LOCATION OF (1) POSITION TO BE FILLED: DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, LOCAL HEALTH DIVISION, MADISON COUNTY
Education and Experience: Graduation from an approved school of dentistry.
Necessary Special Qualifications: Valid/current license to practice dentistry in the State of Tennessee.
Examination Method: Education and Experience, 100%, for Preferred Service positions.
Summary: Under direction, is responsible for professional dental and managerial work of average difficulty in mental health/mental retardation institutions, correctional institutions, public health clinics, educational institutions, and related settings and in staff assignments; and performs related work as required..
Distinguishing Features: An employee in this class is responsible for professional dental work performed in various institutions and settings. Incumbents may be assigned a variety of functions such as chair side, dental director for a region or at an institution, or dental director for all dental services statewide. Assignment and compensation is determined by the appointing authority.
- Conflict Management
- Decision Quality
- Ethics and Values
- Functional/Technical Competency
- Integrity and Trust
- Problem Solving
- Time Management
- Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
- Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
- Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
- Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
- Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation.
- Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
- Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
- Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
- Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
- Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
- Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
- Talking to others to convey information effectively.
- Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
- Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
- Teaching others how to do something.
- Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
- Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
- Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
- Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
- Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
- Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
- Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
- Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
- Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
- Determining how a clinic or program should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
- Identifying measures or indicators of clinic or program performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the clinic or program.
- Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
- Managing one's own time and the time of others.
- The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
- The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
- The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.
- The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
- The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
- The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
- The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
- The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
- The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns
- The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).
- The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
- The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
- The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
- The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
- The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
- The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
- The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
- The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
- The ability to time your movements or the movement of a piece of equipment in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object or scene.
- The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
- The ability to quickly move the arms and legs.
- The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.
- The ability to quickly and repeatedly bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with your body, arms, and/or legs.
- The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue.
- The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
- The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion.
- The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
- The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
- The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
- The ability to see objects in the presence of glare or bright lighting.
- The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
- The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
- The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
- The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
- The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.