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15598 State Highway 8
Duties Description POSITION DESCRIPTION:
This Dental Assistant will provide dental supportive services. They will perform basic tasks such as preparing dental instruments and materials to be used, which have not been identified by the New York State Education Department as functions requiring licensure.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Performs dental supportive services under a licensed dentist’s direct supervision, including noting treatments to be performed during appointment and prepares work area by laying out dental instruments, materials, and equipment in proper array. Prepares individuals for treatment by seating, obtaining records, and applying protective garb. During the performance of treatments by the dentist, assists the dentist directly with the anticipation of procedural needs, preparing and passing instruments. As instructed by the dentist, performs retractions of the individuals tongue and cheek, manipulates syringes, irrigation and suction equipment to keep the individuals mouth free of saliva and blood. Continually observes individuals condition during treatment to detect evidence of distress, reporting observations to the dentist. Takes x-rays in accordance with Public Health Law. Performs office support and clerical work to meet the requirements of the dental facility. Prepares and completes documentation as assigned. Performs housekeeping tasks following current infection control and OSHA guidelines. Disposes of used materials and supplies in accordance with medical-waste disposal regulations and protocols, and processes contaminated non-disposable items as directed by the dentist. Completes other duties as assigned.
Additional Comments •• For CSEA positions: Local Bidding Agreements will be honored.
• All OPWDD employees must be eligible and maintain eligibility for full and unconditional participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Continued employment will depend on maintaining eligibility.
• OPWDD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
• Employees on long term leave can bid on positions but must be able to report to work within fourteen (14) days and be able to perform the essential functions of their positions with or without reasonable accommodation (RA). If an employee believes that he or she needs a reasonable accommodation, they should contact the NYS OPWDD Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Central Office at (518) 402-7644 or Email at Affirmative.Action@opwdd.ny.gov to obtain information and RA forms.
• OPWDD participates in Federal Loan Forgiveness Programs. For more information go to: www.studentaid.ed.gov/publicservice.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
Notes on ApplyingAPPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Submit Response to Posting form, cover letter, and résumé by August 14, 2018 to:
Broome DDSOO Human Resources Office
249 Glenwood Road
Binghamton, NY 13905
Please reference EOA #180814E in all correspondence.