Karen Hospital Dental Assistant Jobs in Kenya

Karen Hospital Dental Assistant Jobs in Kenya

  • The overall purpose of this position is to facilitate the efficient and effective running of the Dentist’s Office to ensure clients are treated with a high degree of professionalism and ensuring the correct medical workplace procedures and policies are followed. In addition supports dental care delivery by preparing treatment room, patient, instruments, and materials; passing instruments and materials; performing procedures in compliance with the dental practice act.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    Coordinate the Dentist Clinic Operations

  • Liaising with the receptionist to assist patients to fill in their personal details and medical history forms.

  • Ensuring that the patients file is present and all forms have been duly filled before patient is escorted to the dental clinic.

  • Seating and Dismissing of patients.

  • Escort the patient from the reception area to the dental clinic.

  • After dental consultation, seating the patient on the dental chair and placing a bib.

  • Ensuring patient is comfortable at all times e.g. Taking their hand bags and keeping them aside, taking glasses and keeping aside.

  • After treatment, escorting patient to the accounts department for payment or relevant department in case of referrals.

  • Opening the clinic in the morning and ventilating the room.

  • Availing/ collecting the patients files from the records department.

  • Controlling the appointment book.

  • Liaising with receptionist for efficient and effective booking of patients.

  • Telephone management.

  • Providing all the relevant information needed in a diligent manner.

  • Book/Record keeping.

  • Keeping a daily record of work done.

    Maintaining a Clean Environment in line with
    Infection Control Policies

  • Cleaning the surfaces i.e. tables/desktops.

  • Ensuring that the dental clinic is clean and tidy at all times.

  • Clearing up after each patient.

  • Disinfecting/swabbing the surfaces i.e. Dental chair.

  • Cold sterilization procedure for all instruments.

  • Packing and transfer of instruments to CSSD for heat sterilization (autoclave).

  • Collecting and packaging of sterile instruments.

    Assisting Dentist in Dental Procedures

  • Assisting in Chair
    Side Dental Procedures.

  • Providing the necessary instruments and materials to the dentist.

  • Mixing materials according to manufacturer’s instructions/ as per indication by the dentist.

  • Ensuring a dry working area at all times i.e. Suctioning.

  • Exposing, processing and mounting of radiographs.

    Monitoring of Stock

  • Keeping a record of all the materials requested from the stores and any other stock acquired.

  • Keeping a record of all the materials that are about to get finished.

  • Requisite for materials that are finished from the stores and external sources.

  • Proper storage and arrangement of materials in the clinic.

  • Keeping track of short expiry drugs and alerting the resident dentist.

  • Receiving of goods from suppliers.

  • Participating in monthly departmental meetings.

    Academic qualification:

  • A Certificate/ Diploma in Dental Assisting or
    Professional experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years of working experience as a Dental Assistant.

    Skills & competencies required:

  • Good attitude and friendly approach with the ability to connect well with customers and manage tense situations.

  • Emotionally stable.

  • Good health.

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills in both English and Kiswahili with ability to impart knowledge about dental procedures.

  • Highly presentable, hardworking and committed.

  • Maintain strict confidentiality.

  • Must be able to make decisions and anticipate the dentist’s next step.

  • Ability to set-up dental trays and making sure they have been sterilized.

  • Well versed in providing education on oral health.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Karen Hospital Dental Assistant Jobs in Kenya

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