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Company: State of Florida
Location: Gainesville
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Job Description:

Requisition No: -495341 -Agency: Department of HealthWorking Title: DENTAL HYGIENIST - 64006345Position Number: -64006345 -Salary: - $30.00hr -Posting Closing Date: 01/17/2022 -REQUIREMENTS -Must have a state of Florida -Dental Hygiene License. - -Must have at least one -year of experience -as a Dental Hygienist. - Must be CPR trained. - Must have a valid driver s license. -POSITION DESCRIPTION -This is a professional position requiring a team approach in developing and implementing a dental medical home program in Alachua County. This is work: - performing under the direct, indirect, and/or general supervision of the attending dentist and providing dental hygiene and preventive services. - Promoting and evaluating community based dental preventive and health education programs; providing treatments as well as dental screeinings; - and performs record review and prepares reports as needed. - - The program will be designed to provide treatment and improve self-management and dental care skills to Alachua County Residents. -Assists the attending dentist in all expanded functions as permitted by the Florida Board of Dentistry. - Performs dental prophylaxis, scaling and root planing procedures. - Performs periodontal charting. - Exposes dental radiographs. - Provides and demonstrates oral hygiene instructions. - Communicates home care and treatment needs to patients and parents of minors. - Applies dental sealants in the clinic. - Recements provisional crowns. - Remove sutures. - Cleans and disinfect operatories. - Sterilizes dental instruments. - Documents client encounters in client records and charts dental restorations and treatement needs. -Upholds quality infection control standards through the sterilization or disinfecting of all operatory and laboratory equipment, instruments and supplies. - Responsible for ensuring that all the patient care is provided in and aseptic environment. - Handles all bio-hazardous waste and sharp objects according to Federal and state OSHA(Occupational Safety and Health Administration) guidelines. - Periodically, updates infection control knowledge through continuing education seminars and dental journals. -Maintains accurate charts and records by documenting treatment rendered, referrals, and/or prescriptions given to a patient, Radiographs, and/or diagnostic casts made, readings produced, in person and/or phone conversations with patient and billing or receipt copies made. -Maintains and manages a hygiene recall appointment system according to the FDOH-Alachua Dental Program Policy and procedure. -Updates the dental Program Procedure manual, the Dental material Safety Sheet log, the Dental hazardous materials Procedure Handbook and Dental Program Equipment Manuals as required by Federal, State, and FDOH-Alachua regulations. -Attends training and seminars as they become available to enhance knowledge, skills, and abilities as it relates to duties and responsibilities. -Performs other related duties as requested/required. -**NOTE: - Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process. ** -This position may be eligible for the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program -This position requires a security background check 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 -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: -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. -BENEFITS:Department of Health Career Service employees enjoy the following benefits:--- - - - - - - - State of Florida Retirement package - 3% employee contribution required--- - - - - - - - 9 Annual paid holidays--- - - - - - - -Ability to earn 104 hours of paid Annual Leave (annually)--- - - - - - - - Ability to earn 104 Hours of paid Sick Leave (annually)--- - - - - - - - Health insurance for individual or family coverage--- - - - - - - - Life insurance--- - - - - - - - Additional supplemental insurances available such as dental, disability, etc.--- - - - - - - - Tax Deferred Medical and Child Care Reimbursement Accounts available--- - - - - - - - Tuition waiver available - Your take home pay can be significantly influenced by your insurance premiums. - Compare your current premium with the State of Florida employee premiums! -Monthly employee premium for the standard PPO/HMO:Single coverage is $50Family coverage is $180 -Monthly employee premium for the High Deductible Health Plan PPO/HMO:Single coverage is $15Family coverage is $64.30The 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. -

Keywords: State of Florida, Gainesville , DENTAL HYGIENIST, Healthcare , Gainesville, Florida

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