Vanderbilt University Medical Center TempForce Dental Assistant in Nashville, Tennessee

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Vanderbilt UniversityMedical Center TempForce was created to connect temporary talent to all areas of VUMC. TempForce places diverse and skilled personnel to departments across the Medical Center.

VUMC TempForce has opportunities for a Dental Assistant. In this role you will provide service to patients and providers by Assisting in preventive, therapeutic, cosmetic and other dental services with occasional guidance by a board certified dentist. This role also requires capturing messages for the clinic staff and providers, and addressing the needs of the customer with occasional guidance.


  • Performs dentalassistant duties.

  • Prepares patient forprocedure and/or exam.

  • Provides patient withinstructions.

  • Maintenance and cleaningof equipment.

  • The responsibilitieslisted are a general overview of the position and additional duties may beassigned.


  • Monday- Thursday

  • 6:30a-5:00p

Length of Assignment

  • Ongoing


  • Graduate of an approved disciplinespecific program (or equivalent experience) and < 1 year relevantindustry

Licensure,Certification, and /or Registration (LCR): None

  • Registered DentalAssistant Required


Physical Requirements/Strengths needed &Physical Demands:

Light Work category requiring exertion up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally and uses negligible amounts of force to move objects.


  • Occasional: Standing:Remaining on one's feet without moving.

  • Occasional: Walking:Moving about on foot.

  • Occasional: Liftingunder 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level toanother

  • Occasional: Carryingunder 35 lbs: Transporting an object holding in hands, arms or shoulders, withhelp of coworkers or assistive device.

  • Occasional: Push/Pull:Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.

  • Occasional:Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waistrequiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles

  • Occasional: Reachingabove shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.

  • Occasional: Reachingbelow shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.

  • Occasional: Handling:Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.

  • Occasional: BimanualDexterity: Requiring the use of both hands.

  • Frequent: Sitting:Remaining in seated position

  • Frequent: Fingering:Picking, pinching, gripping, working primarily with fingers requiring finemanipulation.


  • Continuous:Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.

  • Continuous: Auditory:Perceiving the variances of sounds, tones and pitches and able to focus onsingle source of auditory information

  • Continuous: Vision:Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or morewith depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.

  • Continuous: Feeling:Ability to perceive size, shape, temperature, texture by touch with fingertips.

Environmental Conditions

Job Dental

Organization: HR TempForce 108252

Title: TempForce Dental Assistant

Location: TN-Nashville-Village at Vanderbilt

Requisition ID: 1804262