Registered Dental Assistant

  • Compensation: $20 - $28/hr
  • Required Qualifications:
  • City/State: Shoreline, WA

Suppose you are a Dental Assistant (DA/RDA) looking for a new role near the Shoreline, Washington, area with at least 6 months of recent experience working in a busy dentist's office or dental clinic that loves to provide excellent care and customer service to your patients while working with a fantastic team. In that case, you must read and apply for this NEWLY created contract to hire/direct hire opportunity with a TOP Dental Clinic that loves to promote from within, be a part of the community they serve, pay your total monthly premium for Medical /Dental /Vision, offer up to 200 hours of PTO11 Holidays a year, and keep you smiling every day.

This is an excellent foot in the door through AMI Healthcare Staffing, part of AMI Network.

Job Description:

  • Prepares and sets up the exam room for patients following procedures and protocols.
  • Reviews the schedule and communicates any changes or necessary information with the team, including providers and front office staff.
  • Greets and escorts patients to and from their appointment by being courteous and professional.
  • Prepares patients for exams by taking vital signs and x-rays, recording the patient’s chief complaints and medical history, and completing Meaningful Use requirements.
  • Helps patients feel calm and comfortable before, during, and after dental treatment.
  • Prepares for and assists providers with most types of procedures/x-rays that are performed in the clinic as outlined in the Dental Assistant Checklist.
  • Delivers and positions instruments for provider access and assists with suctioning.
  • Provides materials by selecting and mixing materials, pouring, trimming, and polishing study casts.
  • Assists with fabricating temporary restorations and cleaning and polishing removable appliances.
  • Documents dental care services by charting in the patient’s electronic record (EDR).
  • Monitors clinic flow, communicates any delays and/or changes, and appropriately answers patients’ questions and requests.
  • Facilitates communication between the front office and providers to ensure timely and orderly patient flow.
  • Prepares, sterilizes, and cleans laboratory and healthcare equipment and instruments in accordance with ICHS, OSHA, and WISHA requirements.
  • Reports defective equipment and/or devices to the supervisor or appropriate personnel.
  • Checks sterile supplies to ensure that they are not outdated.
  • Operates and maintains autoclaves, keeping records of maintenance procedures performed.
  • Protect patients and employees by adhering to the organization’s infection prevention and control policies and procedures.
  • Ensures proper operation of laboratory and healthcare equipment and instruments by completing preventive maintenance requirements, following manufacturer’s instructions, troubleshooting malfunctions, maintaining necessary records, and informing supervisor or authorized personnel of any need for repair.
  • Provides instructions on oral hygiene and preventive care to patients following dental treatment procedures when indicated by the dentist.
  • Assists with the referral process as needed.
  • Stocks exam rooms throughout the day and assists leads and supervisors in maintaining dental supplies in inventory.
  • Anticipates needed supplies and assists with tracking expired medication and supplies.

Position Requirements:

Education – High school graduate or equivalent. Completion of a Dental Assistant program is preferred.

Experience – 6 months of Dental Assistant experience is preferred. Dental Assistant experience with patients with special health care needs is preferred.

Software-Epic and MiPAC-preferred but not required

Hours: Ability to work various shifts between the hours of 7:45 am and 6:15 pm Monday to Friday, with one Saturday per month.

Other Requirements – Dental Assistant Registration from the Washington State Department of Health is required.

What the company offers once you are hired permanently:

  • Competitive salary $$$
  • Potential bonuses $$$
  • Insurance premiums are 100% paid by the company for the employee
  • Paid time off accrual up to (PTO) 200 hours annually, depending on tenure
  • Automatic retirement contribution-set % amount
  • 11 TOTAL Holidays per year
  • Reimbursement for professional licensure

If this role sounds like a dream job opportunity and you feel it’s a perfect match on both sides, please click to apply.

Thank you so much for your interest in working with the AMI Healthcare Staffing team. We are very excited to connect with you in the next 24-48 hours after you apply (i.e., Monday to Friday).

P.S. We are constantly looking for top healthcare talent across the country, so don't hesitate to contact us directly for additional information and questions.