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Dental Assistant Clinic

University Medical Center New Orleans is the academic medical center of LCMC Health and the ultimate expression of a 275-year legacy of serving the people of New Orleans and South Louisiana. With our academic partners, including Louisiana State University and Tulane University Schools of Medicine, we are training the next generation of healthcare professionals and leading research to find tomorrow's cures and treatments. From expert primary care and the widest variety of specialty care to cutting edge emergency care and the region's only Level 1 Trauma Center, UMC offers the area the widest breadth of healthcare services.

We are looking for medical professionals who are just as passionate as we are about providing the best medical care in the safest environment. We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace. Whether you're a seasoned healthcare professional or just starting out, a career at UMC places you at the center of a dynamic community of providers, learners and staff with a singular focus on patient-centric care. We offer a state-of-the-art facility with breakthrough technology, and professionals committed to helping our community become healthier.

POSITION SUMMARY: The incumbent in this position will perform advanced, technical skills as a Dental Assistant. The Dental Assistant will work alongside the physicians, hygienist and Clinical Nurse by providing skilled assistance during General Practice Dentistry and Oral Maxillofacial procedures.

POSITION DUTIES:

? The incumbent will assist for all types of dental procedures: Posses knowledge of all dental procedures performed in the Dental Clinic. Provides chair side assistance to the Dentists and Oral surgeons. Applies principle of asepsis in a knowledgeable manner to provide optimum patient care during dental procedures. Sets up the procedure rooms with the necessary equipment/supplies and assists with preparing the patient for the procedure. Verifies with the physician of any specific equipment needed. Maintains par levels of the dental instruments, supplies and equipment for all dental procedures. Communicates effectively with all members of the health care team for optimal patient care.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS:

Education:
Required:
High School Diploma./GED.
Certificate from an accredited Dental Program.

Experience:
Required:
Experience in a health care setting.


License/Certification:
Required
Basic Life Support

UMC is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.