Dental Assistant - Portsmouth Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, Virginia
Company: Matrix Providers
Posted on: March 13, 2023
Caring for America's military family.
Matrix Providers serves government agencies with the commitment to improving performance in the government's contracted medical staffing system. Founded in 2010 by Dr. Bill Rivard, a retired Army Colonel, Matrix Providers has achieved an unprecedented 99.4% placement rate despite taking on some of the government's most challenging requirements. Trusted by the Department of Defense, we have consistently received high-quality management and customer service ratings since 2012. With corporate staff covering 4,961 miles and six time zones, we're never far away in time, place, or commitment.
Matrix Providers is hiring a Dental Assistant to join our team of talented professionals who provide health care services to our Military Service Members and their families at Portsmouth Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, Virginia.
Employment Status: Full-time
Compensation: This is an hourly position, paid bi-weekly.
Schedule: Monday through Friday, between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Shifts, will
be required for 8.5 or 9 hours, including an uncompensated .5 or 1-hour meal break, depending on shift length. In no instance will the healthcare worker be required to provide services above 80 hours per two-week period.
Benefits: Competitive financial package with a comprehensive insurance package including health, dental, vision, and life coverage.
Accrued Paid Time Off (PTO)
Requirements: The Dental Assistant must have and meet the following:
Certification: Certified in radiography as required by 42 CFR Part 75.
All training must have included a course in radiation physics; radiation biology; radiation health, safety, and protection; X-ray films and radiographic film quality; radiographic techniques; darkroom and processing techniques; film mounting; and digital radiographic processing techniques.
Basic Life Support (BLS) from American Heart Association or American Red Cross.
Education: Successful completion of one of the following:
Certificate or Associate Degree as a dental assistant/technician from a program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) of the American Dental Association (ADA) and 12 months of experience within the preceding 36 months.
Certification from a military dental technician or dental assistant school and 12 months of experience within the preceding 36 months.
Certification from a Red Cross Dental Assistant course and 12 months of experience within the preceding 36 months.
Thirty-six (36) months of experience in the preceding 60 months as a private practice or military clinic dental assistant.
Membership in good standing with the American Association of Dental Assistants with required continuing education and 12 months of experience within the preceding 36 months.
Graduation from a state-accredited program for dental assistants or dental technology within the preceding 12 months.
Experience: Twelve (12) to Thirty-six (36) months of experience as a Dental Assistant after graduation; based on the above-outlined educational route.
Performs assisting in one or more phases of complex/difficult restorative, prosthodontic, oral surgical, endodontic, or periodontal treatment. Receives and schedules patients for treatment.
Obtains and records the related medical history of the patient. Chart examination and treatment information. Records information on prescriptions.
Sterilizes instruments, materials, and equipment; prepares surgical trays. Maintains dental equipment in a clean and operative condition.
Assists dentist at chairside. Performs intra-oral procedures as directed by the dentist. Takes preliminary impressions for study models, removes sutures and places, and removes rubber dams, period-packs, matrix bands, and wedges.
Relays the dentist's instructions to the patient for post-treatment care. Instructs patient in proper dental techniques, care of appliances, and causes of dental decay.
Operates dental X-ray equipment to take intra and extra-oral radiographs. Maintains, cleans, and performs minor repairs on X-ray equipment and materials.
Pours and trims models from impressions and constructs custom impression trays. Maintains a variety of recurring reports related to dental activities.
Matrix Providers is an equal-opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For our EEO Policy Statement, please see https://matrixproviders.com/accessibility-eeo-disclaimer. To learn more about our Benefits Packages, please see https://matrixproviders.com/benefits.
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Caring for America's military family.
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