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Expanded Function Dental Assistant

Company: Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic
Location: Salem
Posted on: May 8, 2024

Job Description:

Job Brief$4,000 sign-on bonus paid in your first paycheck and another $2,000 paid in 12 months, additional pay for your bilingual skills and generous benefit package.Employment duration: Full time Exempt Status: Non-exempt Offer Relocation?: Yes ID: 12327 At Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic, we believe you are more than a Dental Assistant, and we are more than a job. We're an FQHC committed to providing patient-centered care to communities. Compassion is at the core of our approach. We treat patients according to their preferences, regardless of location, origin, or ability to pay. Our doors are open to all, regardless of their citizenship status.We serve more than 197,000 patients across 28 medical clinics, 15 dental clinics, 11 pharmacies, and 49 program sites in two states. We are Level 3 Certified as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). With integrated services including medical, dental, pharmacy, orthodontia, primary care nutritional counseling, autism screening, and primary care behavioral health, YVFWC's patient-centered model of care offers patients the full spectrum of care and shelter assistance, energy assistance, weatherization, HIV and AIDS counseling and testing, home visits, and four mobile medical/dental clinics.These short clips share a glimpse of our dedication to our communities, our health, and our families: WE are Yakima - WE are Family YVFWC - And then we grew We are seeking an Expanded Function Dental Assistant to join our team at our Lancaster Family Health Center in Salem, Oregon! About Salem, OR Salem, Oregon's capital city, is a blend of history, nature, and culture in the heart of the Willamette Valley. Known for its rich past, you can explore historic sites like the State Capitol building and deep-rooted neighborhoods. Nature enthusiasts will love the nearby Willamette River, where parks and trails offer opportunities for outdoor adventures. Salem's thriving arts and cultural scene shines through its museums, galleries, and vibrant downtown area. Plus, it's at the center of Oregon's renowned wine country, making it a great base for wine tasting in the region. Salem is a delightful mix of heritage, green spaces, and creative energy. What We Offer: $24.94 - $26.43 /hour DOE $4,000 sign-on bonus & $2,000 bonus at 12 months of employment Up to $5,000 in relocation assistance Additional pay for your bilingual skills 100% employer-paid health insurance including medical, dental, vision, Rx, 24/7 telemedicine Profit sharing & 403(b) retirement plan available Generous PTO, 8 paid holidays, and much more! Work schedule is Monday - Thursday, 7:30 am - 6:30 pm Essential Functions/Responsibilities/Duties Work with patients of all ages. Maintain patient medical records, updating patient medical history and vital signs as needed. Conduct complete patient X-ray procedures, including panoramic and cephalometric radiographs and intra-oral photographs. Develop and store the X-rays in patients' electronic dental records. Set up and record periodontal charting per the Provider's instruction. Prepare and set up instruments and equipment necessary for the patient exam performed by the Provider. Mix materials needed for the exam, with awareness of infection control and cross-contamination. Perform preventative periodontal care on patients, including applying coronal polish, fluoride treatments, and sealants. Assist in implementing and monitoring the patient infection control program for the clinic, including ensuring the integrity of sterile packaging, sterilizing instruments/equipment, and cleaning autoclaves and operatories. May assist in Orthodontics, including obtaining patient records, bite registrations, patient models, fabricating orthodontic retainers, and placing/removing ligature ties. Perform clinical responsibilities in alignment with The Joint Commission (TJC), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and YVFWC requirements. Qualifications Required Education: High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED). Professional Licenses/Certificates/Registration: EFDA certification within 90 days of employment required, Basic Life Support (BLS) certification within 90 days of hire, Registration as a Surgical Technologist if assisting a Dentist in the operating room. Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Required or Preferred: Bilingual (English/Spanish) required. Must demonstrate the ability to communicate at level 10 on the language proficiency scale to receive bilingual differential pay. Basic knowledge of medical/dental terminology and dental anatomy. Basic knowledge of dental materials and instruments. Basic knowledge of infection control techniques. Basic knowledge of oral health care instruction. Ability to perform four-handed dental assisting, including instrument transfer, oral evacuation, cement mixing, and spatulation. Strong level of manual dexterity and coordination. Ability to effectively interact with a variety of patients of all ages and employees in a professional manner. Basic proficiency with a variety of computer programs, including an Electronic Dental Record (EDR), Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel. At Farm Workers Clinic We will consistently trust one another to work for the common good. We will foster integrity by demonstrating ethical behavior and insisting on doing what we say we will do. We will demonstrate transparency by being candid and truthful no matter the risk. We will create partnerships to strengthen ourselves and our community. We will fight for just treatment for all individuals. We will let joy in. We have the courage to be an agent of change and refuse anything short of excellence.Our mission celebrates diversity. We are committed to equal-opportunity employment.Contact us at for more information about this opportunity!Job Type: Full-timePay: $24.94 - $26.43 per hourby Jobble

Keywords: Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic, Salem , Expanded Function Dental Assistant, Healthcare , Salem, Oregon

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