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Job Information
Job Title:  Dental Assistant 
Agency:  DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES 
Job Reference ID:  47122 
Category:  MEDICAL/HEALTH SERVICES 
Grade:  14 
Posted Date:  05/15/2019 
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Job Description

This position will assist the dentist in providing direct dental evaluations, care and treatment such as fillings, extractions and performs dental x-rays.




ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES

 Promoting Health and Wellness for all Arizonans” is the motto of the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS). ADHS promotes and protects the health of Arizona’s children and adults and sets the standard for personal and community health through direct care, science, public policy and leadership. ADHS is an award winning, nationally recognized department and is one of the largest in Arizona State Government with a budget of 1.5 billion dollars and workforce of approximately 1,550 employees.

Visit our website at http://www.azdhs.gov

Dental Assistant

Arizona State Hospital - 501 N. 24th St., Phoenix, AZ 85008

The Arizona State Hospital (ASH) is located on a 93 acre campus at 24th Street and Van Buren, in Phoenix, Arizona.  ASH provides long-term inpatient psychiatric care to Arizonans with mental illnesses that are under court order for treatment. ASH protects the rights and privileges of each patient, including the patients’ rights to confidentiality and privacy. Treatment at ASH is considered “the highest and most restrictive” level of care in the state. Patients are admitted as a result of an inability to be treated in a community facility or due to their legal status.  Hospital personnel provide state-of-the-art inpatient psychiatric care and are committed to treating patients and personnel with dignity and respect.  Interdisciplinary care is delivered in collaboration with the patient, family, legal representatives and community providers with a focus on recovery and community reintegration.

Job Summary

This position will assist the dentist in providing direct dental evaluations, care and treatment such as fillings, extractions and performs dental x-rays.

All Arizona State employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

Responsibilities include:

         Assisting dentist in providing direct dental evaluations, care and treatment such as fillings or extractions

         Performing dental x-rays

         Answering phones, scheduling appointments, coordinating clinic activities with hospital unit staff and other specialty clinic staff

         Providing oral hygiene and dental problem prevention education to patients/ residents

         Maintaining hospital dental clinic records and assure completion of those records

         Maintaining dental clinic supplies and equipment

         Supporting a diverse multi-cultural workforce that reflects the community, promotes equal opportunity at all levels of ADHS, and creates an inclusive work environment that enables all individuals to perform to their fullest potential free from discrimination.

Position Requirements include:

-        Arizona Radiological Proficiency Certification & relevant work experience

-        Knowledge of principles, concepts and current practices of dental care and treatment commonly performed by a dental assistant; supplies and instrumentation utilization in providing basic and expanded dental care;  principles and methods of sterilizing instruments; oral hygiene and plaque control techniques;  dental procedures, with the ability to assist the dentist with procedures;  understanding of various supplies and dental equipment;  dental preventative care and providing education to patients regarding  dental hygiene; oral dentistry methods, infection control, OSHA and hazardous material regulations; dental anatomy and pathology;  components, used and effects of pharmaceutical agents used in dentistry; and HIPPA regulations

-        Skills in coordinating office/ clinic appointments; scheduling of procedures; ordering and maintaining dental supplies and equipment; perform preliminary examinations, and record normal and abnormal conditions of patients oral structures and tissue; assemble required instruments for appropriate dental procedure; decontamination/ cleaning and sterilization of instruments; maintaining required documentation

-        Ability to use dental equipment and materials; follow oral and written instructions; perform clerical work; communicate both orally and in writing in a professional manner; deal with challenging patient population; provide fluoride treatments; autoclave dental instruments; provide patient education effectively

Preferred Qualifications:

         Dental Assistant Certification and 2+ years of experience

         Preference will be given to candidates with prior Public Health experience

Benefits

The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:

-        Affordable medical, dental, life, and short-term disability insurance plans

-        Top-ranked retirement and long-term disability plans

-        Accrued vacation pay and sick days

-        10 paid holidays per year

-        Deferred compensation plan

-        Credit union membership

-        Wellness plans

Employment Requirements

A State Hospital employee must be able to obtain a valid Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card pursuant to A.R.S. § 41-1758.07. Requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment.  Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any driver training (See Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12). Ideally the successful candidate will have strength to deal with physical situations involving patient care.

 

-        Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.

-        All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.

-        Click the APPLY NOW button to submit your application.

Having trouble applying for this position?

Email [email protected] or call 602-542-4700 for assistance.

 

 

 

 

 
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