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Dental Assistant II (Per Diem)

Job ID: 4971
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Facility/Division: UNC Medical Center
Status: Per Diem
Shift: Variable

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Job Description


Seeking an experienced Dental Assistant II to join the outpatient float pool, as a per diem. Per Diem coverage needs primarily include on-call shifts for week nights (5pm-8am), weekends (24 hours), and holidays. Applicants should be prepared to identify which hours they would be prepared to work and cover if they are selected. Applicant must be experienced and have demonstrated ability to prepare operatory and instruments for routine dental procedures, including exam, surgery, restorative and trauma (splinting). 

Applicant must be able to strictly maintain sterilization and infection prevention processes using standards recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Applicant must be able to perform correct procedures for cleaning and sterilizing dental instruments (cleaning, preparation, and use of autoclave and dry heat). Applicant must be able to expose radiographs of good diagnostic quality at least 90 percent of the time.

A successful candidate must be a strong team player with the ability to multitask. Excellent customer service is a must. At least two (2) years of experience as a dental assistant working with special needs patients is preferred.

Other Information

Other information:
Education Requirements:
● Successful completion of a CODA-accredited dental assisting program
● OR meet the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners requirements for a Dental Assistant II (
● OR Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) certification
Licensure/Certification Requirements:
● North Carolina Dental Assistance X-Ray certification
● Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Provider certification
● Meet the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners requirements for a Dental Assistant II (
Professional Experience Requirements:
● Three (3) years of clinical experience as a dental assistant.
Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:

Job Details

Legal Employer: STATE

Entity: UNC Medical Center

Organization Unit: UNCH-Oral Medicine 

Work Type: Per Diem

Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00

Work Schedule: Day Job

Location of Job: US:NC:Chapel Hill

Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: No

This is a State position employed by UNC Health Care System.
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