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Date: Aug 14, 2019

Location: PORT SAINT LUCIE, FL, US, 34983

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

Requisition No: 67997 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: OPS DENTAL HYGIENIST - 64956550

Position Number: 64956550 

Salary:  $25.00 hourly 

Posting Closing Date: 08/31/2019 

Minimum Qualifications

  • This position requires licensure as a Dental Hygienist in accordance with Chapter 466 Florida Statute.
  • Valid Florida Driver’s License or the ability to obtain one within 30 days of employment.  
  • Ability to lift at least 25 pounds.
  • Willing to travel to other sites within the County

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Pediatric dental hygienist experience
  • Experience in Health Education
  • Bilingual
  • Experience placing dental sealants
  • Experience with Fluoride
  • Experience with electronic dental software programs
  • Experience with Florida Medicaid managed programs


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.


This is a professional position requiring a team approach to include working in the Department of Health School Readiness Program in St Lucie County. Includes:  performing under the direct, indirect, and/or general supervision of the attending dentist and providing dental hygiene and preventive services to children ages 2-5 in Early Learning Coalition childcare centers.


Under the supervision of the dental director will provide expanded functions as permitted by the Florida Board of Dentistry.  Performs dental screenings, prophylaxis, sealants, fluoride treatments.  Performs periodontal charting.  Exposes dental radiographs.  Provides education and demonstrates oral hygiene instructions.  Communicates home care and treatment needs to patients and parents of minors.  Cleans and disinfect operatory.  Sterilizes dental instruments. 


Maintains accurate charts and records by documenting treatment rendered, referrals, and/or prescriptions given to a patient, radiographs and/or phone conversations with patient. Assist with scheduling follow up appointments as needed. 


Upholds quality infection control standards through the sterilization or disinfecting of all operatory and laboratory equipment, instruments and supplies.  Responsible for ensuring that all the patient care is provided in an aseptic environment.  Handles all bio-hazardous waste and sharp objects according to Federal and state OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) guidelines.  Complies with all Department of Health and Dental security and confidentiality rules and requirements.


Manages use of Dentrix electronic system in accordance with DOH procedures. Records all activity and time in HMS by DOH policy. Attends training and seminars as they become available to enhance knowledge, skills, and abilities as it relates to duties and responsibilities.  Incumbent may be required to work during or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an emergency.  Emergency operations functions required of the incumbent include but are not limited to special needs shelters other emergency function.  Required to perform interpreter duties if bilingual.  This position may require to travel to other sites or community events in the County to ensure appropriate coverage.



-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.

-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.

-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:


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: Port Saint Lucie

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