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Dental Hygienist

Marion County Health Department
Published
April 13, 2018
Location
Ocala, Florida
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Description

Requisition No: 18752

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: DENTAL HYGIENIST - 64085014

Position Number: 64085014

Salary:  $25,479.22 - $39,883.00

Posting Closing Date: 04/15/2018

REQUIREMENTS

 

Certified to practice dental hygiene in the State of Florida. Must maintain active CPR card. Must maintain up to date license. Provides dental hygiene services to patients, conducts dental screenings, sealants, fluoride application in school settings, and provides preventive and dental education. Documents those services per DOH guidelines; conforms to standards for Florida Department of Professional Regulations, Department of Health and Medicaid standards.

 

Must have a clear and active Florida dental hygiene license.  Must have experience in creating word and excel documents.

 

Dental work experience with adults preferred.  Dental work experience with children preferred.  Experience in a school based setting preferred.  Experience in a health access setting preferred.  Florida dental hygienist anesthesia license preferred.

 

All applications must be completed online through People First.  No faxed or mailed applications will be accepted by the agency.

 

**NOTE:  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 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.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

 

  • Must have a clear and active license to practice dental hygiene in the State of Florida
  • Must maintain active CPR card
  • Must be current on CE requirements for hygiene license
  • Must have knowledge of dental terminology
  • Must have knowledge of dental hygiene principles and practices
  • Must have skills in using dental instruments and equipment and performing dental prophylaxis and scaling and root planning
  • Must have the ability to instruct patients in preventive dental techniques
  • Must have the ability to communicate effectively
  • Must have the ability to manage time, so can adequately treat patients, but still treat the number of patients needed and in a timely manner
  • Must be able to work with dentists, assistants, student assistants and volunteers in a way that promotes teamwork and the betterment of the residents of Marion County
  • Must be able to be proactive and anticipate upcoming needs and trends as they relate to dental hygiene and the clinic in general

 

Duties and Responsibilities

 

Certified to practice dental hygiene in the State of Florida. Must maintain active CPR card. Must maintain up to date license. Provides dental hygiene services to patients, conducts dental screenings, sealants, fluoride application in school settings, and provides preventive and dental education. Documents those services per DOH guidelines; conforms to standards for Florida Department of Professional Regulations, Department of Health and Medicaid standards.

 

Patient Care:

Will set up and clean own rooms, and sterilize instruments.

Reviews medical history and documents according to policy, performs charting and head and neck screening.

Takes appropriate radiographs according to clinic guidelines.

Provides dental prophylaxis on children and adults.

Provides sealants according to CDC criteria.

Provides scaling and root planning if prescribed by dentist.

Apply topical fluoride, silver diamine and Varnish XT as indicated.

Provide applicable oral hygiene instructions for parent and patient as indicated both verbally and in writing.

Will consult with dentist for referral of treatment beyond scope of practice.

Will inform dentist and patient/guardian of any untoward incidents regarding patient and document appropriately.

Will practice according to OSHA and DOH standards.

Accurately documents all clinical notes per dental clinic guidelines and in SEALS.

Completes encounter form for each patient per dental clinic guidelines.

Keeps and inventories adequate supplies.

Plans and conducts dental screenings and oral health projects including school based sealants and cleanings as directed.

May perform dental assisting if directed by supervisor.

 

Other duties:

Works with the dentist to provide excellent patient care.

Provides basic paperwork needs such as school notes, follow up letters and phone calls for School based program.

Works with CF dental assisting students as directed.

Travels to and from school settings to perform duties.

Participates in office meetings.

Complies with all DOH policy including training.

 

Knowledge, skills and abilities, including utilization of equipment, required for the position:

  • Must have a clear and active license to practice dental hygiene in the State of Florida
  • Must maintain active CPR card
  • Must be current on CE requirements for hygiene license
  • Must have knowledge of dental terminology
  • Must have knowledge of dental hygiene principles and practices
  • Must have skills in using dental instruments and equipment and performing dental prophylaxis and scaling and root planning
  • Must have the ability to instruct patients in preventive dental techniques
  • Must have the ability to communicate effectively
  • Must have the ability to manage time, so can adequately treat patients, but still treat the number of patients needed and in a timely manner
  • Must be able to work with dentists, assistants, student assistants and volunteers in a way that promotes teamwork and the betterment of the residents of Marion County
  • Must be able to be proactive and anticipate upcoming needs and trends as they relate to dental hygiene and the clinic in general

 

Licensure/registration/certification requirements (If applicable, list the appropriate Florida Statute or federal regulation cite):

  • Cite the Licensure Florida Statute of Federal Regulation here) 466. Florida Dental Hygiene License. CPR.

 

Other job-related requirements for this position:

  • All employees are expected to complete timesheets and EARs/DARs as required, both accurately and within the required timeframe
  • All employees are expected to complete mandatory trainings within the required timeframe, as deemed necessary by the Department, the Delegated Authority, grant requirements and/or Florida Statutes
  • Incumbent will have access to records containing social security numbers in the performance of job duties

 

Working hours: (A) Daily from 8 to 5 if working in the clinic (B) Total hours in workweek 40 (C) Explain any variation in work (split shift, rotation, etc.)Usually 7-3:30 with ½ hour lunch if working in the school based program.

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: Ocala

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