Agency: Department of Health
Working Title: DENTAL ASSISTANT - 64005883
Salary: $21450.00 - $29550.00
Posting Closing Date: 01/18/2018
Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Florida Department of Health in PolkCounty. If you are looking to establish a successful career in Public Health, you have come to the right place. Many of our innovative and successful health programs are recognized throughout Florida. We hope you decide to join our team! Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for an interview.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Greet Patients with courtesy and respect and Verify patients identification. Obtain proper documentation in chart. Assist with 4-handed Dentistry in restorative and surgical treatment. Perform expanded functions. Provide Oral hygiene instructions and nutritional counseling. Record vital signs when necessary. Obtained Radiology certification. Expose digital or manual radiographs and process. Maintain and completes dental patients hybrid or electronic record in Eaglesoft, HMS, and paper chart with accurate charting and writing dental treatment plan as diagnosed by the dentist. Review patients health histories. Maintain stock and organize operatory daily. Perform daily, weekly, monthly maintenance in dental clinic.
Perform all tasks in established dental protocols in dental operatory and sterilization area. Set up and break down rooms and provide optimal infection control. Set up cassettes/trays and sterilize all dental instruments according to department policy and procedures in operatory and sterilization area.
Travel as needed to all dental clinics to provide coverage for clinic visits. Request leave in accordance to leave request policy.
Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor
Knowledge, skills and abilities, including utilization of equipment, required for the position:
Knowledge of dental procedures and techniques needed to diagnose and treat diseases of the oral cavity, treatment alternatives, drug interactions, preventive health measures and sterilization/disinfection procedures.
Reading comprehension and understanding of work related documents.
Ability to follow verbal and written instructions and convey information effectively.
Ability to communicate effectively in writing and speech. Listening to what others are saying and asking questions as appropriate.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others and adjust actions in relation to others actions.
Time management skills.
Knowledge of basic medical/dental terminology and techniques
Licensure/registration/certification requirement (If applicable, list the appropriate Florida Statute or federal regulation cite):
Dental Expanded Functions
Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)Certification
Valid Florida Drivers License or the ability to obtain one within 30 days of employment.
*Note: Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process.
Incumbents may be required to perform emergency duty before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days
Current State Employees - Salary for current employees is based on employees current payband/ paygrade.
Only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers will be hired.
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, visit (link removed).
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.
Fingerprinting is required of the successful applicant for a sensitive position. Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) to conduct this background check.
Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment for safety-sensitive positions.
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.
Veteran Information: Certain veterans and spouses of veterans receive preference in employment by the state (applies only to positions within the Career Service).
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 ap
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