Dental Assistant Trainee
Dental Assistant Trainee Step 8 ($33,895) – Step 27 ($59,435) Full Benefits Regular - Full-Time Position located in Chiloquin. The Dental Assistant Trainee assists the Dentist(s) on all routine and chair-side duties for dental procedures. The Dental Assistant Trainee will work as part of a dental team servicing the Klamath Tribes and other eligible Native Americans. Training may be provided as needed. Routine duties shall include providing health care related services to individuals eligible for services provided by Klamath Tribal Health & Family Services in homes, schools, clinics, alternate job sites and other community locations within the Klamath Tribes’ Service Unit. After successful completion and a full 12 months of employment within the position, the Dental Assistant Trainee will have received Oregon certification of Radiological Proficiency, and will be eligible for reclassification as a Dental Assistant.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Dental Assistant Trainee will be trained, gain experience and perform the following duties: 1. Assist Dentist/Hygienist in seating and preparing patients for treatment. 2. Prepare dental trays according to Dentist’s instructions. 3. Correctly expose, develop, and mount radiographs.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Ability to learn the use of dental instruments, operatories, and equipment. Ability to learn dental terminology used for procedures, equipment, and preparation for treatment. Skill and dexterity in performing all intra-oral and extra-oral techniques.
QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION: Required to possess a High School Diploma or Equivalent. (Must submit copy of diploma or transcripts with application.) Required to pass an Oregon certification of Radiological Proficiency and/or the Federal Indian Health Services online courses within one year of hire: o KTHFS will pay for course and testing fees with a one year term of commitment from the trainee. o Voluntary resignation prior to the one year period will require repayment to KTHFS of associated costs with obtaining the radiology license. Required to acquire and maintain BLS certification within 180 days of hire; strongly recommend certification within 90 days of hire, probationary period will be extended for a maximum of 180 days pending certification.