Responsible for processing all reusable instruments and trays through decontamination process, prep and package, sterilization, storage, and distribution. Dispenses all direct orders received. Prepares case carts and supplies OR requests. Maintains efficient inventory of all supplies. Follows AAMI, OSHA, and AORN standards and guidelines.
Minimum Job Requirements
Graduate of Dental Assisting School.
1 -3 years experience in dental assisting.
Nitrous Oxide Certification within 3-6 months of hire
EFDA: Expanded Duties Certification
CPR AED - American Heart Association AED - must maintain active and in goof standing throughout employment.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Assembles, sterilizes, records, and stores all reusable instruments, trays and carts. Decontaminates all reusable instruments, trays, and carts using proper equipment.
Evaluates all instruments, carts, and equipment for cleanliness and proper functioning ability; notifies designated supervisor of any equipment repair.
Follows AAMI, OSHA, and AORN guidelines. Monitors inventory and assures supplies are adequate, properly stored, and rotated.
Performs, reviews, records, and reports all tests and printouts.
Records all instruments, trays, and carts received and dispensed. Responds to telephone and operating room intercom promptly, clearly, and politely.
Executes clear concise education information for parents/patients. Provides parents with post- treatment, sedation OR verbal instructions as well as written information when indicated.
Provides for patient safety. Greets parents, assists patients, and checks with parent and by reading armband to identify scheduled patient before beginning any procedure.
Reviews, maintains and documents patient information in the computer thoroughly, accurately and in a timely manner. Obtains consent from parents when indicated.
Takes X-rays to assure the highest degree of diagnostic information with the least amount of exposure. Follows hospital and departmental infection control policies.
Works directly with the Pediatric Dental Attending, Residents, and other specialists in the dental clinic and operating room.
Performs designated expanded duty functions permitted by the Florida Board of Dentistry. Provides assistance with behavior, monitors patient with nitrous oxide and never leaves them unattended.
Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
Able to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
Ability to demonstrate evidence of clinical expertise.
Highest quality skills as an expanded duties assistant.
Able to relate cooperatively and constructively with patients, families, and co-workers.
Ability to problem solve to adapt standard clinical procedures to the individual client's need.
Ability to interpret, adapt, and react calmly under stressful conditions.
Sedation course strongly suggested.
Basic knowledge and use of computer and printers and/or the ability to learn appropriate software applications.
Nicklaus Children’s Health System, is the region’s only healthcare system exclusively for children. In addition to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and a growing number of outpatient centers located throughout the tri-county area, the health system includes Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation, the organization’s fundraising arm; Nicklaus Children's Pediatric Specialists, a nonprofit physician practice subsidiary; a management services organization, and an ambulatory surgery center. Our vision is to be where the children are. Ultimately, this means being there through all stages of health and life, both physically and emotionally. To be a trusted partner to children and their families, not only in times of illness, but throughout their life journey. Our mission is to inspire hope and promote lifelong health by providing the best care to every child.