Kaiser Permanente EXTERN, DENTAL ASST in Beaverton, Oregon

Provide direct support to dentists, hygienists, denturists and other provider personnel in the delivery of dental care and service within a Kaiser Permanente dental office.

Essential Responsibilities: - Perform all of the duties permitted for a Dental Assistant consistent with the individual's training and in the presence of or under the observation of a licensed provider as referenced in the State Dental Practice Act any other laws and regulations that govern the role and responsibilities of the Dental Assistant. Duties include: Apply topical anesthetic and desensitizing agents. Removal of sutures. Retract a patient's cheek, tongue, or other tissue. Place or assist in the placement or removal of a rubber dam. Remove debris created during operative procedures. Place temporary filling material and take alginate impressions. Polish the coronal surfaces of teeth. In Washington only: after a dentist has determined teeth are free of calculus. Train patients in techniques of oral hygiene and prevention of oral disease. Place digital sensors or phosphor plates, adjust equipment preparatory to exposing dental images. Organize patient's dental record. Greet and inform patients. Promote patient's emotional comfort. Anticipate of provider in the delivery of patient care and service. Communicate information important to maintaining the proper scheduling and flow of patients. Prepare, organize, arrange and pass dental instruments, supplies and materials. Review, record and/or verify information in the patient's dental record and notify provider of reported conditions that could affect treatment. Respond to medical emergency situations. Take patients' blood pressure and accurately record in patient's dental record. Clean, sterilize and process instruments consistent with established guidelines. Maintain a clean, and well organized work environment, including operatory, laboratory and instrument processing areas, consistent with established infection control. Assure proper handling of all materials in accordance with Hazard Communication Program and Infection Control Guidelines. Perform other duties as assigned by the office manager or supervisory personnel that are consistent with the individual's training and experience. Perform the following functions provided that the dentist is on the premises and the dentist checks the patient before and after the functions are performed; Place matrix retainers for alloy and composite restorations. Polish amalgam restorations. Remove supra-gingival excess cement. Take impressions for diagnostic and opposing models, Fabrication of temporary restorations, Intra-oral bite registration. Fabricate temporary crowns. Assist in monitoring patients that are being administered nitrous oxide. Qualifications: Basic Qualifications: Experience - N/A Education - High school diploma or GED. License, Certification, Registration - Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers required upon hire

Additional Requirements: - Must be currently enrolled and in good standing with an ADA/CODA accredited dental assisting program. - Final candidate is required to pass a clinical pre-employment skills test. - Demonstrated competence in four-handed dentistry technique. - Satisfactory level of knowledge and proficiency in use of current dental materials, instruments and equipment. - Demonstrated ability to follow instructions and work effectively under both direct and indirect supervision. - Well organized in use of time and effort. - Demonstrated capacity to act in a professionally courteous manner when interacting with patients, providers and other employees. - Excellent attendance record.

Preferred Qualifications: - Basic knowledge of sterilization and infection control equipment

COMPANY Kaiser Permanente


LOCATION Beaverton, OR