As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.
This position is responsible for: Dental assisting as mandated by department policy procedures. Reports directly to the Clinical Operations Director, Department of Surgery.
Engage in clear, effective, compassionate conversation with all external and internal customers.
Function as an integral, independent, enthusiastic member of the dental team.
Greet, escort, and room patients.
Adhere to, and enforce hospital infection control and radiation safety procedures and guidelines.
Assist with all aspects of chairside dental care in ambulatory and hospital inpatient environments, including anticipation of the needs of dentists, hygienists and patients as directed by Dentist. Retract tissue and maintain clear operating field. Assist in management of infant, child, and adolescent behavior.
Under the direction of the Dentist, examine dental record and prepare patient and guardian for treatment, including: adjust dental chair, select, arrange, and explain to patients and parents dental instruments and dental materials.
Expose and process digital dental radiographs as per the direction of the Dentist or Hygienist.
Clean dental trays and instruments in conjunction with Sterile Processing Department’s Reliable Methods.
Performs dental material functions related to procurement, custodial responsibilities, maintenance and disposal of dental supplies and equipment.
Clean and make minor adjustments to dental equipment, including following daily inspection and user maintenance protocols.
Assist with documentation of each patient’s encounter in the electronic medical (Epic) and dental (Dentrix) records, as per department protocol.
Model the Nemours Standards of Behavior.
High School Diploma
Delaware Dental Radiation Technician certification or certificate recognizing DANB CDA certification from the Delaware Office of Radiation Control
Pediatric office experience is desired.
Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique “Bridge to a Healthy Future” pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.
Nemours is a pediatric health system of hospitals and specialty clinics serving children and families throughout the Delaware Valley and Florida. Our dedicated professionals integrate medical care, research, health education, and prevention to help improve the lives of children every day.