Dentist

Menard, Illinois   |     Regular Full Time    |     Job ID:18134

SUMMARY

Wexford Health

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Practice without managing a practice…

  • autonomy
  • the most experienced support staff

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OPPORTUNITY: Dentist; onsite clinic

LOCATION: Menard Correctional Center Medical Unit, Menard, IL

HOURS: Full and Part Time Available

STATUS: Independent Contractor or Employee Status – you choose

COMPENSATION: Guaranteed hourly rate (even with no shows)

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  • The most experienced and solid support staff you could ask for!
  • Perform intake, assessments, dental care plans, extractions, and fillings
  • Educate patients in proper oral health and have an impact on their overall health and wellbeing
  • Flexibility and autonomy
  • No overhead, medical malpractice is paid

 

COMPANY

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.

 

FULL TIME COMPENSATION and BENEFITS 

  • Competitive guaranteed hourly rate
  • Eligible for annual merit increase
  • Company paid medical malpractice insurance
  • Medical, Dental, Vision plans
  • Paid short term disability
  • 19 Days of PTO annually
  • 401K (part time and full time staff)

 

POSITION SUMMARY

Under the supervision of the Medical Director, the Dentist is responsible and accountable for being a part of the supervising team overseeing the dental staff and 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.

 

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. 
  • Correctional Experience Preferred. 
  • Supervisory Experience preferred.

EOE/M/F/D/V

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