • Collect dental sick call requests. Assure they are date/time stamped when received. Then assist dental hygienist with answering dental sick call requests to include but not limited to scanning, creating reminders, etc.
  • Assist with the completion of all Dental monthly reports for Jordan and Baten Units. Assist with scanning of all required documentation.
  • Completes dental chart reviews on newly assigned offenders for both Jordan and Baten Units for active treatment plans and dental levels of care assignments.
This valuable team member shall perform work in a manner that reflects the Values of TTUHSC:
• ONE TEAM unite and include diverse perspectives to achieve our mission
• KINDHEARTED exceed expectations with a kind heart, helping hands, and a positive attitude
• INTEGRITY be honorable and trustworthy even when no one is looking
• VISIONARY nurture innovative ideas, bold explorations, and a pioneering spirit
• BEYOND SERVICE create and deliver positive defining moments

Benefits Offered
• Generous paid time off, sick leave, and holiday schedule
• 100% paid health insurance for full time employees, 50% paid for dependents
• Dental, vision, long-term, and short-term disability benefits.
• State of Texas pension plan that vests in 5 years.
• State Employee tuition forgiveness and tuition assistance for continuing education
• Medical liability insurance for all licensed health care employees.
• And much more.

Occasional Duties

Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

+Education:+ A minimum of a High School diploma or equivalent.

Preferred Qualifications

Dental Assistant registry with the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners required.

Pay Statement

Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

EEO Statement

As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant's race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

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Job Address

Pampa, Texas United States View Map