Dental Assistant 2 (Madras) underfill opportunity available

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Initial Posting Date: 04/08/2024 Application Deadline: 04/21/2024 Agency: Department of Corrections Salary Range: $5,020 – $6,321 Position Type: Employee Position Title: Dental Assistant 2 (Madras) underfill opportunity available Job Description: Dental Assistant 2 (Madras) underfill opportunity available Deer Ridge Correctional Institution xe2x80x93 Madras, Oregon Oregon Department of Corrections We have an exceptional opportunity for a Dental Assistant 2 position at Deer Ridge Correctional Institution (DRCI) in Madras, Oregon! The shift hours are Monday through Thursday from 6am – 4:30pm. There may be required travel to Warner Creek Correctional Facility (WCCF) as needed per Dental Management team. This position has an underfill opportunity available. This means if you do not meet the minimum qualifications for the Dental Assistant 2 classifications, you may be able to be hired as a Dental Assistant 1. If hired as an underfill in the lower classifications, you will receive the salary range of the lower position ($3,9866 – $5,020) until you meet the qualifications for the regular position. When you meet the qualifications, you will be automatically reclassified as the higher regular position. Preference may be given to those who currently meet the regular classification qualifications. The Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) seeks to employ career-oriented candidates and offers employment opportunities in a wide variety of challenging occupations. DOCxe2x80x99s mission is to promote public safety by holding offenders accountable for their actions and reducing the risk of future criminal behavior. This position is represented by Association of Oregon Corrections Employees (AOCE). This position may be eligible for Police & Fire (P&F) benefits through Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), as defined by statute. Position Overview Your primary duties will be to facilitate patient dental care by providing direct assistance to the dentist while performing chairside procedures and to assure instruments, supplies, and equipment are properly maintained and available for patient care. Duties In this position you will provide direct chairside assistance to the dentist during dental procedures. Assures chairside skills conform and are optimized to treatment methodology of the assigned dentist, assuring patient safety, and maximizing clinic productivity. Frequent conversations regarding the dentistxe2x80x99s chairside expectations may be required resulting in immediate procedure modifications on the part of the assistant. Records dental pathology and conditions on appropriate forms as assessed by the dentist. Performs the following EFDA duties as assigned by treating dentist: Remove temporary crowns and prepare teeth for permanent crown cementation Preliminary fit crowns and make adjustments outside the patientxe2x80x99s mouth Place and remove matrix retainers for alloy and composite restorations Remove excess cement from crowns (dentist must check afterwards) Fabricate temporary crowns. Cement temporary crown with temp cement after approval from dentist. Dentist must check before patient released When dentist is not available, re-cement temporary or permanent crown that has dislodged with temp cement. Dentist must check as soon as dentist is back in office Place rubber dams and/or rubber dam clamps Take alginate impressions Manages dental materials, instruments, and equipment. Assures proper cleaning, disinfecting, and sterilization procedures for instruments and equipment. Assures adequate stock of dental materials with proper expiration dates. Maintains dental hand pieces. Manages instrument inventory and security counts. Assures security is maintained over all instruments and equipment. Maintains dental burs as directed by assigned dentist. Prepares the dental operatory for patient treatment, assuring all infection control guidelines are followed. Assures proper instruments and supplies are set up in a neat and orderly fashion for specific dental procedures as directed by assigned dentist. Displays a working knowledge of all necessary dental materials. Coordinates maintenance and repair of equipment with DOC staff and contracted technicians. Conducts inventories; order tools and supplies as needed to assure adequate quantities available. Responds to written and verbal requests for treatment or coordinates response from provider. Assures treatment lists are accurate and current xe2x80x93 lists and other data may be kept in Microsoft word or excel formats, requiring the assistant to learn the applicable software. Schedules patients to be seen by providers. Assures information in the Inmate Health Plan (DOC 400) is accurate; reflects patients seen and treatments provided using appropriate predetermined dental abbreviations. Submits statistical data as directed by the provider. Coordinates with security staff to treat patients in isolated populations. Responds to requests for emergency treatment. Addresses questions from other DOC staff about dental treatment. Minimum Qualifications Dental Assistant 2: One (1) year of support experience, six (6) months of which must be chairside dental assisting experience. OR A graduate of a dental assisting program AND possession of a valid Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation card AND Certification of Radiologic Proficiency AND certification by the Oregon State Board of Dentistry for expanded functions (EFDA). Underfill option as a Dental Assistant 1: Six (6) months of general support experience or equivalent training and experience AND a valid Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation card at the time of appointment. Must be able to obtain certification by the Oregon State Board of Dentistry for Radiologic Proficiency within four months of appointment Requested Skills in Follow the directives of the dentist regarding patient dental treatment Work with confidential information regarding patient care Provide direct chairside assistance to the dentist Manage dental materials, instruments, and equipment Stock of dental materials with expiration dates Proper cleaning, disinfecting, and sterilization procedures for instruments, and equipment Manage and conduct instrument inventory with security counts Coordinate maintenance and repair of equipment Respond to written and verbal requests for treatments Coordinates responses from provider Maintain and save data information in applicable software Exposing, processing, mounting, and filing of dental radiographs Ability to work with adults in custody Ability to maintain a high standard of performance, personal integrity, and conduct Interpret and apply statutes, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and guidelines How to Apply: In the Job History section of your online Workday application clearly describe your experience as it relates to the minimum and general knowledge requirements and requested skills. Only the candidates whose experience most closely matches the qualifications and requested skills of this position will be invited to an interview. In the Work Experience section of your online application clearly describe your experience as it relates to the minimum and special qualifications, requested skills, and/or desired attributes. Be sure to demonstrate you have obtained any skills requested or required through education, work experience, or by showing you have transferable skills (i.e., skills obtained through military education or experience) that substantially relate to this position. Failure to provide this information may result in eliminating your application from further consideration. A resume will not substitute for completing the work experience section of your application. Working Conditions Will be expected to share the mission, vision, and core values of the department; requires being a role model of pro-social behavior and having an attitude that conveys dignity and respect in the treatment of others. Must be able to acknowledge that everyone is capable of positive change. Requires contact with adults in custody. Requires walking or standing for long period of time. Requires climbing and descending stairs. Possible exposure to chemicals, radiation, communicable diseases, or other hazards inherent in health care and correctional setting. Supervision and control of inmates in an inherent responsibility. Requirements for Employment You must be able to pass a Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) fingerprint-based background check and maintain CJIS eligibility. Due to CJIS requirements related to system access, the following convictions are likely to result in being disqualified for this position: felony convictions, computer theft, identify theft and fraud. CJIS clearance is done at the conditional job offer. The Selection Process xe2x80x93 We expect to Initial review of minimum qualifications, knowledge, and skills. Consideration of top candidates – Recruitment will review and refer the top candidates to the hiring manager. There will be interviews and/or testing to determine the best candidates for a position. Background check and reference checks – All finalists must pass a thorough a criminal record check and reference check. Benefits The salary range listed above is for non-PERS qualifying applicants. PERS qualifying applicants may be eligible for an adjusted range. The State of Oregon provides a generous benefit package, which includes family health and dental insurance, optional short and long-term disability and term life insurance xe2x80x93 all of which can be tailored to individual needs. Also provided are fully paid retirement program, modest life insurance policy, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. Position may be eligible for Police & Fire (P&F) benefits through Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), as defined by statute. Additional Information IMPORTANT: Please monitor your Workday and email accounts. You may be asked to submit additional information after initial application. Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging (EDI&B) is embedded in the Department of Corrections core values. The department strives to be a model employer committed to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Ensuring legal compliance, efficiency, and exceeding expectations to deliver the best public services. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran or protected veteran status, genetic information, and other legally protected characteristics. Additional information can be found from The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Know Your Rights ( ODOC is responsible for complying with the Federal Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA 42 U.S.C. 1997). PREA prohibits the Oregon Department of Corrections from hiring, promoting, or contracting with anyone (that will have direct contact with residents) who has engaged in, been convicted of, or been civilly or administratively adjudicated for engaging in sexual abuse in confinement settings. For more information regarding PREA please visit: United States Department of Justice . Veteransxe2x80x99 Preference Under Oregon Law, qualifying veterans may apply for veteransxe2x80x99 preference. Review our veteransxe2x80x99 preference page for details about eligibility . Please note xe2x80x93 if you checked you are a veteran, you will be asked to upload your documents later in the application process, after you have applied. Questions If you have questions about the position, please contact the recruiter, Kelli Ketchum and reference number: Req-153581. The fine print: Warning! The system will timeout after 15 minutes of inactivity. You must submit your application after you begin the process xe2x80x93 you cannot save your progress and come back to it later. Workday performs weekly maintenance Friday evenings, and the system may be down for several hours. Please plan accordingly. This applicant list may be used to fill future vacancies. We may also use other factors to help us decide who will move forward, such as your related work experience, education, and overall professionalism of your application materials. Do not attach extra documents. We will only review documents requested in the posting. ODOC does not offer visa sponsorship. Within three days of hire, applicants will be required to complete an I-9 and confirm authorization to work in the United States. This announcement is intended as a general descriptive recruitment guide and is subject to change. It does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract. Application information may be used throughout the entire selection process. This process is subject to change without notice. The pay and benefits on all announcements may change without notice.

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