Job Description

Harris Health is a nationally recognized health system comprising three teaching hospitals and an extensive network of ambulatory care centers serving the people of Harris County, Texas, since 1966.  Staffed by the faculty, fellows and residents from two nationally ranked medical schools, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Harris Health is the first healthcare system in Houston to receive the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) designation for its network of patient-centered medical homes.

Each year, Harris Health provides more than 1.8 million total outpatient visits through its more than 40 ambulatory care facilities.  Additionally, Harris Health sees more than 177,000 emergency visits at its Level 1 and Level 3 trauma centers and 35,000 hospital admissions through its three hospitals: Ben Taub, LBJ and Quentin Mease.

Established by voter referendum to enhance the level of charity care available in the community, Harris Health System has often received national recognition for serving those in need and for its achievements in operational excellence, such as being named to the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Most Wired Hospitals lists by the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.

Additionally, Harris Health System is pleased that each of its three hospitals — Ben Taub, Lyndon B. Johnson and Quentin Mease — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

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. 

1. Education/Specialized Training/Licensure: High School or GED required.  Graduate of an accredited school of Surgical Technology or Dental Assisting required.  Current Dental Assistant registration with the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners and Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) Certification by the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) required.

2. Work Experience (Years and Area): 2 year Dental/Oral Surgery experience required.
3. Management Experience (Years and Area): Management/Supervisory experience preferred.
4. Equipment Operated: Dental & Oral Surgical equipment, surgical instruments, Panorex


1.  Communication Skills:
      Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact)  
                 Exceptional Verbal (e.g., Public Speaking)
                 Bilingual Skills Required:  No Languages: English/Spanish
       Writing /Composing  (Correspondence / Reports)

2.  Other Skills:

       Medical Terms

        3.  Work Schedule: Weekends      Holidays      Flexible

        4.  Other Requirements: Bi-lingual preferred (Spanish).

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