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  • Dental Assistant

    Biloxi, MS 39532

    Posted: 05/12/2023 Industry: Dental Assistant Job Number: 8 Pay Rate: $16/hr

    Job Description

    Position Overview:

    This is skilled work in the field of Dentistry. 


    Gulfport, Mississippi 

    Job Type:

    Full Time

    Monday through Friday 8a-5p



    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Knowledge of dental office and procedures.
    • Ability to follow instructions.
    • Ability to effectively organize time and materials.
    • Ability to effectively work with Dentists, colleagues, patients and the public.
    • Ability to work independently and without direct supervision.
    • Ability and desire to work as a team member.
    • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
    • Ability to sit, stand, bend, lift, and move intermittently during the workday.
    • Ability to travel without assistance and as needed.
    • Skill in understanding of, and sensitivity to, persons of all cultural, social, educational and economic backgrounds.


    Job Requirements

    Qualifications/Education Requirements:

    • Graduation from an accredited high school or G.E.D. certificate.
    • Experience in a dental office practice or an equivalent setting.
    • Demonstrated ability to perform position duties.
    • State of Mississippi radiograph permit. 

    Core Competencies:

    • Performs radiographs appropriately according to the State Board of Dental Examiners; develops radiographs.
    • Sterilizes dental instruments adequately and follows proper infection control protocols.
    • Sets up dental trays appropriately.
    • Assists in preventative dentistry by promoting oral hygiene to patients.
    • Accurately charts on the CFHC Dental Chart.
    • Performs any reversible situation under the direct supervision of the Dentist.
    • Assists the receptionist by making an appointment and answering the phone; assists in calling patients to remind them of their scheduled appointments.
    • Prophy teeth if required by the Dentist.
    • Treats patients with respect and aids the patient concerning dental problems which do not require the skill and expertise of the Dentist.
    • Accurately completes the health history on each new patient.
    • Monitors the supply levels and prepares purchase requisitions as required.
    • Maintains operative equipment in an efficient and effective manner.
    • Maintains sterile processes and documentation logs as specified within CFHC policies and Joint Commission requirements.
    • Performs other duties as required

    Essential Job Accountabilities:

    1. Performs within the legal and ethical boundaries of the role.
    2. Provides essential job functions to maintain efficient and effective organizational and clinic processes.
    3. Participates as a team member to achieve organizational, clinic and departmental goals.
    4. Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.


    Accountability 1.  Practice within legal and ethical boundaries of the role

    Performance criteria 1: Consistently demonstrates performance of all job competencies.

    Performance criteria 2: Successful completion of probation and annual skills/competency requirements.

    Performance criteria 3: Shows commitment to job growth through additional training, education and skill development.

    Performance criteria 4: Regular and timely attendance.

    Performance criteria 5: Performance of duties will be in compliance with all laws, regulations, policies and procedures governing Coastal Family Health Center.

    Performance criteria 6: Consistently maintain confidentiality for all sensitive patient information.


    Accountability 2. Provides essential job functions to maintain efficient and effective organizational and clinic processes

    Performance Criteria 1: Demonstrates telephone/face to face etiquette when communicating with administrative and clinical staff.

    Performance Criteria 2: Works cooperatively with the practice manager and other identified staff members in coordinating daily job functions within assigned duties.

    Performance Criteria 3: Maintains an orderly and organized work area.

    Performance Criteria 4: Accurately performs required tasks according to written procedures and consistent with established processes for assigned job role.


    Accountability 3. Participates as a team member to achieve organizational, clinic and departmental goals

    Performance criteria 1: Provides input and feedback to the Dental Director on identified barriers in meeting established goals.

    Performance criteria 2: Demonstrates consistent behaviors that promote positive movement toward established goals.

    Performance criteria 3:  Assist in the development and the updating of data analysis goals.

    Performance criteria 4: Consistently demonstrates a commitment to the mission of CFHC.

    Performance criteria 5: Demonstrates and promotes positive team behaviors.

    Performance Criteria 6: Consistently demonstrates tolerance and a non-judgmental attitude toward all clients, staff members, interns and the public in general.

    Performance criteria 7: Demonstrates the ability to work with other departments as needed for job function related to Patient Centered Medical home (PCMH).


    Accountability 4. Performs other related duties as assigned or requested

    Performance criteria 1: Contributes to the daily operation of the administrative and clinical staff by performing other roles as needed.

    Performance criteria 2: Completes special duties/projects as needed.

    Accountability 5. Performs other related activities as appropriate for providers

    Performance criteria 1: Completes special duties/projects as assigned.



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