Dental Assistant

Full-time, Permanent Position, Available on: 2023-11-01

For Water Street Mission to fulfill its mission and purpose, it is critical for all staff to participate in the development and maintenance of a healthy Christian Community. By living out our faith with one another and creating a space where our guests are invited to experience that community with us, we participate in lives being restored. Even as some positions have minimal direct contact with guests, each staff member has an essential role in forming and maintaining Christian community. The love of Christ, evidenced in our Water Street community, is the real impetus for change with our guests.
Job Summary: To assist the dentist and dental team in providing services to patients of the WSHS dental clinic.

FLSA: Full-Time: (32 hours), Non-Exempt
All Water Street Mission staff must be:
• Willing to sign the Water Street Ministries’ Statement of Faith
• A current and active member and/or regular attendee of a local church.
• Able to fully support the Water Street Mission’s core values and ministry philosophy.
Essential Functions:
Culture and Values
• Share the Good News of Jesus Christ in words and actions with people we serve, communicating hope and dignity.
• Walk alongside fellow WSM staff in Christian community as we journey toward maturity.
• Encourage restoration in the lives of coworkers and guests, recognizing we are each restored by God to become restorers.
• Work in full coordination with other WSM staff at all times to identify, report and respond appropriately to any potential threats to the safety and wellbeing of guests.
Role Specific Responsibilities
• Assist the dentists in providing treatment/services to the patients within the scope of the guidelines set by the clinic, the dentist and your ability, knowledge and experience; including but not limited to chair-side assisting, taking and processing radiographs, patient education and documentation (EHR) as needed.
• Assist the dental team with the day-to-day operations of the clinic; including but not limited to: infection control procedures, sterilization of instruments, confirmation of patient education, and documentation in the EHR as needed.
• Provide routine maintenance of dental equipment, STATIM, autoclave, traps, cleaning of Ops, clinic, and laundry.
• Provide spiritual care to patients.
• Responsible for inventory and ordering of dental equipment and supplies in coordination with the dentist and Dental Office Coordinator.
• Training of the sterilization technician or dental hygienist in the use, maintenance, and care of the sterilizing machines and the clinic equipment.
• Organizing and overseeing laboratory patient cases.
• Assisting in filling out Gift in Kind forms for donations.
• Participate with the team in the active recruitment and on-going engagement of volunteer service providers, including scheduling, recruitment strategy development/implementation, communication, office visits, and speaking at public events.
• Perform other tasks as may be assigned by the dentist or required to assure the smooth functioning of the dental clinic.

Company: Water Street Health Services

Water Street Health Services
210 S Prince St, Lancaster, PA 17603

Contact: Water Street Health Services
rnorian@wsm.org
(717) 371-7370