Part Time Dentist

Salem, Virginia   |     Regular Part Time    |     Job ID:20068

SUMMARY

Wexford Health

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POSITION: Dentist
SCHEDULE:  10 Hours Per Week
FACILITY:  Western Virginia Regional Jail
LOCATION: Salem, VA

A Job Should be MORE than just a paycheck.

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.

The majority of our patients come from marginalized or impoverished backgrounds.  In many cases, our doctors, nurses, and behavioral health professionals represent the patient’s first experience with quality, compassionate health care.

We heal and rehabilitate thousands of incarcerated patients every day.
When you join Wexford Health, you do more than just further your career.
You also become part of a team-a family-whose mission is to care for patients that cannot care for themselves.

You change lives.
You make a difference.
If you are looking for a position that empowers you to do MORE… then look at Wexford Health.

BENEFITS
We’re proud to offer a competitive benefits package including:

  • Annual review with performance increase
  • Generous paid-time off program that combines vacation and sick leave
  • Paid holidays
  • Comprehensive health insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Dental and Vision insurance
  • 401(k) retirement saving plans
  • Company-paid short-term disability
  • Healthcare and dependent care spending account

POSITION SUMMARY
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. Utilizes electronic medical record system as applicable throughout the scope of duties and responsibilities.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

•    Provides dental care inclusive of extractions as deemed necessary to all inmates following Wexford Health and facility policies and guidance.
•    Performs and interprets radiographic examinations as indicated.
•    Supervises staff in the completion of appropriate records accurately and all procedures associated with the provision of dental care.
•    Arranges proper referrals for procedures that cannot be performed on-site at facility following Wexford Health and facility guidance for referral.
•    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.
•    Examines patients and documents findings in the inmate patient’s medical record utilizing the standard forms within the EMR, utilizing applicable dental classification systems (i.e., APHA).
•    Develops and updates department policies and procedures.
•    Supplies data for clinical reports as requested.

 
JOB REQUIREMENTS
The following requirements list the minimum to qualify.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.
LICENSING: Current valid Virginia Dental license and current DEA license
CERTIFICATION: Current CPR Certification

EDUCATION: Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or Doctor of Dental Medicine (DDM) degree
EXPERIENCE: Minimum 1 year practicing dentistry; Correctional experience preferred.  Supervisory experience preferred.

 EOE/M/F/D/V

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