Orthodontic Assistant - Division Of Plastic Surgery - Children's Surgical Associates

Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia Philadelphia , PA 19107

Posted 2 months ago

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Orthodontic Assistant

  • Division of Plastic Surgery

  • Children's Surgical Associates

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Job Type:

LOC_BUERGER-Buerger Center Ambulatory Care Req ID: 71021

Shift: Days

Employment Status: Regular

  • Part Time

Job Summary

Part-time position

The Dental Assistant is responsible for performing selected dental duties that assist in patient care management. This includes preparing for patient hours by setting up rooms and stocking supplies, taking x-rays and performing clinical procedures as directed by the Providers. Additional responsibilities include updating the patient chart after appointments, equipment sterilization, patient scheduling, and taking photos.

Job Responsibilities

  • Rooms patient. Provides synopsis of patient, current status and any change or problems experienced by the patient and communicates any pertinent patient information to Provider.

    Assists Provider in all clinical procedures including but not limited to obtaining X-rays, hands on assisting, and/or orthodontic related needs. Provides patient with instructions for At Home Care and demonstrates Oral Hygiene.

  • Sets up all rooms prior to patient hours, stocking, and preparing materials and supplies. Wipe down rooms after each patient encounter, ensuring proper infection control. Ensures all patient safety items are met (i.e. cabinets locked, medications stored away, no items stored under sinks, etc.)

  • General office duties including daily check of AED machine. Weekly inspection of Eye Wash Station; check inventory and order low stocked items, discarding expired items; Flush exam room lines and thoroughly wipe down the rooms.

    Regularly cleans X-ray unit and cleans developer monthly. Sterilization process including maintain room temperature log, using proper sterilization techniques to sterilize instruments used during the day or left in the sink from prior usage. Testing and cleaning the sterilizer as required. Submits required survey information (i.e. hand hygiene, 2 patient identifier) on a monthly basis.

  • May assist in the scheduling of outpatient visits and surgeries. Creates referral shells and verifies insurance participation.

    Contacts insurance companies for authorizations and pre-certifications. Assists with patient hours by checking patients in and collecting co-pays when necessary.

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

CPR Certification

Radiology Personnel Certification

Required Education and Experience

Required Education: High School/GED. Formal training as a Dental Assistant

Required Experience: 1-3 years' experience

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Licenses/certificates/registrations: 1-3 years' experience in a pediatric environment.

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor/Seeking priority referrals for protected veterans. Please contact our hiring official with any referrals or questions.

Denise Cundo

Human Resources Manager
3401 Civic Center Blvd

Philadelphia, PA 19104

Phone: 215-590-2700

Email: csahr@email.chop.edu

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Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia

Job Segment: Medical, Surgery, Patient Care, Radiology, Home Care, Healthcare



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