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Technical Expert - Dental Assistant (Yuma, AZ) (On Call/Multiple Positions)

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Technical Expert - Dental Assistant (Yuma, AZ) (On Call/Multiple Positions)
Department Cochise County Office (1522)
Location County Extensions and Farms
Position Summary

The Dental Assistant will assist a dental hygienist in oral health screenings, oral health education and application of dental sealants. They will lift (50 lbs.), transport and set up portable dental equipment, maintain the clinical settings to meet OSHA standards, and maintain portable equipment. This position will help prepare supplies needed for the dental sealant program as well as assist the participating children to and from the classrooms. This position will also record oral health findings and prepare necessary forms to the parent, school and State with accuracy. There will be travel required throughout the Yuma County area.

This position is headquartered at: 2200 W 28th Street, Suite 102, Yuma AZ 85364. A valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation is required upon employment.

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Duties & Responsibilities
  • Assist with Oral Health screenings to children throughout Yuma County.
  • Assist with the application of fluoride varnish and dental sealants to children throughout Yuma County.
  • Educate children on healthy oral health habits for themselves and their family.
  • Maintain a safe and clean working environment.
  • Follow HIPAA, OSHA, and FERPA requirements.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications
  • A valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation is required upon employment.
  • Ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy.
  • Ability to lift and set up portable dental equipment (50 lbs).
Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

Not applicable for this position.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Applied Science Degree in Dental Assisting
  • Use of dental procedures-assist in application of fluoride varnish and dental sealants.
  • Knowledge or experience of health related field.
  • Use of Dental Technology, dental curing lights and safety lenses.
  • Use of dental software programs like Dentrix.
  • Knowledge of teaching principles, practices, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of community health, social agencies and children’s programs.
  • Ability to work effectively with children.
  • Ability to follow required technical materials.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish).
Full Time/Part Time On Call
Number of Hours Worked per Week Varies
Job Category Administrative and Professional
Benefits Eligible No
FLSA Non-Exempt
Posted Rate of Pay $15.00 Per Hour
Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S23943
Number of Vacancies Multiple
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Evelyn Whitmer
520-458-8278 ext 2178

Open Date 09/05/2017
Review Start Date 09/11/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant
Quick Link for Internal Postings
Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Will you possess a valid driver's license and have access to reliable transportation upon employment?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have an Applied Science Degree in Dental Assisting?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents