Dentist - Float Pool

King County   Auburn, WA   Full-time     Dentistry
Posted on September 18, 2022
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Public Health Float Pool Section is looking for Dentists to fill short term temporary (STT) positions. We are looking for candidates that are available at least one day a week, with a preference for 2-3, and expect to be available for at least a year. We will work with selected candidates to match their availability with locations that need support.

The locations where dental care is provided are listed below. Dental clinics are located: in Downtown, Eastgate, North, Columbia and Renton. Additionally, emergency dental care is provided on the Seattle and South County Homeless Dental Vans (currently serving Auburn, Burien, Federal Way, Kent, Renton and Seattle). The STT Float Pool Dentists will be expected to provide at least one four-hour shifts on the Mobile Dental Van each month.

Clinics provide services to an ethnically diverse population of low-income children and adults, including pregnant women and homeless adults and teens. Candidates with lived experience related to this work are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job Duties

  • Perform clinical duties as allowed by the Washington State Dental Practice Act, RCW 18.32.  
  • Provide primary clinical dental services to targeted populations, such as children 1-19 years of age, adults and pregnant women enrolled in the Health Center's maternity program.  
  • Collaborate with site management and other staff dentist to provide leadership in quality dental practice and optimum team functioning.  
  • Provide oversight of clinical dental practice.  
  • Provide professional and technical expertise and direction to dental assistants/dental hygienists.  
  • Attend off-site staff and dental practice meetings with the ability to return to work site within a reasonable timeframe. 

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

  • Current Washington State License to practice dentistry.  
  • Experience working with diverse populations.  
  • Knowledge of Dental Public Health Practice.  
  • Ability to provide leadership and work as a team member in a fast paced environment.  
  • Excellent communication skills.  

Desirable Qualifications:  

  • Demonstrated experience in quadrant dentistry.  
  • Demonstrated experience with removable prosthetics  
  • Demonstrated experienced working in a community or public health setting. 
  • Applicants bilingual in English and Spanish are desired.

Supplemental Information

Forbes recently named King County as one of Washington State's best employers. 

Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play. 

Guided by our "True North", we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles--we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.

King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer
No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement
 King County Executive Branch employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are the successful candidate for the position you applied for, the County will send you a conditional offer letter. As a condition of employment, prior to a final offer of employment, you will be required to:
• submit proof of vaccination or 

• have an approved request for medical or religious exemption and an approved accommodation. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation.
People are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of a vaccination approved by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The Executive Branch includes employees in the Executive branch, the Assessor’s Office, Elections, the King County Sheriff’s Office, and the Executive Office. King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer.

Application Process: The following items are required to be considered for this vacancy:  
  • NEOGOV/Government Jobs on-line or paper application  
  • Supplemental questionnaire responses  
  • Resume and cover letter
You may attach multiple documents if you wish: Copy and paste one or more documents into the text resume section of the application. Attach multiple documents/files in the resume attachment section. Your application may be rejected as incomplete if you do not include the standard information in the application. Providing information only in a resume or a cover letter will not be considered a complete application.

To Apply
If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact your recruiter listed on this job announcement.

Who May Apply 
This position is open to al qualified candidates. In order to be considered for the Special Duty assignment, you must be a to current King County career service or appointed employees who have passed their initial probationary period and must get your supervisor's approval if this assignment is offered to you. 

  • This selection process may include but is not limited to: evaluation of application materials, responses to supplemental questions, interviewing and reference checking. For more information on our selection process, please refer to  
  • Public Health relies on office automation (Microsoft Office) and web-based enabled tools, therefore candidates must be proficient and comfortable with computer use to perform functions associated with on-going work.  
  • Regular and reliable attendance, effective communication skills, and development of effective working relationships are requirements of all Public Health positions.  
  • Staff may be required to play a role as a first responder in the event of a Public Health emergency.  

  • The selected candidate must be credentialed with a provisional clinical staff appointment prior to the actual practice date and remain credentialed with re-appointments (recredentialing) every two years.  
  • The selected candidate is responsible for licensure renewal in a timely manner as required by the Dental Quality Assurance Commission and as required by law.  
  • The selected candidate must pass a thorough background investigation.  
  • Employees are required to protect the privacy and security of protected health information as defined in State and Federal Law.  
  • Employees are required to adhere to OSHA/WISHA guidelines including but not limited to completing their mandatory trainings on time.  
  • Must possess a valid Washington State Driver’s License or the ability to travel to and between work sites or other remote locations within a reasonable timeframe.  

Work Schedule: Hours and work locations will vary depending on clinic need.  

Dental clinics generally operate 8:00-5:00 M-F. Mobile Van shifts are generally four hours 3:30-7:30 with occasional shifts 10:00-2:00 or 11:00-3:00.

Downtown Public Health Center, Dental Clinic  
2124 4th Ave.  
Seattle, WA 98121  
North Public Health Center, Dental Clinic  
12359 Lake City Way NE  
Seattle, WA 98125  
Columbia Public Health Center, Dental Clinic  
4400 37th Ave. S.  
Seattle, WA 98118  
Renton Public Health Center, Dental Clinic  
10700 SE 174th, Suite 101  
Renton, WA 98055  
Eastgate Public Health Center, Dental Clinic  
14350 SE Eastgate Way  
Bellevue, WA 98007  

Additional locations:  Homeless Van locations (variable) A full list of monthly mobile clinic locations and times is available at: 

Union Membership: This position is not represented by a union.

Contact: If you have questions regarding the position, please contact  Nic Horea, Senior Human Resource Analyst at (206) 263-8736 or at

King County offers a highly-competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees and support our employees' health and well-being.  Eligible positions receive the following benefits and have access to the following programs:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage: King County pays 100% of the premiums for eligible employees and family members
  • Life and disability insurance: employees are provided basic coverage and given the opportunity to purchase additional insurance for both the employee and eligible dependents
  • Retirement: King County employees are eligible to participate in a pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and a 457(b) deferred-compensation plan
  • Transportation program and ORCA transit pass
  • 10 paid holidays each year (plus 2 personal holidays)
  • Generous vacation and paid sick leave
  • Paid parental leave, family and medical leaves, and volunteer leave
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Wellness programs
  • Onsite gyms and activity centers
  • Employee giving program
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Flexible schedules and telecommuting options, depending on position
  • Training and career development programs
For additional information about employee benefits please visit our Benefits, Payroll, and Retirement Page.

This is a general description of the benefits offered to eligible King County employees, and every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy.  If any information on this document conflicts with the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the CBA prevails.  Also, in the event of any incorrect information in this document, applicable laws, policies, rules, CBAs, or official plan documents will prevail.
NOTE:  Benefits for Term Limited Temporary (TLT) or Short Term Temporary (STT) positions, including leave eligibility and/or participation in the pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems, will vary based upon the terms and details of the position. Short Term Temporary positions are not eligible for an ORCA transit pass.
For inquiries about the specifics of this position, please contact the recruiter identified on this job posting.

Do you possess a current Washington state license to practice dentistry?
  • Yes
  • No
Have you ever been involved, as a health service provider, in a malpractice claim or suit?
  • Yes
  • No
Have you ever had your license to practice dentistry in any jurisdiction revoked, denied, suspended, reduced, or relinquished?
  • Yes
  • No
Do you have knowledge of any action pending before any licensing board(s) which could affect your license or ability to practice?
  • Yes
  • No
Do you have experience working with patients in a public health clinic setting?
  • Yes
  • No

Required Question