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Dental Hygienist

Health and Human Services


Dental Hygienist

  • 493629
  • 2892 SCHUTT ROAD , BURKEVILLE, Virginia, United States, 23922
  • Nottoway Correctional Center
  • Health and Human Services
  • Full-Time (Salaried)
  • Dept of Corr - Central Admin

Title: Dental Hygienist

Hiring Range: $54,023 - $84,275

Agency: Dept of Corr - Central Admin

Location: Nottoway Correctional Center

Agency Website: https://www.vadoc.virginia.gov/job-opportunities

Recruitment Type: General Public - G

Job Duties

A Virginia Department of Corrections (VADOC) Dental Hygienist works in 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 home 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.

Works in partnership with the institutional Dentist to provide routine and emergency dental care to adult offenders.

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

Performs routine dental cleanings and treatments, including examining teeth and gums for cavities, infections and diseases; and takes necessary x-rays.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduate of a Dental Hygiene program from an accredited school approved by the Council on Dental Education, American Dental Association (ADA).

Licensed as a Dental Hygienist by the Virginia Board of Dentistry.

Demonstrated ability to identify and treat oral health issues and educate 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 use dental technologies including radiography and computer-generated imaging.

Working knowledge of general dentistry and the principles/practices of dental hygiene.

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

Preferred Qualifications:

Prefer BSN Dental Hygiene degree from an accredited college.

Prefer candidates with current AHA BLS/CPR certification.

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

Special Instructions: 

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

If selected as a finalist with the VADOC, candidates can expect the following:

Background Investigation Requirements: All applicants are subject to a background investigation. Investigations may include fingerprint checks (State Police, FBI); local agency checks; employment verification; verification of education (relevant to employment); credit checks; and other checks based on the position.

Drug Testing Requirements: Applicants applying to a designated safety sensitive position are subject to a pre-employment drug screen. Marijuana use is prohibited for positions that require possession of a firearm or a Commercial Driver’s License in the performance of official duties such as Corrections Officers, Probation Officers, Tractor Trailer Drivers and others.

Application Requirements: Application and/or résumé for this position are only accepted electronically through the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Electronic Recruitment System. All applications should be submitted by 11:55pm on the closing date for the position. Mailed, emailed, faxed, or hand delivered applications and/or résumés will not be accepted. The decision to interview an applicant is based solely on the information received for this position from the electronic application and/or résumé.

Tobacco Free: All VADOC facilities are Tobacco free. Use of all tobacco products is always prohibited on site.

Layoff Preferences: 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 VA employees only) MUST attach these forms when submitting their state application and/or résumé.

VADOC is an EEO employer and is committed to supporting workforce diversity, equitable opportunities and inclusivity. Reasonable accommodations are available upon request.

VADOC values our Veterans and encourages all to apply and receive preference in the hiring process. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other nation service alumni are also encouraged to apply. Click here for more information: Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program - Virginia Department of Veterans Services

Contact Information:

Name: Val Thompson

Phone: 1-804-887-8166

Email: recruitment@vadoc.virginia.gov


In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities, or call DARS at 800-552-5019, or DBVI at 800-622-2155.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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