Posted on Nov 19, 2018 by Oregon Youth Authority
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This role performs all dental procedures necessary in providing dental services for all assigned youth. Oversees the priority list of dental treatment needs for youth at MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility, and may be asked to provide dental care to youth at Oak Creek if a dental clinic is placed on site.
A little about us:
The mission of OYA is to protect the public and reduce crime by holding youth offenders accountable and providing opportunities for reformation in safe environments. OYA's core values are integrity, professionalism, accountability, and respect which provide the foundation of the decisions, actions, and practices that make up the agency's daily work. These core values guide and inform all that agency staff do to protect the public safety, reduce crime, hold youth offenders accountable, aid in their reformation, and keep them safe.
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This is an unrepresented part-time position schedule to work a minimum of 30 hours per week. The successful candidate may be asked to work more hours per week depending on business need. Benefits will be prorated according to the number of hours worked.
This recruitment will remain open until filled. Our first application screening in scheduled for October 12, 2018 but we may close the announcement at any time when we have received an adequate number of applications. We cannot guarantee that we will consider applications received after the first screening date. We encourage interested applicants not to delay in applying.
Duties & Responsibilities
- Performs all phases of general, oral and dental medicine, including operative endodontics, exodontics and periodontic services, as well as limited oral surgery.
- Performs oral examinations, diagnoses, and develops a plan of treatment to correct oral health problems.
- Triage, assess and treat youth with acute dental needs communicated via medi-grams.
- Promote a preventive dental program which includes preventive care and plaque control methods.
- Educate youth on proper oral health and hygiene and oral disease prevention.
- Educate staff on oral health needs of the youth.
- Follow dental clinic Policy and Procedures Manual as well as other regulatory guidelines.
- Maintain record of dental treatment. Ensure dental record is accurate and completely reflects treatment provided.
- Assist others in the dental office with various processes and procedures.
- Provide oversight and supervision of the dental assistant.
- Work with the OYA Medical Director to develop and maintain agency-wide standards for provision of dental services.
- Participates on committees and workgroups when requested by the OYA Medical Director.
- Ensure that all safety and sanitation regulations are met to include OSHA and other applicable regulatory bodies.
- Responsible to ensure accreditation standards through the National Commission on Correctional Health Care are met and reviewed regularly.
- Coordinates with community dental providers to ensure treatment/operative procedures are completed for youth.
A current Dentist's license issued by the Oregon Board of Dentistry at the time of appointment.
Preferred Attributes: We may show preference to candidates whose experience and skills demonstrate the following:
- Comprehensive oral evaluations
- Treatment planning
- Preventative dentistry
- Periodontal exam and treatment
- Restorative dentistry
- Extractions, simple and surgical
- Fixed and removable prosthodontics
- Good patient care skills; team approach and collaboration
- Experience working with diverse youth
- Experience working with youth with mental health diagnoses
This position is located in a close custody facility which requires, as a primary responsibility, strict adherence by each employee to security measures at all times to assure custody, control and supervision of youth. Security and control take priority over all responsibilities. The employee in this position must be constantly vigilant and aware of potential breaches to safety or security and is required to initiate immediate and appropriate response to such breaches.
We appreciate your interest in this position. To apply, please follow these steps.
- Complete the application. We will not accept a resume or position description in place of a completed application. There is no need to attach a resume or cover letter to your application. Because of the volume of applications we receive, we do not review any attachments that we do not ask for.
- The work experience and/or education section of your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet all of the minimum and special qualifications listed above. If it does not, we are required to disqualify it.
- Complete the supplemental questions.
We will conduct criminal background checks on final candidates including current OYA employees. All applicants are subject to additional pre-employment check(s) such as driver license, fingerprint based on criminal records check, pre-employment drug screening and/or education verification as required for the position.
OYA is responsible for complying with the Federal Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA 42 U.S.C. 1997). PREA prohibits the Oregon Youth Authority from hiring, promoting, or contracting with anyone (that will have direct contact with residents) who has engaged in, been convicted of, or been civilly or administratively adjudicated for engaging in sexual abuse in confinement settings. For more information regarding PREA please visit:
This standard requires OYA to conduct criminal background checks, conduct a check of the state's child abuse registry, and made its best efforts to contact prior institutional employers to obtain this information.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) requires correctional organizations to ensure that their employees are Tuberculosis (TB) free. All OYA employees are required to submit to a two-step TB test which is currently the requirement of the CDC to establish a TB free "base line." Rather than OYA conducting the test, employees may choose to work with their personal health care providers to provide the agency with medical documentation that demonstrates that they are TB free. If offered employment and you accept, OYA will offer you the TB testing, and if you refuse, OYA will require the necessary documentation from your personal health care provider as a condition of employment.
Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given veterans' preference. To receive preference, veterans must attach appropriate documentation as outlined by the Department of Administrative Services at the following website: Veterans Resources . Please title your DD214 like this, "[Your Last Name], DD214" and your disability letter "[Your Last Name] Disability Letter." Veterans may also call the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs at 1-(see application details).
Note: DD214 member 1 copies do not contain character of service and cannot be used to verify veterans' preference eligibility. Please attach DD214 member 2 or 4.
Questions and Application Support:
- For questions about the job announcement, call (see application details).
- For technical help with your login online application issues, call 1-(see application details) from 6:30a to 5:30p PT M-F. Leave a voicemail. It may take up to 24 hours to receive a response. If you do not receive a response after 24 hours, you can email Technical Support at (see application details) .
Medical, vision and dental insurance
- Comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans for the employee and qualified family members
- $5,000 in employee basic life insurance
- Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP)
- Employer paid defined benefit and defined contribution programs