• Dentist - Per Diem - Northern New Jersey Locations

    Job Locations US-NJ-Marlton
    Posted Date 1 week ago(12/7/2018 9:23 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-2521
    # of Openings
    1
  • Overview

    DENTIST

     

    Per Diem opportunity available in Northern New Jersey

     

    POSITION SUMMARY

     

    The Dentist is responsible for providing general dentistry and services while ensuring effective inmate patient care delivery and achievement of desired patient outcomes of the assigned correctional facility consistent with current CFG clinical guidelines, community standards of care, and contractual obligations.

    Responsibilities

     

    POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Performs and documents routine dental assessments and evaluations on inmate patients referred by the nursing/professional staff of the assigned correctional facility consistent with the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) standards of care, NJ 10-A, American Correctional Association (ACA) and Performance Based National Detention Standards (PBNDS) as appropriate.
    • Ability to assess and diagnosis dental conditions, evaluate treatment options, implement treatment plans, and educate patients on oral health care.
    • Performs and interprets radiographic dental exams as indicated.
    • Records all dental care information concisely, accurately and completely, in a timely manner, in the appropriate format and on the appropriate forms.
    • Provides emergency treatment of the teeth and surrounding soft tissues such as: oral surgery, restorative dentistry and periodontal therapy, within the scope of general dentistry.
    • Makes proper referrals for treatments or procedures which cannot be performed at the institution or are beyond the technical proficiency of his/her practice.
    • Ensures the daily logbook describing each patient visit is maintained according to established procedure.
    • In cooperation with the Site Medical Director, provides professional consultation to all members of the Health Services team relative to inmates’ health care management.
    • Provides services in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control infection guidelines, federal, state and local laws and the Quality Assurance Program standards.
    • In conjunction with the Site Medical Director, prescribes medications under the guidelines of the approved CFG formulary.
    • Adheres to all universal precautions and infection control policies and protocols at all times.
    • Participates in the development of in-programs and maintains public relations with other health disciplines within the institution.
    • Responsible and accountable for dental office security including instrument, medicine and needle counts in accordance with local and state regulations.
    • Promotes a therapeutic environment to ensure inmate patients are treated in a professional, ethical and tactful manner.
    • Adheres to the security regulations of the institution to which dental services are provided.
    • Maintains membership in American Correctional Health Services Association (ACHSA).

    Qualifications

     

    POSITION REQUIREMENTS

     

    Minimum Education

    • Completion from an accredited dental school facility with a degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD).
    • Completion of a US based residency program in a dental facility.
    • Current, unrestricted license to practice dentistry in the state the facility is located (maintain a current copy of license on file at the facility at all times).

     

    Minimum Work Experience

    • Previous clinical experience in the dental field that indicates knowledge of diagnosis, assessment, and implementation of treatment plans.

    Required Skills

    • Excellent critical thinking and assessment skills.
    • Ability to make decisions independently.
    • Assertive, empathetic and able to provide care objectively.
    • Strong interpersonal communication and customer service skills.
    • Basic computer skills.
    • Ability to command the respect and confidence of inmates and staff; and philosophically committed to the objectives of the facility.
    • Strong knowledge of general dentistry, current developments in the field of dentistry, hospital and clinic organization, management, and procedures.
    • Capable of preparing written reports and able to handle legal depositions and court hearings.
    • Maintains an active Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification.
    • Must have an unrestricted and valid prescriptive authority with Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).

    FUNCTIONAL DEMANDS

    • Ability to pass all required health and other screening tests.
    • May be required to work nights, weekend, and holidays.

     

    ORGANIZATIONAL EXPECTATIONS

    • Provides a positive and professional representation of CFG Health Systems, LLC.
    • Keeps patient information confidential and respects patient’s right to privacy.
    • 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.
    • Promotes culture of safety for patients and employees through proper identification, reporting documentation, and prevention.
    • Maintains competency and knowledge of current standards of practice, trends, and developments in related scope of job role or practice.
    • Attends all CFG Health Systems related staff meetings.
    • Participates in ongoing quality improvement activities.
    • Completes required orientation and trainings directed by facility.
    • Follows facility and OSHA safety rules and procedures while on assignment.
    • Follows facility and CFG Health Systems Occurrence Protocol.
    • Adheres to PREA regulations.
    • Maintains security clearance for the assigned facility.
    • Identifies and utilized appropriate channels of communication with supervising staff.

     

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS   

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made upon written request to your supervisor for individuals with disabilities to perform the essential responsibilities functions.

    • May regularly be required to stand, sit, walk, reach, bend, kneel, crouch, or stretch, for prolonged periods of time.
    • Ability to communicate and understand written and verbal communication.
    • The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

     

    EOE M/V/F/D

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