University of Pittsburgh
Dent Med-Restorative Dentistry/Comprehensive Care – Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh – (22001326)
The Dental Assistant will support efficient operation of the dental clinic to facilitate optimal learning by students in a patient-care environment. The Dental Assistant will provide chairside dental assisting and related clinical support for dental patients both in the student/graduate clinics where third- and fourth-year student dentists treat patients with oversight and direction from faculty. In addition to chairside assisting, the incumbent will maintain clinical and related areas and manage instrumentation during and after patient use, following all infection control and quality assurance requirements. The assistant will support all of the school clinics as needed and will be assigned accordingly. Duties include assisting student dentists chairside during procedures, taking and processing radiographs, turning over operatories between patients, maintaining clinical areas in accordance with sound infection control standards, managing instruments during and after patient use, assisting in greeting and seating patients, and performing other related clinical duties as requested. They will cooperate with the clinic’s assigned dispensary clerk to ensure ready availability to student dentists of all necessary instruments and supplies.
Prefer completion of a formal dental assisting program or 2-3 years of experience in a dental assisting role if no formal training. Require certification to expose and process dental radiographs
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Department Details: Pitt is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and diversity. EOE, including disability/veterans. Benefits include: *11 Paid Holidays, Paid Vacation, Sick and Personal Days * Additional Paid Time Off (Winter Recess) during the period between Christmas and the New Year * Paid Parental Leave * Education benefits for eligible employees, their dependents and spouse/domestic partner * Above-average Employer Contribution towards Medical, Prescription Drug, Vision, Life, STD, and LTD Insurance plans * A robust retirement savings plan option. Including 100% match on employee contributions of 3-8% (150% after vesting) and enhanced match for those nearing retirement.
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Job Classification: Staff.Dental.II Non-Exempt
Minimum Education Level Required: High School Diploma or GED
Minimum Experience Level Required: Less than 1 year experience
Work Schedule: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Work Arrangement: On-Campus: Teams that work on campus, in an office, or in a lab.
Hiring Range: $18,564.00 – $28,860.00
Relocation Offered: No
Visa Sponsorship Provided: No
Background Check: For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection Clearances: The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks are required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.
Required Documents: Resume
Optional Documents: Not Applicable
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