Change the world, one smile at a time. We are seeking multiple Dental Assistants to join our team. As a Dental Assistant with NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center, you'll work chair-side with one of our skilled general dentists as we deliver the best care possible for our patients. NorthPoint's dental clinic is one of the largest and highly regarded dental clinics in the area, providing quality care to both adults and children. We offer excellent benefits that support employee health and wellness and saving for the future. Benefits include health plan options to best suit your needs, a pension plan with employer contribution, 12 paid holidays including eight hours of floating holiday leave with pay which may be used throughout the year, generous paid time off, tuition reimbursement and more. To learn more about our full offering of benefits, please visit The Bridge (log in as Guest). Effective January 1, 2023, there will be a general salary adjustment of 2.5% to the minimum and maximum of the range. Current Hennepin County employees who refer a candidate hired into an open competitive position may be eligible for a $500 referral bonus. For more information visit Employee referral program. Location and hours: These positions are located at the NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center at 1313 Penn Avenue North, Minneapolis, Minnesota with rotating hours working at 800 West Broadway Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55411. Clinic hours are Monday and Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. and rotating Saturdays 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Work hours will vary. About these position types: These are full-time, benefit earning positions. These positions are internally classified as a Dental Assistant. Click here to view the job classification specification.
These positions are subject to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Interim Final Rule on COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination. As such, it requires the job offer to be conditional based on the candidate being fully vaccinated for COVID-19. “Fully vaccinated” means 14 days after receiving the second dose in a two-dose vaccination series approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on a full or emergency-use basis, or 14 days after receiving a single-dose vaccine approved by the FDA on a full or emergency-use basis. After a conditional job offer is made, the candidate must show proof of full vaccination prior to their start date. A COVID-19 vaccination card from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a vaccination record from your doctor’s office or a personal digital vaccination record constitutes sufficient “proof.” The candidate must also attest they are vaccinated by completing a form on the first day of employment. Reasonable accommodations to this vaccination requirement will be considered upon request by a candidate for medical or religious reasons as required by applicable law.
In these positions, you will:
Provide and perform operatory and chairside assistance for all procedures allowed by Minnesota Statute for Licensed Dental Assistants.
Demonstrate good customer service and communication skills to provide excellent patient care.
Demonstrate competency in electronic dental records and other computer systems.
Maintain dental department areas in compliance with dental department directives and protocols as well as clinic policies and procedures relative to infection control, exposure control, and safety issues.
Perform appointment scheduling, charting, and equipment maintenance.
Need to have:
Completion of an accredited program as a Dental Assistant.
Possession of a valid license or eligible for licensure as a Dental Assistant by the Minnesota Board of Dentistry; must pass the Dental Assistant exam within six months after employment.
Nice to have:
As a licensed dental assistant.
In a clinic environment with practices that ensure the safety of all patients including pediatric, teen, adult and geriatric patients.
Using Dentrix to enter and retrieve EDR patient data quickly and efficiently.
Working with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) security and privacy compliance.
Knowledge of age-related growth and development principles necessary to provide appropriate service.
Speak Spanish or Hmong fluently.
Lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
Prepare, clean, and proper handling of dental equipment and instruments.
Follow proper Infection Control and Health & Safety procedures.
Adhere to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Follow Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) security and privacy compliance.
Demonstrate respect and appreciation for the diversity of co-workers and clients regardless of race, age, gender, disability, values, lifestyle perspectives, or interests.
Effectively communicate with department staff, health care center staff, patients, interpreters, and the community while maintaining discretion and confidentiality.
Understand oral and written instructions.
Candidates with fluency in another language in addition to English, especially Hmong and Spanish, are encouraged to apply. Bilingual candidates who pass a language assessment may be eligible for up to $47.50 of additional pay per pay period.
About the department: NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center sets a standard of excellence in providing culturally responsive, integrated, holistic primary health and social services that strengthens our community and the lives of the people we serve. We are leaders and partners in a shared vision of a healthy, environmentally safe, and economically stable, self-reliant community.
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