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Dental Assistant - Dental Clinic

Company: American Society of Transplant Surgeons
Location: Nashville
Posted on: July 15, 2019

Job Description:

Description Discover Vanderbilt University Medical Center: Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity -- of culture, thinking, learning and leading -- is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt's mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research. Click Here To View The VUMC Promise of Discovery Department/Unit Summary: Oral health is an important part of your overall wellbeing. Our experienced dentists and oral surgeons offer everything from general dentistry to complex surgeries and reconstruction. About Vanderbilt Oral Health: Vanderbilt Oral Health includes two clinics: General Dentistry, and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Together, these clinics provide a full range of dental services with the expert and compassionate care you expect from Vanderbilt. General Dentistry : Vanderbilt's experienced dental team provides a full range of services. * Routine cleanings and check-ups * Crowns, bridges, dentures and other restoration * Cosmetic procedures * Complex dental care for cancer, heart and transplant patients Our Commitment to Your Dental Health: Whatever your oral health need, our commitment is the same. * Exceptional care * Clear communication about your conditions and treatment options * A team approach involving you in all treatment decisions Your Role: Assists in preventive, therapeutic, cosmetic and other dental services with occasional guidance by a board certified dentist. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: - Performs dental assistant duties. - Prepares patient for procedure and/or exam. - Provides patient with instructions. - Maintenance and cleaning of equipment. - The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned. TECHNICAL CAPABILITIES: PATIENT EXAM ROOM CARE - (NOVICE): - Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency to successfully demonstrate patient exam room care in practical applications of moderate difficulty. DENTAL TERMINOLOGY (NOVICE): - Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency to successfully demonstrate dental terminology in practical applications of moderate difficulty. STERILIZATION PREPARATION (NOVICE): - Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency to successfully demonstrate sterilization preparation in practical applications of moderate difficulty. Generally works under the direction of others while accomplishing assignments. PATIENT DOCUMENTATION - (NOVICE): - Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency to successfully demonstrate patient documentation in practical applications of moderate difficulty. Generally works under the direction of others while accomplishing assignments. CORE ACCOUNTABILITIES: - Organizational Impact: Performs tasks that are typically routine that may impact team's performance with occasional guidance. - Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Utilizes some discretion and research to solve routine problems. - Breadth of Knowledge: Applies knowledge of standards, established processes and procedure that apply to your own job. - Team Interaction: Provides guidance to entry level co-workers. CORE CAPABILITIES: SUPPORTING COLLEAGUES (S2): - - Develops Self and Others: Continuously improves own skills by identifying development opportunities. - - Builds and Maintains Relationships : Seeks to understand colleagues priorities, working styles and develops relationships across areas. - - Communicates Effectively: Openly shares information with others and communicates in a clear and courteous manner. DELIVERING EXCELLENT SERVICES (S2): - - Serves Others with Compassion: Invests time to understand the problems, needs of others and how to provide excellent service. - - Solves Complex Problems: Seeks to understand issues, solves routine problems, and raises proper concerns tosupervisors in a timely manner. - - Offers Meaningful Advice and Support: Listens carefully to understand the issues and provides accurate information and support. ENSURING HIGH QUALITY (S2): - - Performs Excellent Work: Checks work quality before delivery and asks relevant questions to meet quality standards. - - Ensures Continuous Improvement: Shows eagerness to learn new knowledge, technologies, tools or systems and displays willingness to go above and beyond. - - Fulfills Safety and Regulatory Requirements: Demonstrates basic knowledge of conditions that affect safety and reports unsafe conditions to the appropriate person or department. MANAGING RESOURCES EFFECTIVELY (S2): - - Demonstrates Accountability: Takes responsibility for completing assigned activities and thinks beyond standard approaches to provide high-quality work/service. - - Stewards Organizational Resources: Displays understanding of how personal actions will impact departmental resources. - - Makes Data Driven Decisions: Uses accurate information and good decision making to consistently achieve results on time and without error. FOSTERING INNOVATION (S2): - - Generates New Ideas: Willingly proposes/accepts ideas or initiatives that will impact day-to-day operations by offering suggestions to enhance them. - - Applies Technology: Absorbs new technology quickly; understands when to utilize the appropriate tools and procedures to ensure proper course of action. - - Adapts to Change: Embraces change by keeping an open mind to changing plans and incorporates change instructions into own area of work. Position Shift: This position is Monday - Friday (Days) Our Nursing Philosophy We believe highly skilled and specialized nursing care is essential to Vanderbilt University Medical Center's mission of quality in patient care, education and research. We believe nursing is an applied art and science focused on helping people, families and communities reach excellent health and well-being. VUMC Recent Accomplishments Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments: * US News & World Report: #1 Hospital in Tennessee, #1 Health Care Provider in Nashville, #1 Audiology ( Bill Wilkerson Center ), 12 adult and 10 pediatric clinical specialties ranked among the nation's best, #15 Education and Training * Truven Health Analytics: among the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the U.S. * Becker's Hospital Review: one of the '100 Greatest Hospitals in America' * The Leapfrog Group: grade 'A' in Hospital Safety Score * National Institutes of Health: among the top 10 grant awardees for medical research in the US * Magnet Recognition Program: Vanderbilt nurses are the only group honored in Tennessee * Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer * American Hospital Association: among the 100 'Most Wired' medical systems in the US Achieve the Remarkable Learn more about VUMC Nursing: * Nursing Careers : ******************************************** * Benefits : *********************************************** * Our Nursing Philosophy : ************************************************* * Our Nursing Leadership : ************************************************* * Shared Governance : ******************************************************** * Education & Professional Development : *************************************************************** * Life In Nashville : ************************************************ * VUMC Nursing : ****************************************************************** *CA Internal Number: *******

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