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Positions at Racine Dental Group

We are searching for talented professionals to add to our group! Please see the opportunities that are currently available below. If you are interested, please send your resume and cover letter to our HR Manager at klaboda@racinedentalgroup.com.

Dental Assistant

Dental Hygienist


Dental Assistant

Summary
The Dental Assistant is responsible for providing hands on support to our patients and doctors.  Keeping the doctor informed of any treatment plans prescribed for the patient and keeping the doctor on task by preparing the patient for treatment.  Patient care is Racine Dental Groups main focus and a superior level of care is expected from all employees in our group.  Politeness, courtesy, and empathy are required as a regular part of your work day.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
This list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities as management may deem necessary from time to time.

  • Follow OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen regulations related to job responsibilities.
  • Follow Racine Dental Group’s Exposure Control Plan (MMWR report).
  • Ensure patient chart has appropriate and current forms/documentation.  Notify Insurance Department of any forms the patient should complete before the next appointment.
  • Prepare operatory for treatment; do not open instruments until patient is in room.
  • Explain procedure to patient in terms he/she may understand (do not use internal terminology) and be sure to answer any questions.
  • Take patient’s blood pressure and pulse, document in chart.
  • Assist doctor with clinical procedure anticipating his/her needs at all times.
  • Complete “charting” as directed by Doctor.  Chart documentation for each visit should include, but not limited to, date; doctor #, doctor name, and profession; chief complaint or purpose of visit; clinical findings; diagnosis or impression; studies ordered (X-rays); treatment administered; recommendations and instructions given to patient; authentication and verification of contents by Doctor; any missed and canceled appointment follow-up.
  • Take and download radiographs as prescribed by Doctor. 
  • Take impressions for study models and disinfect appropriately.
  • Prepare lab slip documentation, case preparation, and delivery to lab.
  • Perform extended duties as approved by Doctor based on qualifications (i.e. make temporary crown, pack cord, etc.).
  • Ensure patient’s questions are answered before dismissing from appointment. Escort patient to main lobby or to Office Coordinator with completed Care Slip.
  • Post treatment in patient’s electronic chart.
  • Review Post-Op instructions
  • Disinfect operatory and sterilize instruments following appropriate guidelines.
  • Perform regular maintenance on equipment including, but not limited to instruments, sterilizers, flush suction lines and change traps. 
  • Maintain adequate supplies in operatory and lab areas.  Ensure expiration dates are current.
  • Understand MSDS information relating to each chemical used in clinical areas, follow proper labeling procedure when moving chemical from one container to another (i.e. mixing Birex).
  • Follow appropriate sharps and medical waste management procedures, order or repair instruments and or equipment, etc.
  • Call in prescriptions per Doctor’s orders.
  • Obtain a solid understanding of computer system including, but not limited to, view schedule; post treatment; view patient account and history; and screens relating to patient balance.
  • Obtain general understanding of insurance including, but not limited to, account types; maximums; limitations; pre-authorizations; co-pays and lab fees due.
  • Attend and participate in office, departmental, and other staff meetings.
  • Follow policies in RDG’s Employee Handbook as well as operational/ safety policies and procedures.
  • Enhance own professional development.
  • Ensure internal and external communications by attending meetings, reading newsletter, etc.
  • Unless otherwise approved; attendance is mandatory for scheduled office hours; exception-clocking out for lunch hour.
  • Assistant with other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • N/A

Qualifications

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Must have the ability to work in a team–centered atmosphere.
  • Absolutely must be able to work with many types of patients and their needs in a professional manner.
  • Must possess the ability to initiate, coordinate, and enforce operational procedures within the scope of the position.
  • Requires excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Must have excellent organization skills and can multi-task proficiently.
  • Requires the ability to read and interpret medical documents of numerous types; to include, but not limited to, treatment plans, insurance information, computerized forms.

Additional Requirements

  • Hepatitis B - Series completion or signed waiver
  • Tuberculosis - Annual screening or signed waiver
  • OSHA - Annual training provided by RDG
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation - Current certification - Bi-annual recertification provided by RDG

Education and/or Experience

Requires education in a certified Dental Assistant program and two year’s related experience.  Or, experience relative to a two degree.

Language Skills

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, and procedure.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from doctors, managers, patients, and the general public.

Mathematical Skills 

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals.   Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of dental medical instructions from any doctor.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or touch objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach above shoulders. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds of medical equipment.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Dental Hygienist

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Implement established practice policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance program, safety, environmental and infection control standards.
  • Maintain cleanliness and supplies in the hygiene operatories
  • Perform daily maintenance procedures on equipment in the hygiene operatories
  • Maintain hygiene instruments through proper sharpening
  • Prepare operatories with the appropriate instruments and supplies to treat patients
  • Wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) ie., srubs, mask, gloves, and eye protection
  • Greet and escort the patient to the operatory prior to treatment. Dismiss patient following treatment
  • Review/Update health history on all patients
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Necessary radiographs
  • Comprehensive periodontal exam(if not already done)
    • 6 point probing
    • Bleeding
    • Recession
    • Clinical attachment loss
    • Mobility
    • Furcation
    • Mucogingival attachment
    • Restorative influence
    • Occlusal influence
  • Intra/Extra oral exams
  • Caries risk assessments
  • Ultrasonic debridement
  • Hand scale
  • Coronal polish
  • Fluoride treatment
  • Oral Hygiene Instructions
  • Treatment documentation rendered and planned
  • Schedule follow-up recare appointments (3,4,6mos)
  • Maintain soft tissue management program in the practice
  • Anesthetic licensure-(administer anesthetic  to patients as directed by the Doctor)
  • Provide sealants, fluoride treatments, desensitizing agents and impressions per the Doctor’s requests
  • Follow-up with hygiene patients who have undergone difficult procedures by calling them at home
  • May perform laser-assisted periodontal therapy with proper credentials approved by Racine Dental Group, S.C.
  • Maintain current Credentials  and Continuing Education requirements with Manager of Clinical Care Services by providing copies of state license, CPR certification, anesthetic & laser certifications and Continuing  Education copies
  • Attend and participate in Doctor’s & Hygiene staff meetings if applicable
  • Promote the practice through internal and external communication
  • Assist in other areas of the practice as needed
  • Enhance own professional development
  • Perform other assigned duties as requested

Education and/or Experience

  • Minimum Education - Graduate of an accredited Dental Hygiene program
  • Wisconsin State License
  • Anesthetic License
  • Laser Certification
  • Hepatitis B - Series completion or signed waiver
  • Tuberculosis - Annual screening or signed waiver
  • OSHA - Annual training provided by RDG
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation - Current certification - Bi-annual recertification provided by RDG
  • Continuing education - 12  credits per 24months required by WI Regulations Board
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