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Date: Aug 8, 2019

Location: NEW PORT RICHEY, FL, US, 34654

The State Personnel System is an E-Verify employer. For more information click on our E-Verify website.

Requisition No: 67675 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: OPS DENTAL ASSISTANT - 64951109

Position Number: 64951109 

Salary:  $12.75 HR 

Posting Closing Date: 09/30/2019 










Other Personal Services (OPS) employment is a temporary employer/employee relationship used solely for accomplishing short term or intermittent tasks.  OPS are at-will employees and are subject to actions such as pay changes, changes to work assignment and terminations at the recommendation of the employer.



  • State of Florida 401(a) FICA Alternative Plan- Mandatory
  • Workers’ Compensation- Mandatory
  • Reemployment Assistance (Unemployment Compensation)- Mandatory
  • Participation in state group insurance (upon meeting eligibility requirements.  Consult with People First and/or the serving HR office)
  • Deferred Compensation- Voluntary
  • Employee Assistance Program- Voluntary


  • Any form of paid leave
  • Paid holidays
  • Participation in the Florida Retirement System
  • Reinstatement rights or retention rights

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Florida Department of Health in Pasco 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.


Duties and Responsibilities:

Prepares trays with instruments and supplies and passes to dentist, dental resident or dental student as required.  Assists with sealants, fillings, extractions, root canals, and dental prophylaxis.  Exposes dental radiographs.  Provides and demonstrates oral hygiene instructions.  Communicates home care and treatment needs to patients and parents of minors.  Cleans and disinfect operatories.  Sterilizes dental instruments.  Documents in client records and charts dental restorations and treatment needs. Assist the dentist in patient care as needed. 


Upholds quality infection control standards through the sterilization or disinfecting of all operatory and laboratory equipment, instruments and supplies.  Responsible for ensuring that all the patient care is provided in an aseptic environment.  Handles all bio-hazardous waste and sharp objects according to Federal and state OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) guidelines.


Maintains accurate charts and records by documenting treatment rendered, referrals, and/or prescriptions given to a patient, radiographs and any phone conversations with patient/guardian.


Organizes and maintains electronic and paper records and files for the dental program.  Manages use of EagleSoft electronic system, HMS in accordance with DOH procedures. Records all activity and time in EARs and EagleSoft.

Updates the dental program procedure manual, the Dental Material Safety Sheet log, the Dental hazardous materials Procedure Handbook and Dental Program Equipment Manuals as required by Federal, State, and DOH-Pasco regulations


Attends training and seminars as they become available to enhance knowledge, skills, and abilities as it relates to duties and responsibilities.


Performs other related duties as requested/required.

Responsible for securing the designated information sets for the purposes of protecting confidentiality, data integrity, and appropriate access for all information, both confidential and public record, which is stored in hard copy and electronic forms.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities, Including Utilization of Equipment required for the position:

Ability to prepare, sterilize, and maintain dental instruments and equipment.  Ability to fabricate dental plaster models.  Ability to read.  Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.  Ability to communicate effectively.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others

When completing the online application process , all gaps of employment or education greater than 90 days starting from high school must be explained (approximate date, month and year) identifying company name or if unemployed. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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Important Notices- Please be advised:

*Note: Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process. 

Incumbents may be required to perform emergency duty before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days

Current State Employees - Salary for current employees is based on employee’s current payband/paygrade. 

Only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers will be hired.

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, visit

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.

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) to conduct this background check.

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.


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: Tampa

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