Over 46 million Americans lack access to primary health care. To ensure that the underserved get the health care they need, planning for Greater Elgin Family Care Center (GEFCC) began as a community-based grass-roots concern in 1996.The primary purpose of GEFCC is to provide comprehensive medical care to individuals in the greater Elgin community, especially those who:+ Have No Source of Medical Insurance+ Are Medicaid or Medicare Recipients+ Are AllKids and FamilyCare RecipientsOpened in the summer of 2001, Greater Elgin Family Care Center is able to serve any individual or family needing health care and a medical home. Currently providing care at 26 different locations including schools, churches, and Elgin Community College.
The primary purpose of this position is to provide assistance to Dentists and Hygienists in procedures routinely completed in a general dental practice including chairside assisting, inventory and assistance to Dentists and Hygienists. This assistance also includes charting for the Dentist/Hygienist per the dictation of what to chart, taking of bite-wing, full-mouth and panorex x-rays, translation, oral hygiene instruction, sealant placement, coronal polish and fluoride treatment.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsible for preparation and set up of instruments, rooms, materials and equipment necessary for each procedure.
Responsible for the sterilization of instruments and the cleaning and routine maintenance of equipment and work areas.
Accurately records information and charting on patient records as dictated by Dentist/Hygienist.
Effectively and efficiently takes x-rays as ordered by Dentist.
Properly and effectively places sealants, provides oral hygiene instruction and engages in fluoride treatments under Dentist/Hygienist diagnosis.
Helps to identify related medical/dental and/or social problems.
Maintain inventory of supplies and materials as well as thorough and accurate documentation of inventory.
Provides care in age appropriate fashion.
Report to all scheduled work sites and shifts on time and fully prepared to engage in all job responsibilities; location of work sites and shifts will change at the discretion of the supervisor.
Engage in all offered training, consultations and supervisions made available. Follow and fully implement Corporate Compliance Program. Fully and professionally respond to and implement directives and advice offered by all supervisory and training personnel, as well as professionally offered feedback from coworkers.
Perform other duties as assigned
High School Diploma or GED Certificate is required.
Completion of a dental assisting program, perferred
Minimum of six months related experience and/or training preferred with diploma
3 year of experience without diploma.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Current BLS/CPR Certification
Knowledge of dental terminology; basic clinical and laboratory skills is essential.
Ability to work late evening hours.
Ability to work some weekend hours.
Pleasant disposition and ability to communicate effectively with patient and co-workers.
Bilingual in Spanish preferred
About Greater Elgin Family Care Center
Greater Elgin Family Care Center (GEFCC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization serving the medically uninsured, underinsured and publicly insured residents of Elgin, Streamwood, Sycamore and McHenry, Illinois, and surrounding communities. GEFCC is currently accredited through the Joint Commission and provides comprehensive medical, dental, and behavioral healthcare.Currently, GEFCC offers:- Well Child Care- Physicals and Immunizations- Sick Care- Child, Adolescent & Adult Psychiatry/Behavioral Health- Chronic Disease Management- Women's Health Care, Including OB- Preventive Care Services- Specialty Clinics- Specialty Education- Laboratory Testing- Diagnostic Testing- WIC Services- Medical Case Management- Family Case Management- Preventive and Restorative Oral Health Care.