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Dental Assistant
Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey
Date Posted 05/15/2022
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Details
Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Dental Assistant
Job Category Staff & Executive - Healthcare - Medical and Patient Services
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 five centers and institutes that focus on cancer treatment and research, neuroscience, 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—at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, including Piscataway; and at locations in Newark, Scotch Plains, Somerset, Stratford, and other locations. Clinical partners include Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, Newark’s University Hospital in Newark, and other affiliates.
Through this community of healers, scientists, and scholars, Rutgers is equipped as never before to transform lives.
Posting Summary
Rutgers, The State University of New jersey is seeking a Dental Assistant for the Dental Department at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
The primary purpose of the Dental Assistant position is to assist Dentist and Dental Hygienist during examination and treatment of patients. Performs both chairside and desk-side duties. Performs administrative work, sterilization and miscellaneous tasks.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
  • Provides chairside assistance for Dentists and Dental Hygienist, as needed.
  • Seats patients, adjusts chairs, drapes patient with protective covers.
  • Lays out dental instruments and supplies. Daily stocks dental operatory units with supplies.
  • Assists and guides Dentists and Dental Students with patient management.
  • Provides back-up coverage for clinical staff, as needed.
  • Monitors infection control.
  • Daily cleans and maintains dental x-ray developers and barrier protection on x-ray units.
  • Maintains dental equipment and notifies Dental Director of any equipment in disrepair. Follow-up to completion.
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift Rotating
FLSA Nonexempt
Grade 1650
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 21.410
Annual Mid Range Salary 21.910
Annual Maximum Salary 22.570
Standard Hours 35.00
Union Description Teamsters, Local 97
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
Under Policy 60.1.35 , Rutgers University requires all prospective 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 individual a medical or religious exemption.  Prospective employees who are not eligible for a booster at the time of an offer of employment must provide proof they have received a booster within two weeks (14 calendar days) of eligibility .  Based on current guidance, individuals are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of any COVID-19 vaccine authorized or approved for use in the United States by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  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 prospective employee’s offer of employment and/or disciplinary action up to and including termination.
Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility PERS


Minimum Education and Experience
  • Graduating from an accredited Dental Assisting Program.
  • Certification as a Dental Assistant in the State of New Jersey.
  • Valid Dental Radiologic Technology License issued by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
  • Basic Life Support Certification
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Primary Source Verification:
  • Dental Assisting National Board, Inc.
  • State of New Jersey Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners.
  • American Heart Association.
  • University approved verification service.
Preferred Qualifications
  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience in a dental office. 
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
PHYSICALDEMANDS: he position requires up to 2/3 of time standing, walking, sitting, using hands to finger, handle or feel; reaching with hands and arms and talking or hearing. Position requires lifting up to 10lbs up to 2/3 of the time and up to 25lbs under 1/3 of the time. Special vision requirements are close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less); color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors); peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point); depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distance and spatial relationships) and ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus).
WORKENVIRONMENT: Environmental conditions require work near moving mechanical parts up to 2/3 of the time; exposure to fumes or airborne particles over 2/3 of the time, exposure to toxic of caustic chemical up to 2/3 of the time and risk of radiation up to 2/3 of the time. Moderate noise is typical for a Dental Assistant’s work environment.
Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 22ST1651
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Downtown New Brunswick
Location Details
New Brunswick, New Jersey

Pre-employment Screenings

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings.

Infection Control and Safety

This position is subject to all Rutgers University policies, including TB surveillance and other infection control and safety policies. Please review the Tuberculosis Surveillance Policy for additional information.

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/non-discrimination-statement

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