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600 East 125th Street
Duties Description Under the dentist's direct personal supervision, provides supportive services to the dentist. Duties include, but are not limited to the following:
• Notes treatments prescribed and scheduled for appointment
periods and prepares work area by laying out needed
materials and required instruments in proper array.
• During the performance of treatment procedures by the
dentist, stays by the dentist at chair-side, anticipates the
dentist’s needs, and hands the dentist appropriate instruments
• Prepares materials using standard procedures, timing the
preparation to meet treatment needs and bringing the
materials to chair-side for use by the dentist.
• As indicated by the progress of events in treatment and as
instructed by the dentist, personally performs retractions of
the patient’s tongue and cheek and manipulates syringes and
• Observes patient’s general condition during treatment,
including oral surgery, in order to detect evidence of distress
or shock and reports observations to dentist.
• Takes x-rays by positioning patients, adjusting and operating
x-ray equipment, and developing and mounting exposed film
in order to provide information useful in diagnosis and
• Posts and files records of appointments and patients' clinical
• Performs light housekeeping tasks including sterilizing dental
instruments, inventories and reorders dental supplies and
1. If you fail to maintain your license and/or registration once
you are appointed, action will be taken to remove you from
2. In order to be eligible for appointment and to maintain
employment, you cannot be listed as an excluded individual or
entity on any of the Federal and/or State Medicaid and
Medicare exclusion lists (or excluded from any other Federal or
Federally assisted program). If you are appointed and
subsequently listed as an excluded individual or entity on any
of these lists (or excluded from any other Federal or federally
assisted program), you may be terminated from your
3. If appointed you may be required to become an enrolled
Medicare provider; obtain and provide to your employer a
National Provider Identifier (NPI) number issued by the
National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES); and
otherwise actively participate to the degree necessary to allow
for your services to be billed through Medicare and Medicaid.
If you are appointed and you lose the ability to bill through
Medicare and Medicaid, you may be terminated from your
Additional Comments Background Investigation/Justice Center Review: Prospective appointees will be: 1) Checked against the Staff Exclusion List (SEL) maintained by the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs. Prospective employees whose names appear on the SEL as having been found responsible for serious or repeated acts of abuse or neglect will be barred from appointment and may have their names removed from the eligible list(s) for the title(s) if applicable. 2) Investigated through a Criminal Background Check (CBC), that includes State and federal Criminal History Record Checks. All convictions must be reported; conviction of a felony or misdemeanor, or any falsified or omitted information on the prospective appointee’s employment application, may bar appointment or result in removal after appointment. Each case will be determined on its own merits, consistent with the applicable provisions of State and federal laws, rules, and regulations. Prospective employees will be fingerprinted in order to obtain a record of their criminal history information, and may be required to pay any necessary fees. 3) Screened against the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR). Prospective employees may be required to pay any necessary fees. Additionally, prospective employees whose names are indicated on the SCR may be barred from appointment.
This position is eligible for a Downstate Adjustment of $3,026.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
600 East 125th Street
Notes on ApplyingPlease indicate the Title, Vacancy ID # and Location of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email or fax. Please complete the Office of Mental Health Employment Application and submit it along with your other application materials via fax, mail or the Human Resources email address noted above.