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Axis Health System

Axis Health System is looking for a Dental Assistant – Full Time – Archuleta Integrated Health 

Job Description: Dental Assistant-Full Time – Archuleta Integrated Health – Pagosa Springs, CO This job qualifies for a $1,000 one-time sign on bonus *Axis Health System follows COVID-19 safety and cleaning protocols recommended by the CDC and San Juan Department of Health Axis Health System is a private, nonprofit healthcare organization established in 1960, providing healthcare to residents of Delta, Gunnison, Montrose, Ouray, Hinsdale, San Miguel, Dolores, San Juan, Montezuma, LaPlata, Archuleta. Axis Health System provides the care people need when they need it. If you are a dedicated professional who aspires to be part of an innovative culture and is interested in mission-driven healthcare, Axis Health System is a great fit for you. Company Name: Axis Health System Title of Position: Dental Assistant Position Type: Full Time Pay Range: $16.00 – $18.96 per hour which considers preferred experience and preferred education described below. Eligibility for Bonuses: No Benefits include: All paid leave Public Health Emergency Leave Health Insurance Dental Vision Short Term Disability Life Insurance 401k Location: Cortez, CO Description of Responsibilities: The dental assistant works as a member of the multi-disciplinary oral health care team with responsibility for patient exam and procedure preparation and assisting within the scope of practice of a dental assistant. Supervisory responsibilities: No Physical demands: Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. Employee is frequently required to walk, sit, stand, or kneel and occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop. Must have ability to sit for longer periods at a computer. Employee must be able to travel between AHS locations. Possible potential exposure to communicable disease. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. AHS may make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Physical Abilities: Vision sufficient to read medical records, instruments, documentation, and visual changes in patient condition. Hearing must be sufficient to interact with a patient who may be unable to speak at a normal voice level. Mobility (including lifting, bending, stooping, reaching) and dexterity sufficient to assist patients and handle required instruments. Travel required: Yes Required Experience: Required Education and Experience Education: High school diploma or equivalent is required. Minimum Certifications: Preferred Education and Experience Minimum Certifications: Completion of a dental assistant training program Minimum Experience: Previous work experience as a dental assistant in a public or community health setting is strongly preferred. Must be knowledgeable regarding patient health information and HIPAA compliance. Must be organized and demonstrate the ability to follow guidelines. Must demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Must demonstrate the ability to be self-directed. Must demonstrate the ability to follow the organization’s confidentiality and security rules. Required Skills: Considerable knowledge and skill obtained through experience and/or training to be able to provide appropriate care to all clinic patients. Advanced knowledge of dental record keeping practices including documentation in an electronic health/dental record. Ability to exercise considerable judgment, to recognize problems outside of this role and refer appropriately. Knowledge of dental and medical terminology Physical capability to interact with others and perform mobility requirements of the position Knowledge and ability to operate standard office equipment including scanner, computer. Working knowledge of Windows based computer applications including MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook and ability to access the internet. Ability to be helpful and sensitive to the needs of all employees, while concurrently respecting corporate policies, procedures, and priorities. Interpersonal and communication skills to develop and maintain effective working relationships with all internal and external customers. Ability to communicate job-related information to individuals and small groups. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision; plan own work schedule effectively and multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced setting. Ability to multi-task, organize and prioritize workload in a sometimes-hectic environment with frequent interruptions. Ability to concentrate in sometimes hectic and stressful settings. Ability to read and understand written materials. Must regard work as confidential. Must have current driver’s license, qualify for commercial vehicle insurance and maintain a driving record that allows insurability with AHS’ insurance agency. Occasional travel required. Ability to take on additional duties when necessary. Additional eligibility requirements: Basic Life Support (BLS) certification is required within 90 days Annual Flu immunization COVID Vaccination Status Annual TB screening Current CPI training within 90 days How to Apply: Closing Date: Open until filled For information on Axis Health System and our company culture, visit our website at: Axis Health System is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. Requirements: Required Education and Experience Education: High school diploma or equivalent is required. Minimum Certifications: Preferred Education and Experience Minimum Certifications: Completion of a dental assistant training program Minimum Experience: Previous work experience as a dental assistant in a public or community health setting is strongly preferred.

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