OPS DENTAL HYGIENIST - 64905177 1 1 1

Date:  Nov 26, 2023

VIERA, FL, US, 32940

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Requisition No: 811380 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: OPS DENTAL HYGIENIST - 64905177 1 1 1

Position Number: 64905177 

Salary:  $29.00 per hour 

Posting Closing Date: 02/28/2024 


Your Specific Responsibilities:

  • Provides oral health screening/assessment
  • Applies sealants to permanent teeth.
  • Applies fluoride varnish to teeth surfaces
  • Provides oral hygiene instruction and other services which do not involve diagnosis or treatment of dental conditions
  • Provides education and training to children, parents/guardians, teachers, and staff
  • Records health history, services provided, assessment findings, recommendations
  • Provides referral information and resources to parents
  • Obtains informed content from parent/guardian in advance of oral health screening/treatment
  • Provides parent/guardian with results of the assessment and recommendations for additional care
  • Assists families in finding a dental home and in navigating barriers to oral health care and treatment
  • Manages care of students who require complex treatment or have financial or other barriers to care
  • Sets up and disassembles portable dental equipment weighing up to 40 lb.
  • Cleans, disinfects, and maintains dental equipment
  • Tracks supply and submits purchase requests for dental and office supplies as needed
  • Works under the clinical supervision of a FLDOH Dentist and reports to the Dental Program Manager

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to provide dental screenings, apply fluoride and provide oral hygiene instructions.
  • Familiar with CPT codes and dental billing procedures
  • Experience with set-up and troubleshooting portable dental equipment
  • Familiar with tele dentistry procedures
  • Knowledge of computers for data entry, Microsoft Office software (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), electronic medical records.
  • Able to lift 40 pounds
  • Able to travel to schools throughout county using county vehicle.



  • Current Florida Dental Hygienist License
  • Valid Driver’s License, if out of state, a valid Florida Driver's License is required within 30 days of hire
  • Willing to travel to various locations in Brevard County
  • Physically able to lift up to 40 lbs
  • Florida Department of Health is 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 shelter or performing other emergency duties including but not limited to, response to or threats involving any disaster or threat of disaster man-made or natural.



Florida Department of Health Mission, Vision, and Values:


To protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county & community efforts.


To be the Healthiest State in the Nation.


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:

Viera, with travel throughout county


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.


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: Melbourne