Open Date 06/02/2021
Requisition Number PRN26389B
Job Title PS Dental Assistant
Working Title Dental Assistant Rose Park Clinic
Job Grade UGR
FLSA Code Nonexempt
Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes
Standard Hours per Week 40
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Work Schedule Summary
Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm
VP Area U of U Health - Academics
Department 01478 - SOD - EDUCATION
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range 15.00 to 20.00
Open Until Filled Yes
This job description has been designed to indicate the general
nature and level of work performed by employees within this
classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as
a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and
qualifications required of employees assigned to the job. Employees
may be required to assist in other areas of the clinic as
This position will be located at the Rose Park Dental Clinic,
where the University of Utah School of Dentistry and three Hygiene
Programs across the Wasatch front collaborate to provide care to
local residents. This position assists dental students, dental
hygiene students, and attending dentists with routine as well as
restorative and surgical procedures. The incumbent maintains and
operates equipment and instruments under the direction of the
department, and provides initial orientation for dental students.
This position may be required to access and administer medications
within their scope of practice and according to State Law.
This position is considered Category I: Mandatory and required
on campus or health care facilities to support on-site operations.
Employees hired into this category will be required to be
physically located at the work site if they are healthy and without
COVID -19 symptoms.
1.Assisting students and attending dentists with procedures by
preparing, identifying, and/or providing appropriate
2.Ordering, organizing, and restocking supplies.
3.Performing routine cleaning, stocking, and equipment
maintenance including but not limited to changing traps,
maintaining water unit levels, cleaning chair bases, stocking
supplies, and printing and stocking clinic forms.
4.Assisting student dentists with the preparation of procedures,
chairside assisting, and radiology positioning and technique.
5.Disinfecting, lubricating, washing, wrapping, and sterilizing
instruments, cassettes, and equipment for clinic use.
6.Adhering to manufacturer and CDC guidelines for reprocessing
instruments and equipment.
7.Maintaining sterilization records and inventory reports.
8.Providing technical support to students and faculty.
9.Acting to ensure proper infection control, clinic policies,
and processes are followed.
10.Assisting in the tracking of clinic procedures through
maintaining and/or entering data.
11.Assisting in the orientation, education, and training of
dental students on clinic procedures and protocols.
12.Adhering to standards set by OSHA , HIPAA , FERPA , CODA and
other standards set by the department.
13.Participating and contributing in committees and discussions
regarding clinic operations, materials, protocols, and/or quality
Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:
- Demonstrated potential ability to perform the essential
functions of the job as outlined above.
- Ability to maintain a professional demeanor in stressful or
- Ability to provide care appropriate to the patient demographic
- Ability to display active listening and verbalize empathy while
developing relationships with patients, guests and coworkers.
- Ability to provide care as detailed in the department's
policies and procedures manual.
- Demonstrated excellent communication, interpersonal,
organizational and follow-through skills.
- Ability to be highly motivated and pay attention to detail with
a passion to provide excellent patient care in a fast paced and
- Ability to work efficiently and independently.
- Demonstrated computer skills and an ability and willingness to
learn new applications and software, procedures and processes.
- Demonstrated knowledge of HIPAA regulations to ensure that
patient information is guarded and respected.
- Ability to navigate a facility with multiple providers and
This position requires daily problem solving skills and
multi-tasking. Must be able to maintain professional demeanor in
stressful or difficult situations.
Care is appropriate to the population served.
Completion of Dental Assistant Course and one year chair-side
experience or equivalency. Successful completion of Radiology
Safety and Health exam or complete within six months of hire. Basic
Life Support Health Care Provider card or obtained within one month
of hire. Excellent human relations and effective communication
skills also required.
- Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring
This position is patient-sensitive and must fulfill all
associated requirements. We protect our patients, coworkers, and
community by requiring all patient-sensitive employees to be
immunized according to CDC standards and hospital policy. Limited
exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or
religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the
essential functions of the job as outlined in the position
Applicable dental assistance experience preferred. Epic
experience preferred. Bilingual in Spanish preferred.
Type Benefited Staff
Special Instructions Summary
The University of Utah values candidates who have experience
working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and
possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education
for historically underrepresented students.
Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as
minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and
protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans' preference is
extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with
University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable
accommodations in the application process will be provided to
individuals with disabilities.
The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race,
ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex,
sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression,
pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or
protected veteran's status. The University does not discriminate on
the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it
operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The
requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities
extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the
application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the
Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for
Civil Rights, or both.
To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you
or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual
misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the
Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity
and Affirmative Action:
Director/ Title IX Coordinator
Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO
135 Park Building
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
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The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement
Systems ("URS"). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may
elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become
eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact
Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who
previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits
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restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)
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This position may require the successful completion of a
criminal background check and/or drug screen.