Seattle, WA


LocationSeattle, Washington
Employment TypeFull Time
Date Posted2023-01-17
Direct Apply
Valid Through2023-10-25

Job Description:

SIHB Core Competencies Core Competencies are foundational commitments and skills that all SIHB staff are expected to develop. These competencies define common measures for performance that are applied to every role in the organization... Commitment to Indigenous and Organizational Values: Everything we do at SIHB is centered on Traditional Indian Medicine. It is our responsibility to maintain cultural integrity in all that we do. Accountability: All employees of SIHB effectively manage their own work and the work of their teams. We take ownership of our actions and decisions. We all strive to deliver the highest quality work and care, while respecting our teammates and relatives. Collaboration: SIHB is a team-oriented organization. As team members, we share the responsibility of working toward a common purpose. We collaborate with our colleagues across the organization to deliver the highest quality of care and results in alignment with our mission, vision, values and Theory of Change. Communication: We practice effective and clear communication with staff, relatives, teams and community. We demonstrate empathy among each other and with those we serve, and transparency in our decision making. Customer Service Orientation: All employees of SIHB recognize the needs of the diverse community we serve. We put the needs of our relatives first by delivering the highest quality, professional, responsive, and innovative care. Our relatives come first and deserve the best. Position Summary: The Seattle Indian Health Board has several openings for Dental Assistant and offers a $2,000.00 signing bonus! The Dental Assistant will work closely with the Dental Team in treating patients and assisting in the development of adult and children dental services. The duties will be consistent with the scope for dental assistants as specified in the Washington State Regulations (WAC 246-817-520). Organizational Structure/Reporting Relationships: This position reports to the Dental Supervisor and is a member of the Dental team. This position has no direct reports. Organizational Responsibilities Hold Indigenous values and practices with respect and integrity Hold yourself accountable to the highest standard by being resourceful, innovative, creative and solutions-oriented Actively participate in organizational activities with the understanding that success is achieved through teamwork. Recognize that communication is central to the organizations success and actively champion your words and actions to maintain respect for others, encourage constructive feedback, be open to share laughter and acknowledge differences in skills and opinions, all while keeping others best intentions in mind. At SIHB, we refer to our customers as Relatives. Our Relatives come first and deserve the best. Serve the needs of our Relatives first by delivering the highest quality, professional, responsive and innovative care. Job Responsibilities Availability and reliability for patient care. On time for scheduled shift and able to work with a variety of dentists. Professional communication and teamwork is courteous and always maintains professional communication with co-workers and patients. Keeps Dentists informed of patient location and status. Works as a member of a team and offers assistance to others and readily orients new and temporary staff. Completes non-patient tasks during slow work hours. Chair side four handed dentistry; knowledge of and proficiency with dental supportive services that may be performed by a Dental Assistant. Under the supervision of a Dentist as designated by Washington State Law. Must complete annual Dental Assistant clinical competencies. Assisting the Dentist with pre-authorization of prosthetics and other laboratory work. This includes but not limited to external and internal agency follow-up, patient follow up and receiving/organizing models and prosthetic devices. Sterilizing, cleaning and maintaining instruments and equipment; maintain current knowledge of OSHA infection control regulations. Ensures operatories and dental spaces are clean, well-stocked and functioning. Alerts supervisor appropriately if maintenance or repairs are necessary. Taking and developing radiographs. Maintains knowledge of dental radiograph techniques and principles. Assists with supervision and instruction of dental students and temporary Dental Assistants. Provides cross coverage for dental registration and scheduling. Provides dental care coordination for children/adult clients. This may include but not limited to completing follow up as instructed by the Dentist, reminder/recall activities, troubleshooting patient barriers to care, and assisting with Medicaid application process. Emphasis is placed on Medicaid and Medicaid eligible clients. Maintains knowledge of community dental resources. Participating in continuous dental quality improvement activities, which may include monitoring and evaluation functions. Participates in adult/childrens dental outreach. This may include but not limited to community outreach, outreach to internal programs and distribution of dental services and education materials to internal and external programs. Actively participate in internal quality improvement teams and work with members proactively to drive quality improvement initiatives in accordance with the mission and strategic goals of the organization, federal and state laws and regulations, and accreditation standards, when assigned. Other job-related duties as assigned. Background Qualifications Required: High school diploma/GED. Completion of formal training as a Dental Assistant at an accredited school required. Experience working with underserved populations preferred. Experience in working with an electronic health record preferred. Positive interpersonal relationship skills required. Must be a registered Dental Assistant in WA State. Must maintain CPR/First Aid certification. Preferred: Experience working with American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Familiarity with the health and social issues facing the American Indian/ Alaska Native population and a desire to serve this population. Work Environment: Clinic hours are 9-5, Monday through Friday with occasional extra hours for events. Signing Bonus: Further details will be provided upon hire

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