Tribal Health Clinic
Employment Status
Full Time
Specific Work Schedule
Beginning Pay Rate

Dental Receptionist




At the direction of the Administration Manager perform interaction with patients and staff in making patient appointments, referring patient calls to medical or dental staff as needed, performing check out and registration duties as needed. Participant as a member of the Front Office Services.



Any and all duties as assigned by the Administration Manager up to and including:

  • Maintain good communication with the Front Office Coordinator and Administration Manager.
  • Provide basic receptionist duties including:
    • Greeting patients at the front desk
    • Answering incoming patient calls,
    • Scheduling patient appointments, either on the phone or in person
    • Maintain dental schedule
    • Notifying dental/medical assistants of patient arrival
    • Obtain updated current patients registration information
    • Scan patients identification cards, insurance cards, native documentation, registration packets, pre-authorizations, lab slips, proof of income, direct letters and referrals.
    • Completes pre-authorizations before appointments are scheduled.
    • Triages walk-in patients if needed
    • Maintains dental records releases(sending and receiving from outside providers)
    • Collecting simple co-pays only
    • Coordinate with dental lab technicians on patient cases as needed
    • Providing general information to patients concerning functions of the clinic.
    • Perform other duties as may be assigned by supervisor.



High School diploma or equivalent. Minimum of 1 year receptionist work in a health care facility.  Dental Receptionist or Registered Dental Assistant training required. English-Spanish bilingual skills required. Must maintain confidentiality.  Must provide excellent customer service.  Must understand cultural and social factors that influence health and compliance with appointments, ability to work well with others, ability to accomplish multiple tasks with frequent interruptions. Strong commitment to the mission, policies and goals of the Clinic.


Computer skills (MS Office Suite) desired. Tactful and cheerful manner. Willingness to receive continuing education training (some travel required).


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret program forms, grants, and documents.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from patients, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.  Ability to effectively present information to the Administration Manager, Executive Director and/or the Health Board or as needed.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratios, and percentages, and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram, and/or schedule form.



This position is physically and emotionally challenging.  There is a high degree of stress and physical activity.  These activities can include: walking, stooping, bending, lifting up to ten (10) pounds, sitting, normal range vision correctable to 20/20, ability to hear within normal range, writing, ability to deal with time constraints and emotional stress.



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to odors or airborne particles.  The noise level in the work environment is usually within normal range.

About Us:

Chumash Enterprises is one of the premier employers in Santa Barbara County. We excel in providing a “Welcome to Freedom” atmosphere to our Chumash Casino Resort guests, while also offering a high level of care and customer service at our various Chumash-owned properties. For our Team Members, we are a unique employer with a “Free to Be Me” mentality. That means our Team Members have the ability to bring their most unique and individual selves to the workplace. It means they have the freedom to find their own path to success. With more than 1,800 Team Members, we offer a stable, rewarding, and energetic work environment with competitive pay, benefits, exciting growth opportunities, tuition reimbursement and more!
As our organization grows, new and exciting opportunities continue to develop at all of our properties, including Chumash Casino Resort, Chumash Employee Resource Center, Chumash Gas Station, Santa Ynez Tribal Health Clinic, Tribal Operations, Hotel Corque and The Hadsten.


The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
Consistent with federal law, Native American hiring preference applies.