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DENTAL ASSISTANT

The State Of Florida Port Saint Lucie, FL
Full Time 1 Month Ago

Requisition No: 789318

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: DENTAL ASSISTANT - 64082042

Position Number: 64082042

Salary: $35,360.00 Annually

Posting Closing Date: 01/08/2023

This is a full-time dental assistant position. The incumbent will provide services for the dental clinic in St Lucie County with Florida Department of Health.


Your Specific Responsibilities:

This is a dental support position based in a multi-faceted dental care program. Work is performed under the supervision of full-time Dentist however, direct responsibility is to any chairside dentist in the provision of patient care, and this employee shall follow instructions by the dentists to assure high quality dental care. Assists the Dentist to provide dental treatment services to HIV infected clients and assist another dentist as needed. During the absence of the Dentist, the person in this position is required to work the desk area, as well as chairside, when necessary to maintain facility operations.

Incumbent is expected to communicate (by phone or in person) in a courteous and professional manner at all times.

Seats and drapes patients, exposes and develops dental radiographs when State certified, sets up dental instruments, assist with dentures, and ensures that all equipment is in proper working condition. Cleans and disinfects operatory before each patient is seated; sterilizes and disinfects all instrument between patients, or as appropriate. Additionally,

Assists dentist in the chairside care of dental patients:

  • 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
  • Other related chairside duties

Assumes responsibility for disease prevention program. Utilizes skills in tooth polishing, topical fluoride application, and oral hygiene instructions in accordance with department policy and State Law for all new and recall patients. A risks assessment (completed during each exam, average 3 per patient per year) Complete appropriate form to determine patient outcome (during risk assessment review). Instructing patient and guardian during each visit to ensure they understand the importance of following the treatment plan and proper oral health guidelines. Monthly review of patient plans to monitor progress. Monthly review of operating procedures and track overall oral health successes. Implement changes as needed to help improve clinic efficiency. Use of intraoral camera to assess and diagnose oral health problems in a more efficient manner. Report and link high carries risk assessment patients to the care coordinator for proper management of treatment plans. Edit, crop, and upload patient photos to the dental software. Serve as an infection control officer and developing infection control dental protocol.

Maintains patient dental records according to department policy, reviews medical charts, demonstrates job knowledge of dental procedures and is familiar with names and uses of instruments. Maintains current knowledge of techniques and procedures. Completes all required patient charting accurately. Maintains appropriate inventory as directed by the Dentist.


Maintains required paperwork, including reviewing encounter forms for completeness; submits clinic reports on time to meet scheduled deadlines. Submits travel, invoices or receives in MFMP in accordance with FS 215.422 Prompt Payment Statue (NOTE: Persistent failure to comply with this section by any agency of the state or the judicial branch shall constitute good cause for discharge of employees duly found responsible, or predominantly responsible, for failure to comply.


Performs other related duties as assigned in addition to the temporary assignments to other clinic sites. Currently covers Saturdays when needed.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Dental Experience, knowledge of dental equipment, ability to lift 25 pounds

Qualifications:

Minimum:

  • Required to work before, during and after an emergency at a special needs shelter
  • Experience working with children and adults
  • Experience placing dental sealants
  • Eperience with dental software programs
  • Experience working with the Florida statewide Medicaid managed programs
  • Willing to travel to other sites within the county
  • Florida Certified Dental Assistant
  • Willing to work on Saturdays if coverage is needed
  • Able to lift at least 25 pounds

Preferred:

  • Bilingual preferred

Florida 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:

Port St. Lucie

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

(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.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.


The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.


Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-877-562-7287). 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.


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.

HEADQUARTERS

ORLANDO, FL

SIZE

<25

FOUNDED

2019

REVENUE

<$5M

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