DENTAL HYGIENIST

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 01, 2020
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $64,152.00 - $84,131.04 Annually USD

Job Description

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES

FILING START DATE: 8/15/2018

Until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.

EXAM NUMBER: Y4751I

OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS A REBULLETIN TO UPDATE TEH EXAMINATION CONTENT INFORMATION.


DEFINITION:
Performs intra-oral examinations for indications of needed dental work, administers dental prophylaxes and fluoride treatments, and provides instruction in proper nutrition and oral hygiene.
Essential Job Functions
Performs examinations for visual and radiographic indications of needed dental work, referring some patients to dentists and retaining others according to type of work required.

Performs complete dental prophylaxes including ultrasonic, hand, and gross scaling, and polishing of tooth.

Instructs and demonstrates for patients and parents such things as proper oral hygiene including brushing technique, flossing, massage, plaque control, and proper nutritional habits.

Maintains all patient records of patients seen and work performed.

May act as teacher and give technical direction to dental hygiene students by orienting them to the facilities, scheduling a suitable range of patients, and observing and evaluating the work performed.

Schedules own patient load at each assigned dental clinic, includes new patients and recall checkup patients.
Requirements
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
A California license to practice as a dental hygienist -AND- A Radiation Safety License issued by the Dental Board of California -OR- A certificate of compliance from an approved Board course in radiation safety. Graduation from an approved dental hygienist school, accredited by the American Dental Association, after the year 1980 complies with the Radiation Safety Requirement.

LICENSE:

A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.

PHYSICAL CLASS III- Moderate: Includes standing or walking most of the time, with bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, and reaching; includes working on irregular surfaces, occasionally lifting objects weighting over 25 pounds, and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:
In order to receive credit for any certificate, license or Board certificate you must include a legible copy of the official certificate, official license, Board certification from the accredited institution which shows the area of specialization; with your application within 15 calendar days of filing. Applications submitted without the required licensure and/or certification will be rejected as incomplete.

The required license and/or certificate MUST be current and unrestricted; a conditional, provisional, probationary or restricted license and/or certificate will NOT be accepted.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

Additional credit will be given to applicants who possess desirable qualifications in excess of the Minimum Requirements:
  • Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene from an accredited college or university.
  • Experience in leading dental personnel.
In order to receive credit for the degree under the Desirable Qualifications, you must attach a legible copy of the official diploma, official transcripts, or letter from the accredited institution with shows the area of specialization at the time of filing or within 15 calendar days of filing online.
Additional Information
Examination Content:
This examination will consist of an evaluation of education, experience and desirable qualification based on application information weighted at 100%.

Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the examination in order to be placed on the eligible register.

Notification Letters and other correspondences will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the application. It is important that applicants provide a valid email address. Please add hduong@dhs.lacounty.gov and info@governmentjobs.com to your email address book and to the list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as SPAM/JUNK mail.


Eligibility Information:
Applications will be processed on an "as-received" basis and those receiving a passing score will be promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.

The names of candidates receiving a passing score on the examination will be added to the eligible register and will appear in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of eligibility.

No person may compete in this examination more than once every twelve (12) months.

Special Information:

Appointees may be required to work any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.

Available Shift:
Any

Vacancy Information:
The resulting eligible register from this examination will be used to fill vacancies throughout the Department of Health Services as they occur.

APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION:

APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE ONLY. APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BY U.S. MAIL, FAX OR IN PERSON WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Apply online by clicking on the "Apply" tab for this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.

All information is subject to verification. We may reject your application at any time during the examination and hiring process, including after appointment has been made. Falsification of any information may result in disqualification or rescission of appointment.

This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met. Application filing may be suspended at any time without advance notice.

Fill out your application completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the Minimum Requirements. Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, description of work performed, and salary earned. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected.

Applications electronically received after 5:00 p.m., PST, on the last day of filing will not be accepted.

NOTE: If you are unable to attach required documents, you must fax them to 323-869-0942 or email the documents to the exam analyst, within 15 calendar days of filing online. Please include the exam number and the exam title.

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER:
All applicants must enter a valid social security number at the time of filing. Entering anything other than a valid social security number (i.e. 000-00-0000, 111-11-1111, etc.) will result in an automatic rejection of your application.

COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES:
For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.

NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD:
All applicants must file their application online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member's or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

ADA Coordinator Phone:
(323) 869-7124

California Relay Services Phone:
(800) 735-2922

DEPARTMENT CONTACT
Huong Duong, Exam Analyst
(323) 914-7048
hduong@dhs.lacounty.gov


Closing Date/Time:

Job Address

Los Angeles, California United States View Map