• Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • $37,870.00 -52,610.00/year*
  • La Belle, PA
  • Healthcare - Dental Care
  • Full-Time
  • 1154 Labelle Rd

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Dental Assistant (SCI Fayette)



Dental Assistant (SCI Fayette)


$29,888.00 - $43,951.00 Annually


Fayette County, PA

Job Type

Non-Civil Service Permanent Full-time


Department of Corrections

Job Number



5/22/2019 11:59 PM Eastern

Job Code


Position Number


Bargaining Unit


Pay Group


Bureau/Division Code



CR SCI Fayette

Worksite Address

50 Overlook Drive


Labelle, Pennsylvania

Zip Code


Contact Name

Kris Carney

Contact Phone

724 ###-#### Ext. 1043

Contact Email


+ Description

+ Benefits

+ Questions


The Department of Corrections, State Correctional Institution at Fayette (SCI Fayette)is seeking a Dental Assistant to join our staff. As a Dental Assistant, you will work as part of a dedicated team responsible for the oral healthcare of offenders at SCI Fayette.

If you have dental experience, wish to explore a rewarding career that offers the opportunity to share your skills while earning a great salary and benefits, the PA Department of Corrections wants to hear from you!

Work Schedule/Other Information:

*Full-time employment.

*Work hours are Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

*This position is eligible for full retirement benefits at age 50 or 55.


Dental Assistants are an essential part of the healthcare team in the Department of Corrections. As a Dental Assistant at SCI Fayette, you will assist the Dentist during the examination and treatment of patients. Other duties include scheduling appointments, managing daily patient flow, preparing daily call out list(s) and tracking patient treatments.

Read the completeposition descriptionfor more information.

If you have the required skills as indicated below, and wish to explore a rewarding career that offers the opportunity to share your skills while earning a great salary and benefits, the PA Department of Corrections at SCI Fayette wants to hear from you!


Graduation from high school and one year of experience in a dental office or clinic


Any equivalent combination of experience and training.

Special Requirement: Candidate will be required to take and pass the Pennsylvania Auxiliary Radiologic Procedures Examination as required by the Pennsylvania State Board of Dentistry.

PA residency is required for this job title.

Must be able to perform essential job functions.

Health & Wellness

We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including health coverage, vision, dental, and wellness programs.*

Work/Life Balance

We understand that there is more to life than work - and we want you to enjoy it!

We offer paid vacation days, paid sick days, military leave, as well as paid time off for most major U.S. holidays. Alternate work schedules and telecommuting arrangements are available for certain positions.

Career Development

We want to help you grow and see your goals become a reality! Supervisors and human resource staff are available to help employees create a plan to develop skills for their current jobs or prepare for the next step in their careers. Employees can easily transfer between positions or agencies to expand knowledge and pursue new challenges while retaining leave and benefits. Additionally, there are a variety of programs available to help get you where you need to be.

Other Rewards

Commonwealth employees enjoy many other rewards, including opportunities for recognition, workplace charitable giving, and even special employee-only discounts.

For more information about benefits, health and wellness, work-life balance, career development, and other rewards go towww.employment.pa.govand click on the benefits box.

*Eligibility rules apply.


This position is in Labelle, Fayette County, Pennsylvania. Are you willing and able to work in Fayette County, Pennsylvania?

+ Yes

+ No


This position is located within a State Correctional Institution. Are you willing to work within a State Correctional Institution?

+ Yes

+ No


What is your highest level of education?

+ Master's Degree (or greater)

+ Bachelor's Degree

+ Associate's Degree

+ Some College

+ High School Diploma or equivalent

+ Other

+ None


How many years of experience do you have working in a dental office/clinic?

+ None

+ Less than 1 year

+ 1 year - Less than 2 years

+ 2 years - Less than 3 years

+ 3 years - Less than 4 years

+ 4+ years


Do you have any work experience in the following? (Select all that apply)

+ Charting oral findings in mouth and teeth

+ Sterilizing, disinfecting, cleaning, and oiling medical/dental equipment or instruments

+ Ensuring dental clinic and office in neat and sanitary manner

+ Maintaining patient treatment records and files

+ Filing and retrieving dental records and reports

+ Scheduling appointments

+ Interacting/communicating effectively with patients, clients, inmates and the general public

+ None


Do you have any work experience providing chair-side assistance to a dentist or other medical professional?

+ Yes

+ No


Do you have any work experience in maintaining inventory of supplies (this includes preparing requests for supplies, materials and equipment as needed)?

+ Yes

+ No


Do you have work experience in exposing and developing intraoral radiographs and panorex?

+ Yes

+ No


Have you taken and passed the PA Auxiliary Radiologic Procedures Examination as required by the PA State Board of Dentistry?

+ Yes

+ No

+ No, but I understand that if I am selected for this position, I will need to take and pass the PA Auxiliary Radiologic Procedures Examination as required by the PA State Board of Dentistry.

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* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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