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Dental Assistant - Certified

Requisition #: 191903
Location: Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Category: Nursing Support/Patient Care
Work Shift: Day Shift
Work Week: Full Time (40 hours)
Weekend Work Required: No
Date Posted: Oct. 17, 2019

Johns Hopkins Health System employs more than 20,000 people annually. When joining the Johns Hopkins Health System, you became part of a diverse organization dedicated to its patients, their families, and the community we serve, as well as to our employees. Career opportunities are available in academic and community hospital settings, home care services, physician practices, international affiliate locations and in the health insurance industry. Great careers continually advance here.

At Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital located in St. Petersburg, FL, we offer first-class pediatric care, along with the best lifestyle anyone could imagine. In the heart of Tampa Bay our main campus and state-of-the-art facility is located in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida and just minutes from restaurants, beautiful beaches, sports arenas and a multitude of family activities.

We are committed to cultivating, nurturing and hiring the best talent for our organization and believe every person makes a difference in the lives of our patients and their families. As you’ll see, we take our work and our fun very seriously. We think you're going to love it here.


The certified Dental Assistant is responsible for assisting dental providers in the delivery of care including but not limited to pediatric dental procedures, assisting in the operating room dental procedures, oral surgery, orthodontics, periodontics, and endodontics. Provide routine care and support to the patients and families. Maintain exam rooms, equipment, and supplies to ensure safe delivery of care to patients.


  1. Assists with patient triage and documentation by completing electronic dental record entries.
  2. Assists dentists with procedures by preparing supplies and equipment for the patient visit.
  3. Obtains effective dental x-rays following proper patient placement, policies, and procedures.
  4. Ability to polish crowns, place sealants in children, and work with nitrous oxide.
  5. Cleans and sterilizes dental equipment and instruments.
  6. Maintains the patient care areas by disposing of waste and stocking supplies.
  7. Monitors, cleans, and arranges for repair as needed of dental equipment/furniture.
  8. Provide dental education to patients and families.
  9. Upholds and models the mission, vision, and values of JHACH.
  10. Protects patients, family members, and employees by adhering to infection control policies and procedures.


  • Certification from a Florida Board of Dentistry or Commission of Dental Accreditation (CODA) approved Dental Assistant program or a DANB Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) certification (grandfathered in prior to May 2009) required.
  • State Certified in Dental Radiation Technology by Florida Department of Health (FDOH). Current state licensure required.
  • Completed a course of training of no less than two days as described in the American Dental Association’s “Guidelines for Teaching and Comprehensive Control of Pain and Anxiety in Dentistry” or equivalent; or scheduled to complete within 6 months of the date of hire.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience as a Dental Assistant, experience in a pediatric dental practice preferred or with pediatric patients.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills, knowledge of HIPAA privacy rules.
  • Current CPR certification required.
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish preferred at the conversational level.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS (Please check all that apply)

  • __X__ Ability to move freely (standing, stooping, walking, bending, pushing and pulling) and lift up to a maximum of twenty-five (25) pounds without assistance.
  • _____ Ability to move freely (standing, stooping, walking, bending, pushing and pulling) and lift up to a maximum of Fifty (50) pounds without assistance.
  • __X__ Category 1: Job classification is exposed to blood borne pathogens (blood or bodily fluids) while performing job duties.
  • _____ Category 2: Job classification is not exposed to blood borne pathogens (blood or bodily fluids) while performing job duties.


  • Frequent exposure to sharp objects and instruments.
  • Occasional exposure to moving mechanical parts, fumes, or airborne particles, toxic, or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock.
  • Occasional high noise level in the work environment.
  • Occasional contact with aggressive and/or combative patients.
  • Works in climate controlled office setting with daily movement throughout the building and hospital campus.
  • Use of computer throughout the work day.
  • Possible exposure to communicable diseases, hazardous materials, and pharmacological agents.

Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law. Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are drug-free workplace employers.


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