Department of Administrative Services

Dental Director (DOC) (2516MD)

$68.21-$91.33 Hourly / $5,457.09-$7,306.02 BiWeekly /
$142,430.00-$190,687.00 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Correction, this class is accountable for directing the planning, implementation, management and evaluation of dental services in all facilities.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Receives general direction from a Deputy Commissioner or other administrative official of higher grade.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Directs staff assigned to the dental program.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Directs staff and operations of a statewide dental program; ensures provision of dental services is in compliance with court mandates, State and federal regulations and is consistent with community standards, legal mandates, and agency strategic goals; formulates and leads the dental services team in the attainment of program based and agency goals and objectives; assists in the formulation and implementation of organizational and site-specific policies and procedures; oversees program staffing to ensure appropriate resource allocation and compliance with collective bargaining agreements and labor laws; enforces dental services polices and agency administrative directives; coordinates with human resources to ensure the hiring, retention, training, and promotion of qualified staff; provides ongoing performance feedback and evaluations and initiates and enforces progressive discipline when necessary; ensures overall operations are within budgetary guidelines; maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of division who might impact on program activities; provides consultation and assistance to regional directors; provides oversight to the statewide professional practice system as it relates to dentistry, including morbidity and mortality reviews, emergency response reviews, self-audits, Quality Management Assessment Team reviews, and public health containment activity; conducts investigations into unusual events or incidences related to specific dental health program(s) and responds to inmate grievances and third-party inquiries; acts as consultant to Assistant Attorneys General on inmate complaints and lawsuits and manages and coordinates high profile cases; represents department at professional conferences and meetings; may oversee compliance activities with court mandates; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of principles and practices of dental surgery with particular reference to oral pathology;  knowledge of relationships between risk factors and incidence of health problems;  considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable skill in dental operative techniques; considerable ability to teach and provide clinical supervision.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Three (3) years of supervisory experience must have been in a clinical dental program.
Note: For State employees, this is interpreted at the level of Lead Dentist.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Incumbents in this class must possess and retain an unrestricted license to practice dentistry in Connecticut.

2. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
3. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Non-Examined

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Non-Examined

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(25)-Patient and Inmate Care

BARGAINING UNIT

(02)-MANAGERIAL

EEO

(1)-Officials And Administrators

SALARY INFORMATION

MD 12

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing title of and specification for the class of Correctional Health Services Program Director in Salary Group MD 10 approved effective February 11, 2011. (Revised to re-title, adjust salary level, and modify content)

EFFECTIVE DATE

5/11/2018

CLASS: 2516MD; EST: 3/5/1993; REV: 5/11/2018;