Dental Assistant, American Hospital Dubai UAE

American Hospital Dubai

American Hospital Dubai is actively recruiting suitably qualified candidate for the job position of a Dental Assistant at Nad Al Sheba, Dubai UAE. The successful candidate will serves as dentist’s chair side assistant during dental procedures, prepares and maintains dental instruments, treatment, supplies and equipment. This job was posted by the hospital’s career page on 6 November 2023 & is welcoming applications from all eligible aspirants.

Job Purpose of A Dental Assistant

Assists the dentist in the clinic in sterilization, preparation and inventory control of dental instruments and supplies.

Job Duties of A Dental Assistant

  • Exposes and develops dental radiographs and performs independent procedures as delegated and directed by the dentist in accordance with the hospital policies and procedures.
  • Maintains dental department equipment and work areas in compliance with hospital policies and procedures relative to infection control and safety issues.
  • Maintains adequate operatory supplies and compiles a list for inventory control and ordering purposes.
  • Keeps accurate records of patient current medical history and dental charting.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of dental assisting techniques and procedures for all phases of general dentistry.
  • Monitors patients during Nitrous Oxide sedation in accordance with hospital policies and procedures.
  • Performs oral hygiene instructions.
  • Attends staff meeting and contribute to planning and problem-solving in the clinic.
  • Adheres to patient confidentiality.
  • Demonstrates ability to prioritize tasks ensuring effective functioning of the area.
  • Follows the chain of command in reporting incidents or concerns.

Your Accountabilities

  • Prioritizes workload and completes correspondence in a timely manner.
  • Ensures a safe working environment through strict compliance with Hospital Policy and Procedures regarding safety, infection and security.
  • Demonstrates skills in assessment of patient and family’s physical and psychological needs.
  • Demonstrates skill in coordination and planning of care and prioritizes care based on individual needs.
  • Books patient for appointment, procedure, or treatment according to treatment plan.
  • Follows up on patients’ diagnostic tests and coordinates with the dentist to inform patients about their results, and treatment, or if a follow-up is needed with the dentist.
  • Maintains accurate and thorough documentation as per hospital policies and procedures.
  • Maintains competency in the use of department-specific equipment necessary for the clinic department.
  • Maintains awareness regarding department/service-specific policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Demonstrates delivery of safe and appropriate dental care according to standards of care.
  • Maintains a safe environment for patients, co-workers, visitors and others by following hospital policy in reporting equipment failures, and safety and security issues.
  • Demonstrates effective communication and good customer service skills when interacting with the interdisciplinary team, patients, families and others.
  • Supports the effective functioning of unit routine, i.e., preparation of charts (screening); use of electronic record system, update of patient records and preparation in view of day schedule.
  • Adheres to internal memos and communication towards changes in the clinic.
  • Keeps consultation rooms stocked and clean prior to and after the patient has been seen.
  • Admits and discharges patients according to established standards.

Eligibility Criteria

Qualification

  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing (minimum of three (3) years full-time course duration).

Or

  • Degree in Nursing (minimum two (2) years course duration) and Registration as a Registered Nurse from Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, South Africa, New Zealand, and Australia.

Clinical Training

  • For UAE nationals graduates of UAE or non-UAE universities are exempted from the experience and clinical training requirements for the applied title. (UAE National must submit a copy of their birth certificate and the mother’s family book)
  • Non-UAE national graduates from UAE universities are required to successfully complete six (6) months of clinical training post-graduation in an APS health facility (except for Registered and assistant Nurse titles).

Experience

  • Minimum of four (4) years of experience.
  • Previous experience in a Private Healthcare institute is an asset.

Certification And Licensing

  • Must hold a valid License/Registration to practice in their home country and/or country of last employment (where applicable).
  • Must hold a minimum of a valid Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification or others according to the scope of practice.

Assistant American Hospital Dubai UAE

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