Registered Dental Assistant
Registered Dental Assistant
San Francisco, CA full time


Position Information


Job Title Registered Dental Assistant
Union Level IV
Department Specialty Clinics
Campus San Francisco
Posting Number 201301098P
Full or Part Time Full Time
Number of Months 12
Work Schedule  
Position End Date  
Open Date 07/12/2017
Close Date  
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants  

Position Summary Information


Primary Purpose

Under the general supervision of the Clinic Manager and the Director, Faculty Dental Service Group, assists faculty in all clinical aspects of patient care and treatment.

Essential Functions

• Perform chairside duties to include four-handed dentistry.

• Clean, sanitize and maintain dental operatories; maintain proper sterilization of instruments and materials.

• Provide post-treatment instruction and materials to patients; escort patients to and from treatment rooms.

• Take radiograph images.

• Pour diagnostic models and perform minor laboratory procedures.

• Restock supplies, clean and maintain equipment as needed.

• Assist with front desk duties to include telephone coverage and filing.

• Perform all other duties as assigned by the Clinic Manager and/or Director, Faculty Dental Service Group.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of: 
• Dental terminology and treatments.
• Chair side dental assisting.
• Sterilization and infection control procedures.
• Emergency procedures including CPR
• General office methods.

Ability to:
• Communicate effectively with faculty, staff and patients.
• Recognize and set-up dental instruments.
• Effectively provide assistance to staff and faculty.
• Perform chairside assisting duties in all assigned roles.
• Maintain a professional demeanor at all times. 
• Apply patient management and time management skills.
• Demonstrate initiative and sound judgment in fast paced environment.
• Follow oral and written instructions.
• Utilize computer/scanner to employ bar coding system.
• Utilize clinic management system.
• Maintain and utilize equipment, instruments and supplies.
• Work independently or as part of a team.

Education/Licenses (please upload):
• High school diploma.
• Current RDA license.
• Current California x-ray license.
• Current CPR certification.

• Minimum of one year dental assisting experience in a group practice or dental school setting.

Working Conditions:
• Position is full-time, five (5) days per week, seven and one-half (7.5) hours per day.
• Occupational exposure to blood borne pathogens may reasonably be anticipated. Personal protective equipment will be provided to reduce or eliminate exposure to routine or limited infectious agents.

Preferred Qualifications

Distinguishing Characteristics:
• Bilingual skills (Spanish) highly desirable.

• Current CDA license desirable.

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

• Position requires standing during the majority of working hours; occasional reaching and bending.
• Frequent handling of instruments requires incumbent to possess sufficient motor function to execute movements essential to providing oral health care to patients.
• Occasional computer and telephone use.

Hiring Range $28.20 per hour
Background Check Statement

Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check

AA/EEO Policy Statement

University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Do you have a minimum of one year dental assisting experience in a group practice or dental school setting?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. Do you have a current California x-ray license?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. Do you have a current CPR certificate?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. Do you have a current Registered Dental Assistant license?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. Are you bilingual in Spanish?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. Do you have a current California Dental Assistant certificate?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Dental Certifications
  3. CPR/BLS Certification
  • Date posted
    16 Jul 2017
  • Expire on
    15 Aug 2017
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