UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

ORAL MAXILLO FACIAL SURGERY TECHNICIAN

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

8463 (SEIU LOCAL 925 Medical/Laboratory Tech)

BASIC FUNCTIONS

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.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

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.

TYPICAL WORK

Perform 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;

Operate a medical camera to photograph oral maxillo facial anatomy, standard orthodontic views, and surgical techniques;

Complete extraoral radiographs, such as cephalogram series and panorex; assess for technical accuracy;

Fabricate patient-prescribed oral prosthetic devices, such as soft splints and physical therapy jaw exercisers;

Assist in the major oral surgery procedures conducted in hospital board-approved operating room;

Monitor and record vital signs from electronic equipment on oral surgery patients;

Prepare IV sedation set-ups for medically-compromised oral surgery patients; assist in venipuncture; adjust and maintain the intravenous infusions;

Prepare and maintain critical sterile, fluoride salt-free instruments, and tray packs for osseo-integration surgeries;

Direct staff in preparation of and during osseo-integration surgeries;

Schedule patient appointments for major oral surgery and coordinate patient care with related departments as needed, such as radiology, oncology, dietary, admitting, and anesthesiology;

Initiate and maintain patient research records; submit data to international program for evaluation;

Revise Swedish osseo-integration manuals as needed;

Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - UW Contract Classified
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS - Classified Non-Union

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; AND certification of eligibility for certification within four (4) months after date of hire as a Certified Dental Assistant with the American Dental Association.

New Class: 10-21-85
CSR Class Conversion (mc): 06-01-05