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Dental Assistant

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applications received before 9/11/17 will be given priority consideration.

Position Information

Position Details

Posting Number 17-00227-UP/FA Post
Position Title Dental Assistant
Position Number 998710
Full-Time/Part-Time? Full Time
Summary of Responsibilities

This is a paraprofessional who provides chair side dental assisting to dentists in the care and treatment of patients in a teaching setting, and supports the operations of the patient-serving clinic.

Minimum Education
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Graduate of Accredited Dental Assistant Program OR at least two years of chair-side experience.
Minimum Experience
  • Two years or more experience in dental support. Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency
Knowledge, skills and abilities
  • Able to interface with public, residents, faculty, administration, patients and their family members in a professional manner verbally, in writing, by computer, and/or by telephone
  • Manual dexterity skills for instrument passing
  • Knowledge of all dental instruments and procedures
  • Computer competency; knowledge of dental software
  • Proficiency in ordered radiology exams and performance of tests
  • Proficiency in chart documentation r/t charge capture processes
  • Knowledge of HIPPA compliance
  • Knowledge of Infection Control/ Blood Borne
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity
  • Able to multi-task under pressure
Required Licenses, Certificates & Registrations
  • Certified Dental Assistant. Education and/or experience may be substituted for certification as determined relevant by the agency
  • Current BLS (CPR)
  • Conscious Sedation Monitoring Certification. Experience may be substituted for certification as determined relevant by the agency.
Additional Information
Location WSU Metroplex

Salary Information

Proposed Salary or Hourly Rate $14/hour
Benefits Eligible? Yes

Position Description Information

Preferred Education
  • Eligible for National Dental Assistant Certification through DANB if not already completed
  • HIPPA training for health care providers
  • Conscious sedation monitoring
Preferred Experience
  • Two-Three years full-time dental assistant experience
  • Experience working within a team environment
  • Experience working in a teaching environment
  • Experience in 1st assist to advanced procedures
  • Chart auditing experience
  • Inventory management/ordering experience
  • Experience using dental practice management computer programs
Regular Hours of Work Mon-Friday 8:00-5:00 (Flex schedule)
Environmental Factors

Environment is consistent with a health care facility, office, and teaching area. Exposure to various pathogens, secretions, blood borne pathogens, air droplet and chemicals used in the environment is possible. Human behaviors.

Proposed Job Duties

Responsibility / Duty

-Prepares operatories before opening, ensuring that areas are well kept and clean; assesses supplies and restocks, reorders and correctly labels items; promptly reports service issues to Clinic Manager or Program Manager.
- Performs appropriate instrument maintenance, sterilization, set up and passing of instruments.
- Turns over operatory and preps for next patient.
-Prepares inventory request report on a monthly to bi-monthly basis for Program Manager.

Importance (E) Essential
Percentage 40
Responsibility / Duty

-1st chair assist as defined need by Director/Faculty; observes appropriate PPE for patient interaction; works in accordance with policy procedure manual and MSDS book for AEGD.
-Performs X-rays and reviews of PMHx; Makes future appointments at chair side; supports patient education; participates in patient satisfaction surveys; performs follow up calls on past patients in a professional, patient-centric manner.
-Documents accurately to ensure excellent charge capture; uses computer information management system for various aspects of care, charting, radiology, reports, charge captures, and schedules.
-Performs chart audits to ensure accuracy of charge capture and other processes.

Importance (E) Essential
Percentage 40
Responsibility / Duty

Other duties as assigned.

Importance (M) Minimal
Percentage 20

Physical Demands

Physical Requirements - Physical Activity

Activity Standing
Frequency Daily
Activity Squatting
Frequency Periodically
Activity Walking
Frequency Daily
Activity Vocal Ability
Frequency Daily
Activity Grasping
Frequency Daily
Activity Reaching
Frequency Daily
Activity Handling/Feeling
Frequency Daily
Activity Repetitive Movement
Frequency Daily
Activity Hearing
Frequency Daily
Activity Visual Acuity - Near
Frequency Daily
Activity Body coordination
Frequency Daily

Physical Requirements - Weight Activity

Activity (weight) Lifting
Frequency Weekly

20 lbs

Activity (weight) Carrying
Frequency Daily

20 lbs

Other Physical Requirements

Other Physical Requirements

Manual dexterity and instrument manipulation

Explain Physical Job Requirements

Must be able to climb stairs; work wearing PPE; and work in environments where blood borne pathogens exist. Must have visual acuity to see in operative field as well as see computer screens; manual dexterity in instrument manipulation; ability to physically move about office and clinic on two floors with efficiency of speed in emergency situations and throughout the day. Must be able to lift up to 20 lbs.’ as needed.


Requisition Details


Advanced Education in General Dentistry

Posting date 08/21/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled? No
Proposed Start Date 10/08/2017
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications received before 9/11/17 will be given priority consideration.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this position?
    • Business publication or website
    • Education publication or website
    • Engineering publication or website
    • Fine Arts publication or website
    • Health Professions publication or website
    • Liberal Arts & Science publication or website
    • Veterans publication or website
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Community Voice
    • Insight into Diversity
    • Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Wichita Eagle
    • WSU Employee
    • Handshake
    • Other
  2. * I have at least two years of experience in chair side dental assisting OR have graduated from a recognized dental assisting program.
    • True
    • False

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents