This position is eligible for a $750 sign-on bonus, to be paid within 90 days of hire.
This is a unique opportunity to help train the next generation of dental professionals and make an impact on oral health in our state while caring for the people of North Carolina. Collaborating across dental specialties, this is a position that will offer something different each day, and will allow you to not only provide patient care, but to work alongside faculty, residents, and students.
The Surgical Assistant is responsible for providing surgical and dental assisting duties to the dental faculty practice, student, and graduate clinics within the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery specialty. Tasks include preparing the clinic, setting up surgical trays using sterile techniques, assisting with a variety of surgical and dental procedures and obtaining surgical consent from patients, obtaining and documenting pre- and post-op vitals, and preparing patients for their procedure and subsequently review post-op instructions. The Surgical Assistant is responsible for reviewing the surgical caseload at the beginning of each day and assisting with clinical education of students and medical emergencies when needed. The Assistant may be asked to take impressions, order x-rays, complete the appropriate pathology and microbiology forms, maintain operating room inventory and complete duties assigned by the direct supervisor or faculty member.
Education and Experience:
High school diploma or equivalency and completion of an accredited dental assisting program; or equivalent combination of training and experience.
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