Dentist in Basile, LA at The GEO Group, Inc.

Date Posted: 3/25/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Facility: 930

Compensation Base: 

Compensation Bonus (if applicable): 


Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position is 20 hours per week 

Provides and supervises the complete dental care of facility detainees/inmates. Evaluates and seeks improvement in the facility dental health program, dental services provided, patient care required/administered, dental operative conditions and equipment in use. Functions as a consultant to the facility staff physician.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
• Initiates and maintains compliance with company policies for accreditation.
• Performs routine cleaning, drilling, filling, and extraction of teeth in accordance with National Commission for Correctional Health Care Standards for dental care.
• Educates patients on maintaining proper oral health.
• Teaches patients about diet, flossing, use of fluoride, and other aspects of dental care
• Prescribes medications as necessary
• Formulates and create treatment plans on an individual basis after a thorough exam.
• Completes an initial dental screening on all new commitments within seven (7) days.
• Evaluates those patients needing or applying for dental care and makes whatever recommendations deemed clinically appropriate. Takes impressions for dental plates. Sends prostheses to outside dental labs.
• Documents all services rendered in the patient dental health record.
• Monitors need for dental supplies and equipment.
• Provides in-service training for health staff members on appropriate issues, such as dental hygiene, dental care, dental emergencies, and techniques.
• Supervises the work of professional, technical and administrative staff. Provides input into performance evaluation.
• Performs other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements
• Degree in dentistry from an accredited dental school required. Licensed to practice as a registered dentist in the state in which the facility is located is required.
• Professional license must remain on file at all times at the facility where services are rendered.