Job Description


Harris Health System is the public healthcare safety-net provider established in 1966 to serve the residents of Harris County, Texas. As an essential healthcare system, Harris Health champions better health for the entire community, with a focus on low-income uninsured and underinsured patients, through acute and primary care, wellness, disease management and population health services. Ben Taub Hospital (Level 1 Trauma Center) and Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital (Level 3 Trauma Center) anchor Harris Health’s robust network of 39 clinics, health centers, specialty locations and virtual (telemedicine) technology. Harris Health is among an elite list of health systems in the U.S. achieving Magnet® nursing excellence designation for its hospitals, the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered clinics and health centers and its strong partnership with nationally recognized physician faculty, residents and researchers from Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; and the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine at the University of Houston.

Skills / Requirements

Job Summary
The Lead Dental Assistant is responsible for coordinating the efforts of the dental assistants to ensure efficient patient flow. Work to support the dental care team in achieving quality care, patient satisfaction, and productivity. The Lead manages the dental assistant team including hiring, performance management, operation and training. The Lead will work in partnership and joint accountability with other team members to achieve Harris Health System Mission, Vision, and Goals.

Minimum Qualifications

School Education:
High School or GED required. Graduate of an accredited school of Surgical Technology or Dental Assisting required.

Licenses & Certifications:
Current Dental Assistant registration with the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) Certification by the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) preferred.

Work Experience: Two (2) years Dental/Oral Surgery experience required.

Management Experience: Six (6) months Management/Supervisory experience preferred.

Language Skills: Spanish preferred

Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact), Writing /Correspondence

Job Attributes

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Medical Terms

Work Schedule: Weekends, Holidays, Flexible

Equipment Operated: Dental & Oral Surgical equipment, surgical instruments, Panorex

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