Medical Assistant

Position: Medical Assistant
Location: Grand Junction, CO
Type: Full Time
Wage: $13.03-$19.45/hr
Must be Covid-19 Vaccinated
Job Summary: 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.


  • Clean, disinfect, sterilize and generally organize dental operatory and laboratory areas.
  • Properly bag and dispose of contaminated wastes and supplies
  • Performs limited hygiene services of child prophys
  • Ensure appropriate documentation and maintenance of dental records
  • Oversight of general care and maintenance of dental equipment and supplies. Cleaning of Autoclaves.

Responsible to keep sterilization area updated

  • Assist with inventory control measures and process
  • Responsible for charting requirements, caries risk assessment, crown & bridge, root canal and denture procedures
  • Perform coronal polish for both adults and children, night guard delivery, take alginate impressions and pour up models
  • Ensure appropriate documentation and maintenance of dental records in paper or electronic form
  • Schedule Dental appointments
  • Be available to help any other Dental provider when it is needed.
  • A DA I is Responsible for accurate completion of X-ray process
  • Assist Dentist(s) chair side and participate in creating and explaining Dental treatment plans
  • Perform analysis of clinical operations with the Dental Manager to continually update process flows to ensure effective and efficient delivery of care
  • Assist the QI department in all HRSA requirements
  • Comply with all OSHA, HIPAA and BLS Policies and procedures
  • Performs other related job duties as assigned by the supervisor

The list below is also considered to be essential functions of your position and all associates within company

Health are expected to meet the following in their day-to-day work:

  • Be available to work as scheduled and report to work on time.
  • Be available to work overtime, if needed.
  • Be willing to accept supervision and work well with others.
  • Be respectful of all with whom you interact and follow the SCL Health Service Behaviors.
  • Be well groomed and dressed appropriately for your role.
  • Be in compliance with the drug and alcohol policies.
  • Be sufficiently rested to perform your duties throughout the period assigned.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to learn.
  • Be able to communicate clearly, think clearly, and concentrate on assigned tasks.

Education / Experience

High School diploma is preferred but not required.

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

Preferred Credentials
  • Certification from an accredited college/program preferred.

Material / Equipment Involved
  • Dental Equipment
  • Dental x-ray Machine
  • Dental materials