As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for five consecutive years. The Office of Clinical Services (OCS) at the School of Dentistry encompasses the Patient Registration and Patient Relations offices, Simulation Clinic and Labs, Central Sterilization, two dispensaries, and facilities maintenance team. OCS supports the operations of 13 dental clinics in delivering dental care to the state’s largest and most diverse patient population. We utilize a team oriented approach and work very hard to delight our patients. The UW School of Dentistry (UWSOD) has an outstanding opportunity for a Dental Assistant 2 (DA2). Within the School of Dentistry, there are thirteen clinics where pre-doctoral and graduate dental students are provided education while also providing care to patients. Faculty and staff oversee these dentists-in-training. To support the educational mission of the school, the Dental Assistant 2 will provide assistance, based on patient treatment procedure and staffing needs, to the D2 and D3 clinics for pre-doctoral students and provide back up support to the D2/D3 clinic dispensaries and Central Sterilization. In addition, this individual will float as needed in other pre-doctoral or graduate clinics within the UW School of Dentistry (Dental Admissions, Dental Urgent Care, DECOD (Dental Education in the Care of Person with Disabilities, Endodontics, Oral Medicine, Orthodontics, Pediatric, Graduate Periodontics, Graduate Prosthodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and the UW Dentistry Campus Dental Center.) Desirable candidates for this position must have the ability to work independently and be a reliable team player with a strong work ethic. Dental assistants must demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, resolve conflict in a positive manner, and interact with patients, staff, faculty, and students on a professional level at all times. They must also be able to handle difficult situations professionally and use good judgement while upholding the policies of the UW and UWSOD. The DA2 reports to the Dental Clinic Supervisor 2 and the Clinic Manager and is expected to communicate with their manager when they see areas for operational improvement or ways to improve the safety of the clinical environment, and stay in constant communication regarding the clinic operations and staff. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Dental Assisting Responsibilities: The Dental Assistant 2 in this position does not chairside assist with one provider for long periods of time, as in typical dental assisting, but rather moves from student provider to student provider to assist them during critical times of their patient care procedures and as needed. The Dental Assistant 2 must have the ability to prioritize work and understand when and how the students need them and to communicate constructively to students to help them gain as much as possible from their learning experience at the UWSOD. This DA2 must be caring and helpful, yet be able to be firm when people within the clinic are not following the policies and guidelines of the clinic or Standard of Care. This Dental Assistant 2 will be expected to communicate daily with the clinic faculty and develop excellent working relationships with them to aid in the student educational process. The Dental Assistant 2 assigned in the clinics must also be aware of the needs of the faculty and assist them as needed. Assisting responsibilities include:
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