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Dental Assistant

Employer
North Shore Community Health
Location
Gloucester, Massachusetts (US)
Salary
up to $53,000 per year+benefits
Closing date
Aug 10, 2024

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Position
Dental Assistant
Contract Type
Permanent
Job Type
Full Time

Opportunity Overview

North Shore Community Health (NSCH) is an industry leader in exceptional community healthcare delivery. We have a full-time opening for a Dental Assistant for our Peabody Family Health Center. Reporting to the Dental Operations Manager, the Dental Assistant works chairside in the dental clinics under the direction of dental providers to assist in providing dental services.

 

The Organization

North Shore Community Health (NSCH) is a highly accomplished community health organization that prides itself on its compassionate approach to serving the surrounding communities with comprehensive and culturally sensitive care. With a strong commitment to excellence, NSCH provides:

  • Comprehensive primary care.
  • Dental services.
  • Behavioral health care.
  • Care management.
  • Pharmacy services.
  • Substance abuse disorder treatment.
  • Nurse care management.
  • Insurance enrollment assistance.

NSCH operates service sites at Gloucester, Peabody, and Salem Family Health Centers, ensuring convenient access to care. Additionally, NSCH extends its reach through school-based health centers within the Salem and Peabody School Districts. NSCH collaborates with Bentley Academy, Collins Middle School, Horace Mann School, Bates Elementary School, and the Peabody Learning Academy for behavioral health services.

As a community-based safety net healthcare provider, NSCH actively encourages diversity and welcomes staff members who reflect the rich tapestry of our communities. We highly value the contributions of our team members and offer a wide range of perks and comprehensive benefits. These include health and wellness benefits, tuition reimbursement, loan forgiveness opportunities, and other appealing benefits.

We believe in supporting our employees from day one, and all eligible staff members can take advantage of these benefits right from the start of their employment at NSCH. We aim to foster a supportive and rewarding environment that empowers our team members to provide exceptional care to our communities.

Mission

North Shore Community Health’s mission is to build healthy communities by providing exceptional care to all.

Vision

Healthy People | Vibrant Communities

Values

Accountability

We take our responsibility to ourselves, each other, and the NSCH Community very seriously. We understand our individual roles, and positions of power with respect to how others perceive our roles and actions. We hold ourselves accountable when we make mistakes–acknowledging the error, owning it, taking corrective actions, and moving forward. We follow through on what we commit or resolve to do.

Integrity

Integrity is the foundation of healthy relationships. We are committed to the highest ethical standards: honesty, fairness, respectfulness, and trustworthiness. We are honorable and respectful in dealings with others, and we strive to deal honestly, fairly, and in a respectful, ethical, and trustworthy manner when in agreement or disagreement.

Empathy

Empathy is a deep appreciation for another’s situation and point of view, which is the basis for the golden rule and our intrinsic sense of justice. We strive to bring empathy into our interactions with each other and with our patients.

Courage

We see courage as the strength of character to stand up for our convictions and belief system. To have courage is to have the fortitude to take risks and to extend one’s behaviors, actions, and thoughts beyond one’s comfort zone. We appreciate that courage is often required to compromise. Courage is a state of mind to face adverse, difficult, and challenging situations with confidence and positive energy.

Respect

NSCH holds its patients in the highest regard. We provide care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient needs and values. We take the time to listen to concerns, understand what is important, and provide appropriate solutions and care. We do this through coordination and integration of care, collaboration, and teamwork.

Commitment

NSCH is committed to the health and well-being of its community, patients, and staff. We demonstrate this commitment by constantly striving to align our actions with our mission, vision, and values.

 

EEO Statement:

We, North Shore Community Health (NSCH), are an equal employment opportunity employer. Our goal is to have a diverse workforce representative of all people, at all job levels, in the organization. We do not and will not make any personnel decisions (like recruiting, hiring, job assignments, and promotions) based on age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

https://www.nschi.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/nsch_eeo-policy-statement-dec-2021.pdf

 

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Prepares treatment room for patients by following prescribed procedures and protocols. Provide the patient with proper consent forms before treatment. Obtain and record vitals, including blood pressure.
  • Prepares patient for dental treatment by welcoming, comforting, seating, and draping patient.
  • Provides information to patients and employees by answering non-clinical questions and requests.
  • Provides instrumentation by sterilizing and delivering instruments to treatment area; positioning instruments for dentist's access; suctioning; passing instruments.
  • Provides materials by selecting, mixing, and placing materials on instruments.
  • Comply with all infection control procedures and OSHA regulations to maintain a safe and clean working environment by decontaminating treatment rooms and sterilizing all instruments after each use.
  • Provides diagnostic information to the provider by exposing radiographs, pouring, and trimming study casts.
  • Keep operatory and other clinical areas clean and well stocked.
  • Assist dentist in managing dental and medical emergencies by maintaining CPR certification, emergency drug, and oxygen supply, and emergency telephone directory.
  • Educates patients by giving postoperative instructions per provider direction.
  • Documents dental care services by charting in patient records.
  • In collaboration with the Dental team, maintains operation of dental equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques.
  • Schedule accurate dental appointments.
  • Provides exemplary customer service; treats patients and coworkers with courtesy and discretion.
  • Maintain good standing with DA license. Earn 12 credits per 2-year cycle. Records of credits to be given directly to DOM
  • Other duties as assigned.

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