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Dentist - SCI Houtzdale

Company: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Location: Houtzdale
Posted on: June 5, 2024

Job Description:

Calling all dentists with a passion for providing top-notch dental care! If you believe in the importance of quality dental services for all, then a fulfilling career in public service awaits you!

At the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Department of Corrections (DOC), our dentists deliver basic dental care to our inmate population with compassion and professionalism.

As a dentist with us, you will experience:

  • Clinical autonomy and work-life balance, with Monday through Friday hours and no evenings, weekends, or on-call duties.
  • Collaborating with experienced auxiliary staff and receiving exceptional managerial support.
  • The opportunity to work in some of Pennsylvania's most picturesque areas.
  • Assignment flexibility with focus on work-life balance.
  • DEA License renewal and liability insurance is covered by the Commonwealth!
  • Up to 50-hours of additional paid leave for job related continuing medical education. Join our team and unlock your potential with an outstanding compensation package, including competitive income, comprehensive benefits, generous paid time off, health insurance, and an excellent retirement plan.

    You would also be eligible for our yearly incentive payment (Quality Assurance Payment) based on years of service!

    Excited to learn more? Check out the full position description for additional details. Join us in making a positive impact while enjoying a rewarding career in public service!

    In this role, you will supervise the daily work of the institution's dental staff and be responsible for all aspects of the clinical dental services provided to the inmate population, including periodic examinations, diagnosing oral diseases, and treating injuries. You will provide basic dental care and perform all dental treatment; assist specialists in the performance of treatment and related duties while on-site; and assure that adequate security, tool control, and Toxic and Caustic Control are carried out within the dental office. You will also consult with and refer inmate patients to physicians, oral surgeons, and other health care professionals.

    Work Schedule and Additional Information:
    • Full-time employment, 37.5 hours per week
    • Work hours: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday - Friday, with a 30-minute lunch break
    • Eligible for full retirement benefits as early as age 55.
    • Salary:Competitive, with potential for yearly incentive payments in addition to your standard salary (Quality Assurance Payments).
    • Eligibility for Public Service Loan Forgiveness.
    • Watch your inbox for further communication about this exciting opportunity. Be sure to check your email, including spam/junk folders, for important notices. Let's embark on this journey together!
      Minimum Experience and Training Requirements:
      • Graduation from an approved school of dentistry .
        Special Requirement:
        • All candidates must possess a license to practice dentistry issued by the Pennsylvania State Board of Dentistry
          Other Requirements:
        • PA residency requirement is currently waived for this title.
        • You must be able to perform essential job functions.
          Legal Requirements:
          • You must pass a background investigation. How to Apply:
          • Resumes, cover letters, and similar documents will not be reviewed, and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position. Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on the application (i.e., relevant, detailed experience/education).
          • This posting requires submission of a copy of your college transcript(s). Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. You may upload your document as an attachment during the application process. You must still complete the application and answer the supplemental questions. All documents MUST be uploaded prior to the submission of your application.
          • Your application must be submitted by the posting closing date. Late applications and other required materials will not be accepted.
          • Failure to comply with the above application requirements may eliminate you from consideration for this position.
            • Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. *7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs. To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, go to and click the Veterans' Preference tab or contact us at
              Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS):
              • 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals).
                If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodations due to a disability, please discuss your request for accommodations with the interviewer in advance of your interview date.

                The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.
              • Completing the application, including all supplemental questions, serves as your exam for this position. No additional exam is required at a test center (also referred to as a written exam).
              • Your score is based on the detailed information you provide on your application and in response to the supplemental questions.
              • Your score is valid for this specific posting only.
              • You must provide complete and accurate information or:
              • your score may be lower than deserved.
              • you may be disqualified.
              • You may only apply/test once for this posting.
              • Your results will be provided via email.

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