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Brand: Advantage Dental Oral Health Center
Portland, Oregon Jan. 05, 2022 Requisition ID 2587

JOB TITLE: Registered Nurse
FLSA: Non-Exempt

Advantage Dental Oral Health Center and its family of affiliated practices (Sarrell Dental & Eye, Community Dental Care) are working to revolutionize oral health care for communities across the United States. To do this, we take a unique, industry-leading approach to care delivery by creating lasting healthy outcomes through positive dental experiences. We call this all-in approach Preventistry®.

Advantage Dental and affiliate practices are bound by a mission: To improve the oral health of all. Comprised of 80 practices, over 200 providers and more than 800 support employees throughout six states, our network of practices provide care to over a quarter of a million patients annually. Join our team to be part of something greater, driving change that supports a more effective oral health care system. Together we are creating healthy, confident smiles across the Nation.

JOB SUMMARY:
Under the general supervision of the Nurse Manager. Follows and supports the CARE model for patient experience.

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides and facilitates competent health care of patients and families in area of practice. Ensures adherence to established standards of care and scope of practice.
Performs advanced nursing activities, which can include: ability to asses cardio-respiratory system for changes and provides appropriate treatment, airway management and assessment, support to Anesthesiologist, and placement of IV's.
Demonstrates competency in pre-admission, pre-op, PACU and discharge process.
Assess patient's health history, preform medication reconciliation, and assess compliance with prescribed plan of care.
Performs assigned procedures and performs physical assessments to assess the patient. Evaluates and revises plan based on changes in patient status.
Administers medications by the order of a provider. Assess, interpret and intervene based on the patient assessment and vital signs.
Documents accurately and completely.
Assess patient and family learning needs and performs education for pre-operative and post-operative care.
Other duties as assigned.

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:
High standards for integrity, honesty, professionalism, and work ethic.
Commitment to service excellence.
Ability to work independently while demonstrating excellent organization and follow through.
Demonstrates flexible and efficient time management and ability to prioritize workload.
Ability and willingness to move with purpose and a strong sense of urgency.
Self-motivated, positive, and enthusiastic.
Self- starter with a strong desire to exceed expectations and capable of supporting a team to achieve successful results.
Maintains confidentiality discretion.
Ability to effectively work in collaboration with others to achieve business objectives.
Willing to grow and be challenged.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
Registered nursing license in the state of Oregon.
2 years of Pediatric Nursing experience.
BLS and PALS Certification.
Demonstrates excellent written and oral communication skills.
Adherence to practice standards and guidelines.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Work involves considerable exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, unpleasant odors, and or loud noises.
Moderate physical activity; requires handling average-weight objects up to 15-20 pounds or standing and/or walking for more than 4 hours per day. Sitting for extended periods of time.
Will work with blood or blood-borne pathogens and will require OSHA training.
Work environment involves exposure to potentially dangerous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment.

The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform this position. ** In accordance with DentaQuest’s Compliance Plan, employee must conduct DQ business in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, professional standards and ethical standards and report potential compliance or ethical issues to manager or DQ’s Compliance Officer. ** DentaQuest’s Affirmative Action Program affirms our commitment to make reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitation of otherwise-qualified individuals with disabilities or special disabled veterans, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. Please see Human Resources for additional information regarding this Program.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and to continue providing the safest setting, we have established several additional measures to reduce the risks posed by the virus and ensure health and safety for all.

Due to recent government mandates and the rapid spread and danger caused by the Delta variant, new company protocols and policies have been updated to reflect the heightened concern for safety. When possible, the organization has applied an approach that ensures freedom of choice.

Oregon and Washington:

All practice employees must be fully vaccinated. The only exceptions to these state mandates are for those individuals who require accommodations due to a qualifying disability or medical condition, or a sincerely-held religious belief that would prevent them from receiving a vaccine.

Alabama, Texas, Kentucky and Massachusetts:

It is required that all practice staff is either fully vaccinated or submit to weekly COVID-19 screening testing. Employees will also have the option to apply for an exemption to have on file. While these new protocols are not a result of government mandates in these four states, we believe they are a pragmatic solution - one that still preserves choice but also represents the best way to ensure the health and safety of both our staff and the patients that we serve.

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There’s nothing more rewarding than providing high quality dental care to those that would normally not have access to it.

Advantage Dental provider
since 2011
Cory B. White, DMD

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