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Date: Feb 22, 2021

Location: OCALA, FL, US, 34471

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

Requisition No: 318242 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: OPS DENTAL HYGIENIST - 64942283

Position Number: 64942283 

Salary:  $25.00/hour 

Posting Closing Date: 03/08/2021 



Must have a clear and active Florida license to practice dental hygiene or are you eligible to apply for a limited license to practice in a public health setting.  Must be currently certified in CPR.




  • 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.



All applications must be completed online through People First.  No faxed or mailed applications will be accepted by the agency.


**NOTE:  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 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


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:


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.




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.

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