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DENTAL ASSISTANT-SPECIAL PROCEDURES

County of Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
  • Expired: September 10, 2019. Applications are no longer accepted.

 
    



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 REOPEN THE FILING PERIOD AND UPDATE SPECIAL INFORMATION.

 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES 
The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) is the second largest health system in the nation, providing compassionate, quality care through its integrated system of hospitals and community-based clinics. DHS annually cares for about 600,000 unique patients, employs over 22,000 staff and has an annual operating budget of $4.3 billion. DHS leads the County's effort to provide health services to the residents of Los Angeles County, of which approximately two million are uninsured. DHS hospitals also conduct post-graduate medical education through university affiliations for interns, residents and fellows to train the physician workforce for tomorrow. 

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.
  • 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.
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.
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.

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.

County of Los Angeles

Address

Los Angeles, CA
90010 USA