Rutgers University Dental Assistant III in New Brunswick, New Jersey

Position Information


New Jersey’s academic health center, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) takes an integrated approach to educating students, providing clinical care, and conducting research, all with the goal of improving human health. Aligned with Rutgers University–New Brunswick and collaborating university wide, RBHS includes eight schools, a behavioral health network, and six centers and institutes that focus on cancer treatment and research, neuroscience, clinical and translational research, advanced biotechnology and medicine, environmental and occupational health, and health care policy and aging research. Our faculty are teachers, clinicians, and scientists with unparalleled experience who advance medical innovation and provide patient care informed by the latest research findings. We offer an outstanding education in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, public health, nursing, biomedical research, and the full spectrum of allied health careers. Our clinical and academic facilities are located throughout the state including New Brunswick, Piscataway, Newark, Scotch Plains, Somerset, Blackwood, and other locations. Clinical partners include Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, University Hospital in Newark, and other affiliates.

Through this community of healers, scientists, and scholars, Rutgers is equipped as never before to transform lives.

Rutgers RBHS is an anchor institution that boasts locations in Newark, New Jersey, a city of promise.

Posting Summary

Rutgers School of Dental Medicine seeking a Dental Assistant III for the Office for Clinical Affairs. The Dental Assistant will be responsible for the dispensing of equipment, instruments, and materials used in clinic sessions and for maintaining an adequate inventory to meet the needs of the students.

  • Prepares instrument trays by selecting proper instruments for different tray types.

  • Checks returned instruments and prepares them for sterilization. Delivers and retrieves instruments from the central sterilization area.

  • Contacts maintenance personnel regarding defective instruments or equipment and monitors repairs.

  • Assists in placing electronic and handwritten dental supply orders.

  • Ensures a neat, sanitary, and time-efficient dispensary and storage area. Ensures area meets all OSHA regulations.

  • Acts as receptionist for the clinic phones.


Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at:


Minimum Education and Experience
  • CPR Certification required.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Two (2) years of experience as a Dental Assistant is preferred.

Recruitment/Posting Title: Dental Assistant III

Job Category: Staff & Executive - Allied Health - Dental Assisting

Department: RSDM-Clinical affairs

Position Status: Full Time

Daily Work Shift: Day

FLSA: Nonexempt

Grade: 1325

Annual Minimum Salary: 15.070

Annual Mid Range Salary: 15.570

Annual Maximum Salary: 16.040

Standard Hours: 35.00

Union Description: Teamsters, Local 97

Payroll Designation: PeopleSoft

Terms of Appointment: Staff - 12 month

Position Pension Eligibility: PERS

Posting Number: 18ST1325

Regional Campus: Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)

Home Location Campus: Newark (RBHS)