WORK / LIFE BALANCE
If you do not want to own or manage your own practice but still want to be a dentist!
OPPORTUNITY: Dentist; onsite clinic
LOCATION: Pinckneyville Correctional Center Medical Unit, IL
HOURS: Full Time 40 Hours (part time available one day/week)
STATUS: Employee or 1099 (your choice)
COMPENSATION: Guaranteed hourly rate; medmal paid
How does corrections work? Join a team of nearly 30 Dentists state-wide and nearly 5,000 employees nationwide. You will be employed by Wexford Health Sources, a leader in correctional health care and the medical partner of the IL Department of Corrections for nearly 30 years.
Autonomy. It’s like having your own practice with no overhead and a lot of support.
- You will impact the overall health and wellbeing of the patients
- You can save someone from years of pain and discomfort
- You can prepare an individual to return to civilian life with dignity
- General dentistry; intake, assessments, exams, fillings, surgery
- Educate patients in oral health
- Work/life balance
- Medical malpractice is paid
- Guaranteed hourly rate (even with “no shows” )
PLEASE READ! We are building a team!
Pinckneyville needs one full time and one part time Dentist. What hours are you available? Do you know someone who will split hours with you? We offer community referrals up to $3,000. Details available. Email recruiter Nancy at email@example.com
Wexford Health Sources, Inc. is one of the nation’s largest correctional health care providers. Over the past 30 years, our team of dedicated clinical professionals has helped literally millions of justice-involved patients receive life-changing medical and mental health 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.
COMPENSATION and BENEFITS
- Competitive hourly rate
- Medical malpractice paid
Full time staff eligible but not limited to:
- Medical Dental, Vision plans
- Short term disability
- 19 Days of PTO annually
- 401K (part time and full time staff)
Under the supervision of the Medical Director, the Dentist is responsible and accountable for supervising the dental staff and managing the dental activity as well as for providing oral health care to patients such as fillings, extractions, dentures, root canals, etc.
DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES include but not limited to:
- Provides overall supervision of the dental department.
- Provides preventative and restorative treatment to all patients.
- Performs and interprets radiographic examinations as indicated.
- Performs operative dentistry including appropriate repair of caries.
- Repairs/fits proper prosthetic devices.
- Supervise staff in: cleaning of teeth, making impressions for prosthetic devices, planning and maintaining an oral hygiene program, completing appropriate records accurately and all procedures associated with the provision of dental care.
- Arrange proper referral for procedures that cannot be performed on-site at facility.
- Provides supervision of staff in instruction of patients in preventative practices for maintaining proper oral hygiene.
- Submit monthly report of Dental Department activities.
- Participate in staff development programs.
- Develop and update departmental policies and procedures.
- Supervise and evaluate all assigned dental staff.
- Forward all outside referrals of patients to the Medical Director to assure the necessity for such referrals.
- Serves as clinical authority on all matters related to the delivery of dental services, and provides direction, guidance, and oversight to the dental staff and programs.
- Determines the timeframes for non-emergent and elective treatments according to priority and availability.
- Determines the appropriateness of non-routine treatment and ensure that such treatment will not interfere with the provision of greater priority services.
- Examines patients and documents findings on standard forms, utilizing applicable dental classification systems (i.e., APHA).
- Provides or arranges for appropriate preventative restorative dental care as needed within the administrative guidelines to all inmates.
- Provides or arranges for appropriate care for emergency patients as soon as possible.
- Ensures continuity of care.
The duties and responsibilities outlined herein are for payroll purposes only; employees may be assigned other duties as required.
LICENSING: Current Illinois State Dental license
- Current DEA certificate
- Current CPR certification
EDUCATION: Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or Doctor of Dental Medicine (DDM) degree
- Minimum one (1) year practicing dentistry.
- Skilled in recognizing the symptoms of shock and fainting; must be prepared to provide necessary aid as directed during procedures.
- Correctional Experience Preferred.
- Supervisory Experience preferred.
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