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Recruitment #2013-19630-01

Salary:$52.24 - $63.49/hour; $9,054.21 - $11,005.56/month; $108,650.46 - $132,066.69/year
Department:Health and Human Services
Job Type: Open
Date Opened:8/22/2013 1:00:00 PM
Filing Deadline:10/23/2013 1:00:00 PM
Employment Type: Permanent/Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Work Location: Tahoe Area (Carnelian Bay, Kings Beach, Tahoe City, Tahoe Vista, Truckee)
HR Analyst: Jon Harned

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Become a member of our Medical Clinic team in providing high-quality dental services to children and adults in a community and office setting located in the North Lake Tahoe area of Kings Beach. Placer County Medical Clinics provide quality services to safeguard the health and well-being of people in our community. †This rewarding opportunity provides essential dental care and service to local residents in the Tahoe area. The current position is a benefited full time position with normal work hours.


This opportunity is located in North Lake Tahoe in the Kings Beach area. In addition to base salary, permanent Tahoe assignments are eligible for†an additional $650 monthly supplemental compensation.


This position is Unclassified Non-Management.

To provide professional dental services to the County; and to supervise the dental unit and affiliated employees; and to provide quality hands-on dental care.


Receives general direction from the Deputy Director, Medical Services; may receive medical direction from the Medical Services Manager.

Exercises direct supervision over other dental staff.


Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Provide general and comprehensive dentistry services at the County clinic, including performing oral examinations to the County's poor and indigent population.
  • Interpret x-rays; treat mouth diseases; perform prophylactic procedures, restorations and other treatment as needed.
  • Take impressions, order dentures and fit and adjust dentures.
  • Instruct patients in oral hygiene and dental care; instruct patients in health care practices to practice preventive health care practices.
  • Perform emergency procedures on patients in order to reduce or eliminate immediate pain.
  • Perform dental evaluations on all patients.
  • Perform all needed care on juveniles whose guardians are covered by an aid program and inform responsible guardians of dental care which must be given juveniles through private dentists.


Experience and Training
Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience: Three years of increasingly responsible experience in providing professional dentistry case, previous clinical experience is desirable.

Training: Equivalent to a  D.D.S. degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in general dental care.

License or Certificate:

  • Possession of a valid license to practice dentistry in California.
  • Incumbents in this classification who are assigned to a position allocated as Bilingual, requiring the use of a second language, will be required to be proficient in the verbal, written and interpretive skills of the specified language.
  • Eligible to obtain license to prescribe narcotics.
  • May need to possess a valid driverís license as required by the position.  Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.


Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of modern dentistry and oral surgery.
  • Dental terminology and dental science.
  • Theories, methods and procedures for the prevention of dental diseases and the required corrective treatment.
  • County medical programs and services.

Ability to:

  • Perform complex and comprehensive dental care on a variety of patients.
  • On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job; intermittently analyze work papers, reports and special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; observe and problem solve operational and technical policies and procedures; explain dental procedures.
  • On a continuous basis, sit at a desk and in meetings for long periods of time.  Intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone, and communicate through written means.
  • Maintain quality patient care.
  • Instruct patients and County staff in oral hygiene and dental care.
  • Train and evaluate assigned staff.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and efficient manner.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change.  It is advisable that applicants inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Personnel Department.

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