Dental Assistant Lead

CommonSpirit Health


CHI Mercy Health offers the unique opportunity to grow professionally in a supportive highly rewarding work environment and to satisfy your soul in the surroundings of a breathtakingly beautiful natural setting. More than 100 years after the founding of our organization the core values – Compassion Inclusion Integrity Excellence and Collaboration – that guide our interactions with our patients and each other remain the same. In the welcoming embrace of these nurturing communities you will feel immediately at home. 

Roseburg is located on Interstate 5 in Southern Oregon’s scenic Douglas County. The community is nestled in a lush forested region known as the 100 Valleys of the Umpqua. In many places you’ll find it hard to maintain a healthy work-life/personal-life balance because the pace of one is indistinguishable from the other. Not here. Life never stops here but it slows to an easy welcome pace. A traffic jam means you missed the yellow and have to wait for the next green. A terrible parking space is the one across from the restaurant instead of in front of it. And the three words you may never hear are “Wow that’s expensive.” Easy is the best way to describe life here. Hard-to-beat works too.


Schedule: Days

Job Summary:

Under the direction of the Healthy Kids Outreach Program (HKOP) Manager, the Lead Dental Assistant works with the Dental Team within the scope of HKOP and rural Douglas County school districts to organize, deliver, and ensure the success of on-site school-based dental prevention clinics to students. Responsible for dental clinic organization, dental assisting support services and data collection. 

Essential Functions:

  • Provide lead dental support services for HKOP program.
  • Provide training and support for scheduled Assistant(s).
  • Provide Dental Assistant support to Dental hygienist(s) at school site.
  • Drive and transport clinic van with supplies to scheduled site.
  • Responsible for ensuring and participating in clinic set up, replenishing supplies, and inventory.
  • Collaborate with Lead Hygienist and assist clinic with documentation of services.
  • Collaborate with dental clinicians to ensure applicable student data is recorded timely.
  • Responsible for ensuring and participating in cleaning, set up and sterilization of equipment.
  • Work with Lead Hygienist and Program manager to maintain, track, and order supplies.
  • Attend lead clinic meeting bi-monthly with Program manager.
  • Attend and participate in all annual trainings and as scheduled to stay up to date on Infection control procedures, program policies/procedures and Oregon Health Authority Standards.
  • Maintain any required screening, training, and performance evaluation related to COVID precautions and any required OHA requirements.
  • Other duties as assigned by management.


Required Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Two (2) years of dental assistant experience required

Required Licensure and Certifications:

  • Current Dental Certification with the State of Oregon with EFDA certification.
  • Valid Oregon Driver’s License and driving record clear of:
  • a) Any chargeable accidents, involving negligence, within the previous 36 months;
  • b) More than 2 moving violations in the previous 12 months;
  • c) More than 4 moving violations in the previous 26 months;
  • d) Any felony conviction related to the operation of a motor vehicle; and/or
  • e) D.W.I – D.U.I.I. conviction

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be able to be a positive role model for Mercy Medical Center, Mercy Foundation and dental profession.
  • Must be able to perform in an unstructured environment with a great degree of flexibility and minimal supervision.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Must possess basic computer skills.

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