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Dentist

Health and Human Services

INDEPENDENCE

Dentist

  • 493475
  • 329 DELL BROOK LANE , INDEPENDENCE, Virginia, United States, 24348
  • River North Correctional Ctr
  • Health and Human Services
  • Full-Time (Salaried)
  • Dept of Corr - Central Admin

Title: Dentist

Hiring Range: $115,500 - $189,277

Agency: Dept of Corr - Central Admin

Location: River North Corr Center

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

Recruitment Type: General Public - G

Job Duties

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.

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 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 Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process (AHP): In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, DOC encourages individuals with disabilities to apply through the AHP. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: https://www.vadars.org/drs/cpid/PWContact.aspx, or call DARS at 800- 552-5019.

Contact Information:

Name: Taylor Mayton

Phone: (804) 659-3464

Email: taylor.mayton@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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