Dental Assistant III: Posting #19879
Sea Mar Community Health Centers
 Seattle, WA

Sea Mar Community Health Centers, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) founded in 1978, is a community-based organization committed to providing quality, comprehensive health, human, housing, educational and cultural services to diverse communities, specializing in service to Latinos in Washington State. Sea Mar proudly serves all persons without regard to race, ethnicity, immigration status, gender, or sexual orientation, and regardless of ability to pay for services. Sea Mar's network of services includes more than 90 medical, dental, and behavioral health clinics and a wide variety of nutritional, social, and educational services. We are recruiting for the following position(s):

Position Summary:

Full-time Dental Assistant position available for our Seattle Dental Clinic. The candidate will assist the dental provider in the delivery of dental procedures allowed by the WA State Dental Practice Act. Other responsibilities are as follows: assist provider in Restorative, Prosthodontics, Endodontics, Orthodontics, Oral Surgery procedures, and any other procedures allowed by the WA Dental Practice Act.

As a Dental Assistant III applicant must be knowledgeable of the proper sterilization methods and OSHA regulations including Quality Improvement. Must be able to duplicate and mount radiographs, place temporary restorations, take impressions, pour and trim models, place retraction cord, place matrix bands, perform coronal polish and give fluoride treatments. Duties include maintaining proper records for material safety data sheets (MSDS), spore test, inventory of dental supplies, assist in training new Dental Assistants and organize schedules to generate check lists for maintenance of dental procedures.

Qualifications and/or Requirements:

  • Must have a valid WA state license, basic life support (BLS) certification
  • Dental record experience and familiarity with the utilization of computers and organizational skills
  • Excellent customer service skills required for this position.
  • Must be able to communicate, read and write in English and have the ability to interpret common written material about dentistry.
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish is preferred but not required.

DA III Experience: Must have 2 years’ working experience. Employees with no formal training must have a minimum of 3 years’ experience working in a Dental Assistant position.

What We Offer:

Sea Mar offers talented and motivated people the opportunity to work in a dynamic and growing community health organization. Working at Sea Mar Community Health Centers is more than just a job, it’s a fulfilling career with opportunity for advancement. Full-time employees working 30 hours or more, receive an excellent benefit package of Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Prescription coverage, Long Term Disability, EAP (Employee Assistance Program), paid-time-off starting at 24-27 days per year + 10 paid Holidays. We offer 401(k)/Retirement options and an exciting opportunity to work in a culturally diverse environment.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, complete the online application and click SUBMIT or APPLY NOW. If you have any questions regarding the position, email Pablo Barraza, Dental Supervisor at PabloBarraza@seamarchc.org

Sea Mar is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted on 12/17/2019

External candidates considered after 12/20/2019

This position is represented by Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU)