Dental Assistant

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Unit Description

Care Site Description

St. Mary's Medical Center in Grand Junction, Colorado is part of SCL Health System, a faith-based, nonprofit health care organization.

Interested in making a difference? Then check us out. Our rich heritage and mission, and our focus on health care delivery that values person-centered care, excellence and accountability are a winning combination as we bring health — and hope — to our patients.

Fast Facts about St. Mary's and Grand Junction

  • Grand Junction , Colo. (estab. 1896) Population: 146,000
  • Awe-inspring natural beauty and the dramatic red rock landscape of the Colorado National Monument
  • 300+ days of sunshine
  • Exhilarating outdoor adventures including hiking, camping, biking or skiing on the Grand Mesa
  • Incredible whitewater rafting on the Colorado River
  • Hundreds of miles of world-class mountain biking trails
  • A charming downtown full of great shops, restaurants, art galleries, and more
  • The heart of Colorado's wine country
  • Close to world-famous destinations such as Moab, Utah, Telluride, Aspen, and Glenwood Springs
  • Regional Medical Center serving western Colo. & eastern Utah
  • 2,020 associates, 434 physicians
  • 346 beds (310 are staffed)

Services & Expertise

  • Cardiac & Vascular Services
  • CareFlight
  • Center for Brain & Spine Surgery
  • Emergency Services
  • Family Medicine Residency
  • Level II Trauma Center with Pediatric Commitment
  • Neonatal Intensive Care
  • Orthopedics & Spine Center
  • Primary Stroke Center
  • Regional Blood Center
  • Regional Cancer Center
  • Surgical Specialties incl. minimally invasive & robotics
  • Women's Health & Childbirth Services

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JDR 1.

Meets the job specific competencies for Position Code:



JDR 2.

Assists Dentist with basic dental procedures, including, but not limited to the preparation of dental examination room and equipment, patient preparation, radiographic set-up and development, and chair side procedural assistance.

JDR 3.

Performs limited hygiene services of child prophys.

JDR 4.

Clean, disinfect, sterilize and generally organize dental operatory and laboratory areas.

Properly bag and dispose of contaminated wastes and supplies.

JDR 5.

Ensure appropriate documentation and maintenance of dental records.

JDR 6.

Oversight of general care and maintenance of dental equipment and supplies.

JDR 7.

Perform analysis of clinical operations with the Dental Director to continually update process flows to ensure effective and efficient delivery of care.

JDR 8.

Responsible for charting requirements; x-ray, crown & bridge, root canal and denture procedures.

JDR 9.

Perform coronal polish for both adults and children.

JDR 10.

Ensure appropriate documentation and maintenance of dental records in paper or electronic form.

JDR 11.

Responsible for accurate completion of X-ray process.

JDR 12.

Assist Dentist(s) chair side.

JDR 13.

Assist with inventory control measures and process.

JDR 14.

Performs other related job duties as assigned by the supervisor.



The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Title(s) of position(s) directly Supervised:


Number of individuals directly supervised:


Indirectly supervised:


Education :

High School Diploma

Experience :

One year preferred. The Dental clinic is willing to train a suitable candidate if the individual has no experience.

License / Certification / Registration

Certification from an accredited college/program preferred

Working Environment :

Works in a well lit, heated and ventilated area. Position requires considerable mobility throughout the facilities. Potential exposure to routine, communicable diseases through regular contact with associates and the public at large.

Organization: St. Mary's Medical Center, Grand Junction, CO
Primary Location: CO-Grand Junction
Department: SMG-Mrlc Clr-Dental
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Shift
Job Posting: 6/15/2017 10:59:38 PM
FTE: 0.9
Job Number: 17003936
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