Overview

For more information regarding the position, visit the City of San Antonio’s employment website at the following link for a complete job description and to submit your application:

www.sanantonio.gov/careers

Closing Date:  4/22/2022

Under general supervision, is responsible for beginning level technical dental work and routine clerical work, assisting the Public Health Dentist during examinations and treatment of patients, including maintaining records and organization of the treatment area. Working conditions are primarily in a medical environment. May be exposed to infectious diseases. Must be willing to comply with all OSHA regulations and current immunization policies. Exercises no supervision.

The San Antonio Metro Health District (SAMHD) provides public health services to clients, which may include risk for exposure to and possible transmission of vaccine-preventable diseases. Employees in high-risk positions will be required to obtain relevant immunizations, per SAMHD Policy DM13.2.  Review and consideration will be given to requests for exemption from this policy.

The San Antonio Metro Health District (SAMHD) is committed to advancing health equity throughout the community and to creating a work environment in which all staff feel valued, respected, and accepted. Per SAMHD Policy DM15.1, all employees are expected to apply a health equity lens to programs, services, and decision making that directly impact the communities we serve.

This position is a “grant funded” position, therefore unclassified and has no disciplinary appeal rights to the Municipal Civil Service Commission. This position is likewise subject to at-will employment status and can be terminated at any time for any reason.

Alternate Work Location: 4606 Centerview, Suite 101, 78228

Essential Job Functions:
Sets up and breaks down portable dental equipment at school sites on a daily basis.
Prepares for daily clinics; stocking and maintaining clinical supplies, office supplies, required forms and preparing goodie bags.
Prepares patients by seating them and adjusting the dental chair, notes individual patient limitations and dental needs.
Assist dentist with patient management.
Charts and maintains accurate records of treatment administered.
Administers fluoride varnish applications under the supervision of a dentist.
Disinfects and prepares treatment area between patients.
Caries out infection control and follows OSHA safety procedures.
Assists families in finding additional resources for care.
Collects and reports statistical data to Dental Division administrative staff.
Enters patient treatment record into database.
Maintains clinical inventory, prepares quarterly inventory report and prepares records for archiving.
Prepares and conducts oral hygiene presentations.
Technical and clerical dental work requires operating dentistry and basic office equipment as well as sitting, standing, reaching, walking, twisting, and kneeling such as disinfecting and preparing the treatment area and adjusting the dental chair for patients.
Performs related duties and fulfill responsibilities as required.

Job Requirements:
High school diploma or a GED equivalent (recognized by the Texas Education Agency or a regional accrediting agency).
This position requires a valid Class “C” Texas Driver’s License OR valid driver’s license from another state with the ability to obtain a valid Class “C” Texas Driver’s License within 30 days of becoming a Texas resident.  Use of your own personal vehicle may at time be required and proof of Liability Insurance will be required.
Must be a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) with the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:CPR certification highly desirable.
Excellent computer skills (e.g. Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.).
Knowledge in virtual meeting applications (Webex, Teams, Zoom,etc).

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About City of San Antonio Metro Health District

For more information regarding the position, visit the City of San Antonio’s employment website at the following link for a complete job description and to submit your application:

http://www.sanantonio.gov/HR/CareerCenter.aspx