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Dental Assistant 2 - UNLV, School of Dental Medicine, Pediatrics

Position Deleted on 1/24/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Las Vegas, NV
Admin - Health and Medical Services
Application Due:
Full Time
$29,440 to $42,533 USD Per Year
Announcement Number:
The University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine (SODM) Pediatrics is seeking a Dental Assistant 2. The primary purpose of this position is to assist pediatric dental postgraduate students and pediatric dental faculty members in the treatment of pediatric dental patients; however, individuals applying for this position must also be able to assist in all other areas of dental treatment to include restorative, periodontics, endodontics, orthodontics, oral surgery and prosthodontics. When requested, this position will provide chairside assistance to pediatric dental postgraduate students, dental students and faculty members within the UNLV, School of Dental Medicine's, Advanced Education Programs in pediatric dentistry and other residencies, pre-doctoral clinics, faculty practice and outreach clinics. Candidates must possess the following; intermediate knowledge of proper diagnostic and preventive dentistry protocols; ability to perform four-handed dentistry, assisting techniques; ability to assist dental postgraduate students, residents and dental students, in learning these techniques; possess the immediate, current, dental knowledge needed to become proficient in the use of nitrous oxide/oxygen and conscious sedation procedures, during the provision of pediatric oral health care; familiarity with proper dental supply disciplines; use and store dental materials in accordance with manufacturer's directions; ensure all clinical areas are in compliance with State, Federal and OSHA guidelines as they pertain to infection control and the sterilization of dental instruments; possess basic knowledge of dental software operating systems. The work schedule is Monday through Friday, 8AM-5PM but will require an occasional alternate day shift. *Per the Nevada State Legislature, classified employees are subject to six (6) mandatory unpaid furlough days per year.

Graduation from high school or equivalent education, successful completion of a recognized one-year dental assistant training program, and one year of experience working with the public collecting and recording information and/or explaining and clarifying basic information; OR graduation from high school or equivalent education and one year of clinical experience in a dental practice using four-handed techniques in a wide range of procedures, collecting and recording patient's medical information, exposing, processing, mounting and labeling radiographs, and applying dental sterile techniques and infectious control and exposure procedures; OR one year of experience as a Dental Assistant I in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.

  1. Must have fluency in reading, writing and speaking both English and Spanish languages.
  2. Pursuant to NRS 284.4066, this position has been identified as affecting public safety. Persons offered employment in this position must submit to a pre-employment screening for controlled substances.
  3. All Dental Assistant positions at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) are required to pass: 1) a background investigation; and 2) a sanction check performed through the National Healthcare Data Bank (NHDB).
Application deadline is 5:00 p.m. on January 22, 2013.
Applicants must apply online through NVAPPS, the State of Nevada on-line application system.

Click on this link to apply for the position: Announcement.aep?recruitmentId=18522

The exam will consist of an application evaluation. It is essential that applications include extensively detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview.
UNLV is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity.
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