Dental Assistant Job in Tallahassee, Florida – Department of Veterans Affairs

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The United States government is a massive employer, and is always looking for qualified candidates to fill a wide variety of open employment positions in locations across the country. Below you’ll find a Qualification Summary for an active, open job listing from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The opening is for a Dental Assistant in Tallahassee, Florida Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!

Dental Assistant – Tallahassee, Florida
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 293273
Start Date: 07/20/2020
End Date: 08/10/2020

Qualification Summary
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 12/31/2020. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. English Language Proficiency. Dental assistants must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with VA Handbook 5005, Part II, chapter 2, section D, paragraph 5a. Experience and/or Education. Candidates must possess either six months experience that demonstrates the applicant’s ability to perform the work of a dental assistant, or provides familiarity with the work; OR, successful completion of a 1-year dental assistant program accredited by the American Dental Association’s Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA); OR, an equivalent combination of experience and education. Radiologic Certification. Public Law 97-35 requires that persons who administer radiologic procedures meet the credentialing standards in 42 CFR Part 75. Essentially, they must have successfully completed an educational program that meets or exceeds the standards described in that regulation, and is accredited by an organization recognized by the Department of Education, and be certified as radiographers in their field. (Certification must be submitted with application) Provisions for Certification of Radiologic Competence are: Successful completion of the Dental Radiation Health and Safety Examination administered by the Dental Assisting National Board, Inc.; OR, Successful completion of the Principles and Practice of Dental Radiology and Radiographic Safety courses and examinations developed by the Assistant Under Secretary for Health for Dentistry; OR, Successful completion of a radiation health and safety program or examination approved by a state board of dentistry or the Department of Defense (DoD). May qualify based on being covered by the Grandfathering Provision as described in the VA Qualification Standard for this occupation (only applicable to current VHA employees who are in this occupation).Certification in basic life support methods is highly desirable. Grade Determinations: At least 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-5) that demonstrates the core competencies described at that level. The core competencies at the GS-5 level include knowledge of anatomy and the ability to evaluate diagnostic quality; broad knowledge of common medical emergencies and vital signs measurement; knowledge of instruments, materials, and standardized dental procedures; ability to utilize software programs used within VHA; and basic communication skills to provide patient instructions. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following technical KSAs: 1. Ability to identify normal oral anatomy.
2. Advanced knowledge of instruments, materials, and standardized dental procedures used in all phases of restorative, surgical, endodontic and periodontal care and procedures.
3. Ability to monitor and perform basic interpretation of vital signs.
4. Ability to independently provide procedure-specific patient education and appropriate referral of patient concerns to the treating dentist.
5. Ability to capture standard and special dental images of good diagnostic quality in traditional or digital formats.
6. Ability to perform maintenance on dental equipment used for routine and specialty dentistry.
7. Ability to enter and retrieve data utilizing electronic dental records.
8. Ability to perform dental assistant-appropriate laboratory procedures. References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G36, Dental Assistant Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local HR office. Physical Requirements: The work requires some physical exertion such as long periods of standing, walking, stooping, stretching, and lifting moderately heavy items. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-06. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is GS-06.

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