Oral Surgical Assistant
The surgical assistant receiving patients, views charts and begins patient preparation. Often the assistant will make notes about performed procedures, progress, recommendations and other subjects in the patient's charts. Surgical assistants must ensure that surgical tools are properly cleaned and sterilized before procedures begin. Working with x-rays is common, as is processing items such as removable dental appliances and casts or impressions.
Surgical assistants do not perform any actual surgery upon patients, but will be responsible for tasks such as checking vital signs or maintaining IV fluid flows during procedures.
??? Setting up and preparing the surgery before the start of each session
??? Clean and disinfect all equipment and working surfaces to the required standards at the end of each session
??? Keep the clinical areas and all equipment and instruments clean, tidy and sterile as appropriate according to the practice's health and safety and infection control procedures and manufacturers' instructions
??? Use all equipment and machinery in accordance with manufacturers' recommendations and ensure that they are maintained regularly and in good working order
??? Provide chairside assistance, ensuring that the correct equipment is available
??? Needs to anticipate the Doctor in being one step ahead of him/her knowing what he/she will need so the surgery runs smoothly
??? In an emergency situation react quickly to change/assemble equipment such as full face mask, laryngoscope, endotracheal tubes, etc.
??? Knowledge of all emergency algorithms, medications and equipment
??? Able to take x-rays: panorex and periapicals
Working hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- 3-5 years of Oral Surgical Assistant experience required
- Experience assisting endodontist
- Experience assisting orthodontist
???Schedule will be Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 8am-5pm
??? This is a permanent position working 30-hours/week
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