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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 01/08/19

Applications Due01/22/19

Vacancy ID63126

AgencyMental Health, Office of

TitleDental Assistant, Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Center, P19082

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade08

Bargaining UnitISU - Institutional Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $34148 to $42051 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Variable

Hours Per Week 40


From 12 AM

To 11:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County New York

Street Address Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Center

600 East 125th Street

City Ward's Island


Zip Code10035

Minimum Qualifications High School diploma; AND either one year of experience in dental assisting or graduation from an accredited program in dental assisting.

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
and materials.

• 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
suction equipment.

• 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
the position.

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.

Additional Comments:
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.

Name Human Resources


Fax 646-672-6438

Email Address


Street Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Center

600 East 125th Street

City Ward's Island

State NY

Zip Code 10035


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.

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