DENTIST - 64000822

Date:  Feb 20, 2024

YULEE, FL, US, 32097

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Requisition No: 810956 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: DENTIST - 64000822

Position Number: 64000822 

Salary:  $100,000-$125,000 

Posting Closing Date: 02/28/2024 



Your Specific Responsibilities:
This is a highly responsible position working under minimal supervision of the County Health Department Administrator of the Florida Department of Health in Nassau County (FDOH-Nassau).  A dentist is a Florida licensed dentist responsible for oversight in a FDOH-Nassau County Dental Clinic and is responsible for providing professional oversight for clinic operations.  This includes the delivery of clinical care by licensed dentists and hygienists and any other auxiliary dental staff.  In addition, this position provides professional dental services consisting of examination, diagnosis, treatment planning, and care of conditions within the human oral cavity and its adjacent tissues and structures, including emergency, surgical, preventive, and restorative dental care to Medicaid Children and clients who are members of other programs in which DOH-Nassau participates.
Public Health Competency Domain 1:  Analytical/Assessment 
•    Makes evidence-based decisions using recommendations from the Florida Public Health Dental Program Office in planning population health services.   
•    Identifies assets and resources that can be used for improving the oral health in Nassau County.  
•    Assesses community health status and factors influencing oral health in Nassau County.  
•    Provides oversight for selecting the course of treatment for a patient, the procedures or materials to be used as part of such course of treatment, and the manner in which such course of treatment is carried out by the dentists and dental hygienists.  
•    Actively participates in quality assurance and quality improvement activities in coordination with the Dental Executive Director.

Public Health Competency Domain 2:  Policy Development/Program Planning Skills 
•    Contributes to development of organizational strategic plan. 
•    Implements the FDOH-Nassau strategic plan.  
•    Monitors current and projected trends in the oral health needs for Nassau County.  
•    Works with the Dental Executive Director to appropriately and accurately implement the policies, programs, and services of the Dental Program.

Public Health Competency Domain 3:  Communication Skills  
•    Communicates positively, clearly and concisely with supervisors, team members, and external representatives in all interactions.  
•    Manages difficult clients positively and appropriately.  
•    Ensures writing, including electronic communications, is professional, error-free, clear, and concise.  
•    Communicates information to influence behavior and improve the health of clients.  
•    Consistently works to ensure patient satisfaction and maintain positive relationships with other dentists, physicians, and staff to help support the delivery of quality patient care.  
•    Ensures all required reports or reviews, are prepared in accordance with guidelines established by the Dental Director. 

Public Health Competency Domain 4:  Cultural Competency Skills  
•    Ensures the diversity of individuals and populations is addressed in policies, programs, and services affecting the health of the community.

Public Health Competency Domain 5:  Community Dimensions of Practice Skills 
•    Explains the relationships between primary care and dental care and how they affect the health of clients.  
•    Suggests relationships that may be needed to improve the health of clients.  
•    Collaborates with community partners to improve health by connecting clients to additional resources.  
•    Provides input for developing, implementing, evaluating, and improving policies, programs, and services.  
•    Coordinates and directs the clinical portion of dental services, including all documentation required to assure compliance with Department Dental Program expectations.  
•    Monitors quality of care to ensure compliance with state and federal requirements.  
•    Works independently and makes decisions based on analysis of data and knowledge of dental practice.  
•    Maintains skills and completes on-going training to maintain an active license in accordance with the Dental Practice Act.

Public Health Competency Domain 6:  Public Health Sciences Skills  
•    Applies public health dental sciences in the delivery of the 10 Essential Public Health Services.  
•    Work includes promotion and establishment of population-based dental preventive and educational programs and related dental public health activities.  
•    Collaborates with the Dental Executive Director to promote community and school-based preventive educational programs.  
•    Provides dental services consisting of examination, diagnosis, treatment planning, and care of conditions with the human oral cavity and its adjacent tissues and structures.  
•    Performs diagnostic, preventive, restorative, emergency and surgical procedures within the scope of the dental practice act.  
•    Develops treatment plans and maintains treatment records in accordance with the dental practice act. 
•    Attends and completes 100% of FDOH-Nassau mandatory training by the specified deadlines.

Public Health Competency Domain 7:  Financial Planning and Management Skills 
•    Adheres to organizational policies and procedures.  
•    Operates program within budget.  
•    Motivates colleagues for the purpose of achieving program and organizational goals by participating in clinic team meetings and respecting different points of view.  
•    Monitors productivity reports and if necessary works with the Dental Administrative Team to improve productivity for the clinical staff and ensure that the productivity criteria and measures are met as set by the Dental Program in terms of number of patients per hour, RVU, or both on a monthly average.  
•    Maintains 100% of the time current licensure, certification and CEUs as required per the State Department of Health, the State Board of Dentistry, and specialty Boards.  
•    Completes or ensures that Superbills for each patient are completed and submitted to the Biller/Cashier at the end of each service 100% of the time.  
•    Completes clinical records by the end of each session 100% of the time.  
•    Completes and submits People First time sheets by weekly on Thursdays and EARs weekly 100% of the time.

Public Health Competency Domain 8:  Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills  
•    Incorporates ethical standards of practice into all interactions with clients and team members.  
•    Strives to uphold the Department of Health’s values of I.C.A.R.E.  
•    Abides by the Florida Department of Health Code of Ethics.   
•    Provides opportunities for professional development for team members through training, mentoring, and coaching.  
•    Participates in professional development opportunities.
•    Provides statutorily defined “supervision” including direct, indirect and general supervision of dental providers in clinical decision making as defined in s. 466.003 F.S. and rule 64B5-16.00 F.A.C. and applicable in ss. 466.023, 466.024, and 466.025(2) F.S. and rules 64Bt-7.0035, 64B5-16.005, 74B5-16.006, 74B5-16.007 F.A.C.
•    Participates in staff orientation and ongoing mentorship.  In addition, it is expected that the dentist works with the dental program manager to discuss/resolve ongoing issues within the clinical environment.
•    Implements the medical/dental policies and procedures set by FDOH-Nassau. Guides staff in interpretation of such policy; and ensures that clinical care in the clinic is provided with the scope of such policies and procedures.  
•    Disseminates updated clinical/dental information systematically on a regular basis to the clinic staff.
•    Evaluates/Participates in performance appraisals in the clinic and raises concerns pertaining to clinical competency to the Dental Program Manager.
•    Participates in conference calls and monthly meetings (or as required) to provide regularly feedback on dental clinic specific issues related but not limited to documentation, care provision, coding, staffing needs, clinic flow, patient care and patient safety.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
•    Reading Comprehension – Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents
•    Problem Identification – Identifying the nature of problems
•    Speaking – Talking to others to effectively convey information
•    Science – Using scientific methods to solve problems
•    Information Organization – Finding ways to structure or classify multiple pieces of information
•    Judgment and Decision Making – Weighing the relative costs and benefits of a potential action
•    Equipment Selection – Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job
•    Critical Thinking – Using logic and analysis to identify the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches
•    Active Listening – Listening to what other people are saying and asking questions as appropriate
•    Operation and Control – Controlling operations of equipment or systems
•    Coordination – Adjusting actions in relation to others’ actions
•    Management of Personnel Resources – Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job
•    Medicine and Dentistry – Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat injuries, diseases, and deformities.  This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures
•    Education and Training – Knowledge of instructional methods and training techniques including curriculum design principles, learning theory, group and individual teaching techniques, design of individual development plans, and test design principles
•    Biology – Knowledge of plant and animal living tissue, cells, organisms, and entities, including their functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment
•    Computer – Knowledge of computer software including applications



Minimum – Licensed Dentist, one year experience providing dental care,

Preferred – Licensed Dentist with State of Florida, DEA License, more than one year experience providing dental care, including children, current DEA license, Current Medicaid provider in state of Florida. 


Florida Department of Health Mission, Vision, and Values:


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


To be the Healthiest State in the Nation.


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:

Yulee and Hillard Dental Clinic


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:

  • Annual and Sick Leave benefits;
  • Nine paid holidays and one Personal Holiday each year;
  • State Group Insurance coverage options, including health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance options;
  • Retirement plan options, including employer contributions

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  • Flexible Spending Accounts;
  • Tuition waivers;
  • And more!

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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: 


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.


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.

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.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  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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