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Company: Family Health Centers of San Diego
Location: San Diego
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

For nearly 50 years, Family Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD) has provided affordable, high-quality health care and supportive services to all San Diegans. With more than 1,800 employees spread throughout 40 sites around the county, FHCSD is proud of the diversity of its staff as a reflection of the communities it serves. The reward of working at FHCSD is more than a paycheck and excellent benefits; it is the impact and contribution to the San Diego community that employees value most. If you are passionate about improving the overall health and livelihood of your community, FHCSD is looking for people like you. General Job Description Under the direction of the Dental Clinic Coordinator or Assistant Director, the Registered Dental Assistant I assists team members to maintain an efficient functioning Dental Department. At this level, the RDA performs with prompting and guidance from the Dental provider, and is actively developing skills and competencies. As a Registered Dental Assistant I for Family Health Centers of San Diego, you embrace a spirit of service to provide caring, affordable, high quality healthcare and supportive services to everyone, with a special commitment to uninsured, low income and medically underserved persons. You thrive on the challenge of working in a fast-paced environment with many chronically ill patients, knowing you are making a difference in your community every day. You enjoy partnering with and supporting the dental team to provide excellence in dental services to every patient. Job Roles Accurately charts diagnosis of providers, assisting the front office as needed with charts, recalls, billing, x-rays and filing. Assists both dentist and hygienist chair side as needed. Provides accurate translation of communication of treatment and information between patients and providers. Completes all required documentation accurately, in a timely manner, and thoroughly in accordance with department standards; in addition, documentation complies with patients' insurance requirements. Maintains instruments and equipment, sterilization, tray set-ups, unit stocking-preparations to facilitate efficiency, quality care with patient, and provider satisfaction. Maintains equipment including x-ray equipment, sterilizers, vacuum system dental units, and hand pieces. Uses resources efficiently; practices in a cost-effective manner. Performs other duties as assigned. Performs RDA duties, including temporary crowns, coronal polish and preliminary impressions. Takes x-rays that are of good diagnostic quality, acceptable to providers and 3rd party payers. Education/Certifications/Licenses/Registrations 6 months experience as a RDA required. California Registered Dental Assistant license required. Current American Heart Association healthcare provider CPR (BLS) certification required. Certificate of completion from an accredited program for dental assistants. High school diploma (or GED equivalent). Experience/Specialized skills (including Language) Ability to be flexible for schedule and work location to cover sites, clinics, and roles as needed. Ability to work effectively with patients from diverse social, cultural and economic groups. Ability to work well in both a team-based environment and independently. Bilingual in Spanish/English required. Demonstrated ability to be culturally sensitive and respect diversity. Good interpersonal and customer service skills. Good organizational skills, attention to detail, time-management skills, and strong motivation to meet deadlines and achieve goals. Good written and verbal communication skills. Knowledge of, and ability to perform, relevant dental practices, protocol, trends, and best practices within scope of practice. Ability to adhere to scope of practice. Strong skills in computer applications and software, including MS Word, Excel, and Outlook, and Electronic Medical Records. Physical Requirements/Working Environment Bending (neck): FREQUENTLY (3 - 6 HRS)Bending (waist): RARELY (0-1 HRS)Carrying 0 - 10 lbs: FREQUENTLY (3 - 6 HRS)Carrying 11 - 25 lbs: NEVERCarrying 25 - 50 lbs: NEVERCarrying 51 - 75 lbs: NEVERCarrying 75 lbs: NEVERClimbing (ladder): NEVERClimbing (stairs): RARELY (0-1 HRS)Driving: To drive from one clinic or another, or in the community: NEVERExposure to blood borne pathogens and biohazards: YES Exposure risk to aerosol-transmitted diseases-YES Exposure to dust, gas, fumes, or chemicals: Routine dental and laboratory chemicals. Exposure to excessive noise: centrifuges, test times, analyzers.Fine manipulation: FREQUENTLY (3 - 6 HRS)Kneeling: RARELY (0-1 HRS)Lifting 0 - 10 lbs: FREQUENTLY (3 - 6 HRS)Lifting 11 - 25 lbs: NEVERLifting 25 - 50 lbs: NEVERLifting 51 - 75 lbs: NEVERLifting over 75 lbs: NEVERPower Grasping: RARELY (0-1 HRS)Pulling 0 - 10 lbs: FREQUENTLY (3 - 6 HRS)Pulling 11 - 25 lbs: NEVERPulling 25 - 50 lbs: NEVERPulling 51 - 75 lbs: NEVERPulling over 75 lbs: NEVERPushing 0 - 10 lbs: FREQUENTLY (3 - 6 HRS)Pushing 11 - 25 lbs: NEVERPushing 25 - 50 lbs: NEVERPushing 51 - 75 lbs: NEVERPushing over 75 lbs: NEVERReaching (above shoulder level): OCCASIONALLY (1 - 3 HRS)Reaching (below shoulder level): FREQUENTLY (3 - 6 HRS)Repetitive use of hand: CONSTANTLY (6-8+ HRS)Simple Grasping: FREQUENTLY (3 - 6 HRS)Sitting: OCCASIONALLY (1 - 3 HRS)Standing: FREQUENTLY (3 - 6 HRS)Twisting: OCCASIONALLY (1 - 3 HRS)Use of Personal Protective Equipment: FACE SHIELD, GOGGLES, MASKS, GLOVES, LAB COATS, AND SAFETY NEEDLES.Walking: FREQUENTLY (3 - 6 HRS)Working around equipment and machinery: OFFICE EQUIPMENT AND DENTAL/LABORATORY EQUIPMENT.Ages of Patients Served: ALL

Keywords: Family Health Centers of San Diego, San Diego , RDA, Other , San Diego, California

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