The Supervisory Dental Assistant is responsible for the supervision, administrative management and direction of all lead and staff dental assistants at the Central Indiana Health Care System. They are delegated full administrative and professional responsibility for planning and directing the dental assistant activities for the service at the direction of the Service Chief. Supervises a team of employees performing at the GS-7 level or below. Provides guidance and technical direction necessary for accomplishing the work of the team, assuring compliance with VA policies. Creates daily work assignments to distribute and balance the workload among dental assistants in accordance with established workflow and job specialization. Coordinates and integrates the work activities and resources of dental assistants from (2) Dental Service clinics (R. L. Roudebush VAMC and Martinsville CBOC). Develops, trains and leads dental assistants with the objective to allow each dental assistant to have a fair opportunity for professional advancement. Assesses dental assistant competencies and ensure progress toward competencies via feedback, training and ongoing monitoring. Makes recommendations to Chief as requested concerning promotions, reassignments, recognitions of performance and personnel needs. Analyzes organizational and operational problems and develop timely and economical solutions. Maintains open door policy and counsels' assistants in improving clinic moral. Serves as service time approver. Serves as service Automated Data Processing Application Coordinator (ADPAC). Meets the needs of Veterans while supporting VA and VAMC mission Handles conflict and problems in dealing with the Veteran constructively and appropriately. Aids customers with questions or concerns. Assists dentist at chairside as anticipated or required in all phases of restorative, prosthodontic, endodontic, periodontics and oral surgery treatment of medically compromised patients with comprehensive dentistry. Operates dental digital x-rays equipment to take intraoral and panoramic radiographs following all established radiation safety protection measures. Demonstrates proper infection control procedures in setting up and cleaning up operatories. Follows clinic SOP for cleaning and disinfecting identified reusable medical equipment. Assists the clinic in scheduling appointments. Answers any questions patients may have about post operative treatments or any dental treatment. Maintains patient confidentiality per HIPAA with written and verbal information. Completes mandatory annual safety training sessions per medical center policy. Performs other dental laboratory functions as time and skill levels allow. Provides post-operative instructions and other appropriate patient education. Other duties as assigned by Service Chief. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 4:00pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 600262700
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.
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