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OPS DENTIST - 64942300

Date:  Jun 23, 2022
Location: 

OCALA, FL, US, 34475


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Requisition No: 617301 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: OPS DENTIST - 64942300

Position Number: 64942300 

Salary:  $57.00-$60.00 per hour 

Posting Closing Date: 07/02/2022 

Open Competitive

Your Specific Responsibilities:

The incumbent in this position is to provide dental services to clients and works with the local dental society and the College of Central Florida Dental Assisting Program.   This position is supervised by the Medical Director.  Professional and technical dental supervision is maintained by State Dental Director. Approximately between 24-30 hours per week

DENTAL TREATMENT:

Follows Medicaid rules for the practice of dentistry as explained by the Health Department personnel.  Reviews the medical history of every patient and obtain medical consultations as necessary to assure safe, quality care.  Diagnoses dental needs using appropriate X-Rays, clinical and/or tele-dentistry exams and record findings.  Performs head and neck exams and records findings. Treats patients who are eligible as per the Florida Department of Health guidelines.

Performs preventive procedures such as silver diamine application, restorative procedures (composites, amalgams, pulpotomies, stainless steel crowns, space maintainers) and extractions on children and adults as set in the dental clinic guidelines.  Treats the number of patients assigned in an efficient and caring manner.  Charts findings, clinical exams, treatment plan and complete progress notes per dental clinic policy in Eaglesoft oral health record.  Reviews and signs the encounter form and correlate to the dental progress notes upon completion of client.

Prescribes medications as necessary under the guidelines of the Florida Board of Dentistry, DEA, Department of Health, and the dental clinic.

Dispenses medications needed in the course of dental treatment. Proper documentation must be provided for the use of such medication. 

Refers patients who are beyond their scope of practice or capabilities of the dental clinic or its staff.  Informs the patient/guardian and the dental program manager of any untoward experience and document in the patient’s chart as per Health Department guidelines.  Arranges appropriate follow up care as needed for the incident. Completes incident report as necessary. Follows OSHA guidelines and the infection control and hazardous material policies of the Florida Department of Health and the dental clinic.   Works with Marion County Health Department employees and CF dental assisting students.  Conforms to the guidelines of the dental clinic allowing the students to assist as their training progresses.

Reviews intraoral photos and completes teledentistry exams as necessary for the school-based program and head start.

May provide exams in head start schools and/or health fairs.

 MANAGEMENT OF THE DENTAL CLINIC:

Works with the other employees, CF faculty and students.  If there is an issue that develops, will alert the Dental Program Manager so that it can be addressed. Will actively participate in meetings with leadership.  Actively participates in meetings with the staff.

Works with the dental program manager in managing the clinic.  Works with the dental program manager in administrative functions, such as quality assurance audits, evaluations and community meetings.  Inspects and approves all lab work before sending to the lab and upon return from the lab.  Provides after-hours emergency numbers to be reached in case of emergency.

NOTE:  The employee has the responsibility to conform to all DOH and Health Department rules and regulations as set forth in the DOH DENTAL TREATMENT

 

COMMUNITY OUTREACH:

Works with the Dental Program Manager to participate with community partners through meetings, phone calls, emails and presentations as needed.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must maintain an active and clear Florida Dental license. 
  • Must maintain an active and clear DEA license.
  • Must qualify and maintain an active Medicaid number and be credentialed as a provider of the Florida Department of Health in Marion County with the Medicaid dental insurance providers.
  • Must follow the Medicaid rules for provision of care.
  • Must not have any malpractice claims pending.
  • Must satisfy the continuing education requirements as required by the Florida State Board of Dentistry, including, but not limited to a current CPR Course.
  • Must provide after hour’s phone numbers in case of emergency.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Must be able to lift 10 pounds
  • Must know when and how to refer patients needing medical treatment or dental treatment beyond the scope of the clinic or dentist’s capabilities.
  • Must be able to assist in the training of dental assistant students in the practice of dental assisting as required by College of Central Florida.
  • Must be able to provide diagnostic, restorative and oral surgery care on indigent patients who are eligible under the rules set forth by the Florida Department of Health in Marion County.
  • Must be able to work with the dental program manager in maintaining an organized dental clinic.
  • Must be able to work with volunteer dentists and hygienists so that the clinic is maximally productive.
  • Must have a working knowledge of OSHA standards, including infection control and hazardous materials.
  • Must be able to utilize a computer 
  • Must be able to input data into Electronic Health Records
  • Must be able to create a Word and Excel document with a given set of information

 

Qualifications:

Minimum:

  • Current Unrestricted Florida Dental License
  • Active and Clear DEA License

 

Preferred:

  • Two years of pediatric dentistry  
  • Bilingual candidates

 

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:

Marion County Department of Health

Dental Clinic

1501 W. Silver Springs Blvd.

Ocala, Florida 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