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Dentist - Per Diem at Merced County Jail

Company: Wellpath
Location: Merced
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Job Description:

Here at Wellpath, everything that we do is about taking care of people - our patients, our staff and our partners. We are committed to making a difference by providing hope and healing to vulnerable patients in challenging clinical environments. Our talented, compassionate team thrives in an autonomous environment, is empowered and supported by education, training and the resources to practice healthcare the way it is meant to be and strives to "Always Do The Right Thing!"


Under the direction of the Health Services Administrator (HSA), Program Manager (PM), or higher licensed medical professional, the per diem Dentist will have the responsibility of providing dental care for the county assigned in compliance with all applicable dental standards, state and federal regulations and laws.


Education for Dentist:

  • Graduate of an accredited Dental School.
    Experience for Dentist:
    • Prefer correctional/detention facility experience
    • Minimum 3 years' of experience, and correctional experience is preferred
      Licenses/Certifications for Dentist:
      • Unrestricted current dental license from the state of practice - must maintain all certifications, educational requirements, licensing, etc.
      • Current Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) registration
      • Current (and must maintain) lifesaving BLS and PALS (where applicable) certification through AHA
        • Provide and supervise dental care of persons served
        • Relief of pain and treatment of acute and chronic infections
        • Extraction of unsalvageable teeth
        • Provide fillings to eligible patients, as needed
        • Provide Phase One Periodontal Services to eligible persons served, as needed
        • Detects disease by completing oral cancer screening; feeling and visually examining gums; using probes to locate periodontal disease and to assess levels of recession; exposing and developing radiographic studies
        • Maintains persons served appearance and ability to masticate by fabricating temporary restorations; cleaning and polishing removable appliances; placing, carving, and finishing amalgam restorations; removing cement from crowns and bridges
        • Ensure that all dental equipment is clean and in good working order
        • Function as a consultant to health services staff physician regarding dental issues
        • Provide in-service training for health services staff on issues such as dental hygiene, dental care, and dental emergencies annually
        • Document all services provided and refused in persons served dental/medical record
        • Provide direct supervision to the dental assistant and hygienist
        • Oversee that the sharps log daily and accurate with each dental clinic
        • Oversee the ordering of dental supplies and instruments
        • Ensure that dental facility and procedures meets both OSHA and Dental Board of California requirements
        • Observe HIPPA guidelines as it applies to a custodial environment to maintain confidentiality of persons served health information
        • Chart all findings in persons served record providing written summaries of history, diagnosis, treatment plan, treatment and other documentation requirements including necessary persons served conversations and as outlined by the company and Facility
        • May assist in the job shadow portion of the interview process of potential staff
        • May assist for orientation and training of new employees
        • Contribute to the performance evaluations and successful training of direct reports
        • Perform other duties as assigned.
          Wellpath is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer

Keywords: Wellpath, Merced , Dentist - Per Diem at Merced County Jail, Healthcare , Merced, California

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