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Salary: $11.00 - $12.00\/HOURLY REQUIREMENTS Performs para-professional work assisting the dentist in delivering dental care to dental patients. Utilization of Expanded duties under Florida Law and utilization of radiographic certificate under Florida Law. Performs all duties under the direct supervision of the dentist who evaluates the assistant's performance in all aspects of dental care. Aids in the demonstration and instruction of the dental assistant students in the use of dental materials and technique under direct supervision of the Dental supervisor. Must\u00a0have or will have by the date of hire your Florida radiology certification. Must\u00a0have or will have by the date of hire your Florida expanded duty certification. Graduate from an accredited dental assisting school 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:\/\/ 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.\u00a0 Incumbents may be required to perform emergency duty before, during, and\/or beyond normal work hours or days. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Time sheet and EAR entry within the required time frame Subject to emergency duty in the event of a natural disaster Completion of all mandatory or assigned trainings within the required time frame Daily duties: Dental Treatment Expanded duties as licensed by the board of Professional Regulations for Certified Dental Assistant Will polish clinical crowns of teeth Will apply topical fluoride gels and varnish Will place temporary restorations Will place sealants Four Handed Dental Technique Enter medical history, allergies, medications, blood pressure, history of present illness and clinical visit in the computer Will utilize proper barrier techniques as per OSHA guidelines Will utilize proper barrier techniques including chin length face shield Will pass instruments while correctly retracting tongue and\/or cheek; and while suctioning Will coordinate assisting methods, activities and actions with actions of the dentist Will adjust equipment and light source as needed by the dentist Will mix restorative materials and cements. Will perform other duties as required by the dentist. Will obtain the necessary emergency equipment and supplies as directed by the dentist and provide the assistance necessary in an emergency and in the emergency drills. Perform CPR if necessary. May help in the Saturday Freedom Clinics if needed. Proper Operatory Set Up Instruments and equipment out and in place ready before the patient arrives Seat and drape patient properly; schedule next appointment, give school note, dismiss patient when the dentist is finished Will clean and maintain adequate inventory of supplies, equipment, and the room itself in assigned operatories Will generate supplies and equipment requests as needed Will work the volunteer night clinic Must be able to lift at least 10 pounds Sterilization and Dental Materials Sterilization Will understand and follow protocol contained in the Infection Control Manual Will properly clean and sterilize instruments following dental clinic procedures Will utilize proper barrier techniques during cleaning and sterilizing Will monitor and alert CHD dentist for sterilization problems Will clean and disinfect counters and environmental surfaces following dental clinic procedures Will test autoclave with biological indicators and keep a log of results Will periodically clean autoclave Will remove trash and replace liners in cans as necessary Will clean chair suction traps and suction tubing, and central trap as directed Will test autoclave with biological indicators and keep log of results as per clinic guidelines Will dispose of biomedical waste in red bags, sharps in sharps boxes and remove from the clinic to the proper location at the end of each clinic day and maintain log Will run waterlines and suction lines daily for 1 minute per dental clinic protocol Dental Materials and Supplies Will understand materials listed in the Hazardous Materials Manual Will remain and periodically update Manual Will maintain material usage log for all materials used as directed Will maintain an organized well maintained storage area both for bulk storage and in the individual carts\/rooms, with the lot number and expiration date Will rotate supplies to avoid having unused expired material Will properly handle and dispose of all dental materials including sharps Will check the eye wash stations once per month and maintain a log with results Will properly maintain emergency kit\/equipment and keep a log with results Will keep lab area clean and organized Will pour models, polish acrylic lab work under the direct supervision of the dentist Will observe proper infection control procedures in the lab and sterilization areas Will complete lab prescriptions and maintain a log of lab work Will maintain a log of biopsies sent out to be diagnosed Radiographs Will maintain Radiographic Certification as licensed by the Board of Professional Regulations Will properly expose and process radiographs, complete training and take and store digital x-rays Will maintain the ScanX processor Demonstrate and Work with Dental Assisting Students At the discretion of the dental supervisor and under their direct supervision, demonstrate the use of dental materials and\/or techniques to dental assisting students Clerical\/Patient Contact Duties Answer phone, route calls, gives information, make\/change appointments only after verifying insurance coverage and type Confirm appointments Greet clients, determine eligibility, process needed papers and documents, make copies Referrals to other clinics or to other doctors, log in and follow Up Schedule appointments on the computer when patient is finished with treatment Enter medical history, allergies, medications, blood pressure, history of present illness and clinical visit in the computer Provide appointment reminders, school excuses\/work excuses Complete dental encounter forms Verify, determine eligibility, process needed papers, documents, make copies Complete assigned computer tasks Complete other duties as assigned by the dental director May present at school health fairs or help in the school based program or in the Saturday Freedom Clinics WHAT IS OPS EMPLOYMENT? Other Personal Services (OPS) employment is a temporary employer\/employee relationship used solely for accomplishing short term or intermittent tasks. OPS are at-will employees and are subject to actions such as pay changes, changes to work assignment and terminations at the recommendation of the employer. WHAT BENEFITS ARE APPLICABLE TO OPS EMPLOYEES? (If applicable) State of Florida 401(a) FICA Alternative Plan- Mandatory Workers\u2019 Compensation- Mandatory Reemployment Assistance (Unemployment Compensation)- Mandatory Participation in state group insurance (upon meeting eligibility requirements. Consult with People First and\/or the serving HR office) Deferred Compensation- Voluntary Employee Assistance Program- Voluntary WHAT BENEFITS ARE NOT APPLICABLE TO OPS EMPLOYEES? Any form of paid leave Paid holidays Participation in the Florida Retirement System Reinstatement rights or retention rights 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. Nearest Major Market: Ocala

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The state is bordered to the west by the Gulf of Mexico, to the north by Alabama and Georgia, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, and to the south by the Straits of Florida and the sovereign state of Cuba. Florida is the 22nd most extensive, the 3rd most populous,[8] and the 8th most densely populated of the United States. Jacksonville is the most populous city in Florida, and the largest city by area in the contiguous United States. The Miami metropolitan area is the eighth-largest metropolitan area in the United States.

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