Job Description

Extended Job Title
Correctional Unit Dentist

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr

Org Level 7
691005 - Pampa Jordan Unit

Position Description
Diagnoses and treats diseases, injuries, and malformations of teeth, gums, and related oral structures of inmate patients and employees injured as a result of TDCJ-ID activities. Insures that appropriate dental care is accessible and provided to the inmate population in a timely fashion. Renders dental judgment regarding care provided to inmates assigned to the unit.
Works under general direction of the Regional Dental Director, with wide latitude to exercise initiative and independent judgment. Directly supervises 2-4 dental hygienists in the unit dental services. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.

Requisition ID
15987BR

Travel Required
Up to 25%

Major/Essential Functions
  • Shows due diligence in caring for patients.
  • Diagnoses, plans, prescribes, provides and documents safe, humane and workman like dental care to patients.
  • Practices infection control in compliance with Dental Manual guidelines.
  • Refers patients to other health care providers appropriately.
  • Other duties as required for organizational effectiveness.


Grant Funded?
No

Minimum Hire Rate
salary commensurate with related education, experience and/or skills

Pay Basis
Monthly

Work Location
Pampa, Texas

Preferred Qualifications
Must hold a current license to practice dentistry by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners, DPS, DEA, and CPR certificates. Willingness and ability to learn and use Electronic Medical Record are essential.
Computer literacy with Office and networks very helpful.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.
Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from offenders, employees, regulatory agencies or members of the business community.
Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.
Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, musical notes, etc.) in its most difficult phases. Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables. General dentistry- preferred a minimum experience of three years.
Must use good judgment in dealing with diverse people in secure environment.
Bi-lingual helpful, but not required.
Correctional experience.
Electronic Medical Records (EMR)

Campus
HSC - Correctional Managed Health Care

Department
Pampa Jordan Unit

Job Type
Full Time

Pay Statement
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

Job Group
Professionals

Occasional Duties
Other duties as required for organizational effectiveness.

Shift
Other

EEO Statement
As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Required Qualifications
+License/Certifications:+ * Current license to practice dentistry by the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners. * Current Drug Enforcement Agency and Texas Department of Public Safety controlled substances registration certificates.

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