Indian Health Service

Dental Assistant

Location
Warm Spring, OR
Salary
SALARY RANGE: $25,479 to $40,569 per year
Posted
Feb 06, 2020
Closes
Dec 31, 2020
Ref
IHS-19-WR-10710182-ESEP/MP
Position
Dental Assistant
Contract Type
Permanent
Job Type
Full Time

JOB TITLE: Dental Assistant

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: IHS-19-WR-10710182-ESEP/MP

OPEN PERIOD: January 31, 2020 through December 31, 2020

SERIES & GRADE: GS 2 - 4

WHO MAY APPLY:  All U.S. Citizens 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist the dentist chair-side and other supportive services in the dental clinic.
  • Take preliminary impressions for study models and modifies impression trays as needed.
  • Instructs patient in preventive dental care; demonstrates brushing and flossing techniques.
  • Maintain records related to appointments, examinations, treatment, and supplies.
  • Perform radiological procedures (GS-03 and above).

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Selectee may be subject to a probationary/trial period
  • ESEP appointees typically serve a two year trial period
  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Must pass pre-employment examination.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959

 

BASIC REQUIREMENT(S):

 

RADIOLOGICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Public Law 97-35 requires that persons who administer radiologic procedures meet the credentialing standards in 42 CFR Part 75. Essentially, they must (l) have successfully completed an educational program that meets or exceeds the standards described in that regulation, and is accredited by an organization recognized by the Department of Education, and (2) be certified as radiographers in their field.