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DENTAL ASSISTANT - 64003270

Date: Sep 11, 2020

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Requisition No: 230122 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: DENTAL ASSISTANT - 64003270

Position Number: 64003270 

Salary:  $1,173.00 biweekly 

Posting Closing Date: 09/25/2020 

Minimum Qualifications

1 Year Dental Assistant Certification or equivalent certification

A high school diploma or its equivalent.

Valid FL drivers license

 

Preferred Qualifications

Bilingual preferred, Associate degree preferred

 

Multiple positions may be filled from this advertisement

 

 Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process. Electronic application must be completed to be considered for this position.  Applicants selected to participate in the skills verification and/or interview process will be contacted by telephone, so please make sure your contact information on the People First Staffing System is current and accurate. Requisitions may be used to fill multiple vacancies.

  

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.

 

 KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

 

(Note: The knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA's) identified in this class specification represent those needed to perform the duties of this class.)

Ability to prepare, sterilize, and maintain dental instruments and equipment.

Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.

Ability to communicate effectively.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Experience using dental software.

 

This is a dental support position based in a multi-faceted dental care program.  Work is performed under the supervision of full-time Dentist however, direct responsibility is to any chairside dentist in the provision of patient care, and this employee shall follow instructions by the dentists to assure high quality dental care.  During the absence of the Dentist, the person in this position is required to work the desk area, as well as chairside, when necessary to maintain facility operations.  Position is located in St. Lucie, but incumbent may be tasked to assist at our other facility in Ft. Pierce.

 

Incumbent is expected to communicate (by phone or in person) in a courteous and professional manner at all times.

 

Seats and drapes patients Taking digital Periapical, BWX or Panoramic Radiograph on adults or children, sets up dental instruments, and ensures that all equipment is in proper working condition.  Cleans and disinfects operatory before each patient is seated; sterilizes and disinfects all instrument between patients, or as appropriate.   Maintains appropriate inventory as directed by the Dentist.  Additionally,

 

Assists dentist in the chairside care of dental patients:

•Aspiration of oral cavity

•Adjustment of equipment and light source

•Spraying of  air and water in the oral cavity

•Mixing dental materials and cements

•Handing and receiving dental instruments

•Performs all expanded duties permitted by State Law

•Other related chairside duties

 

Assumes responsibility for disease prevention program.  Perform child prophylaxis, oral hygiene instructions, and Topical Fluoride Application placing sealants on permanent molars and other duties authorized by an expanded function Dental Assistant as directed by a licensed Dentist in accordance with department policy and State Law for all new and recall patients.

 

Maintains patient dental records according to department policy, reviews medical charts, demonstrates job knowledge of dental procedures and is familiar with names and uses of instruments.  Maintains current knowledge of techniques and procedures.  Completes all required patient charting accurately.

 

Maintains required paperwork, including reviewing encounter forms for completeness; submits clinic reports on time to meet scheduled deadlines. Submits travel, invoices or receives in MFMP in accordance to FS 215.422 Prompt Payment Statue (NOTE: Persistent failure to comply with this section by any agency of the state or the judicial branch shall constitute good cause for discharge of employees duly found responsible, or predominantly responsible, for failure to comply)

  

Performs other related duties as assigned in addition to the temporary assignments to other clinic sites.  

 

If you have difficulty applying for this position, please contact People First at 877-562-7287 for assistance.  For position questions please call 772-873-4939.

 

Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, applicants eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  However, applicants claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each application 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.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy last interview.  

 

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.

  

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.

 

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.

  

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.

 

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

 

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

 

This posting could be used to fill future vacancies.

 

This posting may fill multiple positions.

 

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: Port Saint Lucie