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Title: Dental Hygienist #00478 : Coffeewood Correctional center

State Role Title: Health Care Technologist II - 49093...

Hiring Range: $57,858 - $90,259

Pay Band: 4

Agency: Dept of Corr - Central Admin

Location: Coffeewood Correctional Center

Agency Website: https://www.vadoc.virginia.gov/job-opportunities

Recruitment Type: General Public - G

Job Duties

A Virginia Department of Corrections (VADOC) Dental Hygienist works in a Dentist Office Practice within a correctional facility and will be a member of the VADOC Mobile Dental Team, a unit that travels to other facilities and field units in the geographical area of the home base facility.

Works in partnership with the institutional Dentist to provide routine and emergency dental care to adult inmates

Responsible for the full range of dental hygiene care and education provided to patients, including prevention, and treatment of diseases, injury, and deformities of the oral cavity

Performs routine dental cleanings and treatments, including examining teeth and gums for cavities, infections and diseases and takes necessary x-rays

Assignments to other duties or locations may be necessary to meet the clinical and
administrative needs of the Department

Minimum Qualifications

Graduate of a Dental Hygiene program from an accredited school approved by the Council on
Dental Education, American Dental Association (ADA)

Licensed as a Dental Hygienist by the Virginia Board of Dentistry

Demonstrated ability to identify and treat oral health issues and educate patients on preventative care and treatment

Ability to travel to surrounding institutions and field units as a part of the Mobile Dental Unit, providing dental care and oral healthcare to the patients at those sites

Ability to use dental technologies including radiography and computer-generated imaging

Working knowledge of general dentistry and the principles/practices of dental hygiene

Ability to communicate orally and in written form in a professional manner

Additional Considerations

Certified Basic Life Support (BLS) for health care providers with current certification through American Heart Association (AHA) or American Red Cross (ARC)

Experience providing dental care and treatment in a dentist office, military, or correctional setting

Special Instructions

You will be provided a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your account to check the status of your application for this position.

If selected as a finalist with the VADOC, candidates can expect the following:

Background Investigation Requirements: All applicants are subject to a background investigation. Investigations may include fingerprint checks (State Police, FBI); local agency checks; employment verification; verification of education (relevant to employment); credit checks; and other checks based on the position.

Drug Testing Requirements: Applicants applying to a designated safety sensitive position are subject to a pre-employment drug screen. Marijuana use is prohibited for positions that require possession of a firearm or a Commercial Driver’s License in the performance of official duties such as Corrections Officers, Probation Officers, Tractor Trailer Drivers and others.

Application Requirements: Application and/or résumé for this position are only accepted electronically through the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Electronic Recruitment System. All applications should be submitted by 11:55pm on the closing date for the position. Mailed, emailed, faxed, or hand delivered applications and/or résumés will not be accepted. The decision to interview an applicant is based solely on the information received for this position from the electronic application and/or résumé.

Layoff Preferences: Applicants who possess an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) or a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under the Department of Human Resources Management (DHRM) Policy 1.30 Layoff (Commonwealth of VA employees only) MUST attach these forms when submitting their state application and/or résumé.

VADOC is an EEO employer and is committed to supporting workforce diversity, equitable opportunities and inclusivity. Reasonable accommodations are available upon request.

VADOC values our Veterans and encourages all to apply and receive preference in the hiring process. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other nation service alumni are also encouraged to apply. Click here for more information: Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program - Virginia Department of Veterans Services.

Contact Information

Name: Lisa Washington

Phone: 804-807-2152

Email: Application submitted via email will not be accepted

In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their AHP Letter (formerly COD) provided by the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Service-Connected Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their AHP Letter. Requesting an AHP Letter can be found at AHP Letter or by calling DARS at 800-552-5019.

Note: Applicants who received a Certificate of Disability from DARS or DBVI dated between April 1, 2022- February 29, 2024, can still use that COD as applicable documentation for the Alternative Hiring Process
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