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Position: Full-time Dental Assistant, bilingual preferred but not required

Reports to: Practice Manager

Location: Belton and Harrisonville, Missouri

Deadline: Until filled

Position Summary

Cass County Dental Clinic is looking for a full-time dental assistant to join our team! The right person will be compassionate, highly motivated and confident assisting on patients from birth through 20 years of age. A warm demeanor and ability to communicate with a diverse patient and team are a must! Must be hardworking, dependable, detail-oriented, and a team player.

  • > Dental Assistant job description

    Duties include but are not limited to:

    • Review medical history
    • Assess need for and acquire diagnostic digital x-rays (intraoral & panoramic)
    • Support the dentist's treatment recommendations, including explaining procedures, responding to parent questions, and obtaining consent
    • Provide chair-side assistance during dental procedures
    • Perform coronal polishing and apply fluoride varnish treatments
    • Type accurate and detailed clinical notes
    • Manage patient flow through excellent communication with teammates
    • Anticipate the needs of the dentist and dental hygienist
    • Maintain an adequate supply of dental materials and sundries while managing inventory, ordering, and supply budget
    • Ensure patient & employee safety through strict adherence to CDC and OSHA guidelines
    • Maintain patient confidentiality as required by HIPAA
    • Assures integration of patient education in all aspects of dental treatment

    Qualifications:

    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • Current CPR/BLS certification
    • Graduation from an accredited Dental Assisting program OR at least 1 year dental assisting experience

    Preferred, but not required:

    • Bilingual in English & Spanish
    • Certificate in Dental Assisting
    • Permit to assist with & monitor Nitrous Oxide Analgesia
    • Expanded Functions in Restorative
    • Experience working with EagleSoft or similar

    Hours are Monday and Wednesday 9 AM - 7 PM, Tuesday & Thursday 8 AM - 5 PM, and Fridays 8 AM - 2 PM. Time will be split between our Belton and Harrisonville clinics for a total of 40 hours per week.

    $14-17 per hour, based on experience and qualifications. Paid Time Off. We are in the process of implementing health insurance and retirement plans.

     


Position: Outreach Coordinator

Reports to: Director of Dental Programs

Location: Belton, Missouri

Hours: Part-time at 24 hours/week

Position Summary

The Outreach Coordinator represents Cass Community Health Foundation (CCHF) in the community and creates partnerships that assist the organization in achieving its mission to empower the community through improved health. S/he is responsible for managing the school-based dental screening program, acting as a liaison between CCHF's Cass County Dental Clinic (CCDC) and community groups/individuals, and coordinating community outreach and education. 
 
The Outreach Coordinator works in collaboration with the Director of Dental Programs and Practice Manager to identify potential partners, create relationships, and foster collaboration to expand oral health services and improve the oral health of underserved children and adolescents in Cass County and Grandview.

  • > Outreach Coordinator job description

    Duties and responsibilities:

    • Manages Cass Community Health Foundation’s school-based dental screening progran
      • Collaborates with the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services (DHSS) to coordinate and expand the Preventive Services Program (PSP) in all 10 school districts in Cass County and the Grandview School District
      • Maintains relationships with school nurses and health paras by effectively communicating procedures and timeline of dental screening events
      • Recruits and trains volunteer dentists, dental hygienists, and community members
      • Partners with local dental hygiene programs to provide community outreach experiences for dental hygiene students
      • Ensures compliance with HIPAA, OSHA, and CDC guidelines among volunteers and staff during outreach events
      • Evaluates program and implements appropriate changes, when needed
      • Regularly files required reports to DHSS
      • Provides data to Director of Dental Programs as required for internal and external reports
      • Updates website with upcoming volunteer opportunities and promotes via social media
      • Works with Patient Care Coordinator and school personnel to coordinate care at CCDC for eligible students
      • Operates program within project budget
    • Acts as liaison with community groups and individuals
      • Contacts and receives inquiries from outside agencies and explains procedure for obtaining dental services
      • Updates referral information with other agencies
      • Coordinates with community groups/social service organizations for referrals
      • Represents the Clinic in community groups and at community outreach events
    • Coordinates outreach and education throughout the community
    • Schedules presentations to civic clubs and school boards throughout Cass County and Grandview
    • Recruits and prepares members of the Board and Coalition to represent CCHF/CCDC at outreach events that occur outside of regular business hours
    • Serves on the annual “5K for Health” fundraising committee
    • Provides oral health presentations to students, care givers, and staff in schools and childcare facilities
    • Assesses the return on investment (ROI) of community outreach activities
    • Assists with the development and implementation of an annual marketing plan
    • Solicits donations from community organizations
    • Other project management as needed

     

    Qualifications:

    • Passionate individual who is committed to expanding access to care for the underserved
    • Innovative thinker with focus on Clinic’s vision & mission
    • Motivated self-starter
    • Able to work independently with little supervision but excels at collaboration
    • Strong network within the dental public health community and/or Cass County
    • Willingness to educate community organizations and individuals
    • Effective time management
    • Confident public speaker
    • Knowledgeable about dental disease and prevention strategies
    • Effective written and oral communication skills
    • Ability to relate well with community members/organizations
    • Social and cultural sensitivity appropriate to ethnically and economically diverse patient- and employee-base
    • Excellent organizational skills & attention to detail
    • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook
    • Must have a reliable vehicle and valid driver’s license
    • Able to lift 25 lbs
    • Able to walk up and down stairs, sometimes while carrying boxes of supplies

     

    Education and experience:

    • Preference will be given to a Missouri Registered Dental Hygienist
    • Associate or Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene, communications, or other related field
    • Experience working in the non-profit sector, in a public health setting, or in a private dental practice
    • Knowledge of dental procedures, the importance of oral health, and strategies to improve oral health and reduce risk of disease
    • Experience providing community presentations as a health educator, preferred but not required