The Karen Hospital – Dental Assistant.

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DENTAL ASSISTANT                    Ref No.  D/DA/02/2021

The overall purpose of this position is to facilitate the efficient and effective running of the Dentist’s Office to ensure clients are treated with a high degree of professionalism and ensuring the correct medical workplace procedures and policies are followed. In addition supports dental care delivery by preparing treatment room, patient, instruments, and materials; passing instruments and materials; performing procedures in compliance with the dental practice act.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Coordinate the Dentist Clinic Operations

  • Liaising with the receptionist to assist patients to fill in their personal details and medical history forms
  • Ensuring that the patients file is present and all forms have been duly filled before patient is escorted to the dental clinic
  • Seating and Dismissing of patients
  • Escort the patient from the reception area to the dental clinic
  • After dental consultation, seating the patient on the dental chair and placing a bib
  • Ensuring patient is comfortable at all times e.g. Taking their hand bags and keeping them aside, taking glasses and keeping aside.
  • After treatment, escorting patient to the accounts department for payment or relevant department in case of referrals
  • Opening the clinic in the morning and ventilating the room
  • Availing/ collecting the patients files from the records department
  • Controlling the appointment book.
  • Liaising with receptionist for efficient and effective booking of patients
  • Telephone management
  • Providing all the relevant information needed in a diligent manner
  • Book/Record keeping
  • Keeping a daily record of work done

Maintaining a Clean Environment in line with Infection Control Policies

  • Cleaning the surfaces i.e. tables/desktops
  • Ensuring that the dental clinic is clean and tidy at all times
  • Clearing up after each patient
  • Disinfecting/swabbing the surfaces i.e. Dental chair
  • Cold sterilization procedure for all instruments
  • Packing and transfer of instruments to CSSD for heat sterilization (autoclave)
  • Collecting and packaging of sterile instruments

Assisting Dentist in Dental Procedures

  • Assisting in Chair Side Dental Procedures.
  • Providing the necessary instruments and materials to the dentist
  • Mixing materials according to manufacturer’s instructions/ as per indication by the dentist
  • Ensuring a dry working area at all times i.e. Suctioning
  • Exposing, processing and mounting of radiographs

Monitoring of Stock

  • Keeping a record of all the materials requested from the stores and any other stock acquired
  • Keeping a record of all the materials that are about to get finished
  • Requisite for materials that are finished from the stores and external sources
  • Proper storage and arrangement of materials in the clinic
  • Keeping track of short expiry drugs and alerting the resident dentist
  • Receiving of goods from suppliers.
  • Participating in monthly departmental meetings

Academic qualification:

  • A Certificate/ Diploma in Dental Assisting or

Professional experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years of working experience as a Dental Assistant

Skills & competencies required:

  • Good attitude and friendly approach with the ability to connect well with customers and manage tense situations.
  • Emotionally stable.
  • Good health.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills in both English and Kiswahili with ability to impart knowledge about dental procedures
  • Highly presentable, hardworkingand committed.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Must be able to make decisions and anticipate the dentist’s next step.
  • Ability to set-up dental trays and making sure they have been sterilized
  • Well versed in providing education on oral health.

Interested candidates are requested to visit our website https://www.karenhospital.org/about-us/ and apply via the career portal OR you can send your CV to us via email to: recruitment@karenhospital.org On or before 3rd May 2021

https://www.karenhospital.org/careers/

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