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Dental Health Assistant - Wheaton

Company: DuPage County Health Department
Location: Wheaton
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

JOB We are now offering a $500.00 sign on bonus and a $500.00 retention bonus!We are looking for a Dental Health Assistant to join our Dental Team in Wheaton. Experience as a dental Assistant is preferred, however, we are willing to train you for this role. This is a full-time position Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. with occasional evenings and Saturdays as scheduled. Some travel to our Lombard Clinic may be required. In this role, you will be performing work of moderate difficulty providing assistance to dentists and dental hygienists. If you understand technical terms and know how to perform basic dental procedures, then we invite you to apply today! As a full-time County employee, you will be eligible for our benefit package that includes, health insurance, paid holidays just to list a few. Please click on our benefits tab to see the full list of our benefits offered to you. If your passion is a desire to help others and to make a difference in people's lives, then apply today and join our team! We at the DuPage County Health Department, value our employees and take great pride in providing the ability for them to have a good work life balance. EXAMPLE OF DUTIESProvides assistance and support to staff and clients of the Dental Program. Establishes and maintains client files and charts; enters client data into computer systems including revising or updating addresses and telephone numbers; schedules appointments. Ensures that release forms or consent forms have been signed; prepares various forms and worksheets. Sets up clinic rooms with appropriate supplies, including off-site clinics; processes daily reports; monitors on hand supplies and coordinates replenishment as needed. Assists in performance of dental procedures including passing instruments and materials; follows guidelines in handling materials and cleaning surfaces also ensures sterilization of instruments. Obtains health histories from patients by conducting patient interviews and follows-up on client status. Performs duties necessary to close clinics. Maintains required training, licensure, and/or certification. Adheres to department guidelines for attendance and punctuality. Participates in emergency response activities as assigned;. Maintains confidentiality of privileged information and adheres to patient privacy laws. Demonstrates sensitivity and understanding of other ethnic groups and cultures. May assist with determining client eligibility; if bilingual, may assist clients communicate with non-bilingual staff.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSThree years of experience in an administrative capacity which involved a high degree of public contact; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Experience as a Dental Health Assistant is preferred, however, not required. Bi-lingual in Spanish also preferred but not required. SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

Keywords: DuPage County Health Department, Wheaton , Dental Health Assistant - Wheaton, Healthcare , Wheaton, Illinois

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