Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 09/14/23
Applications Due: 08/30/24
Vacancy ID: 139361

Position Information


AgencyUpstate Medical University

TitleDental Assistant

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade08

Bargaining UnitISU - Institutional Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $38073 to $38073 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%


Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40


From 8 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No


County New York

Street Address Upstate Health Care Center

90 Presidential Plaza

City Syracuse


Zip Code13202

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications High school diploma; and either one year of experience in dental assisting or graduation from an accredited program in dental assisting

Duties Description Full-Time position. The schedule is based on 40 hours per week. Monday-Friday, Day Shift. Must possess and demonstrate working knowledge of specific techniques and sequences of steps used in performing dental treatment in all aspects of general and operative dental procedures; universal and safety precautions observed in the operation of x-ray equipment and the treatment of patients; handle dental instruments effectively; follow written and verbal instructions; must also demonstrate understanding of sterile instrument processing, including use of autoclave. Duties included, but not limited to, serving as chair side assistant to dental provider, handling and manipulating various dental instruments and pieces of apparatus as directed by the dental provider; greeting patients in a friendly and courteous manner; recording patient's vital signs and follow proper medical record documentation protocol; reviewing patient's consent for treatment to ensure appropriate signatures are obtained. Will also provide administrative support to the department (e.g. answering telephones, scheduling patient appointments using Hospital computer information systems, etc.). Knowledge of medical/dental terminology and medical billing along with successful completion of an accredited Dental Assistant Program is strongly preferred. Ability to maintain patient confidentiality is necessary.

Additional Comments Salary = $38,073

This title is receiving a Geographical Pay (GEO) of $4,000 annually.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Contact Information

Name Yesenia Medina

Telephone 315-464-4962


Email Address


Street SUNY Upstate Medical University

750 East Adams Street


State NY

Zip Code 13210


Notes on ApplyingPlease apply to this position on SUNY Upstate's career page at this link: