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.
- 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).
- 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).