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Last Updated: 1/18/20

Job Description

Dental Assistant

Location: Joint Base Andrews, MD

Excellent Pay, Benefits and Vested Vacation

Paid Federal Holidays

Work Schedule: Services shall be provided Monday through Friday, between the hours of 0600 and 1800 hours. Shifts will be required for a period of 7.5 to 9 hours, including an uncompensated .5 or 1-hour meal break, depending on shift length. In no instance will the HCW be required to provide services in excess of 80 hours per two-week period.

Aaron S. Agena

Senior Recruiter

Kahua Services, LLC

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Senior Healthcare Recruiter for Akahi LLC, Kako’o LLC, Kuhana LLC, and Kili LLC


Minimum Qualifications:
 Degree: Certificate or Associate Degree.
 Education: Successful completion of one of the following:
o Certificate or Associate Degree as a dental assistant/technician from a program accredited by the
Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) of the American Dental Association (ADA) and 12
months experience within the preceding 36 months.
o Certification from a military dental technician or dental assistant school and 12 months experience
within the preceding 36 months.
o Certification from a Red Cross Dental Assistant course and 12 months experience within the preceding 36 months.
o 36 months experience within the preceding 60 months as a dental assistant in a private practice or a
military clinic.
o Membership in good standing with the American Association of Dental Assistants with required
continuing education and 12 months experience within the preceding 36 months.
o Graduation from a state accredited program for dental assistants or dental technology within the
preceding 12 months.
 All training must have included a course in radiation physics; radiation biology; radiation health, safety, and protection; X-ray films and radiographic film quality; radiographic techniques; darkroom and processing techniques; film mounting; and, digital radiographic processing techniques.
 Certification: Certified in radiography as required by 42 CFR Part 75.
 Experience: Six months of experience as a Dental Assistant after graduation.

Core Duties:
 Performs duties in providing assistance in one or more phases of complex/difficult restorative,
prosthodontic, oral surgical, endodontic, or periodontal treatment. Receives and schedules patients for treatment.
 Obtains and records related medical history of patient. Charts examination and treatment information. Records information on prescriptions.
 Sterilizes instruments, materials, and equipment; prepares surgical trays. Maintains dental equipment in a clean and operative condition.
 Assists dentist at chair side. Performs intra-oral procedures as directed by dentist. Takes preliminary impressions for study models, removes sutures, places and removes rubber dams, perio-packs, matrix bands, and wedges.
 Relays dentist’s instructions to patient for post-treatment care. Instructs patient in proper dental techniques, care of appliances, and causes of dental decay.
 Operates dental X-ray equipment to take intra and extra oral radiographs. Maintains, cleans, and performs minor repairs on X-ray equipment and materials.
 Pours and trims models from impressions, and constructs custom impression trays. Maintains a variety of recurring reports related to dental activities.

5.5.3.1. GENERAL DUTIES. Contractor personnel shall perform a full range of duties consistent with their labor category, education, training, experience, clinical privileges (as applicable), and assigned position. General duties that apply to all personnel or across certain labor categories are given below.

 

5.5.3.1.1. Participate in performance improvement activities.

 

5.5.3.1.2. Practice aseptic techniques as necessary. Comply with infection control guidelines to include the proper handling, storage, and disposal of infectious wastes, and the use of universal precautions to prevent the spread of infection.

 

5.5.3.1.3. Function with an awareness and application of safety procedures.

 

5.5.3.1.4. Perform efficiently in emergency patient situations following established protocols, remaining calm, informing appropriate persons, and documenting events. Anticipate potential problems/emergencies and make appropriate interventions. Notify supervisor, director, or other designated person regarding problems that the HCW is unable to manage.

 

5.5.3.1.5. Apply an awareness of legal issues in all aspects of patient care and strive to manage situations in a reduced risk manner.

 

5.5.3.1.6. Participate in the implementation of the Family Advocacy Program as directed. Participation shall include, but not be limited to, appropriate medical examination, documentation, and reporting.

 

5.5.3.1.7. Exercise awareness and sensitivity to patient/significant others' rights, as identified within the MTF.

 

5.5.3.1.8. Maintain an awareness of responsibility and accountability for own professional practice.

 

5.5.3.1.9. Participate in continuing education to meet own professional growth.

 

5.5.3.1.10. Attend and/or comply with all annual training classes required by the Command, to include but not limited to online annual training provided by the MTF: disaster training, infection control, Sexual Harassment, Bloodborne Pathogens, Fire and Safety, Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives (CBRNE), and all other required training.

 

5.5.3.1.11. Actively participate in the command’s Performance Improvement Program. Participate in meetings to review and evaluate the care provided to patients, identify opportunities to improve the care delivered, and recommend corrective action when problems exist.

 

5.5.3.1.12. Participate in the provision of in-service training to clinic staff members. Provide training and/or direction as applicable to supporting government employe­es (e.g., hospital corpsmen, students, etc.).

 

5.5.3.1.13. Attend and participate in various meetings as directed.

 

5.5.3.1.14. Perform timely, accurate, and concise documentation of patient care.

 

5.5.3.1.15. Operate and manipulate automated systems such as CHCS, AHLTA, ADS, Essentris, MHS Genesis and Clinical Information System (CIS), participate in clinical staff Performance Improvement (PI) and Risk Management (RM) functions, as prescribed by the Commander. Maintain DoD email account as directed. The HCW shall be responsive to all email and voicemail communications.

 

5.5.3.1.16. Exercise appropriate delegation of tasks and duties in the direction and coordination of health care team members, patient care, and clinic activities.

 

5.5.3.1.17. Maintain documentation of all treatment provided in accordance with clinic directives, and prepare such records and reports as may be required. All records and reports must be legible. Abbreviations must be only those listed in local instructions.


AKAHI SERVICES LLC

Akahi Services is a premier provider of healthcare workers to various military treatment facilities across the United States. With a corporate office in Honolulu, Hawaii and recruiting office in San Antonio, Texas we specialize in providing skilled, trained and highly successful healthcare workers, including RNs, CRNAs, Physicians, LPN/LVN, Licensed Social Workers, and many more.

We have a strong focus on providing our government customers with quality and superior service.

AKAHI Services is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click the link below to view the EEO Is The Law poster.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Only qualified individuals who are being considered will be contacted for an interview



Company Details


Akahi Services

Honolulu, HI, United States

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