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SENIOR DENTIST - 64030766

Date: Feb 9, 2018

Location: FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, US, 33315

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Requisition No: 29060 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: SENIOR DENTIST - 64030766

Position Number: 64030766 

Salary:  $110,000.00 

Posting Closing Date: 02/22/2018 

OPEN COMPETITIVE

**NOTE:  All responses provided to the qualifying questions for this vacancy advertisement must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process.**

 

Duties and Responsibilities

This is a professional position responsible for the operation of a multi-operatory dental office with the assistance of one or more dental assistants and direct supervision over the clinic's dental assistants, senior clerk , and dental hygienist, and providing emergency, surgical, preventive and restorative dental care to eligible patients. General and daily supervision of this position will be performed directly by the Dental Administrator or the Exectuive Dental Diector in the absence of The Dental Adminstrator.

 

The following job responsibilities are noted, and other duties may be assigned:

Manage and supervise the operation of the dental clinic  to which assigned, insuring the proper flow of patients to the clinic and their care, supervising the maintenance and general housekeeping of the instruments, equipment, and clinic spaces, as well as maintenance of an adequate supply of dental supplies and materials. Provide direct supervision to Dental Assistants, Senior Clerks and Hygienists. Perform Performance Expectations, Performance Evaluations, Timesheet submission and EAR certifications for assigned direct reports. Morning huddles and staff meetings to review procedures and opportunities for improvement within the work unit.

Incumbent is responsible for approving direct reports’ timesheets, as well as supervising and counseling staff. Motivates employees to improve the quality and quantity of work performed. Plans workloads, work flows, work objectives and time utilization with employees. Evaluates direct reports performance through establishing performance indicators and conducting periodic performance reviews. This includes meeting with employees to ensure the established criteria are met. Trains employees in methods for performing an effective and efficient job. Communicates with employees both indiviudally and in staff meetings. Direct the work of employees to ensure best use of time and resources.

Ensures staff assemble necessary materials, instruments, and medications for each treatment session and conduct radiographic surveys on each patient. Ensures that staff monitor each patient's treatment progress and schedule accordingly.  Ensures that staff follow Infection Control protocol as described in OSHA's regulations for "blood-borne Pathogen Standards" during clinical procedures.  Ensure that staff maintain adequate clinical supply levels and order replacement items when necessary.

Ensures that staff prepare and execute proper sterilization and disinfection procedures for instruments and equipment, including monitoring the effectiveness of autoclave sterilizer using biologic monitor as provided

Ensure that staff execute and maintain accurate patient treatment records and other pertinent documents for proper clinic operation.  Ensure that staff do periodic monitoring of recall patient charts and   when needed, assist in the scheduling and confirmation of appointments of all dental patients for treatment.  Ensure that staff discuss clinic policy with patients and parents and   correspond with other clinic personnel regarding referrals for care and furnish information regarding eligibility and fees for treatment via telephone and mail.

Ensure that staff provide instruction in proper oral hygiene skills, including tooth brushing and flossing to clinic patients and instruct patients in proper diet habits and explain the relationship of nutrition to dental caries.  Ensure that staff distribute and explain patient education materials and instruct expectant mothers of clinic patients (guidance).  Ensure that staff operate and maintain all clinical equipment in proper working order and report all malfunctions and needs for repair or overhaul to Dental Administration office.  Acknowledge completion of repairs by contract vendors and report such completion to Dental Administration office.  Ensure that staff perform other related duties such as inputting patient treatment data into the Health Department patient service HMS computer system or the PE system, as well as checking patient data in FLMMIS.

Conduct dental examinations and prepare diagnosis on each dental patient admitted at his/her assigned clinic and protect the dignity and privacy of each patient.  Prepare and document an appropriate and legible treatment plan for each patient and provide appropriate dental care in accordance with an established treatment plan for the patient.  Provide general dental treatment including, but not limited to, the filling of teeth, extracting teeth, sealing teeth, and other dental procedures, as required to treat the patient's specific dental needs.  Delegate appropriate remediable tasks to dental assistants while providing direct supervision.  Review treatment plans with the patient or parent and record pertinent information regarding the patient's medical and dental history in the dental record.  Recommend and issue appropriate referrals through Dental Administration for other specialty health services as necessary and required by the patient's health condition.  Provide dental consultation services for other Health Unit patients, as required.

Perform other duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of the principles of QA and QI.
  • Knowledge of the documentation, safety and practice standards governing the practice of dentistry in DOH.
  • Knowledge of the principles of public health.
  • Skills to perform dental procedures up to the standard of care.
  • Ability to relate to diverse clients.
  • Ability to manage a dental practice
  • Ability to work with a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Ability to formulate and implement policies and procedures.
  • Ability to recruit, train, motivate and evaluate staff.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Licensed as a dentist in accordance with Chapter 466, Florida Statutes.

Valid Florida drivers license, free of major infractions, or the ability to obtain one with in thirty days of employment and access to an automobile to be utilized for work purposes.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

 At least one year of experience working in a dental office providing routine dental care to adults.

At least one year of supervisory experience.

At least one year of experience with crowns and removable prosthetics.

All responses provided to the qualifying questions for this vacancy advertisement 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. 

 

You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check.

 

You will be required to provide proof of education in the form of a degree or transcript.

 

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 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”.


 

                                                        

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 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 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. Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, eligible veterans and spouses of veterans will receive preference in employment and are encouraged to apply. For applicants claiming Veterans’ Preference, please attach your supporting documentation when you apply for a vacancy. Applicants may also fax their supporting documentation to People First at 1-888-403-2110 by the closing date.

 

 

 

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. 


Nearest Major Market: Fort Lauderdale
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami

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