2202 Dental Aide
|Department||Department of Public Health|
|Analyst||Margarita Gonzalez Diaz|
|Date Opened||4/26/2021 5:00:00 PM|
|Filing Deadline||5/10/2021 5:00:00 PM|
|Salary||$33.78 - $41.08/hour; $5,854.00 - $7,120.00/month; $70,252.00 - $85,436.00/year|
|Job Type||CBT Discrete|
Position Description: Under supervision, assists a dentist during the examination and treatment of dental patients by preparing and arranging dental instruments and equipment; assists in oral surgical procedures; makes entries on examination and treatment, records; takes and develops dental X-rays; and performs related duties as required.
Requires responsibility for: Posting and maintaining patient records of dental examinations and treatments; keeping statistics on number and type of patients requiring treatment. Nature of work requires sustained moderate physical effort and manual dexterity.
Examples of Important and Essential Duties:
EXPERIENCE: One (1) year of experience as a Dental Aide; AND
LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION: Possession of a current and valid Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) license.
Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.
Possible Special Conditions: Some positions may require additional qualifications/experience, including but not limited to: bilingual fluency and experience working with specific populations/settings. Only those candidates who meet the special conditions will be able to be considered for these positions during the post-referral selection process. Not all positions have special conditions.
Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process.
How To Apply
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE (WEIGHT: QUALIFYING)
Candidates will be prompted to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire as part of the online employment application. This Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire is designed to obtain specific information regarding an applicant's experience in relation to the Minimum Qualifications for this position. Applicants must also complete the official application. It is essential that applicants provide complete information in identifying their education, experience and training. The Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to evaluate if the applicant possesses the required minimum qualifications.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE EXAMINATION: (WEIGHT: 100%)
Candidates will be prompted to complete a supplemental questionnaire as part of the online employment application. The Supplemental Questionnaire is designed to measure knowledge, skills and/or abilities (KSAs) in job-related areas that have been identified as critical for satisfactory performance in this position.
These KSA areas may include: Knowledge of the principles and methods of sterilizing dental equipment and supplies; Knowledge of the use of common dental instruments, equipment and materials; Knowledge of dental hygiene and prophylaxis; Knowledge of dental office procedures and record keeping; Knowledge of dental X-ray techniques; Knowledge of the names of teeth and surfaces of crown; Skill to take, develop, and mount dental X-rays; Ability to type and keep dental records; Ability to prepare, maintain, and clean dental instruments, equipment, and accessories; Ability to deal courteously and tactfully with patients through exercise of effective chairside techniques and a pleasant personality.
All relevant experience, education and/or training must be on the application in order to be reviewed in the scoring process. Candidate responses on the Supplemental Questionnaire cannot be changed once submitted. Candidates will be placed on the eligible list in rank order according to their final score on the Supplemental Questionnaire. The department may administer additional position-specific selection procedures to make final hiring decisions.
Candidates will be placed on the eligible list in rank order according to their final score on the Supplemental Questionnaire.
Eligible List/Score Report:
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Note on ICARE:
Department of Public Health (DPH) employees are expected to demonstrate world class care in alignment with Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center's (ZSFG) caring framework, ICARE (I-Introduce, C-Connect, A-Ask, R-Respond, E-Exit).
Note on Electronic Health Record (EHR):
The Department of Public Health (DPH) is implementing a unified Electronic Health Record (EHR) system and DPH employees must demonstrate competency in the use of the system that is appropriate for their classification as a condition of employment.
Note on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):
Some positions in the Department of Public Health will require the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), including but not limited to gloves, gowns, eye and face protection, and face-fitting respirators. The requirement for the use of PPE may come on short or no notice. Facial hair or any condition that interferes with a face-fitting respirator’s seal (i.e. comes between the sealing surfaces of the respirator and the wearer’s bare skin) is not permitted when face-fitting respirators are worn, including during initial or periodic respirator fit-testing. Employees who choose not to shave and do not have either American Disabilities Act (ADA) or Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Accommodations do not have the right to alternate work assignments or the option of using a loose-fitting Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) in place of a Face Fitting Respirator.
Condition of Employment (Security Clearance):
Security clearance as issued by the Sheriff’s Department is required as a condition of employment for all positions at the Jail Health Services. Eligibles who have successfully participated in the examination process, received passing scores and have been selected for hire will be required to obtain the security clearance prior to appointment. A photocopy of the security clearance must be provided to the supervisor on or before date of hire. Failure to demonstrate/show proof of security clearance may result in a dismissal and/or termination of employment.
Prior to appointment, at the Department's expense, applicants may be required to take a tuberculosis (TB) screening test, a medical examination and/or drug test.
Before appointment, selected eligible candidates must pass a thorough physical examination by the Department Physician. This exam includes a urine test to screen for the presence of drugs or alcohol. Appointees must also pass an additional physical exam prior to the completion of their probationary periods.
Terms of Announcement:
Applicants must be guided solely by the provisions of this announcement, including requirements, time periods and other particulars, except when superseded by federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations. [Note: The correction of clerical errors in an announcement may be posted on the Department of Human Resources website at .]
The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 110.4. Such appeals must be submitted in writing to the Department of Human Resources, 1 S Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103-5413 by close of business on the 5th business day following the issuance date of this examination announcement. Information concerning other Civil Service Commission Rules involving announcements, applications and examination policies, including applicant appeal rights, can be found on the Civil Service Commission website at .
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Copies of Application Documents