Are you looking to make an impact in your community with your passion for dental care?
If so, we invite you to discover this exciting opportunity!
The State of Connecticut
, Department of Correction (DOC
) shall strive to be a global leader in progressive correctional practices and partnered re-entry initiatives to support responsive evidence-based practices aligned to law abiding and accountable behaviors. Safety and security shall be a priority component of this responsibility as it pertains to staff, victims, citizens and offenders.
The current position vacancy is first shift, Monday to Friday, with a schedule of 7:30 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
This position will have a weekly schedule of 37.5 hours per week, rather than 40 hours as the job classification indicates.
The incumbent in this position will discover the opportunity to:
- Provide comprehensive dental care;
- Provide examinations to diagnose;
- Treat and educate patients on their oral conditions/diseases;
- Engage in a rewarding career;
- Work with a collaborative team to achieve success;
- Make an impact in the public sector.
What we can offer you:
- 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!
Learn more about our dynamic team at DOC Health Services
All State employees shall follow the guidelines as listed in
Executive Orders 13F (3a)
and 13G (3a) .
In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the minimum qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date, unless otherwise specified.
The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
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.
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.
Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Tyler Cashman at Tyler.Cashman@ct.gov
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
The preferred candidate will possess:
- Experience in restorative, prosthodontic, 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.
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.