Dental Assistant, Luke AFB

Location: Luke Afb, AZ, United States
Date Posted: 08-03-2018
Global Empire, LLC (GHG) is a Healthcare Staffing Company specialized in providing reliable and qualified healthcare professionals for Government contracts nationwide 

We are seeking two full time Dental Assistants for an available contract opportunity to provide services for the Luke Air Force Base, AZ

Available Position:  two full time Dental Assistants to support the 56th Medical Treatment Facility at Luke Air Force Base.

Place of Performance: Luke Air Force Base, 7219 N Litchfield Road, Luke AFB, AZ 85309

Work Schedule:  Normal hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 0700- 1730 or whatever schedule meets the needs/mission of the MTF not to exceed 40 hours per week. The total hours of routine clinic service are the equivalent of a 9-hour shift with 60 minutes for unpaid lunch period 8.5 with a 30 minute lunch. The scheduled shifts within this period of coverage will be at the discretion of the Chief of Medical Services, squadron commander (and may be further delegated as deemed necessary). The contractor will be required to complete MDG time and attendance electronically (MEPRS) along with the daily MTF time and attendance sheet. The time should be accurately accounted for with minimal errors.

Scope of Work: 
  • Assists dental officer with patient treatment. Receives patient, examines dental record, and prepares patient for treatment. Adjusts dental chair, and selects and arranges instruments and medications. Takes and records blood pressure. Assists in managing emergency procedures. Retracts tissues and maintains clear operating field. Prepares syringe for injection of anesthetics. Prepares materials for making impressions and restoring defective teeth. Records entries in individual dental records indicating oral cavity condition and treatment accomplished.
  • Performs dental health duties. Assists in planning, developing, and conducting comprehensive dental health programs.
  • Exposes and processes dental radiographs. Places patient in proper position for extraoral radiographs and processes digital images.. Practices and enforces accepted radiation safety standards.
  • Engages in general dental duties. Follows infection control procedures and guidelines. Cleans, sterilizes, and sharpens dental instruments. Tests sterilizing equipment. Cleans, lubricates, and makes minor adjustments to dental equipment. Performs daily inspection and user maintenance of dental equipment. Practices and enforces accepted safety standards.
  • Performs dental administrative and materiel duties. Maintains dental health records, filing systems, and publications. Reviews correspondence, reports, and records for accuracy. Performs dental materiel functions related to procurement, custodial responsibilities, maintaining and disposing of dental supplies and equipment.
  • Reports deficiencies and outstanding accomplishments to Chief Dental Services. Consults and coordinates with Chief Dental Services for improving administrative and paraprofessional procedures. Institutes corrective action to ensure adequacy and compliance.
Education: Completion of high school or GED is required.
Certification: Possesses a Dental Assistant certification with 6 months experience as a dental assistant, or military dental assistant training, vocational-technical training, or American Red Cross Dental Assistant training with at least 6 months practical experience as a dental assistant.
Experience: Experience in functions such as taking dental radiographs, maintaining dental equipment, and assisting dentist in patient treatment is mandatory.
Knowledge is mandatory of: oral and dental anatomy; fundamentals of physiology; dental therapeutics; sterile techniques; emergency dental care; oral hygiene; dental materials; instruments; dental treatment room procedures; medicines; systemic diseases; dental radiography techniques and procedures; dental health programs; infection control procedures; equipment maintenance requirements; and physical properties of dental materials.
Ana Rowling
Recruiter Manager
2151 Linglestown Road, Suite 180 ‚óŹ Harrisburg, PA 17110
Inquiries about this position must be sent by email.
GHG is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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