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Expanded Duty Dental Assistant

Company: Rutgers University
Location: New Brunswick
Posted on: May 5, 2022

Job Description:

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking an Expanded Duty Dental Assistant for the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery within the Rutgers, School of Dental Medicine (RSDM). Under direction of the Program Director, the Expanded Duty Dental Assistant will assist dentists and residents with dental procedures and patient treatment. Provides assistance during general anesthesia, cosmetic surgical procedures and implant dentistry procedures. Carries out a variety of general office receptionist assignments, including front desk and data entry.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:

* Identifies and pulls selected equipment, instruments and supplies needed for oral maxillofacial surgical procedures.
* Prepares and sets up work area and operatory for the scheduled procedure including turnovers, cleaning, restocking, inventory and ordering of supplies and instruments on a regular basis.
* Escorts patients from waiting area to operatory and prepares patients for procedure (e.g. draping, positioning, witnessing patient consent and organizing instrumentation prior to procedure).
* Checks and records vital signs in patients' charts (e.g. pulse, blood pressure, temperature, respiration and weight) prior to procedure.
* Prepares I.V. cases and implants for insertion.
* Protects airways during anesthesia by suctioning and proper positioning of head and chin.

Keywords: Rutgers University, New Brunswick , Expanded Duty Dental Assistant, Healthcare , New Brunswick, New Jersey

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