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The GEO Group, Inc.



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Dentist- Lawrenceville, VA

Job ID: 53423
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Job Description:

JOB DESCRIPTION



Summary
 

Provides and supervises the complete dental care of facility detainees/inmates.  Evaluates and seeks improvement in the facility dental health program, dental services provided, patient care required/administered, dental operative conditions and equipment in use.  Functions as a consultant to the facility staff physician.



Primary Duties and Responsibilities
 

  • Initiates and maintains compliance with company policies for accreditation.
  • Performs routine cleaning, drilling, filling, and extraction of teeth in accordance with National Commission for Correctional Health Care Standards for dental care.
  • Completes an initial dental screening on all new commitments within seven (7) days.
  • Evaluates those patients needing or applying for dental care and makes whatever recommendations deemed clinically appropriate.  Takes impressions for dental plates.  Sends prostheses to outside dental labs.
  • Documents all services rendered in the patient dental health record.
  • Monitors need for dental supplies and equipment.
  • Provides in-service training for health staff members on appropriate issues, such as dental hygiene, dental care, dental emergencies, and techniques.
  • May direct the work of staff employees.  Provides input into performance evaluation.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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Other Qualifications:

JOB REQUIREMENTS



Minimum Requirements
 

  • Degree in dentistry from an accredited dental school required.  Licensed to practice as a registered dentist in the state in which the facility is located is required.
  • Two (2) years of direct work experience preferred.
  • Professional license must remain on file at all times at the facility where services are rendered.
  • Must be mature, flexible, intellectually alert, able to command the respect and confidence of inmates and staff, and philosophically committed to the objectives of the facility.

Total Years of Relevant Experience:

2
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Function:

Medical, Dental and Mental Health Services

Status:

Full-time

Posted:

10.03.2017
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Discipline:

Community Corrections, Jails & Detention, Prisons & Institutions

Level:

Entry-level, Mid-level, Supervisor