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Dental Assistant – 64001973 1 1 1 1

Florida Department of Transportation

This is a Contract position in Riviera, TX posted July 3, 2021.

Requisition No: 403841Agency: Department of HealthWorking Title: DENTAL ASSISTANT – 64001973 1 1 1 1Position Number: 64001973Salary: $28,956.72 – $31,756.66Posting Closing Date: 06/30/2021Open Competitive OpportunitySpecific Responsibilities:This dental support position is based in the Northeast Health Center Dental facility, a multi-faceted dental care program. Work is performed under the supervision of the Dental Assistant Supervisor-SES. Responsible to assist the chairside dentist in the provision of patient care and assure high quality dental care. During the absence of, or as directed in support of the Dental Assistant Supervisor, this position is required to work in the front desk area, as well as chairside, as needed to maintain facility operations.This position is designed as a sensitive position and is required to maintain confidential Information in accordance with the Palm Beach County Health Department Information Security Policy, Protocols and Procedures. Confidential Data Set(s): Administrative Data, and Clinical Information Data. Health Management System (HMS). This position may view, update and release information following all department information security policies and procedures.Seats and drapes patients exposes digital dental radiographs when State certified. sets up dental instruments and ensures that all equipment is in proper working condition. Maintains infection control by cleaning and disinfecting operatory before each patient; sterilizes and disinfects all instruments between patients, or as appropriate. Assists dentist in the chairside care of dental patients including but not limited to:* 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* Provides post-operative and oral hygiene instructions* Other related chairside duties as directed* Maintains patient dental records according to department policy and by utilizing the Eagle soft electronic oral health record for charting, x-ray exposure and data entry. Accurately completes all required patient charting. Implements and practices all infection control and OSHA standards according to established department policies and protocols.Reviews patient medical information. Maintains current knowledge of techniques and procedures. Maintains appropriate supply inventory as directed by the Dental Assistant Supervisor. Maintains logs related to drug inventory and equipment testing or maintenance as directed by the Dental Assistant Supervisor. Assists and serves as the back-up for billing and data entry into HMS, scheduling and other front-line duties.Conforms to the Professional Appearance and Demeanor Guidelines for the CHD clinical staff. including temporary assignments to other sites. Assist in the prevention program, utilizing skills in tooth polishing, topical fluoride application, and oral hygiene instructions in accordance with department policy and State Law as needed.Performs other related duties as assigned.Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:* Knowledge of basic medical/dental terminology and calculations,* Knowledge of basic computer software and ability to learn new software programs,* Basic skill in using medical instruments or testing equipment,* Ability to follow instructions and maintain accurate records,* Ability to communicate effectively and maintain working relationships with others,* Knowledge of dental procedures,* Ability to prepare, sterilize, and maintain dental instruments and equipment,* Ability to fabricate dental plaster models,* Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.Qualifications:Licensure/registration/certification requirements (If applicable, list the appropriate Florida Statute or federal regulation cite): N/AOther job-related requirements for this position: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 performing other emergency duties including, but not limited to, responses to or threats involving any disaster or threat of disaster, man-made or natural.Valid Driver’s License.Travel expenses reimbursement according to rules and regulation.Working hours: (A) Daily from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (B) Total hours in workweek 40Florida Department of Health Mission, Vision, and Values:Mission:To protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county & community efforts.Vision:To be the Healthiest State in the Nation.Values:I 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:Northeast Health Center851 Avenue PRiviera Beach, FL 33404The 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(For more information, please click www.myfrs.com);* Flexible Spending Accounts;* Tuition waivers;* 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.govIf 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. 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: Palm BeachNearest Secondary Market: Miami

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