Dental Assistant

University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

Job posting number: #7230500

Posted: March 21, 2024

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

University Dental Health Services, Inc. (UDHS) is the faculty practice of the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. UDHS employs faculty practitioners from a myriad of different specialties, including Oral Surgeons, Oral & Maxillofacial Prosthodontists, Periodontists, Endodontists and Pediatric Dentists. This clinical environment allows the dental professional the opportunity to gain valuable experience with various specialty procedures. UDHS is a team-oriented clinic focusing on the spirit of challenge, reward and fun. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 7:30AM-4:30PM (no evening or weekend hours).

Pitt is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and diversity. EOE, including disability/veterans. Benefits include: * 12 Paid Holidays PLUS Paid Vacation, Sick and Personal Days * Additional Paid Time Off (Winter Recess) during the period between Christmas Eve and the New Year * Paid Parental Leave * Education benefits for eligible employees, their dependents and spouse/domestic partner * Above-average Employer Contribution towards Medical, Prescription Drug, Vision, Life, STD, and LTD Insurance plans * A robust retirement savings plan option, which includes 100% match on employee contributions of 3-8% (150% after vesting) and enhanced match for those nearing retirement * Free PAT bus pass * Free University shuttle service throughout the campus.

Job Summary
Performs chairside dental assisting and radiography in a dental specialty clinic with patients who may have received sedation and/or outpatient general anesthesia. Provides client-based oral hygiene and appliance care and completes patient chart documentation in accordance with all applicable regulations. Maintains equipment, dispenses supplies, sets up for all procedures, and follows proper sanitization and sterilization procedures.

Essential Functions
Operatory preparation and chairside assistance to Faculty practitioners within the University's faculty practice, University Dental Health Services (UDHS):

Familiarity with Electronic Health Record (EHR) software preferred, but not required
Maintain an aseptic environment; sterilizing and organizing dental tools
Follow OSHA and infection control guidelines
Follow HIPAA guidelines
Maintain and dispense inventory and instrument cassettes
Update patient records
Schedule follow-up visits
Miscellaneous clerical duties
Physical Effort
Must be able to sit or stand for prolonged periods of time.

The University of Pittsburgh is committed to championing all aspects of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility within our community. This commitment is a fundamental value of the University and is crucial in helping us advance our mission, which includes attracting and retaining diverse workforces. We will continue to create and maintain an environment that allows individuals to discover, belong, contribute, and grow, while honoring the experiences, perspectives, and unique identities of all.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets.

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