Date:  Jun 9, 2024

YULEE, FL, US, 32097 HILLIARD, FL, US, 32046

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Requisition No: 825198 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: DENTAL HYGIENIST - 64082483

 Pay Plan: Career Service

Position Number: 64082483 

Salary:  $52,000-$62,400 

Posting Closing Date: 09/13/2024 

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Your Specific Responsibilities:

Performs clinical examination of patients both visually and by oral x-ray survey. Performs oral prophylaxis to patients including supragingival and subgingival scaling, polishing, and application of topical fluoride solutions. Applies dental sealants. Removes calculus deposits, accretions and stains from exposed surfaces of the teeth and gingival sulcos. Performs root planning and curettage as required. Records findings and treatment in the patients dental record. Refers patients for needed dental services. May expose, develop, and mount dental x-rays as needed.

Provides preventative instructions to patients in proper attitudes and techniques of self-care, such as actual toothbrushing and the use of dental floss. Provides primary preventative instructions to parents of small children in cases where it is apparent that the parent must carry out the performance of toothbrushing and flossing for the child.

Assists other dental staff in maintaining a safe, clean, and comfortable working environment. Works with staff to assure effective patient flow. Maitains organization of supplies and equipment. Advises supervisor of supply orders in a timely manner. Assist with inventory of supplies and equipment. Utilizes cold sterile and autoclave methods for instruments. Adheres to local and state regulations regarding disposal of bloodborne pathogen materials.

Manages the school-based sealant program for the Dental Program for the DOH, Nassau.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


  • Knowledge of clinical practices related to work as a Dental Hygienist.
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments in a prioritized fashion.
  • Ability to maintain accurate and appropriate medical documentation in EHR system.
  • Ability to work with persons of different race, language, culture, or socioeconomic status.
  • Ability to adapt to necessary changes in duties, duty station or work hours.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Skill in use of a personal computer.
  • Knowledge of patient confidentiality laws.
  • Skill in use of computer programs such as Microsoft office.
  • Skill in utilizing strong verbal communication and listening skills.
  • Ability to work effectively and cooperatively with others.
  • Ability to manage diverse situations.
  • Ability to educate peers in the theory and practice of their position.




Minimum –

Current License as a Registered Dental Hygienist in the state of FL

Graduate of a Dental Hygienist Program

5 years or more of experience as Dental Hygienist in Dental Office

Current and Active CPR certification

Experience with adults and  children as a Dental Hygienist



Experience in providing Dental Hygiene Education to Children and Adults.


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:

Yulee and Hillard Dental Clinics.


The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:

Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. The State’s total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits including:

  • Annual and Sick Leave benefits;
  • Nine paid holidays and one Personal Holiday each year;
  • State Group Insurance coverage options, including health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance options;
  • Retirement plan options, including employer contributions

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  • Flexible Spending Accounts;
  • Tuition waivers;
  • And more!

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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: 


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.

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.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  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: Jacksonville