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Dental Assistant Per-diem

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Position Details

Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Dental Assistant Per-diem
Job Category Staff & Executive - Allied Health - Dental Assisting
Department RHUDA - New Brunswick

New Jersey’s academic health center, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) takes an integrated approach to educating students, providing clinical care, and conducting research, all with the goal of improving human health. Aligned with Rutgers University–New Brunswick and collaborating universitywide, RBHS includes eight schools, a behavioral health network, and five centers and institutes that focus on cancer treatment and research, neuroscience, advanced biotechnology and medicine, environmental and occupational health, and health care policy and aging research.

Our faculty are teachers, clinicians, and scientists with unparalleled experience who advance medical innovation and provide patient care informed by the latest research findings. We offer an outstanding education in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, public health, nursing, biomedical research, and the full spectrum of allied health careers.

Our clinical and academic facilities are located throughout the state—at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, including Piscataway; and at locations in Newark, Scotch Plains, Somerset, Stratford, and other locations. Clinical partners include Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, Newark’s University Hospital in Newark, and other affiliates.

Through this community of healers, scientists, and scholars, Rutgers is equipped as never before to transform lives.

Posting Summary

Rutgers School of Dental Medicine (RSDM) is seeking a Dental Assistant (Registered) to work in the Rutgers University Dental Associates (RUDA) located in New Brunswick, NJ. Performs chair-side, desk-side and sterilization services for providers of RUDA. Assists during various examinations and treatments of patients, dispenses dental materials and instruments.

• Assists Oral Surgeons during standard and complex procedures; anticipates the surgeons’ needs during procedures.
• Charts examinations under the direction of the oral surgeons.
• Manages post-operative patient care, monitors anesthesia patients in recovery.
• Cleans and sterilizes room after each use and prepares room for surgeons, based on scheduled procedures; serves as sterilization assistant.
• Develops and mounts x-rays.
• Mixes filling and impression materials.
• Maintains all dental equipment to ensure they are fully operational pre and post procedures.
• Works closely with staff nurse to ensure accuracy in patient records.
• Maintains inventory, restocks equipment and supplies to ensure efficient clinic operations.

Position Status Per Diem
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift
FLSA Nonexempt
Grade 99H
Position Salary $21.16/hourly
Annual Minimum Salary 0.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 0.000
Annual Maximum Salary 0.000
Standard Hours 1.00
Union Description
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft

Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at:

Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility None


Minimum Education and Experience

• Registered Dental Assistant (RDA); and a valid Radiological Technology License issued by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
CPR certification is essential.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Preferred Qualifications

BLS trained and certified.
• Knowledge of implant surgical components.
• At least three (3) years of dental experience is highly preferred.

Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 18ST1190
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants

All candidates will be required to upload professional licenses and certifications.

Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Downtown New Brunswick
Location Details

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Certifications/Licenses
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application