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Date: Dec 7, 2017

Location: ARCADIA, FL, US, 34266

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Requisition No: 25662 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: DENTAL HYGIENIST - OPS - 64914075

Position Number: 64914075 

Salary:  $25.00 per hour 

Posting Closing Date: 12/18/2017 


This is an OPS Dental Hygienist position with the Florida Department of Health in Desoto County.  The incumbent will provide direct and indirect services in structured and non-structured environments for the dental program under the direction and supervision of the Senior Dentist. The incumbent in this position will only work on Fridays.  The incumbent represents the agency and its mission and values and is expected to promote cooperation, courtesy and teamwork in a diverse environment. 



Licensure as a Florida Registered Dental Hygienist is required. A valid Florida driver’s license and reliable transportation are required.  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 or Red Cross shelters, 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. Property Custodian/Delegate: Assigned responsibility for control of department assets.  Required to have access to the information sets designated and knowledge of responsibilities on the attached Position Description Addendum for Information Security & Privacy.  Incumbent must obtain Incident Command System (ICS-100) certification within 60 days and National Incident Management System (IS-700) certification within 90 days of employment. 




  • The incumbent will perform duties and delegated tasks  including but are not limited to:  preparing dental reports and records, EHR, supply orders, maintaining sterilization of dental instruments, removing calculus deposits, accretions and stains from exposed surfaces of teeth, performing gingival curettage and root planning, pre-assessing and charting suspected findings of the oral cavity, taking vital signs, recording procedures performed in treatment record, placing, exposing, processing dental digital radiographic film, applying sealants and topical fluorides, polishing clinical crowns and amalgam restorations, instructing patients in oral hygiene care and supervising patient oral hygiene care.
  • Promoting, developing, and conducting community and school-based preventive and educational programs, conducting records reviews, and monitoring infection control program.
  • Incumbent is required to complete not less than 24 hours of continuing professional education in dental subjects, biennially, in programs prescribed or approved by the board or in equivalent programs of continuing education for re-licensure. 
  • Incumbent will participate in DCHD mandatory trainings, staff development days, QI, and other functions as required.
  • Performs all other duties as required.



  • Statutes, and Rules and Regulations that pertain to the programs. The incumbent in this position is considered to have regulatory responsibilities and is subject to provisions of Chapter 60K-15, Career Service System Rules.
  • Use of equipment and supplies related to the position;
  • Lead People: Motivate, provide constructive feedback, positive recognition, and organize activities to improve the team skills and performance;
  • Manage Processes: Integrate and effectively utilize all components of the strategic planning process to help CCHD achieve its vision. Appropriately assesses and allocates resources (financial, human, equipment and supplies) develop, implement and evaluate business plans;
  • Human Relations: Work with others in a professional, considerate and helpful manner. Projects a positive image of CCHD and self;
  • Initiative: Be self-confident, motivated, and enthusiastic drive to perform current job duties and undertake duties of greater responsibility;
  • Responsive to Direction: Take and give direction; accept and deliver constructive criticism; and respond and implement suggestions for improvement;
  • Flexibility: Accommodate changing situations or plans for satisfactory performance of the job. Able to change easily from one task to another;
  • Technology: Navigate the Internet, use office suite and assorted software, and use of technology equipment;
  • Communication (Oral & Written): Takes the initiative to communicate accurate, up-to-date plans and information to subordinates, peers, and management. Expresses thoughts clearly, both verbally and in writing. Listens and understands the views of others;
  • Creative Thinking: Develops new insights into situations and applies innovative solutions to make organizational improvements; designs and implements new or cutting-edge programs/processes;
  • Team Building: Inspires, motivates, and guides others toward goal accomplishments. Consistently develops and sustains cooperative working relationships. Encourages and facilitates cooperation within the organization and with customer groups; fosters commitment, team spirit, pride, trust. Develops leadership in others through coaching, mentoring, rewarding and guiding employees;
  • Interpersonal Skills: Shows understanding, friendliness, courtesy, tact, empathy, cooperation, concern, and politeness to others; relates well to different people from varied backgrounds and different situations;
  • Customer Service: Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including the public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing excellence in products and services.
  • Time Management: Manages a variety of responsibilities in a timely, efficient manner and is able to prioritize tasks.


    ** 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.
  • Certain veterans and spouses of veterans deemed eligible will receive preference in employment by the state (applies only to Career Service (CS) positions).


    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.

    OPS – Other Personal Services / Temporary Employment



    State of Florida 401(a) FICA Alternative Plan* - mandatory

    Workers’ Compensation - mandatory

    Reemployment Assistance (Unemployment Compensation) - mandatory

    Participation in state group insurance (must meet eligibility requirements, please consult with your servicing HR office for details)

    Deferred Compensation - voluntary

    Employee Assistance Program - voluntary



    Any form of paid leave

    Paid holidays

    Participation in the Florida Retirement System

    Reinstatement rights or retention rights



    Sections 110.131, 110.1315 and 216.011(1)(dd), Florida Statutes

    Rules 60L-33.005 and 60L-34.001, Florida Administrative Code





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.

Nearest Major Market: Fort Myers

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