Dental Assistant/Otolaryngology (days full time) Detroit Campus

Clinical/Allied Health
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Under direct supervision of the provider and nursing leadership, performs a variety of administrative and clinical tasks to assist in the quality and compassionate care provided to patients. These duties include the greeting and escorting of patients to the exam room; taking medical histories, the measurement and recording of vital signs; preparing patients for the examination/procedure; and assisting the physician during the examination/procedure. Demonstrates clinical competence as a Dental Assistant. 

Major duties include, but are not limited to: 
  • Showing courtesy, respect, and positive attitude for patients, co-workers and the public. 
  • Working well in a team environment by cooperating with and helping co-workers. 
  • Providing assistance to customers with questions or concerns and providing service as necessary. 
  • Setting up surgery suite for planned procedures and cleans dental unit for timely turnover. 
  • Preparing medications and impression materials per manufacturer instructions. 
  • Assisting in both routine and specialized dental procedures. 
  • Maintaining specialty dental equipment per manufacturer instructions and dental service standards. 
  • Exposing both standard and specialty dental imaging safely and within desired time frames. 
  • Demonstrating proper infection control procedures. 
  • Following all Standard Operating Procedures for Reusable Medical Equipment and preparing instruments for transfer to SPS for sterilization. 
  • Assisting in filling gaps in the doctor's schedule due to late cancelations and failed appointments. 
  • Assisting patients in scheduling appointments. 
  • Following computer security regulations. 
  • Monitoring patient vital signs and condition during invasive treatment and during recovery period. 
  • Removing plaque and soft debris from removable prostheses. 
  • Sterilization of instruments. 
  • Performing other duties, as assigned.
This position will be based at Detroit Campus and will travel to a secondary location in the Metro area. Hours: 8am-5pm Monday-Friday

This rate is the minimum pay for the position.  Actual compensation will be based on education, years of experience, and other factors at the time of offer.
  • High School Diploma or G.E.D. equivalent. 
  • One (1) year of Dental experience. 
  • Surgical Dental Assistant One (1) year of experience.
  • A certificate of completion from an accredited dental assisting program. 
  • BLS 


       Henry Ford Health System, one of the largest and most comprehensive integrated U.S. health

       care systems, is a national leader in clinical care, research and education.  The system includes

       the 1,200-member Henry Ford Medical Group, five hospitals, Health Alliance Plan (a health

       insurance and wellness company), Henry Ford Physician Network, a 150-site ambulatory

       network and many other health-related entities throughout southeast Michigan, providing a

       full continuum of care.  In 2015, Henry Ford provided $299 million in uncompensated care.

       The health system also is a major economic driver in Michigan and employs more than 24,600

       employees.  Henry Ford is a 2011Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient.  The

       health system is led by President and CEO Wright Lassiter III.  To learn more, visit


       Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or

       making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice.  Henry

       Ford Health System has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice

       Rewards.  My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves.  There are

       dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance

       and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life.  As an

       employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program

       (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness

       and access to day care services at Bright Horizons Midtown Detroit, and a whole host of other

       benefits and services.  Employee's classified as contingent status are not eligible for benefits.    

      Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

        Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Henry Ford Health System is

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        race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height,

        weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information,

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