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Staff Dental Assistant Job in CORPUS CHRISTI, TX

Staff Dental Assistant Job in CORPUS CHRISTI, TX

Vacancy No. Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $36,611.00 to $47,598.00 Grade 06 to 06
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 11/28/2017 Close Date 12/11/2017
Who may apply Public

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)


  • Open & closing dates

    11/28/2017 to 12/11/2017

  • Salary

    $36,611 to $47,598 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 06

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time - Full Time

  • Appointment type

    Permanent - Excepted Service Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


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  • Duties




    The VATVCBHCS is comprised of the Corpus Christi Outpatient Clinic (CCOPC), Corpus Christi Specialty Clinic (CCSC), Harlingen Outpatient Clinic (HOPC), Health Care Center at Harlingen (HCC), Laredo Outpatient Clinic (LOPC), and McAllen Outpatient Clinic (MCOPC). The VATVCBHCS is an ambulatory health care system providing health care in medicine, surgery, psychiatry, and rehabilitation medicine. The VATVCBHCS also operates a 100-patient Home Based Primary Care program and a 200-patient Care Coordination Home Tele-Health Program. Through the utilization of inpatient/emergency department contracts, approximately 2600 inpatient admission and 5800 ER visits are managed by VATVCBHCS. Affiliated with the University of Texas Regional Academic Health Campus, the system has an active ambulatory care program and serves as a teaching and training site for medical residents. The VATVCBHCS is responsible for an enrollee population of over 30,000 veterans and 350,000 outpatient visits annually.

    VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.  The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

    Current VA and Federal Employees apply to vacancy announcement: VCB-18-VT-2024511

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    Staff Dental Assistants have the technical skills to provide support in general dentistry and all dental specialty disciplines. Staff Dental Assistants perform assigned selected procedures with some independence and some complex patient procedures are performed under indirect supervision of more experienced dental assistants or dental supervisor. Staff Dental Assistants are integral members of the dental treatment team and assists the dentist in many aspects of direct patient care and performs other clinical and clerical functions independently.

    Duties include but are not limited to the following:

    Customer Service - show courtesy, respect, and a positive attitude for patients, co-workers and the public. Provide assistance to customers with questions or concerns, provide service recovery.

    Chair side Assisting - sets up operatory for planned dental procedure and cleans dental unit for timely turnover; passes instruments safely, accurately and efficiently; keeps operative field clear of debris and retracts oral tissues effectively and comfortably; prepares dental medicaments and impression materials per manufacturer's instructions; accomplishes all intraoperative procedures within standard infection control protocols; assists in routine general dental procedures; assists in specialized dental procedures such as oral surgery, endodontics and periodontics.

    Dental Imaging - images are characterized by diagnostic quality, accurately oriented and exposed; dental imaging safety techniques are utilized, and retakes are minimized; imaging requests are accomplished within desired timeframe.

    Infection Control and Equipment Sterilization - demonstrates proper infection control procedures in setting up and cleaning up operatories; instruments are properly prepared for sterilization by SPD standards; instruments are prepared in a manner that does not delay clinical care; demonstrates proper infection control procedures in exposing images.

    Clerical Function - assists in filling gaps in the doctor's schedule due to late cancellations and failed appointments; assists dentist in charting findings and treatment plans in patient records.

    Information Management - maintains patient confidentiality per HIPAA with written and verbal information; follows computer security regulations.

    Patient Safety - modifies care as necessitated by patient's age and abilities (patient transfer and position); provides accurate and understandable instructions to patients; participates in patient identification and time out per JCAHO requirements; monitors patient condition during treatment, being alert for signs of physical distress.

    Employee Education - completes mandatory annual safety training sessions; complies with employee education requirements.

    Dental Laboratory Function - pours impressions and prepares study models; makes final denture impression trays and prepares bite rims; performs other dental laboratory functions as time and skill levels allow.

    Direct Patient Care - makes impressions for diagnostic casts and preliminary impressions for prosthetic fabrication; coronal polishing of teeth; place rubber dams and matrix bands; provide post-operative and other appropriate patient education.

    Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

    Functional Statement Title/#: Staff Dental Assistant, GS-681-6 /00000

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    1st Area of Consideration (AOC) - Current, permanent VCBHCS employees; 2nd AOC - Current, permanent VA employees [Nationwide]; 3rd AOC – US Citizens [Nationwide].

    Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/485383200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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