Date:  Feb 2, 2024

OCALA, FL, US, 34471

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Requisition No: 788264 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: OPS DENTAL HYGIENIST - 64942277

Position Number: 64942277 

Salary:  $25.00 - $30.00 per hour 

Posting Closing Date: 03/08/2024 

Job posting category

Open Competitive

Your Specific Responsibilities:


  • Time sheet and EAR entry within the required time frame
  • Subject to emergency duty in the event of a natural disaster
  • Completion of all mandatory or assigned trainings within the required time frame


Daily Duties -

Patient Care:


Will set up and clean own rooms, and sterilize instruments.

Reviews medical history and documents according to policy, performs charting and head and neck screening.

Takes appropriate radiographs according to clinic guidelines.

Provides dental prophylaxis on children and adults.

Provides sealants according to CDC criteria.

Provides scaling and root planning if prescribed by dentist.

Apply topical fluoride, silver diamine and Varnish XT as indicated.

Provide applicable oral hygiene instructions for parent and patient as indicated both verbally and in writing.

Will consult with dentist for referral of treatment beyond scope of practice.

Will inform dentist and patient/guardian of any untoward incidents regarding patient and document appropriately.

Will practice according to OSHA and DOH standards.

Accurately documents all clinical notes per dental clinic guidelines and in spreadsheet.

Completes encounter form for each patient per dental clinic guidelines.

Keeps and inventories adequate supplies.

Plans and conducts dental screenings and oral health projects including school-based sealants and cleanings as directed.

May perform dental assisting if directed by supervisor.


Other duties:

Works with the dentist to provide excellent patient care.

Works with CF dental assisting students as directed.

Travels to and from school settings to perform duties if directed.

Participates in office meetings.

Complies with all DOH policy including training.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of dental terminology

Knowledge of dental hygiene principles and practices

Skills in using dental instruments and equipment and performing dental prophylaxis and scaling and root planning

Ability to instruct patients in preventive dental techniques,

Ability to communicate effectively

Ability to manage time so can adequately treat patients but still treat the number of patients needed and in a timely manner

Ability to work with dentists, assistants, student assistants and volunteers in a way that promotes teamwork and the betterment of the residents of Marion County

Ability to be proactive and anticipate upcoming needs and trends as they relate to dental hygiene and the clinic in general.


Minimum -  

Must have a clear and current Florida Dental Hygiene license

Must have a current/active CPR certificate


Preferred -  



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:

Florida Department of Health - Marion County

1501 W. Silver Springs 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.


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