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Part Time Oral Surgeon - NH Dept. of Corrections

Wexford Health Sources Inc

Last Updated: 7/10/24

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Job Description

POSITION: Oral Surgron
SCHEDULE: Part Time, 10 hours per week
LOCATION: Concord, NH

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Oral Surgeon performs surgeries on patients who require specialist orofacial procedures. Responsibilities will include consulting with patients, discussing treatment options, treating patients, overseeing aftercare, and coordinating with other specialists, when necessary

JOB RELATIONS

Supervision received

  • Director of Medical & Forensic Services
  • Chief Medical Officer

Supervision exercised

  • None

Relationships

  • All healthcare unit staff, patients, security staff, administrative and support staff, consulting physicians and dentists, regional team members and corporate staff as necessary.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Consults with patients and analyzes patient data to determine patient needs and treatment goals.
  2. Collaborates with other specialists, such as restorative dentists and orthodontists, to plan treatments.
  3. Records patient care by maintaining detailed notes of appointments with patients, including comments, tests, and/or treatments prescribed, and test results.
  4. Administers general and local anesthetics when necessary.
  5. Performs surgical procedures to extract impacted or damaged teeth, place dental implants, and remove tumors and other abnormal growths of the oral and/or facial regions.
  6. Prescribes medication to improve recovery and control pain after procedures.
  7. Treats infections of the oral cavity, salivary glands, jaw, face, and neck.
  8. Provides urgent/emergent treatment of orofacial injuries including facial lacerations, intraoral lacerations, and fractured facial bones.
  9. Provides support and advice to patients receiving long-term care.
  10. Conducts research on defects, diseases, and disorders affecting the oral and/or facial regions.

Upon receiving the necessary training and/or instruction, performs other related duties as required or assigned.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands that are described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, to hear and to see, to stand, walk, and sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, instruments or controls, to reach with hands and arms, to stoop or crouch, balance and kneel, may be required to lift and/or move persons, carts, emergency equipment or other objects. Must be able to ambulate throughout the facility for extended periods of time. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distant vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Must be able to clearly communicate orally and via written and typed correspondence and notes using various forms, records, charts, and electronic media.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

Office

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 conditioning.

Travel

Moderate travel required

Job Requirements:

Licensing

Current New Hampshire License to practice as an Oral Surgeon

Current New Hampshire Controlled Substance license required

Current DEA required

Certification

Current CPR certification

Education

Doctor of Medical Dentistry (DMD) degree or a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree.

Preferred experience

5 years clinical oral surgery experience in an institutional healthcare setting preferred. Correctional experience preferred.

OTHER KNOWLEDGE/ SKILLS/ABILITIES

  • Strong leadership, communication, delegation, conflict resolution and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to function as a “team player”, coordinating efforts with managers, peers and subordinates.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to contract and the Company’s mission.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must possess critical thinking skills and ability to independently solve problems
  • General math and analytical skills, and planning, administrative and organizational skills essential.
  • Demonstrated experience maintaining multiple deadlines.
  • Ability to competently manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • Ability to work in a stressful environment



Company Details

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 health, pharmac...