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Dentist - Part-time (8 hours per week) - Edinburgh Correctional Facility

Wexford Health Sources Inc

Last Updated: 4/10/21

Job Description

Wexford of Indiana, LLC is a member of the Wexford family: a group of the nation's leading innovative correctional health care companies. At Wexford of Indiana, LLC, 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.

•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 canals, etc.
•Utilizes electronic medical record system as applicable throughout the scope of duties and responsibilities. •Provides overall supervision of the dental department.
•Provides preventative and restorative treatment to all inmates following INDC policies and guidance. •Performs and interprets radiographic examinations as indicated.
•Performs operative dentistry including appropriate repair of caries, extractions, root canals, etc.
•Repairs/fits proper prosthetic devices.
•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.
•Arrange proper referral for procedures that cannot be performed on-site at facility following INDC and the site’s guidance for referral.
•Provides supervision of staff in instruction of offenders in preventative practices for maintaining proper oral hygiene.
•Forward all outside referrals of offenders following the site’s procedures to ensure the review of the referral through the Utilization Management process and be prepared to discuss the necessity of the referral in the UM process.
•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.
•Determines the timeframes for non-emergent and elective treatments according to priority and availability. •Determines the appropriateness of non-routine treatment and ensure that such treatment will not interfere with the provision of greater priority services.
•Examines patients and documents findings in INDC’s EMR utilizing the standard forms within the EMR, utilizing applicable dental classification systems (i.e., APHA).
•Provides or arranges for appropriate preventative restorative dental care as needed within the administrative guidelines to all inmates.

Company Details

Wexford Health Sources Inc

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Wexford Health Sources is one of the nation's leading innovative correctional health care companies.  We provide 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 expertise in a full range of medical, dental, behavioral...