Dental Assistant Registered Nurse – High Care X3

Eastern Cape, Full Time

Role summary

The Dental Assistant is responsible to assist the Dentists in various capacities ranging from clinical assistance, dental-related administration as well as patient interaction across a wide spectrum.

Key work output and accountabilities

Appointment scheduling
Schedule appointments with Specialists and/or Theatre.
Confirm appointments with the Dentist.
Keep record of confirmation/cancellations.
Liaise with medical schemes and patients regarding available limits and patient liable amounts pertaining to treatment.
Equipment maintenance
Sterilise all instruments, according to protocol, ensuring infection control standards are maintained.
Oil and clean handpieces 3x daily, according to protocol.
Oil and clean electric handpieces after each patient.
Fill, empty and clean developer and mixer bottles.
Ensure chemistry is discarded as per Medical Waste Protocol.
Clean and autoclave instruments.
Ensure daily cleaning of the autoclave.
Load and unload autoclave.
Clean and reprocess equipment or instrumentation.
Identify problems with equipment/instruments and advise applicable person to arrange for timeous repairs/acquisition thereof.

Skills profile

Grade 12 or equivalent NQF 4 certificate.
Registered with HPCSA.
Higher Certificate in Dental Assisting essential.

Work experience

2 years’ experience as a Dental Assistant in a clinic / hospital environment.
SAP experience.
ME + experience.
Knowledge of medical aids.
Computer literacy.

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