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Full Time Dental Assistant

Location: Amsterdam, NY
Job # 9573886
Look no further. This is the place for you! Liberty ARC offers you the chance to have a fulfilling career with numerous opportunities to make a REAL difference in the lives of those we support. Liberty, the Montgomery County Chapter of NYSARC, supports individuals with developmental and physical disabilities. If you’re looking for an inspiring profession with many life-long rewards and want to be a part of something special, we want YOU!
Don’t miss the chance to work at one of most respected not-for-profits in upstate NY. We offer numerous professional growth opportunities, paid/on-the-job training and competitive benefits. Apply now and begin a truly unforgettable experience with us. It’s all about the opportunity and what you make of the journey!

Dental Assistant
Location: Amsterdam, NY                                             
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Reports To: Clinical Coordinator                                                                  
Physical Requirements: Ability to assist with the transfer of patients
Hours of Work: Full Time 40 hours/wk, between 7:30a and 5:30p
                                Weekend, on-call as needed

Job Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Minimum of 2 years direct care experience with persons with developmental disabilities and/or 2 years of experience in a dental setting
  • Must be able to read, write and speak the English language
Major Responsibilities:
  • Provide direct assistance as needed to the Dentist(s), Hygienist(s) and Oral Surgeon(s) during performance of various clinical services.
  • Assist patient to and from the operatory, in preparation for receiving clinical services and as needed in conjunction with professional and front desk staff, the planning of future appointments.
  • As directed by providers and/or supervisory personnel provide patients with care instructions, assist in the processes associated with dental pre medications, referrals to other providers and arrangements for filling/refilling prescription medications.
  • Prepare and clean dental operatory before and after patient visits and at beginning/end of day.
  • Maintain as necessary x-ray, laboratory and utility areas of the dental department.
  • Clean and sterilize instruments.
  • Perform as directed equipment checks and completion of logs as required for Health Center operations.
  • Order, receive and restock supplies, instruments, etc. as dictated in order to ensure supply meets needs in dental department and that all items dated for use are current.
  • Review patient charts to ensure complete and correct information pertaining to dental services.
  • Perform all duties to ensure compliance with New Dimensions in Health Care Policy and Guidelines and all applicable Federal and State laws and regulations.
  • Attend mandated training as required.
  • Maintain positive relationships with providers, patients, family members, coworkers and visitors.
Disclaimer – The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed, as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. Liberty reserves the right at its sole discretion to amend its policies, programs and/or guidelines, including the contents of this job description, at any time without prior notice.
We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Program Employer, Minority/Female/ Disabled/Veteran. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment physicals and substance abuse testing.
Liberty was founded in 1957 by parents of children with developmental disabilities who wished to establish special education programs in the local community. Celebrating 60 years of quality services in 2017, the organization offers vocational, residential, day, family support and health-related services. We are headquartered in Amsterdam, NY with sites located throughout Montgomery County.
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