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Surgical Dental Assistant

Company: University of Kentucky
Location: Lexington
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Posting Details
Posting Details Job Title Surgical Dental Assistant

Requisition Number RE34520

Working Title

Department Name 7A810: Division of OMFS

Work Location Lexington, KY

Grade Level 43

Salary Range $18.80-30.09/hour

Type of Position Staff

Position Time Status Full-Time

Required Education HS

Click here for more information about equivalencies: http://www.uky.edu/hr/employment/working-uk/equivalencies

Required Related Experience 4 yrs

Required License/Registration/Certification None

Physical Requirements Standing for long periods of time. Lifting pushing, pulling objects up to 20 lbs.

Shift Monday - Friday, day shift.

Job Summary The College of Dentistry is currently seeking a Surgical Dental Assistant to provide chair side assisting to faculty, residents and students during surgical procedures as assigned or as needed. Duties can include but not limited to:

  • Consent patients
  • Review medical history
  • Start IV's Draw Blood for PRF and spin down/ prepare for the procedure
  • Set up/break down room
  • Monitor patients' vitals during sedations Monitor patients for adverse outcomes during IV sedations Administer Medications
  • Pass instruments
  • Assist during any medical emergencies that may occur during or after procedures
  • Provide post-operative instructions and escorting patients following surgery
  • Order/stock inventory
  • Take radiographs, impressions, intraoral scans
  • Seat patients as needed
  • Student liaison
  • Nursing Back up

    This position is for the OMFS Clinic at Turfland Dentistry. The successful candidate may occasionally provide backup coverage in various dental clinics and locations on and off campus.

    IEBC - Internal Employee Being Considered

    The University of Kentucky considers the health, safety and well-being of our entire community to be a top priority. In alignment with this priority, all new hires must provide proof of COVID -19 vaccination or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. For areas that fall under the federal CMS mandate, start of employment cannot occur until two weeks after receiving the full COVID -19 vaccination series or upon obtaining an approved exemption. Only vaccines approved by the World Health Organization can be accepted.

    Skills / Knowledge / Abilities MS Windows, Excel, Housestaff scheduling system, Axium, MS Outlook.

    Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No

    Preferred Education/Experience Bachelor's degree plus five or more years surgical or dental assisting experience preferred.

    Deadline to Apply 06/20/2022

    University Community of Inclusion The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

    As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

    Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Keywords: University of Kentucky, Lexington , Surgical Dental Assistant, Healthcare , Lexington, Kentucky

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