The Lead Dental Assistant works with the Dental Assistant Supervisor and/or Chief Dental Service Chief to monitor and make work assignments, provide input on performance, resolve daily workplace issues, and maintain efficient flow of patient care. This position is located at the NF/SG VA Healthcare System. The Lead Dental Assistant will be proficient and Demonstrate Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities in the following areas: a. Advanced knowledge of dental assisting across multiple areas of practice, and demonstrated ability to provide guidance to staff dental assistants. b. skill in coordinating clinical work flow and assignments. c. Ability to assist in dental program development, outcome management, and strategic planning. d. Skill in acting as liaison between staff dental assistants and the supervisor. e. Ability to provide professional oversight and consultation for staff dental assistants. He/she may verbally approve brief periods of leave, provide training to staff dental assistants, students and/or trainees; may recommend special advancements and promotions, disciplinary actions, etc. Assignments at this level include but are not limited to: providing instruction to other assistants in achieving diagnostic quality radiographs, providing instruction in maintenance of all dental service equipment, providing primary support to the chief for the daily delivery of department programs, reporting, staffing and scheduling; coordinating the patients' care plans to reduce redundancies and delay in patient treatment. This individual may perform ancillary assignments, including program management duties. Work Schedule: 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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