The State of Connecticut Department of Correction (DOC) is seeking to fill a position for a highly motivated and experienced licensed Dentist for Osborn Correctional Institute (OCI), in Somers, CT. The current position vacancy is first shift, Monday through Friday 7:00am - 3:00pm.
The incumbent in this position will have the opportunity to provide comprehensive dental care, examinations to diagnose, treat and educate patients on their oral conditions/diseases.
A Hazardous Duty pension plan (State Employees Retirement System Tier IV)
Retire in 25 years - with pension & healthcare benefits
Excellent health benefits along with additional supplemental benefits
A challenging yet rewarding experience
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Please ensure your application is complete prior to submission. You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application to the State of Connecticut.
Candidates who submit an untimely, incomplete or inaccurate application will not be considered for this employment opportunity.
During the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation supporting their qualification(s). These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc. at the discretion of the agency.
Any questions regarding this recruitment may be directed to Uma Arun at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: This recruitment may be used to fill other future Dentist vacancies within the agency.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In state facilities this class is accountable for performing professional dental and oral surgical work.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Provides preventive dental maintenance and acute dental care including oral examinations and diagnoses, operative and prosthetic dentistry, exodontia, periodontia, radiology and prophylaxis; consults with physicians in order to aid in medical diagnoses by investigating possible foci of dental and oral infections which might affect physical condition of clients; requests laboratory tests and x-rays; administers drugs; responds to dental emergencies; educates clients and staff on importance of good oral health and dental services offered by facility; may participate in instruction of dental residents and dental assistant students; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of principles and practices of dental operative techniques and dental surgery; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain a license as a dentist issued by the Connecticut State Department of Health Services in accordance with the applicable Connecticut General Statutes
Strong knowledge of restorative, prosthodontic, periodontic, endodontic and oral surgery.
Incumbents in this class may be required to lift and restrain clients and may be exposed to disagreeable conditions, communicable and/or infectious diseases and risk of injury from assaultive and/or abusive clients.
This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error.
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.