Dental Assistants

Jan 11, 2019
Feb 10, 2019
Dentistry, Orthodontics
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
Other job types
OMV Medical, Inc. is working in partnership with Southern Crescent Personnel, Inc. on this project. Help support our Troops! Since 1993, Southern Crescent Personnel, Ind. has helped our clients be more successful by matching talent to opportunity. We place high-caliber nursing, medical, dental, and administrative to executive level professionals in positions. Dental Assistants needed for Services at the Branch Dental Clinic Kaneohe Bay, HI Dental assistant services at the Branch Dental Clinic Kaneohe Bay, HI in support of the 3rd Dental Battalion/US Naval Dental Center, Okinawa. Dental Assistants (2 Full time employees) Qualifications . The health care workers (DAs) shall possess the applicable qualifications requirements given below. The Dental Assistant must: Possess at least one of the following:

* Certificate or Associate Degree as a dental assistant/technician from a state accredited program and 12 months experience within the preceding 36 months; OR

* Certification from a military dental technician or dental assistant "A" school and 12 months experience within the preceding 36 months; OR

* Certification from a Red Cross Dental Assistant course and 12 months experience within the preceding 36 months; OR

* Certification from a Military Dental Assistant course within the preceding 6 months; OR

* 36 months experience within the preceding 60 months as a dental assistant in a private practice or a military Clinic; OR

* Membership in good standing with the American Dental Assistants Association, with required c Continuing education and 12 months experience within the preceding 36 months; OR

* Graduation from a state accredited program for dental assisting or dental technology within the preceding 12 months. Staffing and Scheduling. The dental assistants shall normally provide services Monday through Friday, between the hours of 0600 and 1400 for an 8 hour period. Lunch shall be eaten as patient services permit. Services are not normally required on Federal Holidays. The DAs shall be on duty for about 40 hours each week, except during periods of approved leave and holidays. At the mutual agreement of the individual DAs and the Government, the DAs may be permitted to work an alternate work schedule, such as elimination of meal and break periods. Specific hours will be scheduled by the Commanding Officer or designated representative. In no instance shall the HCWs be required to provide services in excess of 80 hours per two-week period. Any changes in the schedule shall be coordinated between the DA and the Government. The DAs may be assigned to another location within a 10 mile commuting area of their assigned Military Treatment Facility /Clinic. The Dental Assistants will accrue 8 hours of personal leave (annual plus sick) for each 80 hours worked. Duties . As assigned, the DA shall perform the applicable duties given below. Contractor personnel shall perform a full range of Dental Assistant duties consistent with their education, training, experience, and assigned position. Duties that apply to all contractor personnel are as follows: DENTAL ASSISTANTS - Be responsible for a full range of dental assisting procedures in support of Dental Officer Examinations and delivery of treatment under the "four handed dentistry" format within the personnel and equipment capabilities and limitations of the MTF. The health care worker shall aid in the provision of mandated dental surveillance and preventive services and assist in ensuring the quality and timeliness of treatment records and reports required to document procedures performed and care provided. The health care worker shall also refer patients who present with a complaint to staff dentists for evaluation and continuation of care and attend multidisciplinary treatment team meetings on behalf of the dental officers.

* Maintain a level of productivity comparable with that of other individuals performing similar services.

* Adhere to and comply with all Department of the Navy, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery and local instructions and notices, which may be in effect during the term of the contract.

* Perform timely, accurate, and concise documentation of patient care.

* Attend Composite Healthcare System (CHCS)/Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology Application (AHLTA) training and use such systems as directed.

* Perform administrative duties which include maintaining statistical records of the HCW's workload, operating and manipulating automated systems such as CHCS or AHLTA, participating in education programs, and participating in clinical staff quality assurance functions and Process Action Teams, as prescribed by the Commanding Officer.

* Exercise appropriate delegation of tasks and duties in the direction and coordination of health care team members, patient care, and clinic activities. Perform a full range of dental assistant duties, within the scope of this statement of work, on site using government furnished supplies, facilities and equipment within the assigned unit of the MTF. Workload occurs as a result of scheduled and unscheduled requirements for care. The health care worker's actual clinical performance will be a function of the overall demand for dental assisting services. The health care worker's productivity is expected to be comparable to that of other dental assistants assigned to the same facility and authorized the same scope of practice.

* Provide oral prophylaxis, preventive dentistry procedures and non-surgical periodontal therapy to active duty military personnel and eligible beneficiaries.

* Maintain patient records in accordance with JCAHO and MTF requirements;

* Select and arrange instruments and prepare set ups for patient treatment;

* Assist during patient examination and treatment;

* Assist during administration of anesthesia;

* Assist in placement and removal of sutures;

* Prepare restorative and impression materials;

* Dispose of contaminated waste in accordance with the standard procedures of the MTF;

* Load and unload radiographic film cassettes;

* Expose bitewing, periapical and occlusal film utilizing bisecting angle or paralleling radiographic techniques;

* Perform radiographic darkroom procedures to include manual and automatic film processing;

* Instruct on basic oral hygiene care; and,

* Maintain operatory to meet the clinic's cleanliness and infection control standards.

* The health care worker may be assigned other duties consistent with the normal duties of a dental assistant as directed by the Commanding Officer to include, but not limited to, working at the appointments desk, performing Central Sterile Supply functions, and participating in command quality improvement and assurance meetings, etc.

* As a member of a professionally diverse team, the health care worker shall contribute in a positive manner to team building and morale. Please contact Tamika Noel at Southern Crescent Personnel, Inc. for more information. Tamika Noel 770-968-4602 Southern Crescent Personnel is an Equal Opportunity Employ