Dental Assistant, FCC Butner

Location: Butner, NC, United States
Date Posted: 03-21-2018
Global Empire, LLC (GHG) is a Healthcare Staffing Company specialized in providing reliable and qualified healthcare professionals for Government contracts nationwide. 

We are seeking a Dental Assistant for an available contract opportunity to provide services on-site for the inmate population incarcerated at the Federal Correctional Complex (FCC) Butner, North Carolina, 27509.

Available Positions: Dental Assistant 

Place of Performance: Health Services Unit, FCC-Butner, Old Highway 85, Butner, North Carolina 27509

Facility Information: The Federal Medical Center (FMC) is part of the Butner Federal Correctional Complex, in Butner, North Carolina. FMC Butner is an administrative facility that houses male inmates of all security levels. An adjacent satellite prison camp houses minimum security male inmates. FMC Butner is located near the Research Triangle area of Durham, Raleigh, and Chapel Hill. The clinical staff at FCC Butner provides inpatient medical/surgical care, inpatient psychiatric care, and ambulatory medical care to a total of approximately 5,000 inmates within the FCC Butner 

Work Schedule: The Dental Assistant will work Monday through Friday (except Federal holidays), normally between the hours of 7:00A a.m. and 4:00 p.m., with a 30 minute unpaid lunch period.  The schedule shall not typically exceed 30 hours per week.  The actual hours of work will be determined by the Health Services Administrator. Due to the nature of the correctional setting, delays in performance of work may be experienced.  Such delays may include but are not limited to inclement weather, electrical or mechanical problems, or other security matters. 
Period of Performance: This contract is subject to annual extensions, upon acceptable performance and all necessary state reviews and approvals).

Description of Duties
Responsible for provision of the services listed below:
  • Assists Dental Officer in dental specialty sections:  restorative, oral surgery, periodontics, prosthetics, and examinations.
  • Retrieve patient’s records and escorts patients to proper dental specialty section; seats and prepares patient for attending Dental Officer
  • Assists Dental Officer by preparing dental instruments, essential materials, drugs, and medications
  • Passes instruments, retracts tissues, irrigates oral cavity, and operates aspirator
  • Observes patient’s responses, and assists patient for dismissal from the Dental Clinic
  • Gives instructions for subsequent dental appointments
  • Makes necessary entries on dental treatment records (both electronic and paper records)
  • Prepares dental treatment room for the next patient
  • Assists in the treatment of emergency cases.
  • Provides dental health education
  • Dental prophylaxis
  • Dental screening examination
  • Preparation of patients for periodontal surgery
  • Dental and periodontal charting
  • Prepares places, and removes packs
  • Places temporary fillings
  • Places and removes rubber dams
  • Maintains dental equipment
  • Cleans, sharpens, and sterilizes instruments
  • Performs daily inspection of equipment and makes minor repairs
  • Reports defective equipment, or utilizes corrective action
  • Performs routine oral prophylaxis of the clinical crowns of teeth
  • Uses dental hand instruments, mechanical instruments (including ultrasonic), oral hygiene aides and prophylaxis paste to provide necessary oral prophylactic services
  • Prepares entries for patient’s records
  • Selects and applies medication in proper portion and anti-cariogenic agents to surface of teeth Applies medication prescribed by a Dental Officer to gingiva to promote healing
  • Fabricates and repairs dental prosthesis and appliances under supervision
  • Performs procedures pursuant to fabrication and repair of complete denture prosthesis and removable partial prosthesis
  • Uses acrylic resins and porcelain as basic materials
  • Takes radiographs of patients using standard and digital dental radiographic, panelipse, cephalometric, and transcranial equipment
  • Obtains diagnostic quality periapical, occlusal, lateral, jaw, TMJ, and panographic radiographs
  • Correctly positions patient and film
  • Determines level of radiation intensity to minimize radiation exposure of patients
  • Processes and saves digital radiographs to patient medical records
  • Performs quality assurances on radiographic and developing equipment and safelight
  • Maintains proper infection control procedures in radiographic techniques
  • Sterilizes contaminated biological waste of dental clinic
  • Places and finishes dental restorations, including bases and liners
  • Make primary impressions and pours casts
  • Selects tooth shade for composite restorations and dentures

Position Requirements/Qualifications: 
License/certification: Must be licensed/certified as a Dental Assistant in the State of North Carolina.
Education: The Dental Assistants shall possess specialty training from a licensed dentist and/or certification from an accredited Dental Assistant school.  Training must include dental radiology and radiology safety. 
The Dental Assistants shall be certified in Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) in accordance with the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association. 
Experience: The Dental Assistants shall have a minimum of two (2) years of experience providing Dental Assistant services.  

Inquiries about this position are accept by email.

Ana Rowling
Recruiter Manager
2151 Linglestown Road, Suite 180 ‚óŹ Harrisburg, PA 17110
GHG is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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