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Dental Assistant
$46k-56k (estimate)
Full Time 3 Days Ago

DPH-Shattuck Hospital is Hiring a Remote Dental Assistant

The Lemuel Shattuck Hospital under the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is seeking a caring, dedicated, and attentive Dental Assistant. Under the supervision of the Chief of Dentistry, the Dental Assistant provides assistance in delivery of dental care and chairside responsibilities. The incumbent in this role will assist the dentist with the patient flow and coordination, performing various administrative functions and assisting the dentist in all phases of examination, treatment and related work as required.

Please note: The hours for this position are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., (40 hours per week), The days off are Saturday, and Sunday.

Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):

  • Coordinate patient care: scheduling, screening, maintaining dental chart, tracking/coordinating lab cases and consents.
  • Maintain dental clinic communication, and all related logs, certifications and inventory.
  • Coordinate needed repairs with Environmental Services and Facilities Department.
  • Coordinate dental hygiene student’s participation.
  • Responsible for overseeing all functions of the Oral Surgery Clinic.
  • Determine/identify patient guardianship when necessary.
  • Assist dentist when other dental assistant is out or when the clinic operations require additional assistance such as room setup/breakdown, direct dental assisting, taking dental x-rays, etc.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ability to understand and apply the policies, procedures, specifications, standards and guidelines governing assigned unit activities.
  • Follow oral and written instructions.
  • Work accurately with names, numbers, codes and or symbols.
  • Communicate effectively in oral expression.
  • Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with others.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Possession of a valid Dental Assistant License issued by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  • Previous work experience in a hospital or dental office as a preceptorship trained dental assistant.
  • Completion of a certified dental assistant training program/bedside nursing preferred.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Software: Word, Excel and Outlook.

About the Lemuel Shattuck Hospital:

Lemuel Shattuck Hospital is a fully Joint Commission accredited teaching facility that provides acute, subacute, and ambulatory care to patients referred by public agencies and private sector providers. Shattuck Hospital’s services help economically and socially disadvantaged patients to get high quality, cost-effective care from a staff that respects their dignity.

Located in the heart of Boston’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood, the Shattuck Hospital includes 248 inpatient beds including 95 Psychiatric beds and 29 Correctional Health beds. In addition, the Shattuck has a full outpatient clinic with many specialties that offers treatment to patients of the Department of Mental Health as well as Department of Correction and House of Correction inmates and community patients. The Shattuck hospital is on the forefront of substance use disorder treatment including a Suboxone clinic serving 200 patients. In addition to direct medical services LSH hosts and supports an array of services located on the campus, serving patients struggling with addictions and homelessness.

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Relocation information:

Pre-Hire Process:

A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit

Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division’s Hiring Guidelines.

Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth’s website,

If you require assistance with the application/interview process and would like to request an ADA accommodation, please click on the link and complete the Reasonable Accommodation Online Request Form

For questions regarding this requisition, please contact Executive Office of Health and Human Services, Human Resources at 1-800- 510-4122 Ext. #2

First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.
Special Requirements: Based on assignment, possession of a valid Dental Assistant Certificate issued by the Dental Assistants National Board

Comprehensive Benefits

When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future.

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COVID Vaccine: As a condition of employment, depending on job assignment and location, employees may be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination and/or other vaccinations, or to have been approved for a vaccination exemption prior to their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role.
Official Title: Dental Assistant
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Boston-170 Morton Street
Job: Medical Services
Agency: Department of Public Health
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day
Job Posting: Dec 5, 2023, 12:18:45 PM
Number of Openings: 1
Salary: 39,797.94 - 51,619.88 Yearly
If you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator: Luciana Hayner / - 6177128265
Bargaining Unit: 02-AFSCME - Service/Institutional
Confidential: No
Potentially Eligible for a Hybrid Work Schedule: No

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