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Dental Assistant (New Position!)

LocationSeattle, Washington
Employment TypeFull Time
Date Posted2022-11-23
Direct Apply
Valid Through2023-11-10
Salary$47,986 - $60,840/year

Job Description:

Forbes recently named King County as one of Washington State's best employers. Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play... Guided by our "True North", we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles--we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans. King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation. New) Covid-19 Vaccination Requirement As of October 18, 2021, most* King County employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If hired, you will be required to submit proof of vaccination by October 18th. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine. Employees may make requests for a reasonable accommodation based on a medical disability or for sincerely held religious beliefs. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation. This directive applies to employees in the Executive branch*, the Assessor’s Office, Elections, the King County Sheriff’s Office, and the Executive Office. To Apply If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact your recruiter listed on this job announcement. THE POSITION Public Health – Seattle & King County is seeking Dental Assistants to join our vibrant & diverse Dental Teams. Dental Assistants work under the supervision of a Dentist or Dental Hygienist and assist in a variety of dental procedures other perform other related duties as required in a dental clinic and/or community setting. This full-time Temporary Term-Limited (TLT) / Special Duty (SD) position serves a patient population that includes low-income children and adults. Term-Limited Temporary positions are "at-will" positions and are eligible for benefits, including health care coverage for employees and their dependents (see benefits tab). This vacancy can also be filled as a Special Duty opportunity. Bilingual Applicants are highly desired. Please note: Public Health- Seattle & King County values diverse perspectives and life experiences. The Department encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, and veterans. WORK LOCATION: This posting will be used to fill multiple vacancies. This position will work primarily at one of the five dental clinics, listed below. This position will be responsible for staffing at the site they are based out of and will also provide coverage when needed for planned or emergency absences at other sites. We will work with candidates to match their base location with our business need. Downtown Public Health Dental Clinic 2124 4th Ave Seattle, WA 98121 North Dental Clinic 12359 Lake City Way NE Seattle, WA 98125 Columbia Dental Clinic 4400 37th Ave S Seattle, WA 98118 Eastgate Dental Clinic 14350 SE Eastgate Way Bellevue, WA 98007 Renton Dental Clinic 3201 NE 7th St Renton, WA 98056 WHO MAY APPLY: This position is open to all qualified applicants. For Special Duty Assignment interest, you must be a Career Service, Career Service Exempt or other regular (non-temporary) employees in King County who have completed their initial County probation. You must have supervisor approval prior to taking a Special Duty Assignment. Candidates who applied for previously posted Dental Assistant positions may be considered for this posting. WORK SCHEDULE: The work schedule varies slightly based on work location with Columbia, Downtown, Eastgate, North, and Renton on an 8:00am-5:00pm schedule; This position is full-time at 40 hours per week (1.0 FTE). This position is subject to the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act and is overtime eligible. For more information regarding the application process, please contact Debbie Baker, HR Analyst at debbaker@kingcounty.gov or 206-263-4053. APPLICATION PROCESS: Applications will be reviewed after the job posting closes. The following items are required to be considered for this vacancy: • NEOGOV/Government Jobs on-line or paper application • Supplemental questionnaire responses • Copy or photo of current CPR/AED (BLS) certification, if you have it You may attach multiple documents if you wish: • Copy and paste one or more documents into the text resume section of the application. • Attach multiple documents/files in the resume attachment section. Your application may be rejected as incomplete if you do not include the standard information in the application. Providing information only in a resume or a cover letter will not be considered a complete application. Supplemental Question responses such as "see my resume" or "see my personnel file" are considered incomplete. • This selection process may include but is not limited to: evaluation of application materials and supplemental questions, testing and interviewing. For more information on our selection process, please refer to http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/jobs.aspx • Public Health relies on office automation (Microsoft Office) and web-based enabled tools, therefore candidates must be proficient and comfortable with computer use to perform functions associated with on-going work. • Staff may be required to play an active role in the event of a public health emergency, which may include changes in responsibilities and working hours. • Regular and reliable attendance, effective communication skills, and development of effective working relationships are requirements of all Public Health positions. • Act as a chairside assistant for restorative, oral surgery, endodontic, hygiene and other procedures as needed. • Take diagnostic quality intra-oral and extra-oral radiographs. • Provide child prophys. Apply dental sealants in clinical and community settings. Apply topical preventative agents. • Take and review patient medical and dental history and present relevant info to the Dentist. • Assist dentist with emergency procedures. • Perform other duties as allowed by the Washington State Dental Practice Act 18.32. • Educate patients in oral hygiene and anticipatory guidance health behaviors. • Maintain patient flow. • Responsible for accurate completion of encounter forms as per Dental Program Policies and Procedures and Medicaid billing guidelines. • Accurately document medical record information under the direction of the dentist. • Maintain patient files. • Maintain operatories and dental spaces in good working order and ensure compliance with OSHA/WISHA requirements. • Clean and sterilize dental instruments in accordance with State and Federal requirements. • Perform routine dental equipment maintenance (clinical and portable) and process repairs. • Maintain dental supply inventory and ordering. • Make patient reminder calls and follow up on missed appointments as needed. • Schedule appointments, greet and reassure clients. • Complete client registrations, billing, and conduct follow-up with patients as needed. • Other duties as assigned. • Current registration as a Dental Assistant in the State of Washington. • Completion of a recognized Dental Assistant course program or equivalent experience. • Working knowledge of methods and techniques used in dental assisting. • Working knowledge of terminology, materials, equipment and instruments used in dentistry. • Working knowledge of dental radiograph techniques and principles. • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage your own and patient schedules. • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a team. • Demonstrated ability to maintain patient files and other records in accordance with practice guidelines and applicable regulations. • Demonstrated ability to manage behavioral issues in a dental clinic setting. • Demonstrated ability to address conflict in a direct and professional manner. • Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with clients of diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds as well as the ability to work with clients for whom English is a second language. • Experience working with both in-person and telephonic interpreters in a clinical setting. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS • Experience in a public/community health center or clinic setting desired. • Experience with using EPIC patient management software systems to register, check in, check out, collect payments, and schedule clients. • Applicants bilingual in English and Spanish highly desired. • Applicants bilingual in English and Arabic, Mandarin, or Cantonese desired. NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: • The selected candidate will be required to pass a thorough background investigation. • Employees are required to protect the privacy and security of protected health information as defined in State and Federal Law • Employees are required to adhere to OSHA/WISHA guidelines including but not limited to completing their mandatory trainings on time. • A valid Washington State Drivers’ License and/or the ability to travel to locations throughout the King County area in a timely manner with little advance notice. UNION AFFILIATION: This position is represented by Office Professional Employees International Union, Local 8. CONTACT: For information regarding the application process, please contact Debbie Baker at debbaker@kingcounty.gov. For information about the position, please contact Deborah DeQuier- Bowden at Deborah.DeQuier-Bowden@kingcounty.gov or 206-477-0738

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