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Dental Assistant 2

POSTING DATE: NOVEMBER 23, 2022
APPLICATION DEADLINE: *OPEN UNTIL FILLED

This position is subject to close once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified

Full-Time Unclassified Position

PAY GRADE: D District Entry/Hiring Salary: $27,152.95/year
Salary based on education and experience

LOCATION: Dental Health, Columbus Health Department, 5601 Veterans Parkway, Columbus, GA 31904

DUTIES: Under direct supervision, this position will assist the dentist in chair-side dentistry. Will greet and prepare patients, take all necessary x-rays, sterilize and set-up instrument trays, prepare dental materials and assist dentist during dental procedures. Properly maintain dental equipment. Provide post-operative and maintenance instructions as prescribed by dentist. Perform a variety of general secretarial and receptionist duties to include, but not limited to, answering phones, screening and scheduling patients, creating and updating computerized records, filing, etc. Responsible for effectively maintaining and monitoring Medicaid billing records. May perform other administrative duties as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS: Vocational/Technical degree in Dental Assisting from an accredited college AND Six months of experience as a dental assistant OR High School diploma or GED AND One year of experience in a dental setting.

All West Central Health District 7 employees are deemed essential workers in the event of an emergency. As such, you may be called on to participate in an event including but not limited to: staffing a shelter, working at a Specimen Point of Collection Site (SPOC) and/or working at a Point of Dispensing site (POD). If you are called on to participate, you are required to report to the designated site as a condition of employment, whether the emergency occurs during or outside regular work hours.

An applicant who has a disability, which requires special accommodations, should contact Human Resources at 706-321-6127.

All Applicants Must Apply At: www.dph.georgia.gov Click on “About DPH” then “Careers”. Locate this position and click “Apply” to begin your application.

Applicants chosen for employment will be subject to the following:
• Criminal Background Check/Fingerprinting
• Pre-Employment Drug Screening
• I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification
• Reference Checks