The Supervisory Dental Assistant provides assistance to dentists, dental hygienists and expanded function dental auxiliaries (EFDA) to provide dental services to the veteran population. The dental assistant is an integral member of the dental treatment team and assists the dentist in many aspects of direct patient care and performs other clinical, dental laboratory and administrative/clerical functions independently of direct supervision. Major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: Works with the Service Chief to plan, set, and assign work assignments (Reno, NV). Works with the clinic supervisor to plan, set, and assign work (McClellan, CA). Resolves daily workplace issues and maintains efficient flow of clinic care. Provides training to staff dental assistants, students, and trainees. Serves in dental assistant position. Independently performing complex and highly sensitive work in assigned specialties. Passes instruments safely, accurately, and efficiently. Provides proper supervision of the patient following the intravenous sedation and does not leave the patient unattended. Relays dentists' post-treatment instructions to patients. Provides post-operative and other appropriate patient education. Monitors the staff dental assistant clinical performance Conduct performance appraisals and other clinical administrative responsibilities as assigned by the service Chief. Work Schedule: McClellan, CA: Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Reno, NV: Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.
Internal Number: 599278100
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.