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Registered Dental Assistant

Company: Contra Costa County Health Services
Location: Concord
Posted on: September 20, 2023

Job Description:

LEAD REGISTERED DENTAL ASSISTANT $56,199.24 - $68,310.60 Annually The Contra Costa County Health Services (CCHS) Department is offering an excellent career opportunity for qualified individuals interested in the Lead Registered Dental Assistant position. There is currently one vacancy assigned primarily to the Public Health Clinic Services (PHCS) within the CCHS Services Public Health Department located in Concord, CA. PHCS operates a dental clinic for homeless adults in our licensed ambulatory Respite Clinic, three dental clinics in school-based health centers in Contra Costa that serve children and teens, and two mobile dental clinics that provide dental services to children, youth and homeless adults. All dental clinics operated by PHCS are licensed by CCHS and are part of the CCHS system of care. The Lead Registered Dental Assistant is responsible for providing lead direction to and coordinating the work of Registered Dental Assistants (RDA) working with homeless patients at the Concord Respite Clinic, school-age children in School-Based Dental clinics, and school-aged children and homeless adults in the mobile dental clinics; and performing related work as required. The position requires travel to various dental clinic locations within Contra Costa County and to internal and outside partner meetings. We are looking for someone who can work independently, as well as part of a team. If you are looking for a challenging role that will allow you to enhance your current knowledge and skills, as well as grow in your career, apply today! We are looking for someone who is: Knowledgeable. You will be responsible for communicating information with internal and external customers Dependable. You will be supporting and leading other RDA's Eager. Your willingness to learn new techniques and skills will be invaluable Friendly! Excellent customer service is absolutely necessary for our patients Focused. There will be various work demands and it is important that they are prioritized What you will typically be responsible for: Providing work direction and support to other RDA's Maintaining documentation for Oral Health Programs Supporting program operations to ensure success Communicating changes in policies and procedures to RDA's Traveling to off-site meetings and clinics Overseeing dental inventory and equipment systems A few reasons you might love this job: You will be given a lot of autonomy within the role You will be working with a diverse group of patients, customers and co-workers You will be supporting other RDA's You will be part of a passionate team committed to improving oral health in Contra Costa A few challenges you might face in this job: You will be required to travel to various locations within Contra Costa County You will need to know how to respond to customers who are upset You will provide support to other RDA's working in various clinic sites Competencies Required: Decision Making: Choosing optimal courses of action in a timely manner Delegating: Sharing responsibility, authority and accountability Manual Dexterity: Using senses, hands and fingers in manipulating objects quickly and efficiently Professional & Technical Expertise: Applying technical subject matter to the job Safety Focus: Showing vigilance and care in identifying and addressing health risks and safety hazards Environmental Exposure Tolerance: Performing under physically demanding conditions Action & Results Focused (Taking Initiative): Initiating tasks and focusing on accomplishment Adaptability: Responding positively to change and modifying behavior as the situation requires Attention to Detail: Focusing on the details of work content, work steps, and final work products Oral Communication: Engaging effectively in dialogue Informing: Proactively obtaining and sharing information Building & Maintaining Relationships: Establishing rapport and maintaining mutually productive relationships Minimum Qualifications: License Required: Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's License. Out of state valid Motor Vehicle Operator's License will be accepted during the application process. AND Possession of a current license as a Registered Dental Assistant by the Dental Board of California. Certification: Possession of a current Basic Life Support (BLS) issued by the American Heart Association or Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) issued by the American Red Cross throughout the duration of employment. May be required to possess a valid sealant certification for specific Public Health programs. Experience: Two years of full-time, or its equivalent, experience performing the duties of a registered dental assistant in a hospital or clinic setting. The Board of Supervisors have authorized the following future salary increases: 5% on July 1, 2024 and 5% on July 1, 2025 Closing Date: August 31, 2023 To read the complete job descriptions and apply, please click on the green apply button. Equal Opportunity Employer Employment Type: Full Time Bonus/Commission: No

Keywords: Contra Costa County Health Services, Concord , Registered Dental Assistant, Healthcare , Concord, California

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