The Primary Care Coalition offers a rewarding work environment for people who share our values of collaboration, integrity, innovation, and excellence and wish to channel their efforts toward improving health equity in our community. Our organization provides substantial opportunities for growth and professional development at all career levels. The PCC is an equal opportunity employer and offers a full benefits package to eligible employees, including medical, dental, disability and life insurance, a retirement plan, commuter benefits, and generous paid time off.
About The Primary Care Coalition of Montgomery County, Maryland
The Primary Care Coalition of Montgomery County, Maryland was founded in 1993 when a group of physicians and health care officials imagined a Montgomery County where every resident had access to high-quality health services. They envisioned a dependable source of primary care for low-income, uninsured individuals in our community and created a framework that shared the responsibility for providing that care across the public and private sectors. The Primary Care Coalition (PCC) was formed to help make their vision a reality. To learn more please visit www.primarycarecoalition.org.
We have an immediate opening for an enthusiastic and dedicated Dental Assistant. This full time position will provide support to the Montgomery County Dental Clinics.
This position provides professional clinical assistance and technical support to both clients and the Dental Team in the operation of the Montgomery County Dental Program. Dental Radiation Technologist Certification is required for this position. This position will provide clinical assistance to the Public Health Dentist/ Dental Hygienists in providing primary dental care and patient education to clients; provide direct clinical application and oversight of infection control applications, facility and equipment maintenance, inventory, and relative quality assurance procedures; assist the operational goals of the clinic in scheduling appointments, maintaining client records, coordinating medical, dental, and client information pertinent to access and the direct delivery of quality dental care; provide technical support to the dental team in entering clinic data into data base(s) and clinic statistic forms.
Experience: One (1) year of experience as a Dental Assistant.
Certifications and Qualifications: Certified Radiation Technologist and possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license.
Education: Completion of high school and proof of enrollment or completion of a Dental Assistant Program approved by the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners is required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Knowledge in the clinical application of Infection Control Procedures.
- Knowledge of and the ability to apply the modern principles, practices, and techniques of dental assisting.
- Knowledge of current materials and methods used in a community dental health program.
- Knowledge of dental anatomy to take diagnostic dental radiographs and skill in operating dental x ray equipment and film developing devices.
- Skill in the care of dental instruments and equipment.
- Ability to deal courteously and effectively with patients and the public.
- Ability to maintain certification as required by the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners.
- Ability to accurately maintain electronic dental records.
- Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
This job description indicates in general the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, abilities and other essential functions (as covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act) expected of an incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of an incumbent. An incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required.