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Sea Mar Community Health Centers Dental Assistant III (Bilingual English/Spanish) in Des Moines, Washington

Sea Mar Community Health Centers, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) founded in 1978, is a community-based organization committed to providing quality, comprehensive health, human, housing, educational and cultural services to diverse communities, specializing in service to Latinos in Washington State. Sea Mar proudly serves all persons without regard to race, ethnicity, immigration status, gender, or sexual orientation, and regardless of ability to pay for services. Sea Mar's network of services includes more than 90 medical, dental, and behavioral health clinics and a wide variety of nutritional, social, and educational services. We are recruiting for the following position:

Sea Mar is a mandatory COVID-19 and flu vaccine organization

Dental Assistant III - Posting #24130

Hourly Rate: $22.21

Position Summary:

On-call Dental Assistant III position available for our Des Moines Dental Clinic. The candidate will assist the dental provider in the delivery of dental procedures allowed by the WA State Dental Practice Act. Other responsibilities are as follows: assist provider in Restorative, Prosthodontics, Endodontics, Orthodontics, Oral Surgery procedures, and any other procedures allowed by the WA Dental Practice Act.

As a Dental Assistant III applicant must be knowledgeable of the proper sterilization methods and OSHA regulations including Quality Improvement. Must be able to duplicate and mount radiographs, place temporary restorations, take impressions, pour and trim models, place retraction cord, place matrix bands, perform coronal polish and give fluoride treatments. Duties include maintaining proper records for material safety data sheets (MSDS), spore test, inventory of dental supplies, assist in training new Dental Assistants and organize schedules to generate check lists for maintenance of dental procedures.

Qualifications and/or Requirements:

  • Must have a valid WA state license, basic life support (BLS) certification

  • Dental record experience and familiarity with the utilization of computers and organizational skills

  • Excellent customer service skills required for this position.

  • Must be able to communicate, read and write in English and have the ability to interpret common written material about dentistry.

  • Bilingual in English/Spanish is required.

DA III Experience: Must have 2 years’ working experience. Employees with no formal training must have a minimum of 3 years’ experience working in a Dental Assistant position.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, complete the online application and click SUBMIT or APPLY NOW. If you have any questions regarding the position, email Norma Solis, Dental Supervisor at NormaSolis@seamarchc.org

Sea Mar is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted 09/13/2022

External candidates are considered after 09/16/2022

This position is represented by Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU).

Please visit our website to learn more about us at www.seamar.org. You may also apply thru our Career page at https://www.seamar.org/jobs-general.html

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