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Sea Mar Community Health Centers Dental Assistant I in Seattle, Washington

Sea Mar Community Health Centers, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) founded in 1978, is a community-based organization committed to providing quality, comprehensive health, human, housing, educational and cultural services to diverse communities, specializing in service to Latinos in Washington State. Sea Mar proudly serves all persons without regard to race, ethnicity, immigration status, gender, or sexual orientation, and regardless of ability to pay for services. Sea Mar's network of services includes more than 90 medical, dental, and behavioral health clinics and a wide variety of nutritional, social, and educational services. We are recruiting for the following position:

Sea Mar is a mandatory COVID-19 and flu vaccine organization

Dental Assistant I: Posting #26285

Hourly Rate: $21.69

Position Summary:

Full-time Dental Assistant position available for our Seattle Dental Clinic. Candidate will assist providers in the delivery of dental care. The Dental Assistant assists providers in Restorative, Prosthodontics, Endodontics, Oral Surgery procedures and any other procedures allowed by the WA Dental Practice Act. We are looking for someone with engaging communication, interpersonal skills and has the ability to maintain a high level of professionalism in a fast pace environment. Must be able to work Monday through Friday, with some Saturdays required. 

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Provide patient education and instructions to patients before, during, and after any dental procedures.

  • Participate in scheduling appointments, arriving and departing patients in Dentrix, and registering patients in Allscripts PM.

  • Complete thorough and accurate charting in Dentrix using SOAP or PARTS format.

  • Obtain accurate blood pressure readings and other vital signs as directed by dental provider.

  • Maintain proper sterilization methods and OSHA regulations in all clinic areas including treatment rooms and the sterilization areas.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Applicant must have a valid WA State license

  • Basic life support (BLS) certification

  • Organizational skills

  • Dental record experience

  • Familiarity with the utilization of computers

  • Excellent customer service skills required

  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred but not required

  • Must have a valid Washington State Dental Assisting License. 

What We Offer:

Sea Mar offers talented and motivated people the opportunity to work in a dynamic and growing community health organization. Working at Sea Mar Community Health Centers is more than just a job, it’s a fulfilling career with opportunity for advancement. The fringe benefits surpass most companies. For example, Full-time employees working 30 hours or more, receive an excellent benefit package of:

  • Medical

  • Dental

  • Vision

  • Prescription coverage

  • Life Insurance

  • Long Term Disability

  • Paid-time-off starting at 24 days per year + 10 paid Holidays.

We also offer 401(k)/Retirement options and an exciting opportunity to work in a culturally diverse environment. 

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, complete the online application and click SUBMIT or APPLY NOW. If you have any questions regarding the position, email Pablo Barraza, Dental Supervisor, at pablobarraza@seamarchc.org.

Sea Mar is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted 4/2/2024

External candidates are considered after 4/5/2024

This position is represented by Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU).

Please visit our website to learn more about us at www.seamar.org.  You may also apply through our Career page at https://www.seamar.org/jobs-general.html.

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