Sea Mar Community Health Centers Dental Assistant I, II or III in Seattle - White Center, 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(s):
Sea Mar is a mandatory COVID-19 and flu vaccine organization
Dental Assistant I, II or III - Posting #21761
Starting Wage per hour: $20.05 - 21.77
Full-time Dental Assistant position available for our Seattle - White Center Dental Clinic. We are open Monday - Saturday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Applicant must be flexible and able to work some Saturdays as needed. 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.
Major duties for Dental Assistants include maintaining proper records for material safety data sheets (MSDS), spore test, inventory of dental supplies. In addition, will also assist in training new Dental Assistants and organizing schedules to generate check lists for maintenance of dental procedures.
Qualifications and/or Experience:
Applicant must have a valid WA State license, basic life support (BLS) certification, organizational skills, dental record experience and familiarity with the utilization of computers.
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 preferred for this position.
As a Dental Assistant II, applicant must have completed a formal Dental Assistant program at a College, Technical Institute or equivalent. A minimum of 6 months of work experience is required. Employee with no formal training must have a minimum of 18 months of work experience in a Dental Assistant position.
As a Dental Assistant III applicant must be knowledgeable of the proper sterilization methods and OSHA regulations including QI. 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. Applicant must have 2 years working experience. Employees with no formal training must have a minimum of 3 years of experience working in a Dental Assistant position.
What We Offer:
Sea Mar offers talented and motivated people the opportunity to work in a dynamic and growing community health organization. Working at Sea Mar Community Health Centers is more than just a job, it’s a fulfilling career with opportunity for advancement. The fringe benefits surpass most companies. For example, employees Full-time employees working 30 hours or more, receive an excellent benefit package of Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Prescription coverage, Long Term Disability, EAP (Employee Assistance Program), paid-time-off starting at 24 days per year + 10 paid Holidays. We offer 401(k)/Retirement options and an exciting opportunity to work in a culturally diverse environment.
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 Tripti Vats, Dental Supervisor at TriptiVats@seamarchc.org
Sea Mar is an Equal Opportunity Employer
External Applicants may apply after 11/26/2021
This job announcement will remain open until filled.
This position is represented by Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU).
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