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Dental Assistant - Permanent/Locum

Remuneration:Cost to company 
Location:Cape Town, Table View
Education level:Matric
Job level:Junior
Job policy:Employment Equity position
Type:Temporary
Reference:#Dentalassistant
Company:Rhens Consulting


Job description

ROLE SUMMARY 

The Dental Assistant is responsible to assist the Dentists in various capacities ranging from clinical assistance, dental-related administration as well as patient interaction across a wide spectrum.


KEY WORK OUTPUT AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

Appointment scheduling

  • Schedule appointments with Specialists and/or Theatre
  • Confirm appointments with the Dentist
  • Keep record of confirmation/cancellations
  • Liaise with medical schemes and patients regarding available limits and patient liable amounts pertaining to treatment

Equipment maintenance
  • Sterilise all instruments, according to protocol, ensuring infection control standards are maintained
  • Oil and clean handpieces 3x daily, according to protocol
  • Oil and clean electric handpieces after each patient
  • Fill, empty and clean developer and mixer bottles
  • Ensure chemistry is discarded as per Medical Waste Protocol
  • Clean and autoclave instruments
  • Ensure daily cleaning of the autoclave
  • Load and unload autoclave
  • Clean and reprocess equipment or instrumentation
  • Identify problems with equipment/instruments and advise applicable person to arrange for timeous repairs/acquisition thereof Central assistance
  • Assist the Dentist with passing correct instruments and materials/consumables used on patients on request
  • timeously and accurately
  • Develop X-rays, if not using digital X-rays and load X-ray Digital Imaging plates for scanning where applicable
  • Mix materials with spatula as required
  • Conduct suctioning as required
  • Ensure materials and supplies are packed and accessible
  • Ensure and plan enough stock on hand in terms of materials/consumables to prevent shortages
  • Mix amalgam and/or mixable composites/cement etc. and place in the transfer tool/s to be handed to
  • dentist
  • Prepare sterile trays; ensuring instruments have undergone sterilisation
  • Prepare non sterile trays Customer Focus and Service Delivery
  • Ensure effective and formal communication
  • Ensure a professional environment at all times
  • Interact with patients in a friendly and comforting manner whilst preparing them for the dentist (i.e. placing bib, seating etc.) and with the exiting process out of the surgery after the procedure/s have been completed

 

Requirements

EDUCATION
  • Grade 12 or equivalent NQF 4 Certificate
  • Dental qualification essential

WORK EXPERIENCE
  • Previous experience in a clinic/hospital environment would be advantageous
  • 2 – 3 years Dental experience
  • Must be registered at HPCSA as Dental Assistant

 KNOWLEDGE
  • Computer Literate
  • Knowledge of medical aids

 APPLICATION PROCESS

If you meet the above criteria, kindly send your CV to recruitment@rhensconsulting.co.za with supported documents.

PLEASE NOTE 
if you have not been contacted within 2 weeks, kindly consider your application unsuccessful.

Posted on 11 Mar 16:22

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Rhens Consulting

Rhens Consulting provides Human Resources & other related professional services, specializing in talent search & placement of candidates with disabilities.

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