Louisiana Department of State Civil Service DENTAL ASSISTANT 2 in New Orleans, Louisiana



$2,608.66 - $2,791.00 Monthly

$15.05 - $16.10 Hourly

$2,608.66 - $2,791.00 Monthly


New Orleans, LA

New Orleans, LA

Job Type



LSU Health Sciences Center-New Orleans

Job Number



12/6/2016 11:59 PM Central

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Supplemental Information

LSU School of Dentistry/ Clinic Administration Department is seeking motivated applicants for the position of Dental Assistant 2

No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.

There is a Special Entrance Rate of $15.05 per hour.

Premium Pay for Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) certification available when appropriate

Pre Employment Drug Test is required

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For further information about this vacancy contact:

Simone DeDeaux, Employee Relations Specialist

LSU Health New Orleans

433 Bolivar Street


LSU Health - New Orleans is an Equal Opportunity Employment



One year of experience or training as a dental assistant or dental hygienist.

Job Concepts

Function of Work:

To provide chair side assistance to a licensed dentist and to instruct and assist dental students in four-handed dentistry.

Level of Work:


Supervision Received:

General from a licensed dentist, registered nurse, or other dental personnel of a higher level.

Supervision Exercised:

Functional over Dental Assistants of a lower level or dental students.

Location of Work:


Job Distinctions:

Differs from Dental Assistant 1 by responsibility for performing journeyman level duties such as assisting in oral surgery and instructing dental students in four-handed dentistry.

Differs from Dental Assistant-Supervisor by absence of supervisory responsibility.

Examples of Work

Performs all the duties of a Dental Assistant 1 and, in addition, performs the following specialized duties:

Serves as assistant to a dentist or oral surgeon during surgical procedures while patients are under local or general anesthetic.

Assists in the supervision and training of dental students and dental assistants.

Cleans and sterilizes instruments in clinics; monitors sterilizers to verify that they are working properly; sets up instrument trays for surgery.

Labels radiographs and maintains a filing system.

Observes patients in the recovery area after surgery.

Maintains supply levels in operating rooms, recovery rooms and dental laboratories.