Goverment Jobs
Published
February 7, 2019
Location
Health - Largo, Maryland
Category
Job Type

Description

Nature and Variety of Work

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply

The Health Department is currently seeking highly qualified individuals to fill aHealth Aide I/II (Dental Assistant) position, grade A-8/10, within its Family Health Services Division.

This is an entry to full performance levelsupport position, whereby the incumbent assists professional staffin delivering dental health care services to Prince George's County's patientsat a health clinic or community setting. Work is performed and evaluated under the close supervision of a dentist.

Examples of Work

  • Performs specific intra-oral duties/procedures under the supervision of a dentist;
  • Operates the digital x-ray equipment in accordance with the Maryland State Dental Practice Act;
  • Preparespatients for the dentist;
  • Establishes rapport with clients and answers questions regarding clinic equipment and procedures;
  • Exercises infection control precautions in all phases of direct care/contact with clients by adheringto clinic and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines;
  • Schedules and interviews clients in the absence of clerical staff;
  • Maintains confidentiality regarding patient information;
  • Assembles and maintains equipment/supplies;and,
  • Performs other tasks and duties assigned, which may not be specifically listed in the position description; however, are within the general occupational category and responsibility level typically associated with the employee's class of work.
Minimum Qualifications

High School Diplomaor G.E.D.

Additional Information

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
One (1) year of experience assisting dental health care professionals.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Upon selection, thecandidate must:

1. Possess and maintainavalid Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification.

2. Possess and maintain a valid Maryland Radiology Certification.

3. Possess and maintain certification in basic First Aid.

4. Pass a thorough physical examination.

DURATION OF ELIGIBILITY: Candidates will be selected from a temporary register of eligibles,which becomes effective approximately four (4) weeks after the closing date. Once a selection has been made, the register will expire.

ELIGIBILITY TO WORK: Under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, an employer is required to hire only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers. Applicants who are selected for employment will be required to show and verify authorization to work in the United States.

CLOSING DATE: ONLY ONLINE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.Applicationsmust besubmitted by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST)onFebruary21, 2019.

Prince George's County Government is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Committed to Diversity in the Workplace

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General Plan Information:

The Prince George?s County benefits plan year is from January 1 to December 31.
A spouse (to include a same sex spouse) can be added to the health benefit plans. A marriage certificate and social security number is required to add a spouse.
Children under the age of 26 are eligible for coverage under the health benefit plans. This includes stepchildren and children of the same-sex spouse. A birth certificate(s) and social security number(s) is required to add a child(ren). If you are only adding the stepchildren or child(ren) of a same-sex spouse, you will need to submit a marriage certificate. You will also need to submit the birth certificate of the child(ren) and your spouse must be listed as a parent.
The premiums for health benefits are deducted on a pre-tax basis with the exception of Long-Term Disability, Extra Life Insurance and Voluntary Benefits (Short-Term Disability, Whole Life Insurance, Critical Illness, Accident Insurance, Cancer Indemnity, Hospital Indemnity Protection, Accident Indemnity Plan, Supplemental Dental and Group Legal Services).
New employees must enroll in the County?s health benefit plans within thirty (30) days of the hire date.
The effective date of the health benefits coverage is the beginning of the month following a waiting period of forty-five (45) days from the date of hire.
After enrolling in the County?s benefit plans, employees may only make changes to the plans either during the open enrollment period, which occurs annually (usually each October), and/or during the year, due to a family status change (i.e., marriage, births, divorce and adoption). Employees must complete an Enrollment Form and provide necessary documents within thirty (30) days of any family status change. For births, please do NOT wait until you receive the birth certificate and/or social security number to enroll. Upon receipt of the previously stated documents, you can bring or mail them to the Benefits Administration Division (Division). The Division is located at 1400 McCormick Drive, Suite 245, Largo, MD, 20774.
NOTE: Medical, Dental, Prescription and Vision are separate benefit plans, which are administered by separate plan administrators.
Medical Plan Coverage:
Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) Plans:
The two (2) HMO plans that are offered through the County are Cigna Healthcare (Cigna) Open Access Plus In-Network (OAPN) HMO, 1-800-244-6224 and Kaiser Permanente, (301) 468-6000. These plans offer preventive health care services through a network of providers and health care centers.
The County?s HMO plans do not include coverage for prescription, dental and vision benefits. It only covers medical health benefits.
The Cigna plan is an open access network medical plan and there is no requirement to select a Primary Care Physician (PCP) or obtain a referral to a specialist.
The Kaiser Permanente HMO plan requires their members to see doctors who are located in the various Medical Centers throughout the Washington Metropolitan area. There are no deductibles and claim forms under the Kaiser Permanente HMO plan.
The Cigna plan has a $50 individual annual deductible for certain in-network services that must be met each calendar year prior to any plan coverage.
The co-payments for office visits, laboratory services and x-rays and other services range from $0 to $35 for Cigna and Kaiser Permanente. Please see the Summary of Benefits to determine the applicable co-payments for services.
The Kaiser Permanente co-pay for emergency room services is $50 and $100 co-pay for each in-patient hospital admission.
The Cigna plan co-pay for emergency room services is $150 and it is a $50 co-pay for urgent care services. Additionally, the Cigna plan co-pay for out-patient hospital is $100 and $250 co-pay for each in-patient hospital admission.
Medical services are also available through the Convenience Care Clinics (Minute Clinics) under the Cigna plan for certain medical conditions. The co-pay to use the clinic is $30. Please contact Cigna for a list of Convenience Care Clinics.
Any non-emergency in/outpatient procedure requires precertification that must be authorized by your health plan.
Open Access Plus Preferred Provider Organization (OAP) PPO Plan:
The PPO plan is administered by Cigna. This plan offers the convenience and cost savings of HMO-type (in-plan) benefits along with the freedom and flexibility of out-of-plan benefits.
Please see previous section on HMO plan features for information on the in-plan benefits.
The out-of-plan benefits enable you to access specialists or hospitals of your choice. This plan allows employees to use non-participating providers; however, a deductible, coinsurance and any amounts over the usual and customary fee will apply.
The out-of-plan benefit has a $300 deductible per individual/$550 per family that must be met each calendar year. Once the deductible has been met, the plan will pay 80% of the usual and customary fee. The employee is responsible for the remaining 20% copay, which is the coinsurance, and any amount charged over the usual and customary fee.
The out-of-pocket maximums are $2,000 for Single and $4,000 for Family.
Non-emergency in/outpatient procedures require precertification. In-plan (HMO) providers are responsible for precertifying procedures. A procedure scheduled by out-of-plan providers requires the member and/or the doctor to obtain precertification.
Please note: The member has the ultimate responsibility to obtain precertification for procedures performed by out-of-plan providers.
Medical Plan Opt-Out Provision:
The County offers employees who have other medical benefits through another medical plan or coverage through the County as a result of marriage to another County employee or retiree the opportunity to earn a credit. The medical opt-out credit is $15.38 per payday or $400 annually. Proof of other coverage must be provided (a copy of your medical card).
Prescription Plan Coverage:
Express Scripts is the County?s administrator for the County?s prescription plan. You can contact them at 1-800-711-0917 or www.Expressscripts.com
Coverage is available at participating retail pharmacies.
The prescription plan has an annual deductible of $50 per individual. This must be satisfied prior to any plan coverage.
The plan has a mandatory generic requirement that provides coverage of generic only for brand medications that have a generic alternative. A plan participant can still opt to receive a brand medication; however, the prescription plan will only provide coverage that equates to the amount of the generic alternative. The plan participant will be responsible for the copayment for a generic plus the cost difference between the brand and generic medication.
The retail pharmacy provides a 30-day supply of your prescription. The following co-payments apply: Generic is $10; Formulary is $20 or 20% of the cost of prescription, whichever is greater, up to a maximum of $50. Non-formulary is $40 or 30% of the cost of the prescription; whichever is greater, up to a maximum of $50.
There is a Mandatory Mail Order requirement on all maintenance medication(s). See the information outlined below for details on Mandatory Mail Order.
Diabetic supplies (needles, syringes, lancets and test strips) are covered with $10 co-pay. Glucose monitors must be obtained through your medical plan provider.
The prescription plan includes a Preferred Drug Step Therapy (PDST) program. The PDST program targets certain drugs in specified categories that are interchangeable with good generic alternatives.
The prescription plan has a Prior Authorization Program in place that requires a physician review to ensure that requested medications are being used appropriately for certain drug categories. (You may contact Express Scripts at the above stated telephone number to find out if your medication falls under this Program).
Mail Order Service (Express Scripts by Mail):
The mail order service provides you the only mechanism to receive a 90-day supply of prescriptions that are needed for long-term use (?maintenance drugs?).
The 90-day prescription co-payments for Express Scripts by Mail are: Generic $20; Formulary $40 or 20% of the cost, whichever is greater, up to a maximum of $100; and Non-Formulary is $80 or 30% of the cost, whichever is greater, up to a maximum of $100.
Mail Order Service (Express Scripts by Mail) continued:
The prescription plan has a mandatory mail order requirement on all maintenance medication(s). The requirement will allow you to get two (2) fills for a maintenance medication at the retail pharmacy for the retail co-payments. After the second fill, the prescription plan will provide no coverage for the maintenance medication at the retail pharmacy and you will have to submit your prescription(s) to Express Scripts-by-Mail for coverage of the medication and the mail order co-payments will apply. Note: The $50 annual deductible must be satisfied prior to any plan coverage.
Prescription Plan Opt-Out Provision:
The County offers employees who elect not to have prescription coverage, enrolled in an outside plan or covered by the County as a result of marriage to another County employee or retiree the opportunity to earn a credit. The prescription opt-out credit is $7.69 per payday or $200 annually.
Proof of coverage is not required.
Vision Plan Coverage:
The vision coverage is administered by Vision Service Plan (VSP) and is designed to protect your visual wellness.
The plan offers the option of using participating doctors or a doctor of your choice.
Eye examinations are covered every year. The participant will pay$10 co-pay for the routine eye examination.
Lenses for glasses and contact lenses are covered every year.
The allowance of $150 is for the purchase of the contact lenses and the fitting/evaluation fee.
Frames are covered every other year.
Dental Plan Coverage:
Dental Maintenance Organization (DMO):
Aetna is the carrier for the County?s Dental Maintenance Organization (DMO) plan. This is a pre-paid dental plan with private practice general dentists and specialists who participate with the plan.
You must utilize a participating dentist for this plan.
The plan requires you to pay various copayments to receive preventive, basic and major services. The plan provides dental services such as, routine cleanings (every 6 months), x-rays, routine extractions by a general dentist and most fillings.
Preferred Provider Option (PPO):
Aetna administers the County?s dental Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) plan.
The PPO plan allows employees to use a participating dentist (in-network) and provides the flexibility of utilizing a non-participating dentist (out-of-network).
When using a participating dentist, preventive and basic services are covered at 100% and major services are covered at 60%.
When using a non-participating dentist, there is a $25 deductible. Preventive and basic services are covered at 100% of the usual and customary rate and major services are covered at 50% of the usual and customary rate.
Life Insurance Coverage:
Basic life insurance coverage is administered through Aetna and is equal to two (2) times the basic annual salary, which is effective on the date of hire. There is a maximum amount payable for the Basic life insurance which is based on the employee?s salary schedule. There is no cost to the employee for the basic life insurance coverage. Coverage can be reduced to one (1) times the salary. The effective date of coverage is the date the employee?s health benefit plans becomes effective. The life opt-out credit can be added to the employee?s paycheck as taxable income or used towards purchasing other health benefit plans.
Supplemental Life Insurance (SLI) is also administered through Aetna and is equal to 50 times the monthly salary and is effective on the date of hire. This benefit has a maximum of $300,000, which includes both basic and supplemental life insurance. SLI applies only to police officers, firefighters, paramedics, emergency response technicians and deputy sheriffs.
Extra Life Insurance (XLI) can be purchased up to four (4) times the base salary, to a maximum of $600,000. Amounts of insurance coverage over $300,000 require the completion of an Evidence of Insurability (EOI) Form. The EOI process could result in a medical examination and the employee must utilize a provider or facility designated by Aetna for the exam. It is the responsibility of the employee to pay the cost of the medical examination.
Cost is based on salary and age category.
Deductions for XLI amounts are taken once (1) a month (first [1st] pay period) on an after-tax basis.
An employee?s insurance amount and premium change automatically with the effective date of a salary increase and age category change.
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regulations limits to $50,000 the amount of group term life insurance the County can provide on a tax-free basis. Any value over $50,000 will be treated as taxable income based on an IRS imputed life chart.
Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) benefit is administered through Aetna. It is an employer paid benefit.
Flexible Spending Accounts:
The Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) administered by ConnectYourCare, allow pre-tax dollars to be placed in an account during the plan year (January 1 to December 31) to pay out-of-pocket expenses relating to health or dependent care.
A 2-month grace period will apply to the FSAs. If monies remain at the end of the plan year, participants will have until March 15th of the next plan year to incur an expense and use the remaining monies.
These accounts must be renewed each year during open enrollment for the following plan year. If a new Enrollment Form is not received, the FSA will be cancelled.
The period to file a claim is 120 days (April 30th) after the plan year ends.
Health Care:
A maximum of $2,500 may be set aside each year.
A participant can be reimbursed for eligible out-of-pocket expenses not covered by a medical, prescription, vision or dental insurance plan for an employee and all eligible dependents.
A participant can be reimbursed for eligible expenses by completing a Claim Form and attaching receipts and submitting both to the plan administrator.
You have until April 30th of the calendar year after you terminate from County service to submit claims for eligible expenses incurred prior to and including the date of your termination. The Health Care Flexible Spending Account is eligible for continuation under COBRA.
Dependent Care:
A maximum of $5,000 may be set aside each year.
A participant can be reimbursed for eligible childcare expenses for dependent children under the age of 13. The account also covers individuals (including a parent), who according to the IRS?s definition of a dependent, is physically or mentally incapable of caring for his or her own needs and dependent upon the employee.
Expenses claimed through the Dependent Care Spending Account (DCSA) may not be claimed on a tax return at the end of the year.
You have until April 30th of the calendar year after you terminate from County service to submit claims for eligible expenses incurred prior to and including the date of your termination to ConnectYourCare.
Long-Term Disability (LTD):
Long-Term Disability (LTD) is administered by Aetna in two (2) groups -- Public Safety and Non-Public Safety Employees.
This coverage provides two-salary replacement options of either 50% or 60% of base pay up to the allowable maximum per month in the event of a disability.
The benefits will be reduced by other income benefits such as workers? compensation, Social Security and disability retirement benefits.
Benefits will begin after 180 days of disability.
This is a voluntary benefit program. The employee pays 100% of the premium cost based on an insurance premium rate times their annual salary.
Deductions are taken once (1) a month (first [1st] pay period) on an after-tax basis.
An employee?s premium amount changes automatically with the effective date of a salary increase.
A 12-month waiting period applies to any pre-existing conditions.
New employees are eligible to enroll in the Long-Term Disability Plan at the time of hire without completing an Evidence of Insurability (EOI) Form.
The EOI process could result in a medical examination and the employee must utilize a provider or facility designated by Aetna for the exam. It is the responsibility of the employee to pay the cost of the medical examinations.
For additional information, you can contact the LTD Hotline, 1-866-326-1380 at Aetna.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP):
A confidential counseling and referral service for employees, dependents and household members. The EAP can assist with family, financial, work and personal issues.
Counselors are available to talk with you and your household members on the telephone or in person. The plan provides up to eight (8) counseling sessions.
Easy access to service 24 hours a day, seven (7) days a week via 877-334-0530, a toll-free number.
Voluntary Benefit Plans
The County has the following voluntary benefit plans listed under the Employee Health Benefits Program. These plans are in addition to the health benefit plans provided by the . County. Effective January 1, 2014, the plans are closed to new enrollments except the Aflac Supplemental Dental plan. The current design structure of the plans are as follows:
*Short-Term Disability (STD):
This coverage provides two-salary replacement options of either 50% or 60% of your salary in the event of a disability due to a covered off-the-job accident and/or illness including maternity.
Deductions are taken bi-weekly on an after-tax basis.
This is a voluntary benefit program. The employee pays 100% of the premium cost based on age, monthly benefit and elimination period selected.
The elimination period (the time you will have to be off work before your STD benefits begin) and a monthly benefit that will meet your financial need is selected by you. The individual policy outlining the details of the plan will be sent to the address on file for you. If you terminate employment with the County, you can convert to direct bill and pay the same premium rate.
*Permanent Whole Life Insurance:
This plan provides life insurance for a spouse, children, grandchildren and/or yourself.
The plan is in addition to your County-provided Basic, Supplemental, and/or Extra Life Insurance and it provides a death benefit as well as it builds cash value and earns interest.
Deductions are taken bi-weekly on an after-tax basis.
This is a voluntary benefit program. The employee pays 100% of the premium cost.
The plan bases the amount of the policy (payable upon your death) on age and smoking/non-smoking status.
You may cover your dependents even if you do not elect coverage for yourself.
The individual policy outlining the details of the plan will be sent to the address on file for you. If you terminate employment with the County, you can convert to direct bill and pay the same premium rate.
*Critical Illness Insurance Plan:
The plan pays a lump sum benefit at the first diagnosis of a covered critical illness. Illnesses covered by the base plan include: heart attack, stroke, major organ transplant, permanent paralysis and other covered illnesses.
Illnesses covered by the cancer rider include: cancer and carcinoma in situ (pays 25% of lump sum benefits).
This plan is in addition to health insurance, sick pay and disability benefits and you are allowed to use the benefit payment, however you choose.
Deductions are taken bi-weekly on an after-tax basis.
This is a voluntary benefit program. The employee pays 100% of the premium cost that is based on age, tobacco status and the benefit amount selected.
Family coverage options are available for spouse and children. Benefits may be subject to pre-existing condition limitations.
The information outlining the details on this individual policy will be sent to the address on file for you. If you terminate coverage with the County, you can convert to direct bill and pay the same premium rate.
*Accident Insurance Plan:
This plan provides 24-hour coverage for accidents or injuries incurred on or off the job and payments can be used, however you choose.
The plan helps with out-of-pocket expenses such as, deductibles, co-payments, and non-medical costs associated with a covered accident or injury.
Some examples of covered injuries include, but are not limited to, burn, concussion, fracture, laceration and ruptured disc.
Examples of covered benefits include, but are not limited to, ambulance service, Emergency Room (ER) treatment, hospital admission and surgery.
Deductions are taken bi-weekly on an after-tax basis.
Family coverage options are available. Spouses and dependent children (under age 21, or age 23, if still a full time student) are eligible, if the employee applies for coverage.
The information outlining the details on this individual policy will be sent to the address on file for you. If you terminate coverage with the County, you can convert to direct bill and pay the same premium rate.
*Cancer Indemnity Plan:
Pays initial diagnosis benefit of $5,000.
Pays $75 for annual wellness checkups.
Pays cash benefits for radiation and chemotherapy.
No cost to a policyholder to add coverage for dependent children.
Pays benefits for hospital confinement, hospice care, ambulance, lodging, nursing services and many more.
The plan requires you to answer some health questions to enroll.
Premium starts as little as $6.84 per week.
The information outlining the details on this individual policy will be sent to the address on file for you. If you terminate your employment with the County, and were enrolled in the plan for at least one (1) month, you can convert to direct bill and pay the same premium.
*Hospital Indemnity Protection:
Coverage for illness and injuries twenty-four (24) hour coverage (on and off the job).
Coverage of pregnancy and birth of child.
Initial hospital confinement benefit of $600 for the first night for injuries and$500 for illness.
Pays for surgeries (inpatient and outpatient).
Pays for major diagnostic exams.
Pays an annual wellness benefit.
The plan requires you to answer some health questions to enroll.
Premiums start as little as $9.39 per week.
The information outlining the details on this individual policy will be sent to the address on file for you. If you terminate your employment with the County, and were enrolled in the plan for at least one (1) month, you can convert to direct bill and pay the same premium.
*Personal Accident Indemnity:
Twenty-four (24) hour injury coverage (on and off the job).
Covers injuries resulting from accidents.
Initial hospital confinement benefit of up to $1,650 for the first night.
Specific-sum benefit up to $12,500 based on the severity of the injury.
Pays an annual wellness benefit.
Premiums start as little as $4.48 per week.
The information outlining the details on this individual policy will be sent to the address on file for you. If you terminate employment with the County, and were enrolled in the plan for at least one (1) month, you can convert to direct bill and pay the same premium.
*Group Legal Insurance:
A wide variety of legal services are covered in full for your monthly fee. Some services covered at 100% include, credit problems, family law, traffic violations and preparation of wills.
Deduction is $18 per month on an after-tax basis the first pay period of the month.
There are no co-payments, deductibles or restrictions on use and this plan provides coverage for yourself and qualified dependents. (Dependents ages 19-23 must be full-time students).
The current plan design has a requirement that an employee must remain in the plan for twelve (12) months whenever enrollment in the plan occurs.
You will be required to select a law firm from the administrator?s network.
Attorney fees not covered in full are provided at a 25% discount.
*Note: At this time, the Office of Human Resources Management (OHRM) is pursuing the procurement process for the voluntary benefit plans. Effective January 1, 2014, no new enrollments are being accepted in the plans except for the Aflac Dental Supplemental Insurance plan. The design of the plans may be modified and/or enhanced as a result of the procurement process.
Supplemental Dental Insurance:
Supplemental Dental Insurance is administered by Aflac.
Choose your own dentist. Aflac does not use a network of dentists.
There are no precertification requirements. Your dentist and you choose the treatment.
There are no deductibles.
Pays an annual wellness benefit.
Premiums start as little as $5.73 per week.
This plan works in conjunction with the County?s dental plan(s) and/or any other outside dental plan you may be enrolled.
Aflac will send you information outlining the details on this individual policy to the address on file for you. If you terminate employment with the County, and were enrolled in the plan for at least one (1) month, you can convert to direct bill and pay the same premium.
New employees are eligible to enroll in the Supplemental Dental Insurance at the time of hire or during open enrollment.
For additional information, you can contact Aflac?s Customer Service at 301-875-6397 or 1-800-992-3522.
01
Which of the following do you possess?

  • Doctorate's
  • Master's
  • Bachelor's
  • Associate's
  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.
02
Do you have one (1) or more years of experience assisting dental health care professionals?

  • Yes
  • No
03
If you answered "Yes" to question #2, list dates and places of employment associated with your experience. Please elaborate on the application and do not respond with "See Resume".

    04
    Do you have experience in any of the following areas? If "Yes", check all that apply.

    • Assisting with delivering dental care services to patients.
    • Scheduling and interviewing clients/patients.
    • Maintaining patients' information and confidentiality.
    • Operating digital x-ray equipment.
    05
    If you selected any of the areas in question #4, list dates and places of employment associated with your experience. Please elaborate on the application and do not respond with "See Resume".

      * Required Question

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