Dental Clinic Student Worker

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Classification:Student Assistant C
Grade:Student C
Work type:Student Employee
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:UAA College of Health
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Health Profession

Position Summary:

The Dental Clinic is seeking a student worker. If you are a student looking for an opportunity to gain experience working in a professional office environment, please apply here!


100Provide receptionist coverage including screen phone calls and correspondence, answer routine inquiries, provide information to patients or refer inquiries to appropriate faculty; disseminate information to patients; schedule patients for appropriate appointment in the Dental Hygiene or the Dental Assisting clinics per the guidelines established in collaboration with the respective Clinic faculty. Assist with patient check-in and check-out procedures ensuring all HIPAA regulations are followed, and fee schedules are coordinated with faculty. Assist with other duties as required to ensure the dental clinics operates smoothly.Essential
Summary of School of Allied Health and Dental Program:
The School of Allied Health at the University of Alaska Anchorage is one of the largest divisions within the College of Health and encompasses the following programs: Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting, Fire and Emergency Services, Pharmacy Technology, Radiologic Technology, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Medical Assisting, Medical Laboratory Science, Physical Therapist Assistant, Dietetics & Nutrition, and Surgical Technology.
The Dental program prepares students to become Dental Assistants and Dental Hygienists. Students graduate with the knowledge and skills required for entry into high demand careers in the healthcare industry. The Dental program makes an important contribution to the College of Health’s mission to advance the health and well being of people and communities.
The School of Allied Health also operates a dental clinic that offers opportunities for students, staff, and community members to receive limited dental care.
The College of Health has a commitment to innovation and flexibility insuring high quality education, and training is available to all who have the ability and interest to pursue an education or profession.
Position Summary:
Assists Dental Clinic Administrative Assistant with Front Desk reception duties including but not limited to greeting students, faculty, and staff, scheduling appointments, dental patient check in and check out for both Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene Clinics. Screens phone calls and disseminates information to appropriate dental faculty or staff. Follows HIPPA regulations at all times.

  • Ability to work under general direction and make independent decisions as necessary.
  • Excellent customer service and public relations skills, including a high level of phone etiquette and in-person reception skills.
  • Confidentiality and professionalism is required at all times.
  • Effective and timely communication skills.
  • Attention to detail and timeliness in completion of assigned tasks.
  • Knowledge of databases and computer programs.
  • Basic fiscal skills.
  • Ability to use computer scheduling programs.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize projects.

High school diploma or GED and enrolled in UA System.

Prior work in an office setting preferred but not required.

To be eligible for student employment an applicant must:

a) Be enrolled in the University of Alaska system with a minimum of six credit hours in the current semester of employment, or
b) Have been enrolled the preceding semester for six or more credit hours and demonstrate plans to enroll for six or more credit hours in the next semester for employment between semesters; and
c) Have at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA), be in good academic standing, or have approval from the MAU Senior Student Services officer or his/her designee.
d) An applicant must provide evidence of enrollment as outlined above to substantiate employment eligibility.

Acceptance into the pool does not constitute an offer of employment.

Special Conditions of Employment:
Ability to work during the day and some evenings.

Hourly Rate:  $10.50

Applicant Procedure:
Applicants should upload the following documents to their online application:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:


Pursuant to Board of Regents’ Policy 04.01.055.B, temporary, extended temporary, adjunct, student, casual labor, regular new hire probationary employees and those positions designated by the president as officers and senior administrators of the university are employed at-will.

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

Drug-Free Workplace:

University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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