Job Title: RDA
Reports To: Program Manager
Effective Date: March 15th, 2017
Position Status: Part-Time (up to 24 hours/week)
Pay Range: DOE
Location: East Los Angeles, CA
Provide dental assistance services for Center for Oral Health's clinical programs. The RDA is the liaison between the dentist and the patient. He/she will maintain communication with the dentist, patient, and the front office staff to ensure that all patients receive a positive experience.
The RDA will work closely with the Program Manager and is responsible for assisting dentists on and as needed/assigned basis. This may include helping with clinical duties allowed by law in the provision of services in community- and school-based programs, Head Start, WIC and Regional Center locations.
He or she may provide assistance with content, products, coding and billing.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Program Implementation: Responsible for the successful implementation of COH programs. Ensure program goals are met. Ensures lessons learned are documented. Assist with data collection for billing, evaluation and reporting purposes. Work closely with the Program Manager and provides technical assistance with content, products, coding and billing. Work closely with Program Manager to assist in the coordination and management of data collection activities. Develop and maintain a system for ongoing data collection and monitoring. Assist the organization in developing relationships with external stakeholders. Inform program design and assist with needs assessment. Ensure that the program team and other external stakeholders receive information in a timely manner. May represent the organization in meetings.
Clinical: Provide dental assistance under the direction of the Program Manager and/or the Project Director and/or assigned responsible dentist. Complete referrals, data collections instruments and other records or paper works as shall be required from time to time by COH. Educate individuals in the nature of oral health related conditions and in the general promotion of oral health and prevention of dental disease. Responsible for personal as well as organizational full compliance with all applicable federal, state, local and center rules, regulations, protocols and procedures governing the practice of dental assistance relating to, but no limited to, work place safety, public health and confidentiality.
Other duties may be assigned. The duties listed here are typical examples of the work performed; not all duties assigned are included, nor is it expected that all similar positions will be assigned every duty.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Education & Training: Completion of accredited training program of rDental Assistants.
- Experience: A minimum of two (2) years of previous experience with similar community-based project is required, previous experience in working with billing software.
Other Skills & Qualifications
Bilingual skills in Spanish (English-Spanish) are strongly preferred Ability to write reports and business correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Basic computer skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Access) for email, data access, budgeting, reporting, and navigation of COH’s computer systems.
Certificates, Licenses and Registrations
Unrestricted license to practice as an RDA in the State of California.
Valid California Driver License and Automobile Liability Insurance.
Must complete and submit documentation of the DOJ Live Scan process (Department of Justice) to obtain clearance to work in the County of Los Angeles.
TB Screening: upon hire and periodically thereafter. TB clearance is a strict requirement for this position.
Must have reliable transportation and be available to travel to various locations where project is implemented. Travel may be required on a local level.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, use hands, and to talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stoop. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision due to see the intricacies of the dental equipment. Prolonged sitting or standing may be required. Those physical movements and the degree of mobility normally associated with the practice of primary care dentistry will be performed on a repetitive basis. The ability to distinguish letters and symbols, as well as the ability to utilize telephones, computer terminals, and copiers is required.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work under stressful conditions as well as irregular hours may be required. Exposure to communicable diseases, body fluids, toxic substances, medicinal preparations, radiation and other conditions common to a clinical environment may routinely be encountered.
To be considered for this position, applicants must attach a resume and cover letter.
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