DENTAL ASSISTANT-SPECIAL PROCEDURES

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 03, 2020
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $35,809.20 - $46,807.68 Annually USD

Job Description

EXAM NUMBER:
Y4746D

JOB TYPE:
OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY

FIRST DAY OF FILING:
SEPTEMBER 11, 2019 @8:00 AM, PST

UNTIL THE NEEDS OF THE SERVICES ARE MET AND IS SUBJECT TO CLOSURE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS A REBULLETIN TO UPDATE EXAMINATION CONTENT INFORMATION.

ABOUT LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES

The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) is the second largest municipal health system in the nation. DHS operates as an integrated health system, operating 26 health centers and four acute care hospitals, in addition to providing health care to youth in the juvenile justice system and inmates in the LA County jails. Across the network of DHS' directly operated clinical sites and through partnerships with community-based clinics, DHS cares for about 800,000 unique patients each year, employs over 22,000 staff, and has an annual operating budget of 5 billion.

Through academic affiliations with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), the University of Southern California (USC), and the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Sciences (CDU), DHS hospitals are training sites for physicians completing their Graduate Medical Education in nearly every medical specialty and subspecialty. In addition, to its direct clinical services, DHS also runs the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency and the County's 911 emergency response system, as well as Housing for Health and the Office of Diversion and Re-entry, each with a critical role in connecting vulnerable populations, including those released from correctional and institutional settings, to supportive housing.

MISSION
Our mission is to ensure access to high-quality, patient-centered, cost-effective health care to Los Angeles County residents through direct services at DHS facilities and through collaboration with community and university partners.

DEFINITION:
Performs as scrub nurse or circulating nurse in corrective and trauma related oral surgery procedures.
Essential Job Functions
  • Verifies the availability of blood, IV solutions, drugs, and patient restrainers for the kind of procedure to be performed in accordance with standard protocol.
  • Maintains security of legally controlled drugs and keeps records of such drugs dispensed.
  • Performs the above duties also for general surgery teams who are performing skin graft, rib removal, and hip bone marrow extraction procedures in tandem with oral surgery teams engaged in mandibular ridge and jaw reconstruction.
  • Completes and signs as the nurse-in-charge the Record of Operation form that identifies the surgical staff and pertinent data concerning supplies used and specimens taken in all surgical operations.
  • Sets up operating room for surgical procedures by setting out appropriate equipment, instruments, packs and supplies.
  • Prepares the patient by washing, shaving, and disinfecting graft areas, and disinfecting intra- and extra- oral operative surfaces.
  • Assists surgical team and an anesthesiologist during surgical procedures by passing instruments.
  • Aspirating operative area to remove blood and mucous; using retractors in the mouth and on external jaw wounds or incisions as directed.
  • Monitoring patients to detect movement indicating shallow level of anesthesia; keeping account of sponges, needles, and irrigating fluid used; loading local anesthesia syringes; and maintaining the sterile field.

Requirements
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Two years of experience as a Dental Assistant** including one year of experience in a hospital assisting in intraoral surgical procedures involving the use of general anesthesia.

LICENSE:
***A Radiation Safety License issued by the Dental Board of California -OR- A certificate of compliance from an approved Board course in radiation safety.

Physical Class III - Moderate:
Includes standing or waling 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:

Dental Assistant** assists a dentist by serving as chair assistant and office clerk.

***In order to receive credit for the license, you must include a legible photocopy of the official document at the time of filing or email the documents to AShaboyan@dhs.lacounty.gov within 15 calendar days of filing online.
Additional Information

EXAMINATION CONTENT:
This examination will consist of an evaluation of experience based upon application information, weighted 100%.

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

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 grade on the examination will be added to the Eligible Register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation.

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 AShaboyan@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.

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

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

The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment . The County will make an individualized assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of the offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed.

Available Shift: Any

VACANCY INFORMATION:
The resulting eligible register for this examination will be used to fill vacancies within the Department of Health Services.

APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION:

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

Applications will be processed on an as received basis. Apply online by clicking on the green "Apply" button for this posting. You can also track the status of your application using the 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.

Utilizing VERBIAGE from Class Specification and Minimum Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION AND YOU MAY ALSO BE DISQUALIFIED.

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

Fill out your application completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the 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, and description of work performed. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected.

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

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER:
Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.

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 or friend's user ID and password my erase a candidate's original application record.

DEPARTMENT CONTACT
Ani Shaboyan, Exam Analyst
(323) 914-8251
Ashaboyan@dhs.lacounty.gov

ADA COORDINATOR PHONE
(323) 914-7111

CALIFORNIA RELAY SERVICES PHONE
800-735-2922


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