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State of Montana Dental Assistant in Deer Lodge, Montana

* *DENTAL ASSISTANT MONTANA STATE PRISON DEER LODGE, MT MISSION -Montana Department of Corrections is creating a safer Montana through Accountability, Rehabilitation and Empowerment. If you want to work making positive changes in the community the Montana Department of Corrections is the place for you! JOB OVERVIEW –The Dental Department provides preventive and comprehensive dental procedures to incarcerated persons. Under the direction of the Montana State Prison Director of Dental Services, contracted or employed dentists, and oversight by the Department of Corrections Dental Director, the Dental Department provides a wide range of dental services ranging from dental prophylaxis to prosthetic dentistry. The Dental Assistant performs paraprofessional, technical, and administrative work in assisting the Dentist, Denturist, or Hygienist in performing comprehensive and preventative oral care to the inmates at Montana State Prison. Performs administrative assistant functions for the Dental Department Director of Dental Services. Compiles data and information critical to the functions of the Dental Services Unit and coordinates daily operations of the Dental Department and performs clerical duties. QUALIFICATIONS -The above knowledge, skills, and abilities are typically acquired through a combination of education and experience equivalent to high school graduation, dental assisting certificate, CPR certification, polishing and x-ray certificate, dental laboratory training/certification, personal computer training, and three years’ experience as a dental assistant. REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS –Resume, State of Montana Application /Applications submitted without required materials will not be considered/ Materials submitted but not requested will not be considered in the selection process, please make sure all attachments are marked as RELEVANT If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection. Background screens which may include criminal records check, child/patient/offender abuse registries, and reference checks will be conducted for this position. BENEFITS -Health, dental, vision & prescription coverage for self or dependents available from date of hire, 15 paid vacation days, 12 sick days & 10-11 paid holidays annually, and membership in Retirement system with state contribution (vesting applies). Employment with the state may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under PSLF. Click here for more info:http://statecareers.mt.gov/Portals/103/StatewideBenefitsFlyer.pdf NOTICES Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 - Any person who has been convicted of engaging in or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force, or coercion, or is the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse; or any person who has been civilly or administratively adjusted to have engaged in the activity as described are not qualified for this position. Tobacco Free -Use of all tobacco products, including smokeless tobacco products and tobacco substitutes in Department of Corrections buildings, is prohibited. In secure care facilities possession of tobacco products is also prohibited. The Montana Department of Corrections is anEOE/M/F/D/V/SO(Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority, Female, Disabled, Veteran, Sexual Orientation) The above knowledge, skills, and abilities are typically acquired through a combination of education and experience equivalent to high school graduation, dental assisting certificate, CPR certification, polishing and x-ray certificate, dental laboratory training/certification, personal computer training, and three years’ experience as a dental assistant. *Job: Healthcare *Title: *Dental Assistant * Location: *Deer Lodge Requisition ID: 22143110

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