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OPS DENTIST - 64902173

Date:  Mar 9, 2023


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Requisition No: 793829 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: OPS DENTIST - 64902173

Position Number: 64902173 

Salary:  $73/hourly 

Posting Closing Date: 03/29/2023 

OPS Dentist

Your Specific Responsibilities:

This is a professional position requiring a team approach in growing a dental clinic program in Baker County. Providing diagnoses, treatments, clinic coordination including conducting dental examinations, evaluations, performing periodontal, preventive, restorative, pedodontics, and oral surgical therapies as well as dental screenings; and performs record review and prepares reports as needed. Works under the direction of the Dental Director and assist to ensure that the program meets all target regarding access, customer service, quality of care and financial sustainability. This position will work 1 day a week for a total of 8 hours.

Performs the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Conducts oral examinations and evaluations with necessary intraoral x-rays and photograph.
  • Reviews patients’ medical history.
  • Treats infections, oral diseases, injuries, and malformations of the mouth, teeth, and oral cavity.
  • Makes appropriate referrals to dental specialists and medical providers.
  • Provides restorative, preventative, extractions, and other related oral procedures.
  • Provides work supervision of Dentals Assistants and Dental Hygienists in accordance with Florida laws and rules.
  • Treats post-operative complications and emergency treatment when indicated.
  • Provide treatment to pediatric patients.
  • Practices infection control per Florida laws and rules, OSHA, and CDC guidelines.
  • Completes time sheet, EARS and mandatory training in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Attends and participates in dental health staff meeting and other meetings as required.
  • Schedules time off in advance and collaborates with supervisor to ensure work responsibilities are covered when absent.
  • Maintains complete records of all dental services.
  • Ensures that equipment and instruments are maintained following infection control guidelines.
  • Ensures security guidelines comply.
  • Assists supervisor in coordination, planning and monitoring of dental operations as assigned.
  • This position may require traveling to other sites in the County or required to work on different days to ensure appropriate coverage for the clinic services.
  • Performs other related work/duties as required.
  • Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  •            Knowledge of the documentation, safety and practice standards governing the practice of dentistry in DOH.
  •            Skill in performing dental procedures up to the standard of care.
  •            Knowledge of the terminology, principles, and techniques of dentistry.
  •            Ability to relate to diverse clients.
  •            Ability to communicate effectively and be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  •           Skill in computer software application.


 (Note: The knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA's) identified in this class specification represent those needed to perform the duties of this class. Additional knowledge, skills and abilities may be applicable for individual positions in the employing agency.)



  • Dentist Licensure in accordance with Chapter 466, Florida Statutes including DEA Certification.
  • Valid Florida Driver’s License or the ability to obtain one within 30 days of employment.
  • Experience working in a Dental setting with children.
  • Florida Department of Health is 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 shelter or performing other emergency duties including but not limited to, response to or threats involving any disaster or threat of disaster man-made or natural.


  • One year or more experience providing dental treatment to children.

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.


 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:

Baker County

The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:

Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. As an OPS employee, the benefits below are available:


  • State of Florida 401(a) FICA Alternative Plan (mandatory)
  • Participation in state group insurance (upon meeting eligibility requirements.  Consult with People First and/or the serving HR office)
  • Workers’ Compensation (mandatory, if needed)
  • Reemployment Assistance (Unemployment Compensation) (mandatory, if needed)
  • Deferred Compensation (voluntary)
  • Employee Assistance Program (voluntary)
  • And more!


For a more complete list of benefits, including monthly costs, visit


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.

Nearest Major Market: Jacksonville