EHA Clinics, a subsidiary of eHealth Africa, is a health care network operating across Nigeria that provides high-quality, innovative, data-driven, and technology-enabled services. EHA Clinics delivers a comprehensive range of state of the art health care services in each location, e.g, general consultations, laboratory investigations, pharmaceuticals, annual medical checks, child wellness checks, ultrasonography, and specialized services (urgent care, telemedicine, home care, dental care, and ophthalmology).
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Dental Assistant
Employment Type: Full-time
Summary of Job
The Dental Assistant Supports dental care delivery by preparing treatment room, patient, instruments, and materials; passing instruments and materials; performing procedures in compliance with the EHA Clinics Standards.
You will help with preparing patients, sterilizing instruments, setting up rooms, and some dental hygiene tasks.
To do well in this role you should be able to provide a great level of patient care.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other duties may be assigned:
Preparing patients for dental work.
Helping with infection control by sterilizing and disinfecting instruments, setting up instrument trays, prepare materials, and assisting with dental procedures.
Assisting dentists in managing medical and dental emergencies when necessary.
Providing great patient care.
Recording treatment information in patient records.
Exposing dental x-rays from dental diagnostics and caring for dental x-ray equipment.
Giving patients information on dental hygiene, oral health care, and plaque control programs.
Collecting and recording medical and dental histories and patient vital signs.
Providing postoperative instructions as directed by the dentist.
Caring for dental equipment.
Forming preliminary impressions for study casts and occlusal registrations for mounting study casts.
Ordering dental supplies and maintaining dental equipment inventory.
Patient & Family Education/Support:
Assist the Dentist to provide emotional support and measures to alleviate fear and anxiety.
helping patients feel comfortable before, during and after dental treatment
providing patients with instructions for oral care following surgery or other dental treatment procedures, such as the placement of a restoration (filling)
teaching patients appropriate oral hygiene strategies to maintain oral health;
(e.g., tooth brushing, flossing and nutritional counseling)
Participate in voluntary community health activities to promote, maintain and restore health and prevent diseases.
Adheres to Policies and Procedures.
Adheres to EHA Clinics Code of Conduct as well as ethical standards of the field.
Fabricating temporary restorations and custom impressions from preliminary impressions.
Qualifications & Training
National Diploma in Dental Health is required. Additional certification or training is an asset
Must be registered with the Dental Therapists Registration Board of Nigeria and registration must be up to date.
Between One (1) and Two (2) years post College of Health Technology and progressive experience as an assistant within the private and public sector. Experience working with public health and health systems is an advantage.
Application Closing Date:
15th September, 2023.
How to Apply:
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: firstname.lastname@example.org using the Job Title as the subject of the email.