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Dental Assistant - Northwest BHC- Chesapeake, VA

Company: Matrix Providers
Location: Portsmouth
Posted on: May 20, 2023

Job Description:

Matrix Providers - Caring for America's military family.Not just leading the way but leading the industry. Your success is our business.Matrix Providers is hiring for a qualified Dental Assistant to join our team of talented professionals who provide health care services to our veterans and their families at BDC Northwest in Chesapeake, VA 23322 and BHC Boone at Virginia Beach, VA.Status: Full TimeCompensation: This is an hourly position.Schedule: Monday through Friday, between the hours of 6:00 AM and 6:00 PM. Shifts will be required for a period of 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 in excess of 80 hours per two-week period.Current schedule is split between BDC Northwest and BHC Boone. Monday through Thursday 6:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. and Fridays from 6:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. with 30 minute lunches. But is subject to return to its listed hours between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.Benefits: Competitive financial package with a comprehensive insurance package including health, dental, vision, and life coverage.Accrued Paid Time Off (PTO) & Paid Holidays401(k) PlanThe Dental Assistant must have the following qualifications:Experience: 12 Months of experience as a Dental Assistant after graduationEducation:Successful Completion of one of the following certifications: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 monthsCertification from a military dental technician or dental assistant school and 12 months of experience within the preceding 36 monthsCertification from a Red Cross Dental Assistant course and 12 months of experience within the preceding 36 months36 months experience within the preceding 60 months as a dental assistant in a private practice or a military clinic.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 monthsAll 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 techniquesCertification (Required):Certified in radiographyCertifications in addition to Basic Life Support: Basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) courses such as American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) health care provider course or an equivalent course based on published national guidelines for BLS. Web-based classes do not meet the standardsGeneral Duties:Participate in performance improvement activitiesPractice aseptic techniques as necessary. Comply with infection control guidelines to include the proper handling, storage, and disposal of infectious wastes, and the use of universal precautions to prevent the spread ofinfection.Function with an awareness and application of safety procedures.Perform efficiently in emergency patient situations following established protocols, remaining calm, informing appropriate persons, and documenting events. Anticipate potential problems/emergencies and make appropriate interventions. Notify the supervisor, director, or other designated person regarding problems that the healthcare worker is unable to manage.Apply an awareness of legal issues in all aspects of patient care and strive to manage situations in a reduced-risk manner.Participate in the implementation of the Family Advocacy Program as directed. Participation shall include, but not be limited to, appropriate medical examination, documentation, and reporting.Exercise awareness and sensitivity to patient/significant others' rights, as identified within the MTFMaintain an awareness of responsibility and accountability for own professional practice.Participate in continuing education to meet own professional growthExercise appropriate delegation of tasks and duties in the direction and coordination of health care team members, patient care, and clinic 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 To learn more about our Benefits Packages, please see Matrix Providers endeavors to make accessible to all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please get in touch with our Recruiting Hotline Number, 1-, TTY LINE, . This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

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