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We are hiring!

At Three Rivers Health Center, we’re not just filling positions; we’re inviting passionate individuals to be part of a groundbreaking initiative. We’re cultivating an environment where innovation and empathy are at the heart of everything we do. We’re looking for individuals who resonate with our vision of a supportive, innovative workplace.

At Three Rivers Health Center, you’ll be part of a mission to redefine healthcare delivery, in an environment where your ideas and contributions are valued. Join us in building a healthcare institution from the ground up, where every day is an opportunity to innovate and make a real difference in the lives of our community members.

Clicking “Apply Now” links below will take you to the role-specific webpage on CTCLUSI’s hiring portal, where you will find the full job description and application information.

  • Job Tracking ID: 512409-854436
  • Job Location: Coos Bay, OR
  • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
  • Date Updated: December 05, 2023
  • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years
  • Starting Date: ASAP
  • Close Date: Until Filled
  • Job Type: Full Time – 4 days at 10 hours
  • Starting Salary: $19.68/hr. DOE


Responsible for providing chair side assistance and authorized clinical duties to the Dentist, Dental Hygienist and/or Dental Health Aide Therapist in the Tribal Dental Clinic.


Chair side assisting includes, but is not limited to:

  • Preparing and maintaining dental instruments, supplies and equipment.
  • Collecting and recording patient health histories.
  • Patient management during dental procedures.
  • Instrument transfer.
  • Dental procedure isolation techniques, i.e., placing rubber dams.
  • Preparation of dental materials, i.e., cements, amalgam, composite, impression materials, etc.
  • Dental charting using an electronic medical record (EMR) system.
  • Prevention and management of dental medical emergencies.
  • Inventory control and management.
  • Performing digital imaging.
  • Assist Dental Clinic Hygienist as needed.
  • Assist front office Dental Clinic staff as needed.
  • Maintain appearance standards as outlined in CTCLUSI policies.
  • Must be able to interact with Tribal members and the public in a courteous, professional, and efficient manner.
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Provide excellent customer service to Dental Clinic clients and vendors.
  • Maintain a good attendance record.
  • Other duties as directed by management.


  • Must be able to walk, talk, hear, use hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls, and reach with hands and arms.
  • Vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
  • May be required to push, pull, lift, and/or carry up to 40 pounds.


  • Moderate noise level with frequent interruptions and distractions.
  • Exposure to bodily fluids.


  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED).
  • At least one year of experience interacting with the public and/or patients.
  • This position is subject to pre-employment drug testing.
  • This is a covered position which requires background check that includes fingerprinting.
  • Must have employment eligibility in the U.S.
  • Indian preference will be observed in the hiring process.


  • Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA) Certification required within 6-months of hire.
  • Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) or must pass the Oregon Basic Dental Assisting Exam within 90 days of hire.
  • Oregon Certificate of Radiologic Proficiency or be able to obtain certificate within 90 days of hire.
  • CPR certification within 90 days of hire.


  • Graduation from an accredited Dental Assistant program.
  • Two years recent experience in chair-side dental assisting.
  • Experience with Electronic Medical Records (EMR).


Tribal Administrative Office
1245 Fulton Avenue
Coos Bay, Oregon 97420