Vanderbilt University Medical Center Dental Assistant PRN (As Needed) Dental Clinic in Nashville, Tennessee

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Department/Unit Summary

Oral health is an important part of your overall well-being. Our experienced dentists and oral surgeons offer everything from general dentistry to complex surgeries and reconstruction.

General Dentistry

Dentistry Services

At any stage of life, it's important to practice good oral hygiene and visit your dentist regularly. Starting early helps preserve a healthy smile for a lifetime. Working together, we can help you choose the dental care that best meets your needs.

For many oral health problems, we can offer several treatment options varying in complexity, durability and cost. We'll explain each option, including its benefits and drawbacks. Our services include:

  • Bonding at http://www.vanderbilthealth.com/dental/21089

  • Bridges at http://www.vanderbilthealth.com/dental/21097

  • Cosmetic dentures at http://www.vanderbilthealth.com/dental/21098

  • Crowns at http://www.vanderbilthealth.com/dental/21088

  • Extractions at http://healthlibrary.vanderbilthealth.com/Search/85,P00901

  • Dentures at http://www.vanderbilthealth.com/dental/21099#section-1 and Partials at http://www.vanderbilthealth.com/dental/21099#section-2

  • Fillings at http://www.vanderbilthealth.com/dental/21152

  • Fluoride applications at http://www.vanderbilthealth.com/dental/21093

  • Dental implants at http://www.vanderbilthealth.com/dental/21041

  • Inlays/overlays at http://www.vanderbilthealth.com/dental/21090

  • Periodontal therapy at http://www.vanderbilthealth.com/dental/21095

  • Routine cleanings at http://www.vanderbilthealth.com/dental/21092

  • Sealants at http://www.vanderbilthealth.com/dental/21094

  • Tooth whitening at http://www.vanderbilthealth.com/dental/21087

  • Veneers at http://www.vanderbilthealth.com/dental/21091

Your Role:

Assists in preventive, therapeutic, cosmetic and other dental services with occasional guidance by a board certified dentist.

Position Qualifications

Required:

  • Performs dental assistant duties.

  • Prepares patient for procedureand/or exam.

  • Provides patient withinstructions.

  • Maintenance and cleaning ofequipment.

  • The responsibilities listed area general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.

Position Shift:

This position is Monday – Friday (Days) but PRN (as needed).

Our Nursing Philosophy

We believe highly skilled and specialized nursing care is essential to Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s mission of quality in patient care, education and research. We believe nursing is an applied art and science focused on helping people, families and communities reach excellent health and well-being.

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Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:

· US News & World Report: #1 Hospital in Tennessee, #1 Health Care Provider in Nashville, #1 Audiology ( BillWilkerson Center at http://www.vanderbilthealth.com/billwilkerson/ ), 12 adult and 10 pediatric clinical specialties ranked among the nation's best, #15 Education and Training

· Truven Health Analytics: among the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the U.S.

· Becker's Hospital Review: one of the "100 Greatest Hospitals in America"

· The Leapfrog Group: grade "A" in Hospital Safety Score

· National Institutes of Health: among the top 10 grant awardees for medical research in the US

· Magnet Recognition Program: Vanderbilt nurses are the only group honored in Tennessee

· Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer

· American Hospital Association: among the 100 "Most Wired" medical systems in the US

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· Our Nursing Leadership : http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/leadership.html

· Shared Governance : http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/shared-governance.html

· Education & Professional Development : http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/professional-development.html

· Life In Nashville : http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/nashville.html

· VUMC Nursing : http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/root/vumc.php?site=vanderbilt-nursing

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*CA

This position requires a Graduate of an approved discipline specific program (or equivalent experience) and < 1 year relevant industry.

  • Registered Dental Assistant Required

Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:

  • Light Work category requiring exertion up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally and uses negligible amounts of force to move objects.

Movement

  • Occasional: Walking: Moving about on foot.

  • Occasional: Lifting over 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects from one level to another, includes upward pulling over 35 lbs, with help of coworkers or assistive device

  • Occasional: Carrying under 35 lbs: Transporting an object holding in hands, arms or shoulders, with help of coworkers or assistive device.

  • Occasional: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.

  • Occasional: Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching or maneuvering self, patient and equipment simultaneously while working in large and small spaces

  • Occasional: Climbing: Ascending or descending stairs/ramps using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.

  • Occasional: Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.

  • Occasional: Fingering: Picking, pinching, gripping, working primarily with fingers requiring fine manipulation.

  • Frequent: Sitting: Remaining in seated position

  • Frequent: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.

  • Frequent: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another

  • Frequent: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles

  • Frequent: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.

  • Frequent: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.

  • Frequent: Bimanual Dexterity: Requiring the use of both hands.

Sensory

  • Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.

  • Continuous: Auditory: Perceiving the variances of sounds, tones and pitches and able to focus on single source of auditory information

  • Continuous: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.

  • Continuous: Smell: Ability to detect and identify odors.

Environmental Conditions

  • Occasional: Chemicals and Gasses: Medications, cleaning chemicals, oxygen, other medical gases used in work area.

  • Occasional: Pathogens: Risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other contagious illnesses.

Job Dental

Organization: VMG Dental Assists & Hygienist 303734

Title: Dental Assistant PRN (As Needed) Dental Clinic

Location: TN-Nashville-Village at Vanderbilt

Requisition ID: 1806011

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