Dental Assistant

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 10/04/2017
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 12/03/2017
Working Title Dental Assistant
Job Classification Dental II
Department Name 31209-Dent Med-Periodontics/Preventive Dentistry
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0132659
Hiring Range TBD based on qualifications
Position Description

The University of Pittsburgh is seeking a Dental Assistant who will provide assistance in the Department of Periodontics associated with the care and treatment of departmental patients in dental procedures, operating the clinical dispensary, and patient care management. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the sterilization of operatory and instruments, inventory management, assigning and recording surgical assist cases to first professional students, assisting as necessary, performing other duties associated with patient care (such as performing radiographic services), taking photographs, contacting and scheduling patient appointments, and receiving patients upon arrival. This position is also responsible for other duties such as facilitating the completion of the patient satisfaction surveys, maintaining and updating accident protocol paperwork, as well as other duties as assigned by the supervisor and director of residency.

This individual must be highly motivated and responsible with the ability to multi-task, meet established deadlines, maintain confidentiality, and work independently. A qualified candidate should possess a high school diploma or GED, a record of completion of an approved course as a trained dental assistant, and certifications as required by regulations of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, with at least one year of dental assisting experience. The incumbent should possess proficiency in operating a computer and utilizing Microsoft Office, knowledge of University policies and procedures, and excellent written and verbal communication.

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

Approved course as a trained dental assistant is needed to meet the requirements for fulfilling the duties and responsibilities of this position or any equivalent combination or related training.

Required Licenses/Certifications

Certification as required by various regulations of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

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
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents