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Registered Dental Assistant I

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Job Location:
Health and Medical Services


Position Description
Under direct supervision, supports dental care delivery by preparing treatment rooms, patients, instruments and materials. Provides assistance to faculty, residents and students in respective clinic in accordance with the State Dental Practice Act. Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules and regulations.

HSC - Correctional Managed Health Care

Department: Amarillo Neal Unit

Major/Essential Functions
  • Aligns with Values Based Culture
  • Assist dentist or hygienist at chair side
  • Administer Plaque Index test and provides oral hygiene instructions to patients.
  • Gathers charts, equipment and supplies in a timely manner for use during dental appointments
  • Practices infection control procedures according to policy guidelines in Policy and Procedure Manual
  • Exposes and develops dental x-rays; will be proficient with the use of the EVA soft Dental Imaging Software.
  • Counts instruments and sharps and maintains logs of use.
  • Documents information into dental record of care; will assist with the typing of the doctor's patient treatment notes for inclusion into the EMR system.
  • Answers routine questions and refers others to the dentist.
  • Takes vital signs and records information in record prior to invasive procedures.
About Managed Care:
Since 1989 TTUHSC Managed Care has been providing clinical and operational support to correctional facilities throughout West Texas and other regional areas. We serve approximately 30,000 patients utilizing a broad range of comprehensive medical and health services. TTUHSC Managed Care strives to positively impacts the lives of our patients, to include many who had no previous access to quality health care. Learn more about us HERE.

This valuable team member shall perform work in a manner that reflects the Values of TTUHSC:
  • ONE TEAM unite and include diverse perspectives to achieve our mission
  • KINDHEARTED exceed expectations with a kind heart, helping hands, and a positive attitude
  • INTEGRITY be honorable and trustworthy even when no one is looking
  • VISIONARY nurture innovative ideas, bold explorations, and a pioneering spirit
  • BEYOND SERVICE create and deliver positive defining moments
Take care of yourself and your family, Enjoy some of the best benefits in the state of Texas:
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Training provided
  • Continuing education
  • Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Retiree Insurance
  • Paid Leave
  • Leadership Program
  • State Pension
Required Qualifications
High School or equivalent. One (1) year of related experience or completion of an approved dental assistant course is required. Dental Assistant registry with the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners.

Pay Statement
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

EEO Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Jeanne Clery Act
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal statute requiring colleges and universities participating in federal financial aid programs to maintain and disclose campus crime statistics and security information. By October 1 of each year, institutions must publish and distribute their Annual Campus Security Policy & Crime Statistics Report (ASR) to current and prospective students and employees. To view this report, visit the TTUHSC Clery Act website.

Pay Basis: Hourly

Pay Grade Minimum
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selectedCompensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected

Pay Grade Maximum
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected

Schedule Details
Will discuss during interview

Travel Required: Up to 25%
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