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Dental Assistant - **$2,000 Sign-On Bonus**

Portland, Oregon (US)
$22.60 - $30.60 Hourly
Closing date
May 18, 2024

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Dental Assistant
Contract Type
Job Type
Full Time

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Company Mission:

The mission of NARA NW is to provide education, physical and mental health services and substance abuse treatment that is culturally appropriate to American Indians, Alaska Natives, and anyone in need.

At NARA NW, we provide essential services and support to Native American and Alaska Native people, empowering them to lead healthy, fulfilling lives. As an organization rooted in cultural heritage and community values, we offer a unique and rewarding opportunity to be part of something meaningful.

About the Company:

At NARA NW, you'll find a supportive and inclusive work environment where every member of our team is valued and respected. Whether you're passionate about healthcare, behavioral health, education, or social services, there's a place for you to make a positive impact.

We have over 400 employees in a wide range of programs and services, including medical and dental care, addiction treatment, housing assistance, and cultural enrichment programs, there are endless opportunities to grow and thrive in your career while making a difference in the lives of others.

If you are a motivated and dedicated Dental Assistant looking for an opportunity to contribute to an organization making a positive impact, we want to hear from you!

14 Paid Holidays: New Years, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Battle of Little Big Horn, 4th of July, Labor Day, United Indigenous Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Employee’s Birthday!

Benefits: Employees working 20 hours, or more are eligible for benefits. Benefits are effective from the 1st of the month following the date of hire. 

  • Affordable Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance through Kaiser Permanente
  • 14 Federal Holidays (Listed Above)
  • 13 Days of Sick Time
  • 13 Days of PTO (Vacation accruals increase with years of service to a maximum of 26 days)
  • $50,000 Life Insurance & AD&D
  • Short Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Flexible Spending Account 
  • Health Spending Account
  • 401(k) with 4% Match
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Inclement Weather Days (Snow Days)
  • Referral Program- (Up to $1000 Dollars)
  • Company Phone
  • Company Laptop
  • Public Student Loan Forgiveness -NARA NW is a local 501(c)3 nonprofit, FQHC

Position: Overview: Assist the dental professionals with the daily operation of the dental clinic in accordance with NARA’s health and wellness objectives for patients and families.  To ensure that the provision of dental health services takes place in a professional, non-bias environment and is accomplished efficiently.


  • Assist Dentist at chair side, utilizing basic and expanded function dental assistant techniques
  • Pass instruments and materials to, and retrieve from, the Dentist
  • Keep area of operation clear using high speed evacuator, suction tip and irrigation
  • Maintain aseptic condition during surgical procedure, stabilizing tissue, cutting sutures and checking for signs of patient distress such as fainting or shock


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