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Date: Dec 6, 2017

Location: PORT CHARLOTTE, FL, US, 33980

The State Personnel System is an E-Verify employer. For more information click on our E-Verify website.

Requisition No: 23300 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: DENTAL ASSISTANT - 64004777

Position Number: 64004777 

Salary:  $1,200.00 Biweekly 

Posting Closing Date: 12/12/2017 


This Dental Assistant position is located at the Florida Department of Health in Charlotte County (DOH-Charlotte) and is responsible for assisting the dentists working in the dental clinic.


A valid Florida driver’s license and reliable transportation are required.  Fluency in English/Spanish is preferred.  Must possess a FL Board of Dentistry certificate in radiology and expanded duties as outlined in the FL Dental Practice Act.  Incumbent may be required to work before, during and/or beyond normal work hours in the event of a disaster or as needed. EMERGENCY DUTY:  Emergency duty required of the incumbent includes working in special needs or Red Cross shelters, or perform other emergency duties including, but not limited to responses to or threats involving any disaster or threat thereof, man-made or natural.


  1. Must be able to pass instruments to dentist during procedures, as well as take and process dental X-rays
  2. Lay out instruments and materials needed to treat each patient, and make patients feel comfortable in the dental chair before and during treatment
  3. During treatment, dental assistant keeps patient’s mouth dry by suctioning
  4. Properly applying sealants, cavity liners, varnishes and bases
  5. Preliminary charting of existing restorations and oral conditions; inserting and removing dressings from alvelar sockets
  6. Removing surgical dressings
  7. Placing or removing rubber dams or temporary restorations with non-mechanical hand instruments
  8. Polishing amalgam restorations
  9. Application of topical fluorides
  10. Taking impressions
  11. Developing and processing dental x-rays
  12. Provides oral hygiene instructions to patients
  13. Preparation and maintenance of operatory room and clinic
  14. Track, order, and replenish clinic supplies
  15. Ensure compliance with maintaining emergency kits, scheduled maintenance of processor, autoclave, compressor and other equipment
  16. Track lab work
  17. Orient new dental staff
  18. Ensure compliance with OSHA, MSDS, HIPPA
  19. Operate computer system to enter patient information
  20. Assist with monitoring and maintaining inventory and supplies
  21. Enter time worked in People First and EARs
  22. Identify process improvement opportunities and work with other sealant staff and supervisor to address opportunities


Other Duties:

  1. Performs front desk duties, as needed
  2. Attend mandatory training
  3. Performs other duties as required



•           Knowledge of dental terminology 

•           Ability to use dental equipment required for the job

•           Certified in the State of Florida as a Dental Radiographer

•           Knowledge and experience in working with children 

•           Ability to work with diverse population

•           Knowledge of sterilization procedures and regulatory requirements

•           Ability to maintain confidential information

•           Ability to operate basic office equipment and use a telephone

•           Ability to interact professionally with other DOH staff and the public and provide excellent customer service 

•           Demonstrated proficiency in the use of the internet and computer systems such as Microsoft Office, and entering data into a database

•           Ability to accurately document patient records


Florida has the third largest population of veterans in the nation with more than 1.5 million service men and women.  The Florida Department of Health (DOH) is committed to serving members of the United States Armed Forces, veterans and their families by encouraging them to apply for vacancies that fit their area of knowledge and/or expertise.  Through the Departments VALOR program, which expedites licensing for military veterans, the Department also waives initial licensing and application fees for military veterans who apply for a health care professional license within 60 months of an honorable discharge. These initiatives help ensure that the transition from military service into the workforce is as smooth as possible and reflects our appreciation for the dedication devoted to protecting our country.  Certain veterans and spouses of veterans deemed eligible will receive preference in employment by the state (applies only to Career Service (CS) positions).


  • ** Note: 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. Fingerprinting is required of the successful applicant for a sensitive position. Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment for safety-sensitive positions. 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:
  • 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.  Only U. S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers will be hired.
  • Incumbents may be required to perform emergency duty before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days.

If there are any problems applying online please call People First Staffing Administration: (877) 562-7287 Service Center hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET. TTY users call (866) 221-0268.

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.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

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