Posting #18224 - Dental Assistant I, II, or III
Sea Mar Community Health Centers
 Tacoma, 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):

On-Call position available for our Tacoma Dental Clinic on Cedar St. Saturdays will be required. 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 QI. 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:

  • Applicant must have a valid WA state license, basic life support (BLS) certification, organizational skills, dental record experience and familiarity with the utilization of computers.
  • 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 for this position.


DA II: Have completed a formal Dental Assistant program at a College, Technical Institute or equivalent. A minimum of 6 months of work experience is required. Employee with no formal training must have a minimum of 18 months of work experience in a Dental Assistant position.

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

To apply for this position, complete the online application and click SUBMIT. If you have any questions regarding the position, email Natasha Harden, Dental Supervisor at NatashaHarden@seamarchc.org

Sea Mar is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted on 9/13/2018

External candidates may apply after 09/18/2018

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