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Date: Jul 2, 2019

Location: PANAMA CITY, FL, US, 32401

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Requisition No: 56222 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: DENTAL ASSISTANT - 64005829

Position Number: 64005829 

Salary:  $28,000.00 to $30,000.00 annually 

Posting Closing Date: 07/25/2019 

This is permanent position with the Florida Department of Health Bay County


Incumbent may be required to work before, during and/or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an emergency.  Emergency duty required of the incumbent includes working in special needs or Red Cross shelters, or performing other emergency duties including, but not limited to, responses to or threats involving any disaster or threat of disaster, man-made or natural. Group 2

Must be in compliance with Bay CHD Operating Policy No. A-005 regarding immunizations.

This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening, and participation in direct deposit. You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct the 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 on the date of your retirement.


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 Departments 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.


Position Details

Assists dentist at chair side by preparing operatories for dental procedures:  seats patients; prepares various tray set-ups; mixes dental materials; cleans work areas; loads anesthesia carpules for injections; exposes; develops and mounts x-ray film; maintains dark room solutions; performs routine laboratory procedures; utilizes cold sterile and autoclave methods for instruments; adheres to local and state regulations regarding disposal of blood borne pathogen materials; charts information from oral examination on forms in the patients dental record; provides information to the patient such as pre-op and post-op instructions; supplies dentist instruments and material needed to perform procedures.  Performs routine preventive maintenance and cleaning of instruments and equipment including central vacuum/air/water units, cabinets and lavatories.  Lubricates hand pieces on a routine basis.


Under delegated order of the dentist, performs all expanded functions as allowed by law and completion of accredited training; taking impressions for study casts, placing periodontal dressings, removing periodontal or surgical dressings, removing sutures, placing and/or removing rubber dams, placing or removing matrices, placing or removing temporary restorations, applying cavity liners, varnishes, or bases; polishing amalgam restorations; polishing clinical crowns of the teeth for the purpose of removing stains; obtaining bacteriological cytogical specimens; application of sealants for the prevention of decay.


Front Desk duties as assigned by Office Operations Manager to support client check in, check out, appointment needs or scheduling changes, incoming and outgoing phone calls, eligibility verifications, HMS entry, MDU paperwork, or other front desk and/or administrative tasks in support of dental office and service delivery needs.


Accurately & timely enters/documents patient oral health information in electronic health information systems i.e. HMS and Eagle Soft patient electronic oral health records and on the client encounter forms.  Codes and enters Employee Activity Records (EARs) daily and hours worked into People First electronic Time and Attendance System.


Assists other dental staff in maintaining safe, clean and comfortable working environment.  Works with staff to assure effective patient flow.  Maintains organization of supplies and equipment.  Advises supervisor of supply orders in a timely manner.  Responsible for keeping operatories fully stocked with needed supplies on a daily basis.


Attends staff meetings, trainings, seminars, Other duties as assigned. etc.

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.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

Nearest Major Market: Panama City

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