The State of Connecticut, Department of Correction (DOC) is seeking a Dental Assistant at Osborn Correctional Institute in Somers, CT. The position is a 35 hours a week, Monday-Friday, first shift (exact hours may vary by location, between 7AM-3PM).
May require travel to other CT Department of Corrections facilities.
All applicants must include a resume within the “Resume Tab” of the application. During the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation supporting their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc. at the discretion of the agency.
Please ensure that your application is complete. You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application to the State of Connecticut. Candidates who submit an untimely, incomplete or inaccurate application will not be considered for this employment opportunity.
Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Patrick.Pathammavong@ct.gov.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In a state dental clinic this class is accountable for performing instrument exchange in all areas of dentistry and assisting dentists in other clinic functions.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Performs instrument exchange procedures for operative dentistry (including general dentistry, pedodontics, prosthetics, orthodontics, periodontics and oral surgery); prepares dental restorative and prosthetic materials; assists in oral surgery as required; ensures compliance with OSHA regulations on infection control; prepares, develops and mounts radiographs; records medical histories; prepares and performs daily maintenance of major equipment; maintains equipment and supply inventories; schedules appointments; prepares a variety of requests for patient diagnostic testing; processes billing and/or insurance information; illustrates proper preventive dental hygiene to patients; assures completeness and accuracy of dental medical records; prepares reports and correspondence; may send out reminder cards; may participate in dental health information program; may assist in taking radiographs; may pour molds when necessary; may act as triage and/or receptionist for incoming patient and telephone calls; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of dental assisting operative procedures; interpersonal skills; ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of experience in dental assistant work.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
Completion of a Dental Assisting Program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association may be substituted for the General Experience.
Strong knowledge of dental assisting in procedures including, but not limited to: restorative, prosthodontic, periodontic, endodontic and oral surgery. Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions. Ability to work with indirect supervision. Strong organizational skills. Ability to work efficiently in a fast paced environment. Excellent attendance records.
1. Candidates must have successfully completed the Infection Control Examination (ICE) administered by the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB).
2. Candidates must have successfully completed the Dental Radiation Health and Safety (RHS) examination administered by the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB).
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to moderately disagreeable conditions, communicable and/or infectious diseases and some risk of injury from assaultive and/or abusive patients.
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.