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Civil Service Position CS14-115R
August 1, 2014

Position Title
Dental Assistant II 

Hiring Unit
School of Dental Medicine

Job Description/Responsibilities
The responsibilities of this position include providing chair side assistance to dental students, faculty, or residents who are performing procedures; acting in response to the dental student or dentist’s specific directions; recording the oral condition as dictated by the dentist/resident/student who is performing the dental examination; taking and recording preliminary medical and dental histories, blood pressure, pulse and respiration.  The applicant will also maintain the operatory by preparing, cleaning/disinfecting the area before and after each patient appointment.  Maintain an adequate inventory of all necessary supplies, instruments and equipment in the operatories, labs, and dispensing areas. Assist in the cleaning and sterilization of all supplies, instruments and equipment required for patient treatment.  Demonstrate all required skills in radiographic techniques and radiation protection. Process radiographs both automatically and manually. This position performs other related tasks as assigned in support of the School’s mission and goals. 

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Two years (24 months) of experience:
    a. Work experience in dental assisting comparable to that performed at the Dental Assistant I level of this series.
    b. Current Certification as a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) by the Dental Assisting National Board, if required by the employing institution. 

Additional Skills and Knowledge Required
Applicants must have an in-depth knowledge and/or experience in assisting in general dentistry and thorough understanding of the disinfecting and sterilization of instruments/equipment and the preparation of treatment trays.  Candidates must be able to operate a computer in order to work in the clinical management software (axium) on a daily basis; have thorough knowledge and understand how to enter treatment information in patient charts both on paper and electronically and properly expose and develop radiographs.  Must know the instruments, equipment, materials and techniques used in general dentistry in order to participate in four-hand sit down dentistry in the clinic. 

Illinois residency required

FLSA Status

$23,000 per year 

Application Process
This position is a current civil service vacancy at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.  Applicants compete by examination.  If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete and submit a Civil Service application to the Office of Human Resources.  NOTE: Some positions may be represented by a union and may require union dues. 

Qualified applicants must submit a Civil Service application (required), resume and unofficial transcripts to: 

     Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
     Office of Human Resources
     Campus Box 1040
     Edwardsville, IL  62026-1040

Or email your Civil Service application (required), resume and unofficial transcripts to:

Only one Civil Service application is required to be completed per year. Please use only one application to apply for multiple positions. The Office of Human Resources will not contact applicants that do not meet the minimum qualifications listed.  If qualifying by education, you must submit your transcript at the time of application. Applicants qualifying for Veteran’s preference must submit a copy of form DD214 at the time of application.  Applicants will be subject to a background check and/or drug screening prior to an offer of employment. 

For more information please visit the Office of Human Resources website at or call Civil Service Testing at 618-650-2190.

Application Deadline
August 15, 2014


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Applicants will be subject to a background check prior to an offer of employment.  Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, national origin, religion, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation or veteran’s status in violation of Title VII.

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