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Dental Assistant

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 12/19/2017
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 02/23/2018
Working Title Dental Assistant
Job Classification Dental II
Department Name 31227-Dent Med-Implant Center
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0135406
Hiring Range $18,564.00 - $28,860.00
Position Description

The University of Pittsburgh is seeking a Dental Assistant. Duties include maintaining an aseptic environment, following OSHA and infection control guidelines, following HIPAA guidelines, maintaining and dispensing inventory and instrument cassettes, pouring and trimming models, maintaining patient records, miscellaneous clerical duties, and other duties designated by supervisors. This individual will also dispense necessary dental supplies to students and residents from dispensary; assist in ordering supplies, sterilizing equipment, stock clinical tables, and shelves; exposing and processing radiographs (if applicable); taking clinical photographs. This individual will also be trained in some secretarial duties and will fill in for other staff members for vacation, sick, or personal days. The applicant will be trained in regards to Implant Center procedures and protocols.

Education Required High School Diploma or GED
Minimum Related Experience Level Required 1-2 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

High School Diploma; Oral surgery experience a plus but not required

Required Licenses/Certifications

X-ray certified

Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Background Check For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check.
Assignment Category Regular, Full-Time
Percent Effort 100
Scheduled Work Hours 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify
If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours
Campus Pittsburgh
University Benefits

The University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package for all full-time and part-time regular employees including:

• Education benefits and a retirement plan with employer match

• Group medical insurance, life insurance, and optional vision and dental insurance

• Free transit service within Allegheny County for employees of the Oakland campus (Port Authority Transit)

• Time off benefits including vacation, sick and personal time

For more information regarding the University’s benefits package, please visit

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a High School Diploma or GED?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How did you hear of this position at the University of Pittsburgh?
    • Career Development Center (CDC)
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Commonwealth Workforce Development System (Formerly PA CareerLink)
    • Currently a University Employee
    • Pitt Career Services
    • Pittsburgh Post Gazette
    • Pittsburgh Technology Council
    • PittSource Search
    • Referral (Friend, University Employee, etc.), please specify below
    • Internet Search
    • Other: (Please specify below)
  3. * Please specify from above (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter