Report on SUPERVISING DENTAL ASSISTANT
SUPERVISING DENTAL ASSISTANT
Reviews work of Dental Assistants, giving instruction or assistance as necessary to maintain an optimum level of service.
Consults with staff dentists regarding preferred operating techniques and the adequacy of assistance provided by subordinates.
Evaluates work performance and counsels employees in work-related problems, interviews for hire, and recommends resolution of employee relations problems.
Controls supply levels and ensures that amounts are sufficient for anticipated workload; orders supplies as necessary for dental specialties.
Evaluates the condition and efficiency of existing equipment; prepares bid specifications and reviews of new equipment on the market for submission to the director; ensures that existing equipment is maintained in good working order.
Provides in-service training to subordinates by lecture and by demonstration of proper chairside techniques and office procedures.
Generates memorandums, correspondence, schedules, and reports by utilizing computer software and/or computer database system to aid in the administrative and clerical procedures.
Prepares workload together with indicated personnel projections, equipment and space requirements; prepares and justifies budget for submission to the director.
Two years' experience assisting a dentist by serving as a chair assistant and office clerk at the level of Los Angeles County class of Dental Assistant*
PHYSICAL CLASS: – Light II: 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.
A Radiation Safety License issued by the Dental Board of California -OR- A certificate of compliance from an approved Board course in radiation safety.
Special Requirement Information:
*Experience at the Level of Dental Assistant in the County of Los Angeles is defined as: Assists a dentist by serving as chair assistant and office clerk.
Applicants must attach a photocopy of the required license or certificate to your application at the time of filing online, fax or email the required license to us within fifteen (15) calendar days from the date of filing your application online. Applications submitted without the required license or certification will be rejected as incomplete. The original license and certification must be presented during the selection process and prior to appointment.
Additional credit will be given to applicants who possess desirable qualifications in excess of the Minimum Requirements:
Experience as an administrator* or office manager in a dental office.
*Administrator experience is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of an office including organizing, planning and implementing office policies and procedures; managing budget and supplies; supervision and evaluations of employees.
This examination will consist of an evaluation of experience; and desirable qualifications based on 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.
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.
Appointees may be required to work any shift including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.
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.
Apply online by clicking on the green "Apply" tab for 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 meet 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 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 must fax them to (323) 869-0942 or e-mail the documents to the exam analyst, within 15 calendar days of filing online. Please include the exam number and 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 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's or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.
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 individual 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.
Eric Sanchez, Exam Analyst
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