Netcare Hospital Vacancies in Cape Town – Dental Assistant

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Job Description:

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.

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Job Responsibilities:

  • 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
  • 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
  • Assist the Dentist with passing correct instruments and materials/consumables used on patients on request timeously and accurately
  • Develop X-rays, if not using digital X-rays and load X-ray Digital Imaging plates for scanning where applicable
  • Mix materials with spatula as required
  • Conduct suctioning as required
  • Ensure materials and supplies are packed and accessible
  • Ensure and plan enough stock on hand in terms of materials/consumables to prevent shortages
  • Mix amalgam and/or mixable composites/cement etc. and place in the transfer tool/s to be handed to dentist
  • Prepare sterile trays; ensuring instruments have undergone sterilisation
  • Prepare non sterile trays

Job Requirements:

  • Grade 12 or equivalent NQF 4 certificate
  • Registered with HPCSA
  • Higher Certificate in Dental Assisting essential
  • 2 years’ experience in frontline reception in a clinic/hospital environment
  • SAP experience
  • ME + experience
  • Computer Literate
  • Knowledge of medical aids

Job Details:

Company: Netcare

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Cape Town

Application Deadline: N/A

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