Colorado Springs ,
|Sterilization Tech/Dental Assistant
Peak Vista Community Health Centers is a non-profit healthcare organization whose mission is to provide exceptional healthcare to people facing access barriers. We provide primary care services (medical, dental and behavioral healthcare) through 26 outpatient health centers in El Paso, Teller, Lincoln, Adams, Arapahoe, Elbert and Kit Carson counties. We deliver care with our strong â€śHospitalityâ€ť culture. Our organization has over 800 employees and serves over 90,000 patients in the Pikes Peak and East Central Plains region. Peak Vista is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. (AAAHC).
Job Summary (Essential Functions)
ď»żď»żThis position will have primarily the tasks required to assist with sterilization tasks as well as working with the Hygienist primarily & Dentist secondary as needed and will assist two patients an hour with provider. Sterilizes dental equipment and instruments using chemical disinfectants. Performs cleaning requirements on radiology development equipment as well as cleans the autoclaves & other sterilization equipment. Conducts spoor tests requirements and documentation related to this position. Maintains logs for the equipment in the clinic Provides assistance to Hygienist to include but not limited to Charting, room clean-up, x-rays & preparation of the patient for the hygiene visit. Also, assist the dentist as needed during examination and treatment of patients. Take blood pressure when needed and review the medical history of the patient for any pertinent information the dentist may need to be aware of and pass this onto the dentist. Performs the function of child prophys & sealants as a separate schedule as assigned. Makes sure that the fee sheets are accurate for the front desk staff to be able to collect any additional money from the patient. Send out the Patient Reminder cards each month. Performs other duties as assigned.
Supervision Received: Dental Assistant Supervisor
Supervision Exercised: N/A
Education: High School graduate or GED, Dental Assistant certification required/OJT may be substituted as in Dental Assistant Job description.
Work Experience: Sterilization experience preferred. Ability to maintain logs/paperwork as needed. Some dental/ medical office experience preferred.
Cognitive Skills (Language, Math, Reasoning Ability): Ability to correctly perform basic math and reading skills as needed for fee sheet transactions. Bilingual a plus.
Computer Skills: Basic computer skills desirable.
Certificates & Licenses: Certificate of completion of a Dental Assistants Course/or OJT as described in the Dental Assistant Job Description. X-Ray certification preferred. Current Colorado Driverâ€™s License required.
â€˘ Educational Support & In-Practice Training! Weâ€™ll pay for your Expanded Duties Dental Assistant (EDDA) training
â€˘ Awesome benefits including medical, dental and vision insurance, Paid Time Off (PTO), paid holidays, life insurance, 401K employer match program, short and long term disability insurance and more
â€˘ Enjoyable, Respectful & Professional Environment
TO apply: www.peakvista.org/careers