Dentist

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Miscellaneous



Open Until Filled Yes Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)? No Hiring Range $87,000 - $160,950 Agency Wallens Ridge State Prison (735) Sublocation Position Number 00498 Job Posting Number 1067314 Type of Recruitment General Public - G Does this position have telework options? No Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference No Job Type Full-Time (Salaried) Job Type Detail Full-Time Salaried - Non-Faculty- FTS-1 Pay Band 06 Job Description

A Virginia Department of Corrections (VADOC) Dentist operates a Dentist Office Practice within a correctional facility and will be a member of the VADOC Mobile Dental Unit, a unit that travels to other facilities and field units in the geographical area of the Dentist’s base facility.

Must be willing to travel to surrounding institutions and field units as a part of the Mobile Dental Unit, providing dental care and oral healthcare to the patients at those sites.

Primary duties include providing routine and emergency dental care to adult offenders with assistance from Dental Assistant(s) and Dental Hygienist(s).

The Dentist supervises Dental Assistant(s) and provides clinical supervision for Dental Hygienist(s).

Performs routine dental treatment including examining teeth and gums for cavities, infections and diseases; takes necessary x-rays; performs fillings and extractions as warranted.

Diagnoses and develops treatment plans for patients.

Responsible for the full range of dental care and education provided to patients, including prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases, injury, and deformities of the oral cavity.

Your application and/or resume for this position must be submitted electronically by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date through the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Job Board/Recruitment Management System (RMS). Mailed, emailed, faxed, or hand delivered applications and/or resumes will not be accepted.

Minimum Qualifications

Must have a degree in dental surgery (D.D.S.) or dental medicine (D.M.D.) from a school approved by the Council on Dental Education, American Dental Association (ADA). Other dental schools are acceptable provided the education and knowledge acquired was substantially equivalent to that of graduates from an ADA-approved school.

Licensed to practice Dentistry in Virginia. Controlled Substances Certificate from the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Demonstrated ability to diagnose and treat oral health issues and inform patients on preventative care and treatment.

Must be willing to travel to surrounding institutions and field units as a part of the Mobile Dental Unit, providing dental care and oral healthcare to the patients at those sites.

Ability to diagnose conditions using advanced technologies including radiography and computer generated imaging.

Experience with restoration and replacement of teeth damaged from decay, trauma, or disease.

Working knowledge of general dentistry.

Ability to communicate orally and in written form in a professional manner.

Preferred Qualifications

Prefer previous supervisory experience or work experience training and supervising dental staff.

Prefer experience providing dental care and treatment in a dentist office, military, or correctional setting.

Special Requirements

All applicants are subject to a background investigation and pre-employment drug screen.

The investigation may include: fingerprint checks (State Police, FBI); local agency checks; employment verification; verification of education (relevant to employment); credit checks; and other checks requested by the hiring authority.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Application and/or resume for this position must be submitted electronically by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date through the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Job Board/Recruitment Management System (RMS). Mailed, emailed, faxed, or hand delivered applications and/or resumes will not be accepted.

The decision to interview an applicant is based solely on the information received for this position from either the electronic application and/or resume.

RMS provides a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or resume is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your RMS account to check the status of your application for this position.

This is a tobacco free facility. Use of all tobacco products is prohibited on site at all times.

Applicants who possess an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) or a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under the Department of Human Resources Management (DHRM) Policy 1.30 Layoff (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only), MUST attach these forms when submitting their state application and/or resume.

The Virginia Department of Corrections is an EEO employer. Reasonable accommodations are available upon request.

AMERICORPS, PEACE CORPS, AND OTHER NATIONAL SERVICE ALUMNI ARE ALL ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.


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