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Dental Assistant - Austin, TX
Job Code:2021-DEN-024
FT/PT Status:Dental
Location:Austin (TX)

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Position Purpose

The Dental Assistant is responsible for facilitating all activities that involve patient care in the dental operatory as well as clerical duties, maintenance of dental equipment and supply inventory.

Scope of Responsibilities

Vivent Health is one of the nation’s largest providers of HIV prevention, care and treatment services with a budget approaching $150 million and employing over 450 professionals.

The unique, nationally recognized Vivent Health HIV Medical home model of care assures that everyone with HIV has access to medical, dental, mental health and social services and provides the best opportunity for patients to achieve high quality health outcomes. Vivent Health also provides aggressive HIV prevention services to gay men, injection drug users and others at the highest risk for HIV infection.

Vivent Health currently operates in multiple states nationwide. It embraces a Market Culture to increase access to care, enhance quality outcomes, achieve and surpass financial performance expectations and has an aggressive plan to expand into additional states.
Essential Functions
  • Prepare operatory, sterilize instruments, and disinfect area at completion of procedure.
  • Process x-rays and complete lab tasks, under the direction of a dentist. (OR)
  • Operate dental x-ray equipment and perform dental radiographic procedures.
  • Assist dentist chair side during dental procedures.                        
  • Provide clerical support to patient, dentist, hygienist and receptionist as appropriate.
  • Inventory control, supply ordering and payment requests.
  • Completion of prior authorization requests for Medicaid (T-19).
  • Entry of dental treatment plans in Epic or other data system.
  • Equipment maintenance as assigned by dentist.
  • Participate in periodic continuing education activities.
  • Comply with Vivent Health’s Health Care Corporate Compliance Standards of Conduct and related policies and procedures.
  • Perform other duties as delegated by supervisor.
Required Qualifications
  • Two years’ experience in dental assisting.
  • Certified Dental Assistant CDA or Registered Dental Assistant RDA preferred, but not required
  • Current CPR certification.
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to the HIV/AIDS patient population, and /or eagerness to learn about this community.
  • Adheres to all agency policies including, but not limited to, Employee Handbook, Confidentiality, Healthcare Corporate Compliance Plan, Standards of Conduct, and other policies.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) a plus
  • Ability to work with a diverse patient population

*Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions*

**Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer* *

Vivent Health is an equal opportunity employer and will recruit, hire, promote and transfer qualified persons into all job classifications regardless of race, gender, religion, skin color, national origin or ancestry, physical disability (including pregnancy) or mental disability, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, legally protected medical condition, family care status, marital status, veteran status, genetic characteristics or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law. Vivent Health complies with other expanded protected classifications that may be mandated by specific county or municipal regulations. As a recipient of federal funding, Vivent Health will not hire nor enter into a contractual relationship with any party that is debarred, suspended, or excluded from federal assistance programs.

*Public Student Loan Forgiveness*

Employment at our organization may qualify you for federal student loan forgiveness programs. We do not directly pay for – nor forgive – federal student loans; however our status as a not-for-profit organization under Section 501 (c) (3), makes us an eligible employer. There may be other determining factors for one to qualify.

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