Central Ozarks Medical Center is excited to be able to expand our team to better serve our patients and our community! With clinics in Camdenton, Osage Beach, and Richland - our mission is to increase access to comprehensive primary and preventative health care and to improve the health care status of underserved and vulnerable populations in Camden, Laclede, Miller, and Pulaski Counties. Our belief is that it is not just what we do here at Central Ozarks Medical Center, but how we do it that makes all the difference. Want to be a part of our mission and help serve your community? Consider applying for our Dental Assistant Position! Read on to get all the details!
Dental Assistant **$500 Sign-On Bonus**
DescriptionCentral Ozarks Medical Center (COMC) is excited to announce an opening for a Dental Assistant at our clinics. We are expanding our team to serve the needs of our community! COMC is a non-profit, federally qualified health center that serves more than 18,000 patients a year in Pulaski, Laclede, Camden and Miller counties.
COMC is looking for a team member who is comfortable working with patients from a diverse background. A successful candidate will be a motivated, self-starter able to quickly adapt to new and changing situations while maintaining a professional demeanor.
Responsibilities: Assist the Dentist with dental procedures. Responsible for the care and maintenance of dental instruments and equipment.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
• Assist the dentist with all dental procedures, as directed.
• Take dental x-rays; develop and prepare the x-rays for evaluation by the dentist.
• Clean, sterilize, and lubricate instruments.
• Provide dental education for patients and families as required.
• Perform general lab procedures as required.
• Responsible for assisting with inventory and ordering of dental supplies.
• Maintain operatories, waiting room and laboratory in proper order.
• Assist the dental receptionist with scheduling and chart maintenance and other clerical duties as required.
• Perform other appropriate duties as required.
Qualifications Requirements: Experience in dental assisting preferred. Expanded Functions Required. Must be CPR certified or become certified during probationary period and maintain certification throughout employment with COMC.
Education and/or experience: Must have GED or be a graduate from high school; must have dental assisting experience and be a graduate of a dental assisting educational program. Expanded Functions Required.
Language Skills: Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers. Ability to effectively present information to the Dental Director.
Mathematical Skills: Knowledge of fundamental math, adding machine, calculator, and Microsoft office.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
Other Skills and Abilities: Excellent customer service skills.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. This includes moderate physical effort consisting of occasionally lifting or moving over 50 pounds of weight.
Travel Requirement: To fulfill the responsibility of the position travel to all COMC locations may be required. Employee must have valid Missouri driver’s license and availability of a motor vehicle. Overnight travel may also be required in specific incidences of training, conferences, etc.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Confidentiality of patient information is mandatory.
*Sign-On Bonus after 90 Days
Central Ozarks Medical Center
Serving Camdenton, Laclede, Pulaski, and Miller Counties