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Location: Davidson County Last Day to Apply: Apr 1 , 2024 Business Unit: Health Care – Unlicensed Job Family: Health Job Opening ID: 55323 Job Information Opening Date/Time 03/12/2024 12:00AM Central Time Closing Date/Time 04/01/2024 11:59PM Central Time Salary (Monthly) $2,517.00 – $3,775.00 Salary (Annually) $30,204.00 – $45,300.00 Job Type Full-Time City, State Location Nashville, TN Department Health State of Tennessee Job Information LOCATION OF (1) POSITION TO BE FILLED: DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, LOCAL HEALTH DIVISION, DAVIDSON COUNTY WORKING TITLE: SCHOOL BASED DENTAL PREVENTION DENTAL ASSISTANT 2 Qualifications Education and Experience: Possession of current registration as a dental assistant in the State of Tennessee with Dental Radiology Certification. Necessary Special Qualifications: Applicants for this class must have: Valid Driver’s License. Examination Method: Education and Experience, 100%, for Preferred Service positions. Summary Summary: Under direct supervision of a licensed dentist, performs procedures designated under the scope of practice for a registered dental assistant to include certification for exposing and developing radiographs. Distinguishing Features: This is the second level class in the Dental Assistant sub-series. An employee in this class works as a chair side assistant during examination and treatment of patients and can expose and develop radiographs. This class differs from Dental Assistant 1 in that an incumbent of the latter performs duties that require no certification. This series differs from the Dental Assistant 3 in that an incumbent of the latter works as a chair side assistant during examination and treatment of patients and can expose and develop radiographs, perform coronal polishing, sealant application, and nitrous oxide monitoring. Responsibilities Assisting and Caring for Others: Prepares the patient for dental procedures. Prepares operatories with appropriate instruments and supplies to be used for dental procedures. Performs four handed chair side assisting. Provides appropriate post treatment care and education or patients. Measures and records vital signs. Training and Teaching Others: Provides patient education in proper oral hygiene procedures. Provides information concerning oral health practices to internal partners. Provides information concerning oral health practices to external partners. Provides peer training as designated. Developing and Building Teams: Communicates effectively with peers and subordinates. Provides information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person. Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail. Develops constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time. Documenting/Recording Information: Reviews medical history. Records patient dental conditions and treatments. Maintains charts, records and reports. Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards: Ensures compliance with federal, state and Tennessee Department of Health guidelines. Inspects materials to ensure compliance with expiration dates. Maintains current dental license and certification. Getting Information: Compiles information from patients, parents, guardians and family members in regards to patients’ health and dental needs. Compiles information from community resources concerning school transport programs and school based referrals. Incorporating administrative information into the dental program to ensure compliance with administrative polices and updates. Controlling Machines and Processes: Exposes and prepares x-rays for review. Meets infection control and safety guidelines. Scheduling Work and Activities: Schedules appointments, answers telephone and organizes daily schedule. Coordinates and develops opportunities for community outreach and oral health activities. Monitoring and Controlling Resources: Maintains appropriate inventory for dental service delivery. Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material: Inspects equipment to identify the cause of errors or other defects. Interacting With Computers: Enters and verifies data into computer system. Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work: Develops specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work. Competencies Competencies: Action Oriented Approachability Compassion Composure Decision Quality Ethics and Values Functional and Technical Integrity and Trust Intellectual Horsepower Knowledge: Administration and Management Clerical Customer and Personal Service Education and Training Law and Government Mechanical Medicine and Dentistry Psychology Skills: Active Learning Active Listening Critical Thinking Learning Strategies Monitoring Reading Comprehension Science Speaking Writing Coordination Instructing Persuasion Service Orientation Social Perceptiveness Equipment Maintenance Operation and Control Operation Monitoring Troubleshooting Time Management Abilities: Deductive Reasoning Fluency of Ideas Memorization Oral Comprehension Oral Expression Originality Problem Sensitivity Selective Attention Spatial Orientation Time Sharing Written Comprehension Written Expression Arm-Hand Steadiness Control Precision Finger Dexterity Manual Dexterity Multi-Limb Coordination Rate Control Reaction Time Speed of Limb Movement Wrist Finger Speed Dynamic Flexibility Dynamic Strength Extent Flexibility Gross Body Coordination Gross Body Equilibrium Stamina Trunk Strength Auditory Attention Depth Perception Glare Sensitivity Hearing Sensitivity Near Vision Peripheral Vision Sound Localization Speech Clarity Speech Recognition Tools & Equipment All Office Equipment (computer, fax, copier, scanner, telephone, calculator, etc.) Sterilization Equipment (Autoclave) Dental Instrumentation Dental Hand Pieces and Accessories Standard Dental Equipment TN Driver Standards State of Tennessee positions that may involve driving responsibilities require candidates to meet the following minimum driver qualifications: A valid driver’s license For the past five years, the candidate’s driver record must not have record of the following violations: driving under the influence (DUI), reckless driving, license suspension for moving violations, more than 4 moving violations. Please include your Driver’s License Information under the Licenses and Certifications section of your application. **Agencies may allow an exception based on other factors.

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