Wexford Health Sources,
one of the nation's leading innovative correctional health care
companies, provides clients with experienced management and
technologically advanced services, combined with programs that
control costs while ensuring quality. For nearly two decades,
Wexford Health has consistently delivered proven staffing expertise
and a full range of medical, behavioral health, pharmacy,
utilization management, provider contracting, claims processing,
and quality management services.
At Wexford Health our
philosophy is that health care should not be considered a luxury
for anyone. We simply care for those in need and the
corrections environment is our venue.
Wexford Health has an exceptional opportunity for a
part time (20 hours/week) Dentist
to join our team of healthcare
professionals at the Lawrence Correctional Facility,
Under the supervision of
the Medical Director, a dentist licensed in the state of assignment
responsible and accountable for supervising the dental staff and
managing the dental activity as well as for providing oral health
care to patients such as fillings, extractions, dentures, root
- Provides overall
supervision of the dental department.
- Provides preventative and
restorative treatment to all inmates.
- Performs and interprets
radiographic examinations as indicated.
- Performs operative
dentistry including appropriate repair of
- Repairs/fits proper
- Supervise staff in:
cleaning of teeth, making impressions for prosthetic devices,
planning and maintaining an oral hygiene program, completing
appropriate records accurately and all procedures associated with
the provision of dental care.
- Serves as clinical
authority on all matters related to the delivery of dental
services, and provides direction, guidance, and oversight to the
dental staff and programs.
- Provides or arranges for
appropriate care for emergency patients as soon as
- Ensures continuity of
- Responsible to ensure
appropriate and quality orientation for all newly hired dental
- Notifies the Wexford
Health Staffing Department of vacant or upcoming vacant positions
in a timely manner and actively assists the Staffing Department in
the filling of vacant positions.
- Is familiar with overtime
and commodities budgets and works to remain within
- Notifies Regional Manager
of staffing vacancies related to the Schedule E.
- Obtains approval of
Wexford Health and IDOC administration prior to exceeding staffing
hours as stipulated in the Schedule E.
- Performs other related
duties as required or assigned.Conforms to Wexford Health Sources
and facility regulations as appropriate, to include, but not be
- Schedule/time sheet/time
- Safety and security
- Procedure for sick
leave/vacation time/education seminars
The duties and
responsibilities outlined herein are for payroll purposes only;
employees may be assigned other duties as
Standard medical setting
in a correctional facility, which includes daily interfacing with
inmates, correctional staff, and health care personnel.
Temperature extremes may be encountered while moving throughout the
facility outdoors and indoors in buildings without air
: Minimal travel required.
Illinois State Dental license
- Current DEA
- Current CPR
of Dental Surgery (DDS) or Doctor of Dental Medicine (DDM)
- Minimum one (1) year
- Skilled in recognizing the
symptoms of shock and fainting; must be prepared to provide
necessary aid as directed during
- Correctional Experience
- Supervisory Experience