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Dental Assistant Job in SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Dental Assistant Job in SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Vacancy No. CASC-10136188-18-ACS Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $37,223.00 to $48,385.00 Grade 6 to 6
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 2/8/2018 Close Date 2/20/2018
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Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)


  • Open & closing dates

    02/08/2018 to 02/20/2018

  • Salary

    $37,223 to $48,385 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 6

  • Work schedule


  • Appointment type



2 vacancies in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


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  • Duties



    OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

    The VA Salt Lake City Health Care System (VASLCHCS) is made up of compassionate employees committed to caring for Veterans whose sacrifices know no limit. We are part of the Rocky Mountain Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN 19). Our health care system consists of the George E. Wahlen Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, and nine community clinics across Utah, Idaho, and Nevada. We provide health care to over 50,000 eligible Veterans across one of the largest geographical areas in VA. We are a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, holistic medicine as well as education and research in partnership with the University of Utah and other institutions of higher education. Comprehensive health care is provided through our primary care providers and tertiary care is offered in areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, and geriatrics. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/

    Current VA and/or Federal employees should apply under CASC-10135991-18-ACS

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    The Dental Assistant sets up operatory and/or surgery suite for planned dental procedure and cleans dental unit for timely turnover; Passes instruments safely, accurately, and efficiently; Keeps operative field clear of debris and retracts oral tissues effectively and comfortably; Prepares dental medicaments and impression materials per manufacturer's instructions; Accomplishes all intra-operative procedures within standard infection control protocols; Assists in specialized dental procedures, such as oral maxillofacial surgery, endodontics, and surgical periodontics; Dental imaging; Demonstrates proper infection control procedures in setting up and cleaning up operatories; Properly prepares instruments for sterilization by SPD standards; Prepares instruments in a manner that does not delay clinical care; Demonstrates proper infection control procedures in exposing images; Assists patients in scheduling appointments; Assists in filling gaps in the doctor's schedule due to late cancelations and failed appointments; Assists dentist in charting findings and treatment plans in patient records; and Maintains patient confidentiality per HIPAA with written and verbal information.

    Work Schedule: Monday - Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Functional Statement Title/#: Dental Assistant/#50268A
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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