Dentist

Hillsboro, Illinois   |     As Needed    |     Job ID:14140

SUMMARY

Wexford Health

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General Dentist
Intake Center

 

OPPORTUNITY: Dentist; onsite clinic within medical unit

LOCATION: Graham Correctional Center Medical Unit, Hillsboro, IL

HOURS: Full time, part time, and PRN available

STATUS: Employee or 1099 status – your choice

COMPENSATION: Guaranteed hourly rate, company paid medmal insurance

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Why do our 30 Dentists state-wide prefer the correctional center environment?

  • General Dentistry
  • Flexibility 
  • Autonomy
  • Educate patients in oral health
  • Work with a multidisciplinary provider team
  • Like having a private practice with no hassles, no overhead, and no third-party billing
  • Guaranteed hourly rate; even for no shows

 

COMPANY

Wexford Health Sources, Inc. is a leader in correctional healthcare. 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 FOR FULL TIME EMPLOYEE STATUS

  • Competitive hourly rate – guaranteed
  • Medical malpractice paid
  • Medical, dental, vision plans
  • Health savings accounts
  • Short term disability paid
  • 28 days of paid time off including holidays
  • Life insurance 

Part time staff eligible but not limited to:

  • Annual merit increase
  • 401K savings plans options

 

POSITION SUMMARY

Under the supervision of the Medical Director, the dentists are 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 incudes but not limited to:

  1. Provides overall supervision of the dental department.
  2. Provides preventative and restorative treatment to all patients.
  3. Performs and interprets radiographic examinations as indicated.
  4. Performs operative dentistry including appropriate repair of caries.
  5. Repairs/fits proper prosthetic devices.
  6. 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.
  7. Arrange proper referral for procedures that cannot be performed on-site at facility.
  8. Submit monthly report of Dental Department activities.
  9. Supervise and evaluate all assigned dental staff.
  10. Forward all outside referrals of offenders to the Medical Director to assure the necessity for such referrals.
  11. 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. 
  12. Determines the timeframes for non-emergent and elective treatments according to priority and availability. 
  13. Determines the appropriateness of non-routine treatment and ensure that such treatment will not interfere with the provision of greater priority services.
  14. Examines patients and documents findings on standard forms, utilizing applicable dental classification systems (i.e., APHA).
  15. Provides or arranges for appropriate preventative restorative dental care as needed within the administrative guidelines to all inmates.
  16. Provides or arranges for appropriate care for emergency patients as soon as possible.
  17. Ensures continuity of care.
  18. Supplies data for clinic reports as requested.
  19. Keeps dental licenses up-to-date, and ensure current copy is on file in the Health Care Unit.
  20. Makes suggestions for improving work conditions to the Medical Director, Health Care Unit Administrator and Regional Manager.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

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.

Minimum Requirements:

LICENSING: Current Illinois State Dental license

CERTIFICATION:               

  • Current DEA certificate
  • Current CPR certification

EDUCATION: Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or Doctor of Dental Medicine (DDM) degree

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:

  • 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. 

EOE/M/F/D/V

 

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