Dental Assistant-Children's Hospital of Richmond


Children's Hospital of Richmond - Brook Road / Dental / Full time

Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU combines award-winning research, education and clinical care with an uncanny understanding of what makes kids tick. Our team is a family. We work together to give every child in our growing community a chance to heal, recover and celebrate their super powers.

The Dental Assistant works in conjunction with the Clinic Director and Residents in providing good quality dental care in the Dental Medicine and Oral Surgery Outpatient Clinics.

The Dental Assistant assists and provides care to high risk and/or medically compromised patients undergoing procedures and to prepare for and clean up after the procedures.

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for Hire:
Certified Dental Assistant by the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) preferred

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for continued employment:
Current Dental Assistant Certification preferred

Experience REQUIRED:
One year of Dental Assistant experience that included: use of dental terminology, use of dental equipment, chair-side assistance, dental sterilization techniques, setup and break down of dental sterilization areas and treatment rooms, or
A recent graduate of a Dental Assistant training/program.

Experience PREFERRED: N/A

Education/training REQUIRED:
High School Diploma or equivalent

Education/training PREFERRED:
Radiation Safety Course with certification of successful completion (preferred prior to hire)
Graduate of an on-site Dental Assistant Training or Dental Assistant Program

Independent action(s) required:
Perform functions outlined in job description independently.

Supervisory responsibilities (if applicable): N/A

Additional position requirements:
Schedules, including hours of work, may be adjusted as necessary to meet unit requirements and/or as needed.

Age Specific groups served: All

Physical Requirements (includes use of assistance devices as appropriate):
Physical - Lifting 20-50 lbs.
Activities: Prolonged standing, Prolonged sitting, Frequent bending, Walking (distance), Reaching (overhead, extensive, repetitive), Repetitive motion, Other: Visual inspections
Mental/Sensory: Strong recall, Reasoning, Problem solving, Hearing, Speak clearly, Write legibly, Reading, Logical thinking
Emotional: Fast pace environment, Steady pace, Able to handle multiple priorities, Frequent and intense customer interactions, Noisy environment, Able to adapt to frequent change

Workday Day (United States of America)

EEO Employer/Disabled/Protected Veteran/41 CFR 60-1.4.

Practicing here

Want to work in a place where unbridled energy fills the halls, and where you experience unparalleled dedication to helping kids every day? Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU is ranked among the nation’s best with an incredible team that’s dedicated to nurturing the champion in every child. It’s the perfect place to build a career where the sky is the limit.

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Quality of life

Richmond offers an exceptional environment outside of work as well. The Richmond area has been named among the 50 best places to live in the US with a combination of outdoor fun, history, a booming restaurant scene and an affordable cost of living. It’s the perfect combination of artsy, jazzy, outdoorsy and family-oriented.


At Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, we don’t just take care of patients. We treat our team like family. Our unbeatable benefits go beyond excellent health and retirement plans, supporting you in everything from tuition assistance to boosting your career to child and adult care options to make your personal life more manageable.

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