Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Dental Assistant

Job ID
20837
Type
Regular Full-Time
Company
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Location
US-WA-Seattle

Overview

The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.

 

  • Perform all functions related to roles and responsibilities as a dental assistant in the Oral Medicine Service in the management of medically complex patients, including but not limited to chairside dental assisting, exposing digital panoramic and intraoral x-rays, exam room and dental set up, cleaning and turn over, maintenance of the dental units and the Panoramic digital and intraoral x-ray units, computers and monitors;  all dental instruments and equipment, consent, review of systems, medication list review and reconciliation, photography, intake, assisting with all elements of each examination type. Chart documentation for procedures.
  • Maintaining floor, room, unit and cart stock of all forms, education materials, dental materials, Maintain the sterile/aseptic chain of infection control, isolation procedures.  Completion of forms and scribing of examination during OM visits.  Contacting outside providers for previous treatment records and x-rays.  Checking isolation lists, maintaining and distributing schedules daily and as changes occur. 
  • Provide patient/family education relative to the process, consents, x-ray details.
  • Annual Washington State Registration, appropriate continuing education requirements, compliance with all Washington State and SCCA rules, regulation and educational requirements including but not limited to Blood Borne Pathogens, General Education, HIPPA, Integrity and Compliance, JCAHO.

Responsibilities

  • Perform all dental assistant duties and responsibilities (detailed above) in the context of patient medical condition and current medical status.  
  • Assemble all information required for patient intake, review of systems and medication list, UW and photography consents  
  • Assess patient oral condition relative to the medial condition and status prior to x-rays and OM visits  
  • Expose digital and intraoral x-rays  
  • Perform all maintenance and administrative duties ad detailed above. 
  • Perform other tasks/ responsibilities as required ( form completion, room turnover, phones and assistance as needed)

Qualifications

Required:

  • Certified Dental Assistant
  • Washington State Dental Assistant Registration

  • Current BLS AHA Health Provider Card (or equivalent course, such as by the American Red Cross) and renewal required every two years (BLS PSV required by law for this position)

  •  

    5 years of clinical dental assisting experience
  • Clinical excellence – strong, consistent, effective skills,
  • Ability to provide meaningful education, information and motivation, concepts and skills
  • Possess integrity; Be reliable, flexible, timely and motivated; provide accurate information, efficient with time and motion; focused and attentive to detail.
  • Excellent rapport and ability to connect with patients, family, staff and Faculty, empathetic
  • Supportive and engaged with the roles and mission of the SCCA, Oral Medicine Service

Preferred:

  • Life Long Learner

 

SCCA has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, and there are no exceptions for any employee who is patient-facing and/or requires access to SCCA facilities.

Exceptions exist only for employees whose positions are fully remote, with no required access to campus. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees requiring access to campus must provide proof of vaccination before their first day of employment.

Our Commitment to Diversity

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at hrops@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.

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