Job Information

University of Utah PS Dental Assistant - Ogden Dental Clinic in Ogden, Utah


Open Date 08/21/2023

Requisition Number PRN36084B

Job Title PS Dental Assistant

Working Title PS Dental Assistant - Ogden Dental Clinic

Job Grade UGR

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday – Friday, hours may vary based on clinic needs.

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 01478 - SOD - EDUCATION

Location Other

City Ogden, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $18.59-$24.20

Close Date

Open Until Filled No

Job Summary

This position assists clinician dentists with routine as well as restorative and surgical dental procedures at the Ogden Dental Clinic located in Ogden, UT. The incumbent maintains and operates dental equipment and instruments under the direction of the department.

As a member of the School of Dentistry team you are expected to form positive and productive relationships with peers, students and leadership to support the mission, vision, values, and PROMISE standards (\_standards.pdf) of the organization. You are expected to encourage and foster a supportive, anti-racist, equitable, and inclusive environment for our patients, students, faculty, staff, and the communities we serve.



This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job. Employees may be required to assist with other clinic responsibilities as needed.

Essential Functions

1. Assisting clinician dentists with dental procedures by preparing, identifying, and/or providing appropriate instruments and supplies.

2. Ordering, organizing, and restocking supplies.

3. Performing routine cleaning, stocking, and equipment maintenance including but not limited to changing traps, maintaining water unit levels, cleaning chair bases, stocking supplies, and printing and stocking clinic forms.

4. Assisting clinician dentists with the preparation of procedures, chairside assisting, and radiology needs.

5. Disinfecting, lubricating, washing, wrapping, and sterilizing instruments, cassettes, and equipment for clinic use.

6. Adhering to manufacturer and CDC guidelines for reprocessing instruments and equipment.

7. Maintaining sterilization records and inventory reports.

8. Providing technical support to clinician dentists.

9. Acting to ensure proper infection control, clinic policies, and processes are followed.

10. Adhering to standards set by OSHA , HIPAA , FERPA , CODA and other standards set by the department.

11. Participating and contributing in committees and discussions regarding clinic operations, materials, protocols, and/or quality assurance.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:

  • Demonstrated potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined above.
  • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor in stressful or difficult situations.
  • Ability to provide care appropriate to the patient demographic served.
  • Ability to display active listening and verbalize empathy while developing relationships with patients, guests and coworkers.
  • Ability to provide care as detailed in the department’s policies and procedures manual.
  • Demonstrated excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational and follow-through skills.
  • Ability to be highly motivated and pay attention to detail with a passion to provide excellent patient care in a fast paced and evolving environment.
  • Ability to work efficiently and independently.
  • Demonstrated computer skills and an ability and willingness to learn new applications and software, procedures and processes.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of HIPAA regulations to ensure that patient information is guarded and respected.
  • Ability to navigate a facility with multiple providers and services.

Problem Solving

This position requires daily problem solving skills and multi-tasking. Must be able to maintain professional demeanor in stressful or difficult situations.


This position is a full-time position. This position will be stationed at the Ogden Dental Clinic in Ogden, Utah.

Minimum Qualifications

Completion of Dental Assistant Course and one year chair-side experience or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience). Successful completion of Radiology Safety and Health exam or complete within six months of hire. Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card or obtained within one month of hire. Excellent human relations and effective communication skills also required.

* Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.

This position is patient-sensitive and must fulfill all associated requirements. We protect our patients, coworkers, and community by requiring all patient-sensitive employees to be immunized according to CDC standards and hospital policy. Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen. This report includes statistics about criminal offenses, hate crimes, arrests and referrals for disciplinary action, and Violence Against Women Act offenses. They also provide information about safety and security-related services offered by the University of Utah. A paper copy can be obtained by request at the Department of Public Safety located at 1658 East 500 South.