Wexford Health’s dental services include diagnosis of existing oral conditions, pain relief, infection elimination, dental health education and restorative procedures.
Wexford Health Sources, one of the nation's leading innovative correctional health care companies, provides clients with experienced management and technologically advanced services, combined with programs that control costs while ensuring quality. For nearly two decades, Wexford Health has consistently delivered proven staffing expertise and a full range of medical, behavioral health, pharmacy, utilization management, provider contracting, claims processing, and quality management services.
At Wexford Health our philosophy is that health care should not be considered a luxury for anyone. We simply care for those in need and the corrections environment is our venue.
Wexford Health has an exceptional opportunity for a Dental Hygienist to join our team of healthcare professionals at Pontiac Correctional Center in Pontiac, IL.
Under the direct supervision of a dentist, performs technical and advisory services in oral or dental hygiene involving oral prophylaxis. Under the supervision of a dentist, may perform educational and organizational work in promoting oral hygiene.
The duties and responsibilities outlined herein are for payroll purposes only; employees may be assigned other duties as required.
Standard medical setting in a correctional facility, which includes daily interfacing with inmates, correctional staff, and health care personnel. Temperature extremes may be encountered while moving throughout the facility outdoors and indoors in buildings without air conditioning.
The following requirements list the minimum to qualify. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.
LICENSING: Current Illinois license as a Dental Hygienist.
CERTIFICATION: Current CPR certification
EXPERIENCE: Experience working in a dental setting or correctional setting preferred.
EDUCATION: Appropriate education needed to obtain license.