MyFlorida DENTAL ASSISTANT in LIVE OAK, Florida
64006645-51406093-20161013144507 Agency Name: Health
Working Title: DENTAL ASSISTANTBroadband/Class Code: 31-9091-02Position Number: 64006645-51406093Annual Salary Range: $21,734.74-$32,745.22Announcement Type: Open CompetitiveCity: LIVE OAKFacility: FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IN SUWANNEE COUNTYPay Grade/ Pay Band: BB003Closing Date: 10/23/2016
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JOB FAMILY: HEALTHCARE SUPPORT
OCCUPATIONAL GROUP: HEALTHCARE SUPPORT
OCCUPATION: DENTAL ASSISTANTS
BROADBAND LEVEL CODE: 31-9091-02
This is work assisting a dentist chair side in the care of patients. Must be able to prepare the necessary instruments and equipment, polish crowns of teeth, apply topical fluoride, sealants and give oral hygiene instructions. Mixes cements, amalgams, and other restorative materials. Places and removes matrices, exposes, develops or processes and mounts radiographs. This position is responsible for cleaning, organizing, sterilizing, and setting up exam rooms. Maintains and orders adequate quantities of dental supplies. Responsible for scheduling referral appointments as ordered by dentist.
Must have a high school diploma or its equivalent.
Must be certified in Dental Expanded Functions.
Must have experience working with children.
All applications must be completed online through People First. No faxed or mailed applications will be accepted by the agency.
*NOTE: All responses provided to the qualifying questions for this vacancy advertisement must be verifiable on your State of Florida, Employment Application. *
This position requires a security background check and participation in direct deposit.
Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check.
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.
EXAMPLES OF WORK
Supervises employees by assigning work, reviewing progress and assessing performance.
Prepares patient, sterilizes and disinfects instruments, sets up instrument trays, prepares materials, and assists dentist during dental procedures.
Takes and records medical and dental histories and vital signs of patients.
Records treatment information in patient records.
Assists dentist in management of medical and dental emergencies.
Exposes dental diagnostic x-rays.
Applies protective coating of fluoride to teeth.
Provides postoperative instructions prescribed by dentist.
Makes preliminary impressions for study casts and occlusal registrations for mounting study casts.
Pours, trims, and polishes study casts.
Cleans and polishes removable appliances.
Instructs patients in oral hygiene and plaque control programs.
Schedules appointments, prepares bills and receives payment for dental services, completes insurance forms, and maintains records, manually or using computer.
Fabricates temporary restorations and custom impressions from preliminary impressions.
Places and removes rubber dams and matrices.
Places temporary restorations.
Places dental sealants.
Maintains supply inventory.
EXAMPLES OF JOB CHARACTERISTICS
Handling and Moving Objects
Using one's own hands and arms in handling, installing, forming, positioning, and moving materials, or in manipulating things, including the use of keyboards.
Communicating With Other Workers
Providing information to supervisors, fellow workers, and subordinates. This information can be exchanged face-to-face, in writing, or via telephone/electronic transfer.
Assisting and Caring for Others
Providing assistance or personal care to others.
Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in either written form or by electronic/magnetic recording.
Communicating With Persons Outside the Organization
Communicating with persons outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged face-to-face, in writing, or via telephone/electronic transfer.
Performing Administrative Activities
Approving requests, handling paperwork, and performing day-to-day administrative tasks.
Implementing Ideas, Programs, etc.
Conducting or carrying out work procedures and activities in accord with one's own ideas or information provided through directions/instructions for purposes of installing, modifying, preparing, delivering, constructing, integrating, finishing, or completing programs, systems, structures, or products.
Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, verifying, or processing information or data.
Establishing and Maintaining Relationships
Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others.
Interpreting Meaning of Information to Others
Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be understood or used to support responses or feedback to others.
EXAMPLES OF KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions
Listening to what other people are saying and asking questions as appropriate
Talking to others to effectively convey information
Managing one's own time and the time of others
Actively looking for ways to help people
Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job
Finding ways to structure or classify multiple pieces of information
Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents
Ability to interview clients and obtain medical history
Enters, transcribes, records, stores, or maintains information
Management of Personnel Resources
Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job
Medicine and Dentistry
Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures
Knowledge of basic medical terminology/techniques
Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar
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.
VETERANS’ PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS HAVE RECENTLY CHANGED.
To obtain revised and updated information on Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements, clickhere. Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, applicants eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply. However, applicants claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each application 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. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. Applicants may also fax their supporting documentation to People First at 1-888-403-2110.