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Certified Dental Assistant (Part-time), LAMP CHC

Mississauga, Ontario
Deadline: August 13, 2012

Position: Part-Time Certified Dental Assistant (FTE .6)

Reports To: Registered Dental Hygienist
Salary Range:  $39, 055 – 47, 054 (prorated to FTE .6)

Position Summary:

Under the supervision of the Registered Dental Hygienist, working as part of the East Mississauga Branch interdisciplinary team at LAMP, and working within the objectives of the dental program, the Certified Dental Assistant assists the dentist in four-handed dentistry to provide oral health services to eligible Healthy Smiles Ontario clients, seniors approved for services by Peel Region, and potentially underserved communities that include LGBT, isolated persons, racialized individuals, immigrants and refugees. This position will suit an individual with a passion and commitment towards innovation and an inclusive workplace that respects and values the diversity of every individual.

The Certified Dental Assistant is committed to the goal of improving the dental health of people living in the community.

Service Responsibilities:
§  Prepare all operatories and equipment, including infection control measures, at the start of the day and between clients; set up and close the dental operatory daily, maintaining a tidy work environment
§  Receive and prepare patients for dental providers
§  Record and assist with maintaining client charts, clinic progress notes and CHC clinical records
§  Triage urgent care phone calls, and handle non-routine follow-up with patients and external providers and services regarding test results
§  Support maintaining inventory and equipment as necessary, perform autoclaving, monitor equipment functioning
§  Prepare records for accounts payable
§  Administers the dosimeter program for monitoring exposure to radiation
§  Teach oral hygiene to patients, is responsible, along with the hygienist and dentist for patient education and prevention programs, including demonstrations for brushing and flossing
§  Perform all chair-side duties
§  Adhere to infection control standards (PIDAC routine precautions) at all times

Contribution to East Mississauga team, Dental Team, CHC advocacy and activities

§  Participate actively in staff meetings and on interdisciplinary teams (when it is feasible to attend)

§  Participate in the overall activities of the health centre, e.g. training, special events and shared staff responsibilities (when it is feasible to attend)

Skills, Knowledge and Specifications:
·         Certified Level II training and in good standing with the ODAA
·         HARP certified
·         At least three years’ experience in a large dental clinic
·         One year experience in a community dental clinic
·         Maintain confidentiality and privacy
·         Thorough knowledge and understanding of medical/ laboratory and charting procedures, and current health and safety hazards and preventative practices
·         Ability to function and work cooperatively as a member of an interdisciplinary team
·         Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills
·         Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
·         Demonstrated experience and knowledge of Abeldent software and Microsoft Office programs
·         Ability to speak languages relevant to residents of the Region of Peel an asset

To apply please send a resume and cover letter to Maira Aleem.

185 Fifth Street, Toronto, Ontario, M8V 2Z5
Email: In the subject line please quote: Part-Time Certified Dental Assistant (FTE .6)
Fax: (416) 252-4474

Posting ends Monday August 13, 2012 at 5:00pm.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted

LAMP is dedicated to achieving a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community it serves and encourages applications from equity seeking groups.