OPS DENTIST - 64858343 1

Date:  May 29, 2024


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Requisition No: 828324 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: OPS DENTIST - 64858343 1

 Pay Plan: Temp

Position Number: 64858343 

Salary:  $75 an hour 

Posting Closing Date: 06/23/2024 

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Special Note: This position works 3-days a week, 25.50 hours per week

Note: Some applicants may qualify for student loan repayment options that require work with underserved populations.  If you think you might qualify or are interested in more information, please make the hiring authority aware.



Your Specific Responsibilities:


This position is responsible for providing dental treatment services to HIV infected clients and HIV affected family members in accordance with all Federal and State laws and within the guidelines established by the State Health Office, Dental Administrative offices, and the United States Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).  The incumbent is also responsible for chair side supervision of the dental hygienist and assistants. This position will also provide pediatric services. Works under the direction of the Dental Director.


Provides dental services to include:

  • Dental and medical evaluations
  • Diagnosis and treatment planning – includes all necessary procedures required to make proper diagnosis
  • Restorative procedures (per program limitations)
  • Oral Surgery procedures
  • Preventive services, dental and medical
  • Prosthetic services, when indicated (per program limitations)
  • All other dental services permitted by Medicaid
  • Other medical and dental referrals as authorized by dental program policy


Provides for the proper daily operation of the dental clinic.  This includes:

  • Maintaining adequate supplies and equipment, including written schedules for maintenance
  • Maintaining and periodically checking emergency equipment and supplies
  • Operating a professional clinic at all times
  • Documenting all patient services and activities in a legible manner or in HMS
  • Performs all other activities necessary for the smooth and professional operation of a dental clinic



Performs other related work as required.  Including dental surveys, screenings, and presentations. Provides clinical services in other dental clinics in the county as assigned to assure adequate patient coverage.


Maintains client confidentiality and security in accordance DOHP50-10-10 Information Security & Privacy Policy Confidential Information.


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. 
  • 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.
  • 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.




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:

Fort Pierce


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 www.mybenefits.myflorida.com

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.

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: Port Saint Lucie