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Registered Dental Assistant

Company: Innercare
Location: Blythe
Posted on: January 17, 2023

Job Description:




JOB SUMMARY: The Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) must be available to assist the dentist in providing high quality dental services at Innercare Dental Offices. The assistant performs all dental duties under the supervision of a licensed dentist and lead dental assistant according to the Dental Practice Act. The Registered Dental Assistant works individually and as a team, is punctual, maintains regular attendance, is cooperative and shares an enthusiastic attitude. This position requires general dental duties which include the following listed below.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: The duties recorded below are intended to accurately represent the duties of the class and are not intended to cover every single duty of the job.

1. Assists in all dental procedures.

2. Takes and records vital signs.

3. Sets up all operatory trays, cleans and sterilizes all instruments.

4. Take digital x-rays.

5. Disinfect operatories, x-ray machines, dental units, counter tops, and cabinets.

6. Maintains a clean, organized, well-stocked dental lab.

7. Give oral hygiene instructions.

8. Send, track and follow-up of all lab cases.

9. Use Electronic Dental Records and Electronic Health Records.

10. Seats and dismisses patients.

11. Coordinates patients and procedures, keeping patient flow steady.

12. Keep operatories stocked with supplies.

13. Maintains a professional and neat demeanor in attitude, grooming, and attire.

14. Daily maintenance, sterilization and lubrications of low and high handpieces.

15. Performs coronal polishing (if licensed) with dentist supervision.

16. Fabricates and places temporary restoration.

17. Places sealants (if licensed).

18. Charts existing conditions at an examination appointment.

19. Responsible for continuous quality improvement.

20. Checks all equipment for proper and safe function and maintain current maintenance.

21. Responsible for reporting variance incidents to the Dental Director as soon as possible.

22. May require reporting to work at either Brawley Dental or Calexico Dental or other Dental offices, when deemed necessary by Administration.

23. Any other duties as assigned by the Dental Director.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE : Any combination equivalent to: graduation from high school or GED equivalent.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Current CPR/BLS certificate issued by either the American Heart Association or American Red Cross, California Radiation Certificate, Coronal Polish Certificate (where applicable), Sealant Certificate (where applicable), and Registered Dental Assistant Certificate. This position requires that a physical examination be passed and that the employee have the following inoculation: Measles immunization, Rubella immunity, Hepatitis B immunization, TB skin test and/or Chest x-ray and HIV testing. Requires reliable means of transportation to set to and from work.

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of the methods, practices and terminology used in general dentistry; knowledge of the use and care of dental equipment, supplies and instruments; knowledge of medical crisis protocol; knowledge of modern office practices and technology, including computers; ability to provide quality dental care and treatment, ability to develop, learn, interpret and/or communicate rules, regulations, procedures and policies; ability to follow and give oral and written directions; ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with subordinates, coworkers, supervisors, professionals and patients; ability to react professionally and effectively in emergency medical situations; ability to plan and implement various programs and projects as assigned; ability to learn new information and skills to enhance job performance.

WORK DIRECTION, LEAD AND SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Not applicable- no assigned permanent employees to supervise.

PHYSICAL EFFORT: This position requires the ability to sit at least 40% of the day, 25% standing, and 35% walking. Fine hand manipulation is required to operate precision dental equipment and consists of simple grasping, power grasping, and pushing and pulling. The position requires the ability to reach or work above the shoulder and below the shoulder very much of the time. The position requires light lifting (ten pounds or less) frequently, over no longer than 100 feet.

CONTACTS : Supervisor, co-workers, other Innercare personnel, patients, clients, medical personnel, and the general public.

WORK SITE: Dental department.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Work may require extensive VDT and x-ray exposure. There is exposure to noise. Work is performed in a busy environment. Must comply with the Innercare's HIPAA Corporate Compliance Program.

HIPAA/Compliance: Maintain privacy of all patient, employee and volunteer information and access such information only on a need to know basis for business purposes.
Comply with all regulations regarding corporate integrity and security obligations. Report unethical, fraudulent or unlawful behavior or activity.


Innercare is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Innercare will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals. Innercare encourages both incumbents and individuals who have been offered employment to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.


Keywords: Innercare, Yuma , Registered Dental Assistant, Healthcare , Blythe, Arizona

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