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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 01/31/24

Applications Due04/16/24

Vacancy ID149704


AgencyCorrections and Community Supervision, Department of

TitleDental Assistant

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade08

Bargaining UnitISU - Institutional Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $38073 to $46886 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40


From 8 AM

To 4 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Oneida

Street Address Marcy Correctional Facility

9000 Old River Road, P.O. Box 5000

City Marcy


Zip Code13403

Minimum Qualifications Non-Competitive: high school diploma; and either one year of experience in dental assisting or graduation from an accredited program in dental assisting.

*Incumbents of positions that perform sterilization duties may be required to possess current certification by a nationally accredited central sterile technician credentialing organization as a Certified Registered Central Service Technician, or a substantially equivalent credential.

Duties Description Perform dental supportive services under a licensed dentist's direct supervision. Note treatments to be performed during appointment and prepare work area by laying out dental instruments, materials, and equipment in proper array. Prepare the patient for treatment by seating patient, obtaining records, and applying protective garb. During the performance of treatment services by the dentist, assist the dentist directly chair-side with the anticipation of procedural needs, including the preparation and passing of appropriate instruments and materials. As required by the progress of events in treatment and as instructed by the dentist, personally perform retractions of the patient's tongue and cheek, and manipulate syringes, irrigation and suction equipment to keep the patient's mouth free of saliva and blood. Continually observe patient's general condition during treatment, including oral surgery, to detect evidence of distress or shock and reports observations to dentist. Take dental x-rays in accordance with Public Health Law. Perform solely mechanical work upon inert matter in a dental office, such as trimming or mounting impressions taken by the dentist. Perform office support and clerical work to meet the requirements of the dental facility. Schedule, post and track appointments, clinic dates and times, and treatments using appropriate computer software. Post and file records, such as records of appointments and clinical records of patients conditions and treatments administered, in accordance with requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. Answer questions from and provide information to various parties regarding facility activities and procedures. Prepare or assist others in the preparation of routine dental reports. Perform light housekeeping tasks following current infection control and OSHA guidelines. Decontaminate, scrub, package, and sterilize all instruments*. Inventory packages and cartons of dental supplies and materials and reorder supplies as directed by the dentist to maintain sufficient inventory for facility operations. Dispose 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. Clean, dust, and polish fixtures, furniture, and equipment in the dental facility.

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Name Diadre Poccia, Office Assistant 3 Human Resources

Telephone 315-768-1400

Fax 315-768-1400

Email Address


Street Marcy Correctional Facility

9000 Old River Road, P.O. Box 5000

City Marcy

State NY

Zip Code 13403


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