Competition No. - S104542925
Posting Date - Sep 23, 2020
Closing Date - Oct 30, 2020
Position Type - Full Time - Grant Funded
Salary Range - $53,288 to $71,948 per year
Grade - 07
Hours - 40
This position offers a comprehensive benefits package which can be viewed at: Faculty & Staff Benefits. This competition is open to all applicants however internal candidates and applicants who were former employees of the University of Alberta in the past 18 months will be given priority consideration before external candidates.
Please note this position is located at the Dental Outreach Satellite Clinic in McLennan, AB.
This position has an end date of March 31, 2022 with the possibility of an extension.
The clinic provides oral health services to the community 30-36 weeks/year. The Registered Dental Assistant assists with the coordination of the satellite clinic operations and works closely with the Dental Outreach Clinical Supervisor and the Patient Services Clerk in the administration of the satellite clinic.
This position provides and models chair-side intra-oral dental assisting to undergraduate dental, dental hygiene students and instructors within the scope of practice for a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA). The RDA mentors dental and dental hygiene students on intra-oral skills during the delivery of dental treatment and is required to anticipate student needs for assistance.
This is a recurring term position with three inactive periods of approximately 2-4 weeks in April, 3-4 weeks in December, and 6-8 weeks in July-August.
Prepares dental clinic operations - cleans, disinfects, organizes and maintains all dental units
Prepares dental materials, supplies and sterilized instruments for clinical use
Responsible for routine equipment maintenance and troubleshooting
Troubleshoots equipment problems with dental technician
Ensures that IPC protocols and procedures are followed in the clinic operations
Mentors students and instructors to minimize infection control violations and responds to control violations
Provides and demonstrates 4-handed chair-side intra-oral assistance to undergraduate DDS students, DH students and instructors
Assists students and instructors with the patient treatment process
Assists with treatment preparation and anticipates students' need for assistance
Provides information on materials and equipment and provides guidance on proper usage
Monitors and maintains inventory of all dental materials/instrumentation/equipment to ensure adequate supplies for clinical operations
Monitors and supports students and the dentist/supervisor in the clinic operations
Properly stores and organizes all dental materials, instrumentation and equipment according to policies and procedures
Prepares and documents all instruments; delivers to CSR and stores them appropriately
Maintains dental equipment and initiates replacements as required
Periodically may require transporting students & staff to residences from bus stop
Certificate from an accredited Dental Assisting Program or NDAEB Certification
Two years of previous RDA experience
Current registration with CADA, CDAA along with a local association license
Current CPR: Health Care Provider Level C certification
Knowledge of WHMIS
Knowledge of dental materials management, dental instrumentation and dental equipment
Demonstrated skill in establishing and maintain cooperative working relationships
Ability to multi-task, prioritize and perform tasks accurately with attention to detail
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision; meet deadlines and work well under pressure
Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
Valid Class 5 Driver's License