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The Department of Corrections, Division of Health and Rehabilitation Services, is recruiting for a full-time Dental Hygienist based in the Goose Creek Correctional Center (GCCC) located in Wasilla, Alaska.

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What you will be doing:
Perform initial and problem focused assessments for triage purposes. Image Capture: Intraoral camera, and panoramic/intraoral films. Perform hygienic treatments, nonsurgical periodontal therapy. Schedule and maintain dental requests, equipment, and communicate with distant state clinics. This position is 4 days per week 8:30am-6:00 pm Mon-Thurs.

Our organization, mission, and culture:

The HARS Mission Statement: To provide timely access to essential care through an evidence-based multidisciplinary approach. We are committed to a culture of professionalism, quality and safety.

HARS Vision Statement: We are committed to the well-being of those under the care of the Alaska Department of Corrections. Individuals will be treated in a safe, respectful and compassionate manner. We are dedicated to providing essential care and to promoting health and rehabilitation.

The benefits of joining our team:

State benefits package including 11 paid holidays with leave accrual. Excellent health insurance and retirement benefits. Optional long and short-term disability plans and paid medical insurance. You will provide a necessary service to a generally underserved, higher risk and complex population throughout a vast and beautiful state. You will gain a deep understanding of the team approach to the provision of health care in the modern era.

The working environment you can expect:

This position provides medically essential dental care to patients at Goose Creek Correctional Center. This is subject to change depending upon departmental needs.

The inmate/patient may be female or male; their legal status and anticipated length of stay will vary widely within and between institutions.

A Correctional office may escort the prisoner to and from the dental clinic and may be present during procedures depending on the inmate's security classification or concern from staff.

The institutional nurses and mental health staff are located nearby and can be consulted for determining special needs or in emergent scenarios.

Who we are looking for:

The knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to be successful in this position include:
• Ability to perform dental hygienist duties from either a standing or sitting position while wearing appropriate personal protective equipment.
• Comfort and familiarity with Microsoft Office, dental EHRs, and digital imaging.
• A firm, fair, and consistent attitude is critical along with the ability to think and act quickly in a rapidly changing situation.
• Perform other dental operations and services delegated by a licensed dentist.
• Will require travel to Anchorage, Palmer, and Eagle River

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from a dental hygiene program which is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association and a current Dental Hygienist License to practice in Alaska.

Special Note:

Candidates not currently licensed by the State of Alaska, who otherwise meet the eligibility requirements for licensure as a Dental Hygienist in the State of Alaska may apply for vacancies in this job class. Applicants qualifying under these options may receive a conditional job offer; however, proof of Alaska licensure will be required prior to appointment.

Some positions may require the successful applicant to be eligible for certification to administer Local Anesthetic in the State of Alaska, as a prerequisite to employment. These requirements will be indicated at the time of recruitment.

Positions require the successful applicant to pass a criminal background investigation, including fingerprinting, as a prerequisite to employment. These requirements will be indicated at the time of recruitment.

Maintain a current CPR card.

Additional Required Information


If selected for an interview, the applicant must provide the following:
• Current Resume
• Transcript from you highest level of education
• Copies of any professional licenses or certificates


The Department of Corrections follows and maintains federal and state requirements standards including, but not limited to, Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards which apply to all public and private institutions that house adult or juvenile offenders. PREA standards preclude the department from hiring or promoting anyone who has engaged in, or been convicted of any conduct which would violate PREA standards related to sexual assault including:
• Sexual abuse in a prison, jail, lockup, community confinement facility, juvenile facility, or other institution;
• Convicted of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force, or coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse; or
• Has been civilly or administratively adjudicated to have engaged in the activity described above.


If post-secondary education is required to meet the minimum qualifications, you must fill in the Education section of the application. If you have not obtained a degree, please indicate the number of units completed. Copies of transcripts are required to verify educational credentials if used to meet the minimum qualifications for a position. Transcripts can be attached at the time of application or provided at the time of interview, at the discretion of the hiring manager.


Education completed in foreign colleges, universities, or high schools may be used to meet the minimum qualifications listed above. If utilizing this education, you must show that the education credentials have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and that such education has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs; or an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution reports the other institution as one whose transcript is given full value, or full value is given in subject areas applicable to the curricula at the post-secondary institution or high school. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.


If using work experience in your Applicant Profile, you must also provide the employer name, your job title, dates of employment and whether full or part-time. Applicant Profiles will be reviewed to determine if the responses are supported and Minimum Qualifications are clearly met. If they are not, the applicant may not advance to the interview and selection phase of the recruitment.


Please be aware – this position requires the use of the Alaska Public Safety Information Network (APSIN)/Alaska Corrections Offender Management System (ACOMS). A security clearance issued by the Department of Public Safety (DPS) is necessary to use APSIN/ACOMS. DPS will deny security clearance for any applicant who has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor in this state or another jurisdiction, or who may be a fugitive from justice. Additionally, security clearance will be withdrawn if DPS discovers that material information was falsified or omitted at the time of the initial application for security clearance.


All Department of Corrections employees are required to be fingerprinted. The successful candidate must pass a criminal history check.


Applicants must possess a valid driver's license. Proof of licensure will be required prior to reporting to duty.


The State of Alaska complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals with disabilities, who require accommodation, auxiliary aides or services, or alternative communication formats, please call 1-800-587-0430 or (907) 465-4095 in Juneau or TTY: Alaska Relay 711 or 1-800-770-8973 or correspond with the Division of Personnel & Labor Relations at: P.O. Box 110201, Juneau, AK 99811-0201. The State of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer.


Questions regarding application submission or system operation errors should be directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at 1-800-587-0430 (toll free) or (907) 465-4095 if you are located in the Juneau area. Requests for information may also be emailed to recruitment.services@alaska.gov.

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Contact Information

Shelby Wilson

Administrative Officer 2


Careers with the State of Alaska offer MANY benefits

The following information describes typical benefits available to employees of the State of Alaska. Actual benefits received may differ by bargaining unit or branch of government, position type, or be prorated for other than full time work.

For a quick breakdown of the insurance, health, and retirement benefits available for State Employees you can view an orientation video from Division of Retirement and Benefits. (Please note this video is specifically designed for new State Employees.)

Insurance Benefits
• Health insurance, which includes employer contributions toward medical/vision/dental
• The following employee groups are under AlaskaCare Benefits administered by the State: See https://drb.alaska.gov/help/plans.html for additional information.
• Confidential
• Correctional Officers
• Marine Engineers
• Mt. Edgecumbe Teachers
• Supervisory
• Unlicensed Vessel Personnel/Inland Boatman's Union
• Exempt employees (not covered by collective bargaining)
• The following employee groups are covered by Union health trusts. Contact the appropriate Union for additional information.
• General Government
• Labor, Trades and Crafts
• Public Safety Employees Association
• Masters, Mates & Pilots
• Employer paid Basic Life insurance with additional coverage available (amount depends on Bargaining Unit)
Optional Insurance Benefits
• Group-based insurance premiums for
• Term life (employee, spouse or qualified same sex partner, and dependents)
• Long-term and short-term disability
• Accidental Death and Dismemberment
• Long-term care (self and eligible family members)
• Supplemental Survivor Benefits
• Employee-funded flexible spending accounts for tax savings on eligible health care or dependent care expenses

Retirement Benefits
• Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Teachers' Retirement System (TRS)
• Matching employer contribution into a defined contribution program (new employees)
• Employer contribution into a defined benefit or defined contribution program (current employees)
• Contributions to the Alaska Supplemental Annuity Plan in lieu of contributions to Social Security
• Option to enroll in the Alaska Deferred Compensation Program
• Note: The Defined Contribution Plan, Supplemental Annuity Plan and Deferred Compensation Program offer a variety of investment options
See https://drb.alaska.gov/retiree/ for additional information

Paid Leave & Other Benefits
• Personal leave with an accrual rate increase based on time served
• Eleven paid holidays a year
Wasilla AK United States


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