University of Alaska Dental Clinic Support Specialist in Anchorage, Alaska

Dental Clinic Support Specialist

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Classification:Physical Health Provider 2

Grade:Grade 77

Work type:Staff Full-time

Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage

School/Business unit:College of Health


Categories:Health Profession

Position Summary:The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) Goose Lake Campus is located in Anchorage, Alaska. The attractive wooded campus, at the foot of the Chugach Mountains, serves as a cultural hub for the city. Careful development has left the campus an urban oasis with resident wildlife populations including moose, waterfowl, and birds. The College of Health (COH), one of seven UAA schools and colleges, is a major center for development and delivery of professional, career and technical, community, and continuing education programs. In keeping with the mission of the University of Alaska, COH has a commitment to innovation and flexibility insuring high quality education, and training is available to all who have the ability and interest to pursue an education or profession. The School of Allied Health of the College of Health offers Occupational Endorsement Certificates, Undergraduate Certificates, Associate of Applied Science degrees, and Bachelor degrees.


10Coordinates clinical equipment repairs and/or service: - Contacts and arranges maintenance or repair with applicable parties. - Troubleshoots equipment when possible. - Accomplishes minor repairs to include changing light bulbs on clinic chairs. - Ensures and documents annual oil change on compressors. - Monitors and orders nitrous oxide and other gases as needed.Essential

10Ensures compliance with safety requirements: - Monitors proper infection control procedures utilized by the students, employees, and consultants to ensure patient and student safety. - Ensures employees and students adhere to OSHA compliance requirements. - Maintains and updates MSDS files and Chemical logs. - Provides MSDS briefings to employees, consultants, and students. - Maintains MSDS documentation for all personnel within the dental clinic.Essential

15Other Duties: - Coordinates with Dental Faculty and Staff to ensure supplies and equipment are available for the Hygiene Western Regional Examining Board. - Assists with the monitoring and testing of clinical water for microorganisms. - Responsible for Dental Clinic Laundry. - Covers front desk as needed. - Communicates issues pertaining to equipment/facility/supplies with Dental Faculty and Staff. - Attends meetings, training, and briefings as required by the SOAH director. - Adheres to FERPA and/or HIPAA requirements. - Performs other related duties as assigned.Essential

20Maintains accounting paperwork for supplies/equipment ordered on a monthly basis: - Reconciles monthly purchases with billing statements. - Reconciles billing statements with SOAH business office manager.Essential

20Orders equipment and supplies: - Maintains and orders clinical supplies and equipment for the Dental Clinics. - Orders supplies and kit items for all classes, labs, and clinics as needed. - Purchases consumables such as paper towels, trash bags, and any other items as needed.Essential

25Maintains, monitors, and supports equipment and processes: - Run regular spore test on all sterilizers. - Cleans sterilizing units at least monthly and as needed. - Monitor sterilizing process during clinics. - Assists Dental Hygiene/Dental Assisting faculty in processing instruments to include wrapping and sterilizing. - Ensures the sterilizers are turned-off at the end of the workday or notifies any remaining faculty members the units must be turned-off.Essential


  • Must be a certified dental assistant or registered dental hygienist.

  • Knowledge of current infection control procedures, blood borne pathogens, OSHA regulations, MSDS requirements, and dental materials.

Required Experience:

  • Two years relevant experience.

  • Experience with dental software such as Patient Management.

  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Experience working with budgets.

  • Maintain dental credentials.


  • Graduation from a certified dental assisting program and two years relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

  • Associate's degree and dental assistant certification is preferred.

Application Procedure:

  • Cover letter highlighting qualifications that meet the specific requirements of this position

  • Comprehensive resume


  • $21.59/hour minimum

  • Grade 77 (non-exempt | hourly)

  • 9 month position (mid-August to mid-May)

The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution. The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to non-discrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment. Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of non-discrimination available

Advertised:26 Mar 2018Alaskan Daylight Time

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