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OPS DENTAL ASSISTANT - 64959452

Date:  Jul 14, 2022
Location: 

SANFORD, FL, US, 32773


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Requisition No: 547843 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: OPS DENTAL ASSISTANT - 64959452

Position Number: 64959452 

Salary:  $14 per hour 

Posting Closing Date: 09/30/2022 

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

IN SEMINOLE COUNTY

JOB OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT

Open Competitive

 

 

Class Title:  OPS DENTAL ASSISTANCE

Base Salary: $14.00 an hour

Location: Florida Department of Health in Seminole County

                 400 W. Airport Blvd

                 Sanford, FL 32773 

 

 

This is a part time OPS Dental Assistant position that will provide direct patient care services and support for the Dental Program/providers and administrative support (32 hour a week)

 

Must possess Certification in Dental Radiography in accordance with Florida Statute 65B5-9.011, and Expanded Functions Certification in accordance with Florida Statute 64B5-16.002

 

 

 

Your Specific Responsibilities:

 

  • Perform expanded duty dental functions under the supervision of the Dentist in accordance with all relevant Federal, State, and professional standards.
  • Proficient in the use of dental computer software (Eagle soft) after training is provided.
  • Proficient in State of Florida HMS program after training is provided.
  • Record accurate dental charting and treatment plan in Eagle soft.
  • Efficiently perform four-handed dentistry in the delivery of dental care. (Passing instruments while correctly retracting tongue and/or cheek, while suctioning.
  • Ability to properly position and expose digital radiographs.
  • Perform prophylaxis, oral hygiene instruction, applying fluoride varnish and application of sealants. 
  • Must be able to discuss present treatment and future dental treatment with the patient and or guardian if patient is a minor.
  • Must maintain current work knowledge and skills based on the Department of Health programs and policies.
  • Employee abides by State/Federal laws governing health information. Employee is responsible to maintain confidentiality, security, privacy, and integrity of protected health information.
  • Assure all documentation is present in the patient chart.
  • Appropriately interact with patients and guardians to include greeting, seating, educating and discussion of treatment plan.
  • Appropriately maintain equipment and instruments through lubrication, sterilization, and daily cleaning.
  • Ability to learn insurance procedures.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and in a fast pace environment.
  • Must be alert to the activities of the clinic and patient care.
     

 

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

 Knowledge, skills and abilities, including utilization of equipment, required for the position:

  •  Knowledge of dental procedures, expanded functions, dental materials, dental terminology, and behavior management.
  • Ability to utilize all equipment required for the position. 
  • Review medical history with the patient/guardian. Take temperature and blood pressure as indicated by clinic policy.
  • Utilize proper barrier techniques as per OSHA guidelines.
  • Knowledge and experience in working with children and adults.
  • Ability to work with diverse population.
  • Knowledge of sterilization procedures and regulatory requirements.
  • Knowledge of biohazard waste and sharps, Federal and State OSHA guidelines.
  • Ability to maintain confidential information.
  • Ability to interact professionally with other DOH staff and public and to provide excellent customer service.
  • Ability to accurately document patient records.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Self- motivated and able to work independently.
  • Knowledge of basic accounting principles.
  • Ability to lift 20 lbs.
  • Answer phones and transfer calls accordingly.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments independently.
  • Ability to develop and maintain written documentation.
  • Complies with DOH security procedure guidelines.
  • In a courteous and accurate manner, inform public of clinic procedures, CHD services and refer to other agencies as needed.
  • Submitting time sheet and EAR entry within the required time frame.
  • Completion of all mandatory or assigned trainings within the required time frame.
  • Incumbent may be required to work before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an emergency. Emergency duty required of the incumbent includes working in special needs shelters, responses to or threats involving any disaster or threat of disaster, man-made or natural.

 

Minimum:

  •  At least two years of verifiable customer service experience
  • Expanded Function Certification
  • Radiology Dental Certification
  • You must be willing to work before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an emergency?  This may include working in a special needs or Red Cross shelter, or performing other emergency duties including, but not limited to, responses to or threats involving any disaster or threat of disaster, man-made or natural? Emergency duties may also include in-state and/or out-of-state deployment.

 

PREFERRED:

Bilingual fluency in English and Spanish

 

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:

I 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:

400 W. Airport Blvd

                   Sanford, FL 32773  

                            

 

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;

 

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. Any misrepresentations or omissions will disqualify you from employment consideration. Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment for safety-sensitive positions.

 

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. 

 

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 (department) 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 Department's 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.    

 

 

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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