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DENTAL ASSISTANT - 64004362

Date: May 4, 2021

Location: HAINES CITY, FL, US, 33844

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Requisition No: 368501 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: DENTAL ASSISTANT - 64004362

Position Number: 64004362 

Salary:  $27,040.00 

Posting Closing Date: 05/18/2021 

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Florida Department of Health in Polk County.  If you are looking to establish a successful career in Public Health, you have come to the right place.  Many of our innovative and successful health programs are recognized throughout Florida.  We hope you decide to join our team!  Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for an interview.

 

Your Specific Responsibilities:

  • Greet Patients with courtesy and respect and Verify patient’s identification. Obtain proper documentation in chart. Assist with 4-handed Dentistry in restorative and surgical treatment. Perform expanded functions. Provide Oral hygiene instructions and nutritional counseling. Record vital signs when necessary. Obtained Radiology certification. Expose digital or manual radiographs and process. Maintain and completes dental patient’s hybrid or electronic record in Eaglesoft, HMS, and paper chart with accurate charting and writing dental treatment plan as diagnosed by the dentist. Review patient’s health histories. Maintain stock and organize operatory daily. Perform daily, weekly, monthly maintenance in dental clinic.
  • The employee will perform the duties of billing, collecting fees, scheduling appointments, and registering clients by means of the HMS/Dental Module system. Greets and receives the clients, interviewing to determine eligibility status, answering the phones, directing clients to the proper clinic, making charts, filing charts & maintaining a filing and recall system. Maintains and organizes the calendar for the office by retrieving the client’s appointment schedule on a daily basis. Assist in the completion of telephone and mail correspondence. Produces and submits required reports, to include the cash daily report and the end of the day report for Clinical Operations.
  • Perform all tasks in established dental protocols in dental operatory and sterilization area. Set up and break down rooms and provide optimal infection control. Set up cassettes/trays and sterilize all dental instruments according to department policy and procedures in operatory and sterilization area.
  • Completion of 100% and Employee Review of EARS in HMS every Thursday. People First timesheet submitted 100% of the time on assigned Thursday by close of business day. Be on time and ready to work daily according to work schedule.
  • Travel as needed to all dental clinics to provide coverage for clinic visits. Request leave in accordance to leave request policy.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of dental procedures and techniques needed to diagnose and treat diseases of the oral cavity, treatment alternatives, drug interactions, preventive health measures and sterilization/disinfection procedures.
  • Reading comprehension and understanding of work-related documents.
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions and convey information effectively.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and speech. Listening to what others are saying and asking questions as appropriate.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others and adjust actions in relation to other actions.
  • Time management skills.
  • Knowledge of basic medical/dental terminology and techniques.

 

Qualifications:

  • Dental Expanded Functions
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)Certification
  • Valid Florida Driver’s License or the ability to obtain one within 30 days of employment.
  • Background Screening
  • TB Testing

Florida Department of Health Mission, Vision, and Values:

Mission:

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

Vision:

To be the Healthiest State in the Nation.

Values:

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:

HAINES CITY, FL

 

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

(For more information, please click www.myfrs.com);

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

For a more complete list of benefits, 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. 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: 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.

 

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. 

 

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. 


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