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Dental Assistant Supervisor

Company: University of Minnesota
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

Apply for JobJob ID353306
LocationTwin Cities
Job FamilyHealth Care
Full/Part TimeFull-Time
Job Code7302HA
Employee ClassCivil Service
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Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide leadership and effective administration of daily clinic staffing. Under the direction of and partnership with the Clinic Manager:
    • Develop and maintain systems to achieve optimum utilization of clinic space and staff
    • Create staffing schedules to support patient care needs as well as student and staff needs
    • Develop/implement staff organizational strategies and metrics
    • Hire, train, assign work, evaluate, reward, transfer, suspend, promote, discharge and handle disciplinary processes/grievances as necessary
    • Conduct performance reviews, make recommendations.
    • Approve/deny time and absence requests as appropriate
    • Enforce HIPAA compliance, University of Minnesota policies and procedures
    • Facilitate and support staff participation in professional development, educational opportunities, workshops and/or seminars as appropriate
    • Hold regular staff meetings; promote a culture of positivity, teamwork and inclusivity
    • Problem-solve clinic and staff issues
    • Provide support/coverage:
      • Provide chair-side assistance to undergraduate students, residents, and faculty providing clinical services to patients in an educational setting
      • Assist with instruction to dental assistant externs
      • Order and stock supplies
      • Other duties as assigned
        • Provide support to the Clinic Dean in carrying out the mission of the School
        • Serve on School of Dentistry Committees and represent Department, School and University-wide committees, as appropriate
        • Maintenance, preparation, and following of clinic protocols
        • Provide backup for team members as needed and other special projects as assigned.
        • Continue professional development through attendance of courses, workshops, seminars and other meetings; maintain professional certification and licensure.
          Additional essential functions of this position include but are not limited to: Sitting and standing for long periods of time. Reaching, bending, lifting, twisting and similar movements involved in dental assisting. Must be able to handle and resolve medical emergencies and situations in a calm and professional manner to resolve the issue quickly. A successful candidate must work well with many different types of personalities and be able to maintain a strong team of diverse patient care professionals.

          The hours of this position vary and will be arranged by the Clinic Manager. The days of work are Monday through Friday. This position is vital to giving exceptional care to our patients and providing a positive and professional learning environment for staff, students, residents and faculty.

          All required qualifications must be documented on application materialsRequired Qualifications:
          • BA/BS plus at least two years of experience in a healthcare setting/dental clinic; or a combination of related education and work experience in a healthcare setting/dental clinic to equal at least six years
          • Experience in a lead assistant role or as a supervisor of dental assistants (could include experience with managing daily clinic flow, managing time off and absences of team, scheduling, supplies maintenance, OSHA standards, etc)
          • Current MN Dental Assisting License
          • Dental Assistant National Board (DANB) certification or ability to obtain certification within 4 months of hire
          • Current CPR certification (BLS)
          • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills; demonstrated professionalism
          • Ability to communicate and work effectively with diverse populations
          • Experience with electronic health software
          • Adaptive leadership style relative to the needs of staff/situation
          • Demonstrated/documented ability to adjust to changing priorities and urgent patient and provider needs
            Preferred Qualifications:
            • Experience managing/supervising in a private practice
            • Experience in an educational setting
            • Familiarity with union/collective bargaining rules and regulations
              About the Department

              The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry is the state's only dental school and the only dental school in the northern tier of states between Wisconsin and the Pacific Northwest. We are a regional resource to five states for dental education, consulting services, patient treatment, and ongoing continuing dental education.The School of Dentistry educates general dentists, dental specialists, dental therapists, dental hygienists, dental educators and research-scientists. For more than two decades, we've offered specialty training in six ADA-recognized specialties: Endodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, Periodontics and Prosthodontics.We also offer an advanced education program in TMD and orofacial pain, oral biology, dental hygiene, and oral health for older adults.Dentists who are graduates of dental schools outside of the United States and Canada wishing to practice in the United States train here, as well. A novel, interdisciplinary Dentist-Scientist Training Program rounds out our educational offerings.Our work affects nearly every person in Minnesota. We educate 73% of the state's practicing dentists, 68% of Minnesota's licensed dental therapists, and 49% of its dental hygiene educators. Our researchers develop and test dental materials used by every dentist in the state and around the world.Our students and faculty treat patients: 105,260 patient-visits each year in our Twin Cities' campus clinics and 48,700 in outreach sites located in underserved communities throughout the state. We provide continuing dental education for 7,100 practicing dental professionals each year.

              Working at the UniversityAt the University of Minnesota, you'll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
              • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
              • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the
              • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
              • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
              • University HSA contributions
              • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
              • Employee wellbeing program
              • Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
              • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
              • Financial counseling services
              • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no costPlease visit the for more information regarding benefits.
                How To Apply

                Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

                The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U:
                Employment Requirements

                Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

                Please note: All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to comply with the University's Administrative Policy: COVID-19 Vaccination and Safety Protocol by either providing proof of being fully vaccinated on their first day of employment, or complete a request for an exemption for medical exemption or religious reasons. To learn more please visit:
                About the U of M

                The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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