Dental Assistant-Nc Dept. Of Public Safety (Nash)

State Of North Carolina Nashville , NC 27856

Posted 2 months ago

Description of Work

Welcome to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety (DPS), Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice, Section of Prisons Administration. The Department of Public Safety is the largest state agency with 26,000 employees. Our Agency is responsible for safeguarding and preserving the lives and property of its citizens through prevention, protection, and preparation.

If you are looking for a rewarding career, please consider the Dental Assistant opportunity with the North Carolina Department of Public Safety. This is a full-time position (40 hours per week) with State Benefits, including health insurance, paid vacation, paid sick time, paid holidays, as well as retirement.

This position is located at Nash Correctional Institution and reports to the Dentist assigned to the facility. This is skilled work in rendering technical assistance to dentists in the care of dental patients. This position provides primary clinical support for patient care by performing dental assisting duties in a variety of clinical settings, i.e., emergency care, general dentistry, restorative dentistry, oral surgery, endodontics, orthodontics, prosthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, and radiology.

Duties performed include:

  • Maintaining inventories of supplies and equipment,

  • Cleaning and sterilizing instruments,

  • Preparing and arranging instrument trays for clinical use,

  • Explaining procedures and providing support to patients,

  • Passing instruments to the dentist during dental procedures,

  • Preparing impression and filling materials,

  • Operating oral evacuation equipment, retractors, and water/air sprays,

  • Monitoring the patient's behavior and vital signs as requested by the dentist,

  • Completing patient records and charts, billings and re-appointments,

  • Clearing and cleaning the operatory and instruments,

  • Taking routine x-rays and photographs, and instructing patient, family, and/or health care staff in basic oral hygiene.

  • Maintain records and recall system,

  • May also provide clerical support to the dentist and dental staff as required.

Nash Correctional Institution is a medium custody facility located in Nashville, Nash County NC. It houses approximately 654 male offenders. The facility provides offender labor to two Correction Enterprises operations located on site: the Optical Plant and the Print Plant. The Optical Plant manufactures eyeglasses for customers such as Medicaid and the Division of Services for the Blind. The Print Plant is a full-service print shop dedicated to printing services for state government agencies, public school systems, state community colleges and universities, and non-profit organizations.

Note to Current State Employees: The Salary Grade for this position is GN08. State employees are encouraged to apply for positions of interest even if the salary grade is the same as, or lower than, their current position. If selected for this position, a new salary will be recalculated taking into consideration the quantity of relevant education and experience, funding availability, and internal equity. Based upon these factors, a pay increase/decrease MAY result.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

Listed below are the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) associated with the position. These KSAs, along with the minimum education and experience listed, are required in order to be deemed "eligible" for the position therefore you must provide supporting information, within the body of your application, to demonstrate your possession of each KSA listed.

Qualified applicants must possess, and application must clearly reflect work experience that demonstrates the following:

  • Documented working experience in the utilization of dental instruments, procedures, and equipment.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of preparation methods and dental materials.

  • Documented working experience in maintaining dental records.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Completion of a dental assistant program from an appropriately accredited institution and one year of on-the-job training as a dental assistant and required x-ray training when needed;

  • OR-

An equivalent combination of education and experience.

Supplemental and Contact Information

The NC Department of Public Safety (DPS) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages qualified men and women to apply. DPS uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions subject to the State Personnel Act with the most qualified individuals. Hiring salary will be based on relevant qualifications, internal equity and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised position.

Online applications are only accepted throughhttp://www.oshr.nc.gov/jobs/

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the state application. Embedded or attached resumesARE NOTaccepted as a substitution for a completed application.

To receive credit for all of your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the State of North Carolina application in the Education and Work Experience sections of the applications form. Any information omitted cannot be considered for qualifying credit.

Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Applicants seeking Veteran's Preference must attach a DD form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, along with your application.

During the online application process if additional documentation is required, attach the documentation at the bottom of Step 4 in the application process.

If applying for a position certified through the North Carolina Department of Justice-Criminal Justice Standards Division, refer tohttps://ncdoj.gov/law-enforcement-training/criminal-justice/officer-certification-programs/correctional-and-probation-parole-officer-certification/ for specific certification requirements.

The NC Department of Public Safety must adhere to the United States Department of Justice Final Rule on the "National Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Prison Rape" under the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Standards at 28 C.F.R. Part 115 Docket No. OAG-131 RIN 1105-AB34. Refer tohttp://www.ncdps.gov/document/prea-hiring-and-promotion-prohibitions for hiring and promotion prohibition requirements for all positions in the NC Department of Public Safety.

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information regarding the status of your application over the phone. To check the status of your application, please log in to your account and click "Application Status."

If you are having technical issues logging into your account or applying for a position, please review the Get Help/FAQs information on the website. If you are still experiencing technical issues with your application, please call the NeoGov Help Line at 855-524-5627

If there are any specific questions to this posting, you may contact

S. Sugg

Employment Specialist

(919) 838-4000

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