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This position is in the Operative Care Division, Dental Service of the VA Portland Health Care System located in Portland, Oregon. The supervisory dental assistant is responsible for the supervision, administrative management, and direction of dental assistants. The incumbent may be delegated full administrative and professional responsibility for planning and directing the dental assisting activities for the service or equivalent unit at an independent outpatient clinic. They have full supervisory responsibility over a section or equivalent work unit which would require three or more dental assistants.

The supervisory dental assistant assists the dental service in clinic operations related to policy and performance standards development, equipment requests and workload analysis. The incumbent will analyze clinically appropriate data to effectively optimize quality, performance, and productivity within the section.

Coordinates clinical workflow and makes work assignments, hears and resolves employee complaints and workplace issues, and maintain efficient flow of patient care, develops and provides training to staff dental assistants, students and/or trainees.

Performs supervisory functions such as assessing competency, providing performance appraisals and managing training. The incumbent approves periods of leave; recommend special advancements and promotions, disciplinary actions, etc. Individuals may perform ancillary assignments, including program management duties on an occasional basis.

The supervisory dental assistant establishes and maintains effective and cooperative work relationships within the dental service and the facility. Tasks are completed and good working relationships among team members and with management are maintained, and that team priorities and goals, needs, and achievements are coordinated with management.

Dental Assistants at this level serve in staff dental assistant positions independently performing more complex work in assigned specialties of dentistry. Dental Assistants assist the dentist in many aspects of direct patient care and performs other clinical, clerical and administrative functions independent of direct supervision. The dental assistant receives and prepares patients for dental treatment and assists the dentist at chairside, bedside or in the operating room.

Incumbents must maintain current Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) certification.
Dental Assistants assist the dentist in many aspects of direct patient care and performs other clinical and clerical functions independent of direct supervision. The dental assistant receives and prepares patients for dental treatment and assists the dentist at chairside, bedside or in the operating room.

Work Schedule: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Functional Statement Title/#: Supervisory, Dental Assistant


Maria D. Gallegos
Phone: (503)220-8262x38402
Email: MARIA.GALLEGOS@VA.GOV

• Location: Oregon, Portland

• Post ID: 22260898 portland
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