State of Washington Classified Job Specification
ORAL MAXILLO FACIAL SURGERY TECHNICIAN
Perform pre-surgery maxillo facial laboratory duties; construct patient oral devices as prescribed; coordinate and assist with osseo-integration patient care; assist in major oral surgery procedures.
Single class - no series. Under general direction, perform specialized skills in oral maxillo facial surgery; design and create patient-prescribed oral prosthetic devices and precision mouth impression models.
Performs complex dental maxillo facial laboratory duties which include precision study casts, bite registration, face-bow transfer record, and full and partial facial moulage, to design the precision oral impression model;
Operates a medical camera to photograph oral maxillo facial anatomy, standard orthodontic views, and surgical techniques;
Completes extraoral radiographs, such as cephalogram series and panorex; assesses for technical accuracy;
Fabricates patient-prescribed oral prosthetic devices, such as soft splints and physical therapy jaw exercisers;
Assists in the major oral surgery procedures conducted in hospital board-approved operating room;
Monitors and records vital signs from electronic equipment on oral surgery patients;
Prepares IV sedation set-ups for medically-compromised oral surgery patients; assists in venipuncture; adjusts and maintains the intravenous infusions;
Prepares and maintains critical sterile, fluoride salt-free instruments, and tray packs for osseo-integration surgeries;
Directs staff in preparation of and during osseo-integration surgeries;
Schedules patient appointments for major oral surgery and coordinates patient care with related departments as needed, such as radiology, oncology, dietary, admitting, and anesthesiology;
Initiates and maintains patient research records; submits data to international program for evaluation;
Revises Swedish osseo-integration manuals as needed;
Perform related duties as required.
There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.
High school graduation and four (4) years of experience as a dental/medical assistant, or equivalent, in a hospital setting, including two (2) years of experience assisting in oral surgery;
Certification of eligibility for certification within four (4) months after date of hire as a Certified Dental Assistant with the American Dental Association.
Class Specification History
New Class: 10-21-85
Revised class code: (formerly 6463) effective July 1, 2007