Orthodontic Lab Technician

Hero Practice Services Longmont, CO
COMPANY OVERVIEW

Adventure Dental, Vision and Orthodontics is part of the Hero Practice Management group. Hero is the only practice management company focused on delivering the systems, processes, and people needed to efficiently deliver quality dental, vision and orthodontic care to children in underserved communities. With 26 offices across seven states, we have helped over a million children ages six months through 20 years gain access to the care they need since 2006. Working at Hero is both a career and a callingjoin us, BE A HERO!

Serving the needs of the Medicaid population requires a well-oiled machine. Our fast-paced, high volume offices require smart scheduling, effective patient communications, tested processes and a dedicated, well-trained staff. The Adventure Dental, Vision, and Orthodontics team knows what it takes to provide quality dental, vision and orthodontic care under one roof. We are looking to create long-term relationships with the children and families we serve, and, to achieve that goal, we are dedicated to providing our staff with the support, compensation and lifestyle they need for career happiness.

Navigating the healthcare system can be a challenge for the families we serve. At Adventure, we make it easy and enjoyable for parents to get regular vision, dental and orthodontic care for their children. Our kid-friendly offices take the fear out of dental visits, and all our staff is trained to put both children and parents at ease. From scheduling to payments, eye wear selection to orthodontics, we make it fun, easy and affordable for children to thrive.

MISSION OF THE ROLE:

The Orthodontic Lab Technicians mission is to support the Orthodontist and Ortho Assistants in providing excellent, high-quality care to patients at a pediatric Orthodontic department of our practices.

OUTCOMES OF THE ROLE

Integrity & Accountability: Demonstrates high integrity in all activities; does not cut corners to achieve goals. Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner and develops alternative solutions. Understand, monitor and ensure effective execution of all policies and procedures by (1) completing administrative tasks correctly and on time and ensure compliance with HIPAA, (2) Conducting Quarterly Radiation report to ensure compliance with all OSHA rules and regulations, (3) Ensure clinic is following all infection control guidelines and protocols as outlined in the CDC, DANB, ADA, (4) Adhering to state and federal guidelines by monitoring biological and chemical wash solution as well as monitoring spore stripe testing to ensure quality and consistency for decontamination of instruments and Ortho equipment and

Mission Driven & Patient-First: Passionate about delivering accurate, high-service to teammates and patients. Uses research, facts, and analysis to inform decisions and continually improve outcomes. Establish clear communication with teammates to ensure optimal patient experience and respond promptly to customers needs by supporting the Ortho team in all technical aspects and displaying passion and optimism. Understand, monitor, and ensure the smooth execution of dental processes, including but not limited to: (1) Decontaminates and sterilizes instruments, Ortho supplies and equipment, and assembles, wraps and sterilizes trays of instruments. Follows proper Standard Precautions while in decontamination and sterilization areas, (2) Assists with maintaining established department policies and procedures, objectives, and quality improvement, safety, and environment and infection control standard, (3) Responsible for examining molds properly of patients mouths by pouring plaster in dental impression and allowing plaster to set and safely store for optimal mold quality. (4) Performs environmental maintenance duties and assists in maintaining inventory levels in sterile processing and in equipment storage areas, (5) Follows proper Standard Precautions while decontaminating and sterilizing instruments, supplies and equipment, and assembles dental instrument for use, (6) Responsible for examining molds properly of patients mouths by pouring plaster in dental impression and allowing plaster to set and safely store for optimal mold quality, and (7) Responsible for making all plastic orthodontic appliances such as Essix retainers, and capable of shaping, grinding, carving, and assembling metal and plastics such as retainers, tooth bands, and positioners, using spatula, pliers, soldering torch, and electric grinders and polishers.

Compassionate & Teamwork: Puts team above self, doing whatever it takes to make the broader organization win. Works well with members of Heros leadership team in pursuit of the companys goals. Collaboration with others to provide and understand our vision and inspire peers by demonstrating lab support and (1) Being able to work in a fast-paced environment by restocking , labeling, and maintaining lab inventory for staff use, and (2) Sort mismatch sets of instruments, trays, and equipment and makes them available for the team in a timely manner, and (3) Verifies that equipment functions properly, applies for equipment maintenance repair or replacement, removes defective equipment, and records all maintenance activity.

DESIRED SKILLS

* Able to multi-task and complete dental tasks correctly and on time.

* Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills, listening to staff and patients needs and possesses a friendly and outgoing demeanor.

* Preferred knowledge of Dolphin software

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

* High school diploma or GED.

* Previous work experience in a Ortho practice is a plus, but will train.

SALARY & BENEFITS

Full-time, non-exempt position. Competitive salary and benefits package. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance and 401(k).

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

This position requires full range of body motion. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, walk and stand; talk or hear, both in person and by telephone; use hands repetitively to handle, feel or operate standard office equipment; reach with hands and arms; and lift up to 25 pounds, occasionally 50.