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OPS DENTAL HYGIENIST - 64952384

Date:  Sep 17, 2022
Location: 

LARGO, FL, US, 33774


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Requisition No: 663563 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: OPS DENTAL HYGIENIST - 64952384

Position Number: 64952384 

Salary:  $28.67 - $31.54 hourly 

Posting Closing Date: 09/29/2022 

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County.  If you are looking to establish a successful career in Public Health, you have come to the right place.  Many of our innovative and successful health programs are recognized throughout Florida.  We hope you decide to join our team!  Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for an interview.

 

OPS Dental Hygienist

This position will serve on the Pinellas County School Based Dental Sealant Program where teams of hygienists travel to the Title 1 elementary schools with portable dental equipment and provide preventive dental services to children including oral health assessments, oral hygiene instructions, sealants and fluoride.

This is a highly responsible, professional position that requires effective communication with school principals and staff, oral health education with children, organization of paperwork for data entry, entering clinical services into Eaglesoft and HMS, knowledge of portable dental equipment, and ability to track inventory. This position requires local travel and varying work schedule. This is work promoting, maintaining, and improving individual oral health by providing preventive dental services, oral health education, referral to a dental home and case management to children in Title I schools in Pinellas County.

 

Your Specific Responsibilities:

  • Working as a team and utilizing expertise as a dental hygienist providing preventive dental services, preparing and teaching dental presentations in schools. 
  • Implementing and completing SEALS data entry
  • Case management of children with urgent needs in the school based sealant program and increase referrals to dental homes for children in need of services.
  • Assisting with preparing orders and inventory control for School Based Sealant Program.
  • Coordinate with SBSP Supervisor and Dental Services Program Manager according to need.
  • Maintaining records and entering clinical services into Eaglesoft and HMS.
  • Traveling to schools daily in a state vehicle
  • Ability to work in Health Department Dental Clinics as needed.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of dental hygiene and public health principles, practices, and techniques. 
  • Ability to work with clients and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to plan and evaluate services provided.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate work assignments.
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to teach and demonstrate preventative health care and basic health care.
  • Knowledge of community resources.

 

Qualifications:

Minimum –

  • Licensed as a Dental Hygienist, as required in Chapter 466 Florida Statutes
  • Florida Drivers’ License or the ability to obtain one within 30 days of employment.

 

Preferred –

  • At least two years of experience working on a school based mobile or portable sealant program.
  • A basic understanding of SEALS
  • Bilingual fluency in English and Spanish highly desired.

 

 

Florida Department of Health Mission, Vision, and Values:

Mission:

To protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county & community efforts.

Vision:

To be the Healthiest State in the Nation.

Values:

nnovation: We search for creative solutions and manage resources wisely.

C ollaboration: We use teamwork to achieve common goals & solve problems.

A ccountability: We perform with integrity & respect.

R esponsiveness: We achieve our mission by serving our customers & engaging our partners.

E xcellence: We promote quality outcomes through learning & continuous performance improvement.

 

Where You Will Work:

The headquarters for the sealant program is in Largo but state vehicles are used for transporting equipment and driving to schools.

 

The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:

Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. The State’s total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits including:

  • State Group Insurance coverage options, including health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance options;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts;
  • And more!

For a more complete list of benefits, visit www.mybenefits.myflorida.com.

 

Please be advised:

 

Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process.  

 

This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit. Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check. 

 

Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website: http://www.sss.gov 

 

If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida.  Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement. 

 

The successful candidate will be required to complete the Form I-9 and that information will be verified using the E-Verify system.  E-Verify is operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration to verify employment eligibility.   

 

Incumbents may be required to perform emergency duty before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days.

 

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace. 

 

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-877-562-7287). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation. 

 

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act. 

 

 

 

 

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.


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