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OPS DENTAL ASSISTANT - 64942287

Date:  Nov 5, 2022
Location: 

OCALA, FL, US, 34471


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Requisition No: 727365 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: OPS DENTAL ASSISTANT - 64942287

Position Number: 64942287 

Salary:  $15.00 / Hour 

Posting Closing Date: 12/01/2022 

Job Positing -

Open Competitive

Your Specific Responsibilities:

DENTAL TREATMENT

  • Expanded duties as licensed by the board of Professional Regulations for Certified Dental Assistant.
  • Will polish clinical crowns of teeth.
  • Will apply topical fluoride gels and varnish.
  • Will place temporary restorations.
  • Will place sealants.
  • Will remove sutures.
  • Will fabricate temporary crowns, pack cord and cement temporary crowns.

 

FOUR HANDED DENTAL TECHNIQUE

  • Will review medical history with the patient/guardian and take blood pressure as indicated by clinic policy.
  • Will complete the signs and symptoms (S) and objective data (O) of the SOAP notes and write up in computer notes
  • Will utilize proper barrier techniques as per OSHA guidelines. 
  • Will utilize proper barrier techniques including chin length face shield.
  • Will pass instruments while correctly retracting tongue and/or cheek; and while suctioning.
  • Will coordinate assisting methods, activities and actions with actions of the dentist.
  • Will adjust equipment and light source as needed by the dentist.
  • Will mix restorative materials and cements.
  • Will perform other duties as required by the dentist or clinic supervisor.
  • Will be prepared for a medical emergency in the dental clinic, alert the dentist in the clinic, call 911, alert the dental clinic supervisor and complete necessary paperwork.
  • Will obtain the necessary emergency equipment and supplies as directed by the dentist and provide the assistance necessary in an emergency and in the emergency drills. Perform CPR if necessary.

 

PROPER OPERATORY SET UP

  • Instruments and equipment out and in place ready before the patient arrives.
  • Will maintain adequate inventory of supplies and equipment.
  • Will generate supplies and equipment requests as needed
  • Must be able to lift at least 10 pounds.

 

RADIOGRAPHS

  • Will maintain Radiographic Certification as licensed by the Board of Professional Regulations.
  • Will properly utilize ScanX phosphoretic plates and the Eaglesoft software.

 

STERILIZATION

  • Will understand and follow CDC protocol contained in the Infection Control Manual.
  • Will properly clean and sterilize instruments following dental clinic procedures.
  • Will utilize proper barrier techniques during cleaning and sterilizing.
  • Will clean and disinfect counters and environmental surfaces following dental clinic procedures.
  • Will test autoclave with biological indicators and keep a log of results.
  • Will clean autoclave as assigned
  • Will remove trash and replace liners in cans as necessary.
  • Will clean chair suction traps and suction tubing, and central trap as directed.
  • Will dispose of biomedical waste in red bags and sharps as per FL DOH and CDC guidelines.

 

DENTAL MATERIALS

  • Will understand materials and use dental materials per FL DOH and manufacturer guidelines.
  • Will maintain an organized well-maintained storage area both for bulk storage and in the individual carts/rooms, with the lot number.
  • Will maintain an inventory so that the proper amount of supplies are ordered to maximize the effective date and ordered at the proper Threshold so that items do not run out.
  • Will properly handle and dispose of all dental materials including sharps.
  • Will check the eye wash stations once per month and maintain a log with results.
  • Will properly maintain emergency kit/equipment and keep a log with results.
  • Will keep lab area clean and organized.
  • Will pour models, polish acrylic lab work under the direct supervision of the dentist.
  • Will observe proper infection control procedures in the lab and sterilization areas.
  • Will complete lab prescriptions and alert the front desk staff of a pending lab case.

 

DEMONSTRATE AND WORK WITH DENTAL ASSISTING STUDENTS and OUTREACH

  • At the discretion of the dental supervisor and under their supervision, demonstrate the use of dental materials and/or techniques to dental assisting students
  • May need to give health fairs or school presentations as directed.
  • May need to perform expanded duty functions and assist with head start school-based program and assist with the school based program in local schools, must have a valid driver's license.

 

CLERICAL / PATIENT CONTACT DUTIES

  • Answer telephone, route calls, gives information, make/change appointments
  • Confirm appointments.
  • Greet clients, determine eligibility, process needed papers and documents.
  • Provide appointment reminders, school excuses/work excuses.
  • Complete dental encounter forms and help with tallying them for processing end of day report and for fiscal.
  • Will complete lab prescriptions and alert the front desk staff of a pending lab case.
  • Will complete referrals and medical consults, and alert the front desk staff to finish the referral, add to the referral log and follow up on them as needed.
  • Complete assigned computer tasks
  • Complete training as directed
  • Complete EARS Forms and time entries.
  • Complete other duties as assigned by the dental clinic supervisor.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities -

A working knowledge of standard dental procedures, techniques and material used in the dental clinic.

A working knowledge of OSHA standards, dental infection control and hazardous dental materials.

A working knowledge of entering data using Eaglesoft Electronic Oral Health Record.

A working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.

Ability to prioritize and organize job duties.

Ability to work independently and interdependently.

Ability to work with, including teaching and demonstrating, students as directed by the dentist.

Ability to communicate effectively.

Qualifications:

Minimum -

Florida Dental Radiology Certificate

Florida Dental Expanded Duty Certificate

Valid Drivers License

 

Preferred -

Experience working in a dental clinic  

CPR Certification

 

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:

Florida Department of Health - Marion County

The Hampton Center

1501 W.SilverSprings Blvd.

Ocala, FL  34475

 

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.

 

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 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: Ocala