Are you a highly motivated licensed Dentist looking to make an impact?
If so, we encourage you to discover this opportunity!
The State of Connecticut
, Department of Correction (DOC
) is seeking to hire highly motivated and experienced licensed Dentists
to join our facility staff on a part-time basis.
Recent graduates are encouraged to apply!
Openings are at the following facilities:
The CT 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 part-time position will work on first shift, 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM, 3 days per week.
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
State of Connecticut employees participate in a comprehensive benefits plan
- A hazardous duty pension plan (State Employees Retirement System Tier IV);
- Retire in 25 years (prorated for part-time) - with pension & healthcare benefits;
- Excellent health benefits along with additional supplemental benefits;
- State license reimbursement;
- Eligibility to apply for Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Program;
- A challenging yet rewarding experience!
Learn more about our dynamic team in DOC Health Services
This role is non-examined and open to the public.
To be considered for this position, applicants must meet the minimum qualifications on listed within the job classification and hold a valid Dentist license in the State of Connecticut.
- Complete a Master Application and directly apply to this recruitment.
- In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. Please ensure that your application is complete. You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application to the State of Connecticut.
WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER YOU APPLY
Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board daily to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders daily in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam.
At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, transcripts, diplomas, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position.
Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account.
Should you have any questions about the position, please contact Samantha Wasef, Human Resources Associate – Talent Solutions at Samantha.Wasef@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
- Experience in all aspects of general Dentistry;
- Experience in oral surgery including simple and surgical extraction;
- Experience in restorative, prosthodontic, periodontics, 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.