Dental Assistant/EFDA (Cottage Corner) in Indianapolis, IN at Eskenazi Health

Date Posted: 12/7/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description



Organization: HHC



Division:Eskenazi Health  



Sub-Division: FQHC  



Req ID:  2729 



Schedule: Full Time 



Shift: Days 

Eskenazi Health serves as the public hospital division of the Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County. Physicians provide a comprehensive range of primary and specialty care services at the 315-bed hospital and outpatient facilities both on and off of the Eskenazi Health downtown campus as well as at 10 Eskenazi Health Center sites located throughout Indianapolis.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Dental Assistant /EFDA (Expanded Functions Dental Assistant) assists the dentist or dental hygienist. This position is responsible for exposing and processing X-rays, performs sealants and manages the dental operations. The Dental Assistant/EFDA performs patient intake.  This position travels and fills in at other Eskenazi Health Center (EHC) Dental sites as needed.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Customer Services

  • Role models Eskenazi Health mission, vision, and shared values
  • Provides supportive care for patients at all times
  • Supports team members to accomplish daily activities
  • Assists others when needed
  • Listens to the voice of the customer and strives to  exceed their expectations

Quality

  • Keeps the operatory neat and clean during procedures and disinfects thoroughly before each patient arrives. Keeps hand pieces properly maintained. Ensures that vacuum lines, unit, chair, light, instruments, and tray setups are thoroughly disinfected and properly sterilized at all times

Productivity

  • Restocks rooms as necessary
  • Provides patient management for the dental department

Operational Efficiency

  • Takes vital signs and reviews patient health history, updating as necessary
  • Lays out necessary instruments for procedure
  • Assists the dentist or dental hygienist in transfer of instruments utilizing approved dental assisting principles. Assists the operator in preparation and delivery of dental materials
  • Exposes and processes x-rays and duplicates when necessary. Ensures all x-rays are suitable for diagnosis
  • Performs sealant on patient treatment plan

Compliance

  • Assists the Dental Services Manager on infection control and OSHA guidelines
  • Handles protected health information (PHI) in a manner consistent with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPPA)
  • Maintains strict confidentiality and respect the privacy of others

Financial Sustainability

  • Orders and maintains inventory of dental supplies according to purchasing policies and procedures for EHC

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Graduate of an accredited dental assisting program or CDA required. Previous experience within a medical/dental clinic valuable. High School Diploma or equivalent.

  • Composite restoration filling experience
  • X-ray certified
  • Sealant certified
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred

Accredited by The Joint Commission and named one of the nation’s 150 best places to work by Becker’s Hospital Review for four consecutive years and Forbes list of best places to work for women, and Forbes list of America’s best midsize employers’ Eskenazi Health’s programs have received national recognition while also offering new health care opportunities to the local community. As the sponsoring hospital for Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services, the city’s primary EMS provider, Eskenazi Health is also home to the first adult Level I trauma center in Indiana, the only verified adult burn center in Indiana, the first community mental health center in Indiana and the Eskenazi Health Center Primary Care – Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, just to name a few.