Dentist Hill Correctional Center
Company: Wexford Health
Posted on: July 21, 2021
Wexford Health Sources,
one of the nation's leading innovative correctional health care
companies, provides clients with experienced management and
technologically advanced services, combined with programs that
control costs while ensuring quality. For nearly two decades,
Wexford Health has consistently delivered proven staffing expertise
and a full range of medical, behavioral health, pharmacy,
utilization management, provider contracting, claims processing,
and quality management 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.
Wexford Health has an exceptional opportunity for
a Dentist to join
our team of healthcare professionals at the Hill
Correctional Center in Galesburg,
Under the supervision of
the Medical Director, a dentist licensed in the state of assignment
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
- Provides overall
supervision of the dental department.
- Provides preventative and
restorative treatment to all inmates.
- Performs and interprets
radiographic examinations as indicated.
- Performs operative
dentistry including appropriate repair of
- Repairs/fits proper
- 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
- Provides supervision of
staff in instruction of offenders in preventative practices for
maintaining proper oral hygiene.
- Submit monthly report of
Dental Department activities.
- Participate in staff
- Develop and update
departmental policies and procedures.
- Supervise and evaluate all
assigned dental staff.
- Forward all outside
referrals of offenders 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
- Determines the
appropriateness of non-routine treatment and ensure that such
treatment will not interfere with the provision of greater priority
- 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
- Ensures continuity of
- Supplies data for clinic
reports as requested.
- Keeps dental licenses
up-to-date, and ensure current copy is on file in the Health Care
- Must be CPR certified and
skilled in recognizing the symptoms of shock and fainting, and must
be prepared to provide necessary aid as directed during emergency
- Responsible for dental
office security to include instrument, medicine and needle
- Responsible to ensure
appropriate and quality orientation for all newly hired dental
- Notifies the Wexford
Health Staffing Department of vacant or upcoming vacant positions
in a timely manner and actively assists the Staffing Department in
the filling of vacant positions.
- Is familiar with overtime
and commodities budgets and works to remain within
- Notifies Regional Manager
of staffing vacancies related to the Schedule E.
- Obtains approval of
Wexford Health and IDOC administration prior to exceeding staffing
hours as stipulated in the Schedule E.
- Strives to ensure 100%
compliance of Schedule E staffing hours.
- Complies with and enforces
Wexford Health/Facility Policy and procedures and ensures
- Is familiar with all
aspects of the Wexford Health Collective Bargaining Agreement and
operates consistent with the language as interpreted by Wexford
- Member of the Quality
- Receives direction from
IDOC personnel as appropriate, including but not limited to
Wardens, Assistant Wardens and Health Care Unit
- Maintains the
confidentiality of offender records.
- Approaches change in a
- Makes suggestions for
improving work conditions to the Medical Director, Health Care Unit
Administrator and Regional Manager.
- Accepts constructive
Criticism in stressful situations.
- Performs other related
duties as required or assigned.Conforms to Wexford Health Sources
and facility regulations as appropriate, to include, but not be
- Schedule/time sheet/time
- Safety and security
- Procedure for sick
leave/vacation time/education seminars
The duties and
responsibilities outlined herein are for payroll purposes only;
employees may be assigned other duties as
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
: Minimal travel required.
Illinois State Dental license
- Current DEA
- Current CPR
of Dental Surgery (DDS) or Doctor of Dental Medicine (DDM)
- Minimum one (1) year
- Skilled in recognizing the
symptoms of shock and fainting; must be prepared to provide
necessary aid as directed during
- Correctional Experience
- Supervisory Experience
Keywords: Wexford Health, Peoria , Dentist Hill Correctional Center, Other , Galesburg, Illinois
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