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Indian Health Service Dental Hygienist in Sisseton, South Dakota

Summary

This position is located at the Sisseton Indian Health Service, Dental Clinic, Sisseton Service Unit, of the Great Plains Area Indian Health Service. The position is responsible for the comprehensive planning, implementation and evaluation of the preventive dental program at the Sisseton Service Unit with both community and clinical components.

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Qualifications

To qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week. For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume. BASIC REQUIREMENT(S):

Below is the link to the OPM Qualifications for this position. Please reference the chart relating to Clinical Dental Hygienists for grades GS-04 - GS-08. https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0600/dental-hygiene-series-0682/ In addition to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications stated below. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

GS-05: Your resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-04 grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following type of work and/or tasks: Examine and assess patients, refer patients with abnormalities to the dentist. Perform oral prophylactic care and provide oral health education services to patients. Expose and interpret oral X-Rays. GS-06: Your resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following type of work and/or tasks: Examine and assess patients, determine if systemic conditions are present and plan treatments. Under direction and supervision perform oral prophylaxis and provide therapeutic care, perform deep scaling, root planning and subgingival curettage, place temporary fillings and administer local anesthesia, place and remove rubber dams and apply sealant. Provide oral health education services to individuals and groups. Take, develop and interpret intraoral and extraoral X-Rays. GS-07: Your resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-06 grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following type of work and/or tasks: Examine and assess patients, determine if systemic conditions are present and plan treatments. Independently and without direct observation perform oral prophylaxis and provide therapeutic care, perform deep scaling, root planning and subgingival curettage, place temporary fillings and administer local anesthesia, place and remove rubbers dams and apply sealant. Provide oral health education services to individuals and groups. Take, develop and interpret intraoral and extraoral X-Rays. Design, implement, and evaluate major aspects of the preventive program. GS-08: Your resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following type of work and/or tasks: Plan and evaluate preventive health programs for patient groups. Develop and revise instructional material. Administer oral prophylactic and dental hygiene treatments. Under direct supervision administer local anesthesia. Record medical and dental histories, administer caries prevention agents, desensitize root surfaces, root planning sealant application, take and pour impressions for casts, removing sutures. You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement. Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade Requirements: Merit Promotion (status) candidates must have completed one year of service at the next lower grade level. Time-In-Grade provisions do not apply under the Excepted Service Examining Plan (ESEP).

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