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Patient Care Technician, Microbiome Center
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Mar. 10, 2023
Title Patient Care Technician, Microbiome Center
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Microbiome Center
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Research/Technical/Laboratory
    Health Services
Located in the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, the UB Microbiome Center is seeking a highly motivated, team oriented and energetic Patient Care Technician providing dental assistant services to support clinical research studies.

For this part time position, duties include:
  • Assist clinical research operations including examinations and clinical data and sample collection as outlined in IRB-approved clinical protocols and adhering to proper infection control protocols and procedures.
  • Assist during treatment procedures such as prophylaxes and scaling and root planning as required by study protocols.
  • Able to obtain and review/update Health History/Dental History/Life Style History, and take vitals if needed
  • Able to assist with recruitment, consent and retention of study participants and other research studies activities as needed.
  • Strong phone skills. Help with scheduling of participants. (ie: making appointments, returning phone calls and answering phones)
  • Keep and maintain records of appointments, clinical records of participants. Record keeping of participants conditions and treatments.
  • Track enrollment and recruitment data for all studies. Knowledge of Electronic health records a plus.
  • Knowledge of dental diagnosis: Ability to properly take dental x-rays and interpretations, diagnostic, prognosis of dental conditions (have worked with digital x-rays)
  • Maintain equipment protocols. Including but not limited to: Dental units, autoclave units, dental handpieces.
  • Inventory control. Help with insuring clinic has all supplies needed and re-ordering of all dental and research supplies as required.
  • Gathering all paperwork needed to conduct study.
  • Perform room set-up and break-down and be responsible for sterilization of dental instruments.
20 hours a week, typically Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

About The University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the Research Foundation will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin and veteran or disability status.

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