The Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) is the 3rd biggest state prison system within the country with a budget of approximately $2. 7 billion, about 80,000 inmates incarcerated and almost 145,000 offenders on active community supervision (probation). The department has 143 centers statewide, inclusive of seven private partner facilities, 50 correctional institutions, 16 annexes, three re-entry centers, 33 work camps, 12 FDC operated work release centers, two road prisons, 18 private work release centers, 1 forestry camp & one primary training camp. Over eighty% of its personnel are both licensed correctional officers or probation officers, who enjoy a good salary bundle, and various perks.
Stafford Creek Corrections Center
The Department of Corrections is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual for the position of full time Dentist at Stafford Creek Corrections Center (SCCC) located in Aberdeen, WA. This is a full time position working Monday – Friday from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm.
The facility includes a fully functioning and modern health clinic to include dental, medical and behavioral & mental health services.
The Washington State Department of Corrections professional healthcare staff experience a high degree of personal satisfaction knowing they are creating environments in which all incarcerated individuals can learn to make healthy choices that contribute to an overall safer society.
Under the direct supervision of a Health Care Manager, the dentist provides medically necessary dental care to incarcerated patients. The Dentist provides clinical supervision to dental assistants and dental hygienists. These services provided are consistent with RCW, WAC, Department policy, and the Department of Correction's Health Plan.
Reviews the patient's medical condition and consults with other providers.
Makes oral examination of patients to determine oral health; records number of teeth, their condition, position, and relationship to each other; notes type, size, and location of fillings; checks condition of gums; evaluates bone support for teeth.
Diagnoses dental conditions and plans for their treatment.
Diagnoses and treats pathological conditions; prescribes medication for treatment of diseases of dental nature; renders periodontal treatments; administers local anesthetic; takes digital dental radiographs.
Administer routine dental care and the treatment of urgent care dental problems that involve pain, trauma, and/or infection. Performs oral surgery, including surgical extractions, within the limits of the facility and personal expertise, endodontics, periodontics, restorative, and operative dentistry.
Determines extent of patient's cooperation and amount of dental service that can be provided in accordance with the Offender Health Plan.
Extracts teeth; removes cavities from teeth; prepares teeth for fillings and inserts filling material such as amalgam and resin.
Coordinates care with contract dentists and denturists.
Refers patients for specialist care as necessary.
Prepares reports concerning dental work and dental health of patients.
Accurately maintains patient and administrative records.
Actively participates in the Dental Care Review Committee (CRC).
Delegates clinical duties to dental assistants and dental hygienists in accordance with the WA State Laws (WAC & RCW)
Participates in Department training, Continuing Education, and Coordinated Quality Improvement Process (CQIP)
Participates in regular drills; subject to emergency assignments to help with security in the event of an incarcerated individual(s) disturbance, civil disturbance, or natural disaster. Assist with the Trauma/Emergency Medical Team as deemed necessary.
Actively participates in CQIP at the facility level to include monitoring quality indicators for improving patient care and clinic operations. May engage in statewide CQIP meetings, education opportunities, and process review as appropriate.
Attend in-service education programs, mandatory training, and employee meetings.
Doctor's degree DDS or DMD from an accredited school of dentistry,
A valid unencumbered Washington State license to practice dentistry, or the ability to obtain the license prior to hire.
Possession of unrestricted DEA registration to prescribe controlled substances.
Experience and/or education in working with medical/dental documents, maintaining or processing health/dental records and using dental terminology.
Two years clinical experience in the practice of dentistry.
Knowledge in the areas of scheduling routine/special dental procedures and patient visits.
Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications and related technologies.