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DENTAL ASSISTANT - 64001474

Date: Feb 8, 2018

Location: MONTICELLO, FL, US, 32344

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Requisition No: 25100 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: DENTAL ASSISTANT - 64001474

Position Number: 64001474 

Salary:  $19,902.48 - $32,000 

Posting Closing Date: 02/21/2018 

**NOTE: All responses provided to the qualifying questions for this advertisement must be verifiable in your application and/or resume.**

 

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 the 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 on the date of your retirement.

 

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 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.

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The primary responsibilities of this position are to assure the delivery of quality dental services to clients of Jefferson and Madison counties in the land clinic as well as the mobile unit.  This includes but is not limited to actual treatment performed on patients, assurance of confidentiality, monitoring sterilization procedures, development of community dental programs to assist in screening high risk individuals and periodic training programs as needed.  Maintains treatment plan and assessments, both electronic and paper chart, at time of service, including cashiering. 

 

Sterilization, disinfecting, cleaning and maintenance of: instruments, equipment and operatories as appropriate according to state, federal and ADA guidelines.

 

Assisting in the delivery of dental services to include: examinations; taking/ developing, mounting and labeling x-rays; insuring health histories are complete; taking of vital signs, assisting in the placement of sealants, composite and amalgam restorations.  Assist the hygienist with prophylaxis including oral hygiene instructions and patient behavior management.  Assist with surgical, endodontic, and prosthodontic care.  Assist in intern student instruction as necessary and appropriate.

 

Clerical functions to include answering the telephone, scheduling patient appointments, client registration, determining client eligibility and income, preparing superbills, data entry of services, filing and retrieving patient charts while maintaining client confidentiality and building security procedures at all times.

 

Assists with inventory of consumable supplies and ordering within an adequate timeframe to insure that no materials are ever totally depleted.

 

Follows OSHA regulations to insure compliance, maintains Material Data Safety Sheets and follows required safety guidelines.

 

Completes timesheets and Employee Activity Records within 3 working days of activity.

 

Assists in community dental screening programs.

 

Other functions as required.

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: Tallahassee

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