Dental Assistant II - Carlsbad
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services - Carlsbad, TX

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Dental Assistant II is responsible for performing highly complex dental assistance work under the supervision of the dentist to perform general dental assisting functions and other work required. Maintains all equipment within the clinic in proper working order. Work involves assisting dental staff, assisting in taking and developing x-rays, and maintaining the cleanliness and orderliness of a clinic. May train others. Works under limited supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Essential Job Functions:
Responsible for conducting educational programs for the prevention and control of dental diseases, and ensuring maintenance, cleanliness, and orderliness of the Dental Clinic. Schedules individuals to be seen by the dentists or the hygienists. Responsible for documentation, charting and record keeping. Provides assistance to the hygienists and dentists using dental assisting skills. Has knowledge in usage, sterilization and maintenance of dental equipment and instruments. Must be able to capably perform CPR as needed. Other related duties may be assigned which are related to the essential functions and general description of this position. Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agency's obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location

Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Knowledge of dental instruments, equipment, and materials and their uses; of sterilization methods; of x-ray film development techniques; of dental terminology; and of dental hygiene and prophylaxis. Skill in the use of dental tools and equipment. Ability to assist staff in performing dental procedures; to communicate effectively; and to train others.

Registration or Licensure Requirements:
None.

Initial Selection Criteria:
1. High school graduation or GED. 2. Dental Assistant Certification preferred, but not required 3. Experience working in a dental clinic.

Additional Information:
Requisition ID# 217988

All applicants must pass: 1. pre-employment drug screen 2. fingerprint & criminal background checks 3. Client Abuse/Neglect Reporting System (CANRS) checks 4. Employee Misconduct Registry and Nurse/Aide Registry checks. Males between the ages of 18 – 25 must be registered with the Selective Service. All State Supported Living Center employees are subject to Random drug testing. Flexibility in work hours may be required for this position. The position may be required to work overtime and/or extended hours. San Angelo State Supported Living Center is located approximately 20 miles northwest of San Angelo on Highway 87N in Carlsbad, TX In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individual s with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the AccessHR service center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.

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