Full Job Description
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES
FILING START DATE: 8/21/2018 at 8:00 a.m. (PDT)
Until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.
EXAM NUMBER: Y4763G
OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS A REBULLETIN TO UPDATE EXAMINATION CONTENT INFORMATION.
All County workforce members must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Successful candidates for this position will be required to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or request an exemption for qualifying medical or religious reasons during the onboarding process. Candidates should not present proof of vaccination until instructed to do so by the hiring department.
“To advance the health of our patients and our communities by providing extraordinary care”
Provides professional dental care to patients at a County hospital, institution, or other health care facilities.
Essential Job Functions
Performs prophylaxes and instructs patients on proper dental care.
Performs dental examinations and determines appropriate dental care and treatment.
Maintains clinic records and patient charts.
Requests examinations, analyses, and x-rays; reviews reports, records, and progress of patients.
Administers anesthetics and treats infections and diseases of the teeth, jaws, and gums.
Participates in staff and scientific conferences.
Accepts dental emergencies and administers post-operative treatment.
Provides patients with dental appliances.
Degree of doctor of dental surgery or doctor of dental medicine conferred by a dental school approved by the World Health Organization as required by the California Dental Practice Act.
A California license to practice dentistry issued by the Dental Board of California -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 program, accredited by the American Dental Association, after the year 1980 complies with the Radiation Safety Requirement.
PHYSICAL CLASS II - Light:
Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.
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 or within 15 calendar days of filing. Applications submitted without the required degree or evidence of 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.
Certification in General Practice Residency (GPR) specialty approved by American Dental Association (ADA).
Additional credit will be given to applicants who possess the desirable qualification in excess of the Minimum Requirements.
Appointees may be required to work any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.
FAIR CHANCE INITIATIVE:
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.
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 email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org to your email address book and to the list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as SPAM/JUNK mail.
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.
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 green "Apply" button at the top right of 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.
Utilizing VERBIAGE from the Class Specification and Minimum Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you met the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be DISQUALIFIED.
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, 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 day of filing will not be accepted.
NOTE: If you are unable to attach required documents, you may 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:
Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security.
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:
California Relay Services Phone:
Samantha Gonzalez, Exam Analyst
SGonzalez2@dhs.lacounty.gov (Best way to contact)