Now is the time to take your career to the next level and become part of the high-caliber talent that is VA. Experience what 300,000 current VA employees already have state-of-the art practice settings, access to the latest technology, a multi-disciplinary team environment and the opportunity to provide the men and women who have bravely served this country with the finest patient care, benefits and customer satisfaction. And with VA Patient Satisfaction Scores leading the healthcare industry, youll be joining one of the most respected facilities in the Nation.
This Dental Assistant position is located at the Wilmington VA Medical Center as a part of the Dental Service Line.
The incumbent performs duties and work assignments independently, performs complex work in the dental disciplines of restorative, endodontic, prosthodontics, periodontics, implantology, and oral surgery while receiving general administrative supervision. Assignments include: advanced use of the computerized dental patient records system to include initiating patient consults, storing and viewing images, entry of diagnostic data and setting up for treatment planning presentation; assists dentists in many aspects of direct patient care and performs other clinical and clerical functions independently of direct supervision; sets up operatory and/or surgery suite for planned dental procedure and cleans dental unit for timely turnover; prepares dental medicaments and impression materials per manufacturerâ??s instructions; accomplishes all intra-operative procedures within standard infection control protocols;
assists in specialized dental procedures, such as oral maxillofacial surgery, endodontics, and surgical periodontics;
performs dental imaging by following required safety techniques and procedures.
Bring your expertise to VA and be valued as part of a team that is recognized and respected for significant contributions to medicine. Youâ??ll enjoy a patient-focused environment, terrific benefits and incentives, and the ability to practice at any VA facility in the country.
VA needs new employees with a wide variety of skills and professions.Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of some truly special and deserving people.Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your country's service.Those who a...lready work at VA feel privileged to assist the men and women who have defended our country. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.The Department of Veterans Affairs is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. America's veterans need you.