The employee works under the direction and supervision of the Dental Assistant Supervisor. This position is primarily located at Cherokee Indian Hospital Dental Clinic. There may be some travel required in order to provide services in other locations. Under supervision, the incumbent is responsible for a variety of clinical and administrative duties established by the Dental Assistant Supervisor. On-the-job training will be necessary to learn and practice both clinical and administrative duties within the dental clinic. The primary duties will be to perform all basic dental assistant functions in order to allow the dental team to function as efficiently as possible. This position corresponds to the State of NC Dental Assistant I.
CIH Dental believes that these skills are necessary for the employee to be successful in the Dental Assisting position:
Duties will consist of standard chairside dental assisting duties, greeting patients/visitors, patient registration, answering calls, scheduling patient appointments, filing, mail delivery, message delivery, courier service, information retrieval, sending and receiving faxes, use of copier, and to perform other standard office and clinical duties as assigned. Incumbent will actively participate in HP/DP projects as needed.
This position is considered an entry-level position within the dental clinic, and will require a candidate who is highly motivated and has initiative to learn and practice the skills that will be taught. Typically it takes one year to become proficient in this position.