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St. Joseph Health / Covenant Health Registered Dental Assistant - Dental Van Outreach in Napa, California

We are looking for a Dental Assistant for the Dental Van Outreach Department at Queen of the Valley Medical Center.

Location: Napa, CA

Work Schedule: On Call / Per Diem

Shift: 8-hour, Days

Job Summary:

Under direct supervision, the Registered Dental Assistant serves as a chair-side dental assistant and performs dental procedures within the scope of practice. Responsible for taking digital x-rays, operatory set-up and clean-up, and stocking of supplies. Provides patient/family oral health education and instruction.

Essential Functions:

  • Performs dental care and services for patients, including coronal polish, under the dentist’s supervision and assists dentist chair-side.

  • Prepares operatory for patient care.

  • Takes digital x-rays. Document procedural notes electronically and maintains consent forms for treatments.

  • Communicates with patients and family members and/or translates for dentist to explain scope of treatment, oral hygiene, pre and post procedure instructions, and answer questions.

  • Provides timely follow-up contact and documentation for all patients who have had a complex dental procedure.

  • Ability to perform front office tasks, including scheduling/confirming patients, collecting payments, and checking insurance eligibility.

  • Performs data entry, including input into Dental Software Systems (EagleSoft, EPIC), and other waiting room/office tasks as needed.

  • Recommends ordering of dental supplies and materials to the dentist or Mobile Dental Coordinator.

  • Has access to and/or handles medications according to the standards set by the Medical Center.


  • Bilingual (English/Spanish)

  • Word processing / computer skills and familiarity with front office procedures preferred.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Knowledge of sterilization and operatory set-up procedures.

  • Knowledge of taking digital x-rays.

  • Familiar with electronic Dental software management. (EagleSoft, EPIC)

  • Ability to schedule and confirm appointments in a timely and orderly manner.

Minimum Position Requirements:


  • Coursework/Training - Training in infection control, X-ray safety, OSHA standards.

  • Coursework/Training - Training in operation of 39 foot mobile dental clinic (training may be done upon hire).


  • CA Registered Dental Assistant license.

  • Valid CA Drivers License.

  • Current Healthcare Provider BLS certification.

  • X-ray license.

  • Coronal polish certificate and Sealant Certificate

Preferred Position Qualifications:

Licenses/Certifications: Certified Interpreter - English/Spanish

For 50 years, Queen of the Valley Medical Center has been the premiere medical facility in the Napa Valley. Our long history of providing high quality and caring service is founded on four core values: Compassion, Dignity, Justice, Excellence and Integrity. These central principles inspire us to reach out to those in need and to help heal the whole person-mind, body and spirit.

Queen of the Valley Medical Center combines the region's most qualified physicians and staff with the most advanced technology available. Because we have such high standards of care, our programs have been recognized regionally and nationally for their demonstrated success of outcome and care which is par with university hospitals.

Queen of the Valley Medical Center provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Queen of the Valley Medical Center complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Positions specified as "on call/per diem" refers to employment consisting of shifts scheduled on as "as needed basis" to fill in for staff vacancies.

Company: Queen of the Valley Medical Center

Category: Dental Hygienist

Req ID: R357685