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Expanded Duty Dental Assistant
Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey
Date Posted 01/22/2022
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Details
Recruitment/Posting Title Expanded Duty Dental Assistant
Job Category Staff & Executive - Allied Health - Dental Assisting
Department RHUDA - New Brunswick
New Jersey’s academic health center, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) takes an integrated approach to educating students, providing clinical care, and conducting research, all with the goal of improving human health. Aligned with Rutgers University–New Brunswick and collaborating university wide, RBHS includes eight schools, a behavioral health network, and six centers and institutes that focus on cancer treatment and research, neuroscience, clinical and translational research, advanced biotechnology and medicine, environmental and occupational health, and health care policy and aging research.
Our faculty are teachers, clinicians, and scientists with unparalleled experience who advance medical innovation and provide patient care informed by the latest research findings. We offer an outstanding education in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, public health, nursing, biomedical research, and the full spectrum of allied health careers.
Our clinical and academic facilities are located throughout the state including New Brunswick, Piscataway, Newark, Scotch Plains, Somerset, Blackwood, and other locations. Clinical partners include Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, University Hospital in Newark, and other affiliates.
Through this community of healers, scientists, and scholars, Rutgers is equipped as never before to transform lives.
Rutgers RBHS is an anchor institution that boasts locations in Newark, New Jersey, a city of promise.
Posting Summary
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking an Expanded Duty Dental Assistant for the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine (RSDM) – Rutgers Health University Dental Associates (RHUDA). Under the direction of the Program Administrator, the Expanded Duty Dental Assistant performs chair-side, desk-side and sterilization assistance for RHUDA providers. Assists providers during various examinations and treatment of patients.  Performs other sterilizing, clerical, and miscellaneous tasks.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
  • Seats patient, adjusts chair, drapes patient with protective covers, communicates patient concerns with staff nurse and/or treating provider.
  • Assists providers chair-side during standard and complex procedures.
  • Anticipates the providers needs during procedures.
  • Monitors anesthesia patients in recovery when necessary.
  • Manages post-operative patient care.
  • Cleans and sterilizes room after each use; prepares treatment room based on scheduled procedures.
  • Serves as sterilization assistant.
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift Day
FLSA Nonexempt
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 23.170
Annual Mid Range Salary 23.670
Annual Maximum Salary 24.380
Standard Hours 40.00
Union Description
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft
Rutgers offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees. For details, please go to http://uhr.rutgers.edu/benefits/benefits-overview .
Rutgers also offers a benefit program to eligible full-time postdoctoral fellow students. For details, please go to https://finance.rutgers.edu/healthcare-risk/insurance/postdoctoral-health-insurance.
COVID-19 Immunization Requirement
Rutgers University requires all new employees to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated and have received a booster (where eligible) against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment, unless the University has granted the employee a medical or religious exemption. Employees who are not eligible for a booster at the time of an offer of employment provide proof they have received a booster upon eligibility and upload proof of same. Based on current guidance, individuals are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of a vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use in the United States or a vaccine that has been listed for emergency use by the World Health Organization. Eligibility for a booster against COVID-19 varies and is explained on the University’s web site located at https://coronavirus.rutgers.edu/covid-19-vaccine . Failure to provide proof of primary vaccination and booster will result in rescission of a candidate’s offer of employment or disciplinary action up to and including termination.
Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility PERS

Minimum Education and Experience
  • Satisfactory completion of a formal dental assisting program in an ADA approved program.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of prior dental assistant experience.

  • Certification as a dental assistant and expanded duty assistant (RDA) in the State of New Jersey.
  • Must possess a valid dental technology license issued by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
  • Must possess a valid CPR certification.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Preferred Qualifications
  • BLS trained and certified.
  • Knowledge of implant surgical components.

Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
  • Must be able to lift patients, heavy boxes weighing up to forty (40) pounds, instrument sets weighing up to twenty (20) pounds; must be able to lift surgical supplies above the head.

Special Conditions

Posting Number 22ST0217
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Newark (RBHS)
Location Details

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