Dental Receptionist – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

Since 1897, the Ostrow School of Dentistry has shaped talented students into outstanding dentists and dental hygienists. Our challenging clinical education and our expert faculty members provide future oral health professionals with the skills they need in order to become the best. Dentists and dental hygienists are consistently viewed as some of the most trusted and respected professionals who serve the public, and our graduates are part of the reason. Ostrow not only educates excellent clinicians but also produces professionals who earn their patients’ trust with unyielding commitment to exemplary ethical standards. Our graduates also earn the respect of their colleagues, taking active leadership roles in the organized dentistry community from local to international levels.

We, at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC, are all committed to maintaining an environment of excellence and eminence, and this commitment shines through in all that we do.

Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC is looking for an energetic Receptionist to join the team! This person greets and assists visitors. Answers telephones and provides appropriate information. Performs clerical tasks, as assigned. Works in environment having demanding workload, complex telephone system or switchboard and/or where information of a more complex nature must be accurately provided to callers.

Job Accountabilities:

  • Greets visitors and ascertains name and other pertinent information. Determines nature of visit. Directs or escorts visitor to specified destination, as needed. Notifies appropriate employee of visitor’s arrival. Maintains log of all visitors including name, affiliation, date and time of visit.
  • Answers telephone(s). Screens and forwards calls. Responds to questions about department operations, as appropriate. May discern appropriate information through computer or hard copy files, university or department publications and guidelines and/or personal knowledge. Routes calls for employees, as appropriate. Accurately takes and delivers messages. Maintains log of all calls requiring further action.
  • Accepts and signs for packages addressed to department. Delivers package(s) to addressee or notifies addressee of package arrival. Receives and sends out messenger or courier items.
  • Performs a variety of routine clerical tasks (may include processing of incoming and outgoing mail, sending and delivering fax messages, arranging for and maintaining logs for package pickup and delivery, transmitting information or documents to employees using a computer, mail or fax, photocopying and collating, filing, etc.), as time permits.
  • Assures that reception area is clean and orderly.

Preferred Education: High school or equivalent
Preferred Experience: 1 year
Preferred Field of Expertise: Experience as a receptionist

The hourly rate range for this position is $16.78 – $18.50. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

Discover the power of your USC employment with our comprehensive benefits and perks package! At USC, we prioritize the well-being of our faculty and staff, offering a diverse range of benefits designed to protect your health, wealth, and future. From robust healthcare coverage to retirement planning resources, our benefits are an essential part of your total rewards package. Explore the full spectrum of benefits and perks available to you at USC Benefits and Perks and unlock the true value of your USC employment today!

Apply now and be part of the Trojan Family!


Minimum Education: Less than high school, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education

Minimum Experience: 6 – 12 months, Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experience

Minimum Field of Expertise: Experience as a receptionist or comparable clerical experience.

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