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Job Summary

Surgical Specialty Clinic II is dedicated to providing high quality health care services for children and adults. We are actively seeking a compassionate, enthusiastic, patient-oriented individual who will share in the goal of creating the ideal experience for our patients, families and employees. This unique position is located in the Craniofacial/Pediatric Plastic Surgery/ Pediatric Oral Surgery/Pediatric Neurosurgery clinic in VonVoightlander Woman’s and Children’s Hospital.


Assist physicians, nurses, residents and dental students in the treatment and care of patients including a wide variety of chair side procedures. Assist with preliminary patient intake including obtaining vitals and entering information into patient’s EMR. Ability to take Panorex, occlusal and cephelogram x-rays. Knowledge of dental related procedures including taking dental impressions. Maintain instrument sterilization including knowledge of high level disinfectant and quality control of instruments. Inventory medical supplies and re- order supplies/pharmaceuticals. Assist in telephone triage including prescription refills. Completion of FMLA paperwork for patients and families. Contact patients post operatively and provide complex instructions according to guidelines. Obtain insurance authorization for prescribed medications and medical supplies. Stock and clean exam rooms. Review and respond to in-basket messages.

Required Qualifications*

Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) or state certification to take dental x-rays.  Reasonable knowledge of dental clinic practices.  Demonstrated ability to perform all duties of a Medical Assistant.  Excellent interpersonal skills, excellent ability to multitask.  Willingness to work together with a multidisciplinary staff to achieve exceptional patient care.  Excellent attendance record.

Desired Qualifications*

Previous experience in ambulatory care clinical setting.  Knowledge of MiChart.  Knowledge of University policies and procedures. 

Background Screening

University of Michigan Health System conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Mission Statement

The University of Michigan Health System improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally. Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.