Dental Assistant - Bilingual Part Time

Catholic Charities of the Archidiocese of Washington Washington, DC
COMPANY OVERVIEW: Catholic Charities is the social ministry outreach of the Archdiocese of Washington. We believe in strengthening the lives of all in need by giving help that empowers and hope that lasts. Catholic Charities works to create a world in which every person is cherished, regardless of individual limitations, and strengthened in the use of personal gifts in order to reach his or her full potential as a valued member of the community. We are looking for exceptional people who share our vision and values.

Inspiring Hope. Building Futures.

JOB SUMMARY:

We are seeking a DYNAMIC and DEDICATED PART-TIME BILINGUAL Dental Assistant to join our clinic in Washington,DC.

The PART-TIME BILINGUAL Dental Assistant performs a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties. The dental assistant provides chair-side assistance for the dentists and/or hygienists, as needed

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Follows all infection control procedures in treatment rooms and in the care of instruments.

* Sterilizes/disinfects dental operatories and instruments after each usage; set up the operatory for next patient.

* Prepares operatory for designated dental procedures; seat patient & review medical history.

* Assists dentist during patient care.

* Exposes and process dental radiographs as needed.

* Prepares specimens for laboratory pick-up and keep a log of cases pending.

* Serves as translator and interpreter for dentists who do not speak Spanish.

* Provides patient education during patient care, and post patient care.

* Schedules daily, weekly, monthly and yearly preventative maintenance on all dental equipment; according to schedules. Maintain dental supplies and place orders in an efficient manner.

* Documents each procedure in the designated log.

* Keeps the inventory log of instruments.

* Performs other job-related duties as assigned

RequirementsEDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:

* High school diploma or equivalency.

* Two (2) years' experience working in a Health Care environment; preferably in a dental setting.

* Experience working with the Latino Community

SKILLS and COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:

* Bilingual: English-Spanish

* Ability to identify priority issues.

* Ability to partner with others to pursue outcomes identified by individuals.

* Excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills.

* Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

* Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.

* The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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