Dental Assistant, USP Leavenworth

Location: Leavenworth, KS, United States
Date Posted: 11-02-2018
GHG is looking for Dental Assistants to provide services at the United States Penitentiary (USP) and Federal Prison Camp (FPC) Leavenworth, located in Leavenworth, Kansas.
Position: Two (2) Dental Assistants

Work Schedule: 30 hours per week. It is anticipated the services will be required Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays. Normal work hours are between 8:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. The facility is expected to require an average of 6 hours per day. A mutually agreed upon schedule between the contractor and the Bureau of Prisons will be determined following award of a contract. The Dental Assistant’s schedule shall not exceed 30 hours per week.

Period of Performance: The performance period will be 60 months (The BPA is anticipated to extend for a one year base performance period and four additional one year performance periods at the unilateral discretion of the Government).

Place of Performance: The Dental Assistant Services will be performed on-site in the Health Services Department at USP Leavenworth located at 1300 Metropolitan, Leavenworth, Kansas.

Facility Information: The United States Penitentiary (USP) in Leavenworth, Kansas, is a medium security facility housing male inmates and should be considered an FCI Medium. An adjacent satellite prison camp houses minimum security male offenders. USP Leavenworth is located 25 miles north of Kansas City, Kansas, on State Highway 73.

Basic Scope of Work (includes but it is not limited to):
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 and assists Dental Officer by preparing dental instruments, essential materials, drugs, and medications, passes instruments, retracts tissues, irrigates oral cavity, and operates aspirator and 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 and 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 and 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.

Patient Management: The contractor will be responsible for receiving patients and explaining procedures to alleviate undue anxiety, submitting reports and evaluations as requested. The contractor will be responsible for following directives and comply with Bureau of Prisons Health Services Manual, local institutional mandates, and the Health Services Department’s policies in the management of all patient encounters. The contractor shall NOT provide information to the inmates(s). If the situation arises where inmate(s) are required to be provided information, the Clinical Director, Health Services Administrator (HSA), or COR shall provide any information the inmate(s) are to receive. The contractor is required to maintain an open line of communication with the Clinical Director, HSA, and COR.

Inmate Management: Provision of services will require frequent and unsupervised contact with inmates. The contract employee shall not be responsible for the management of any inmates, other than to ensure inmates involved within the contract’s scope of work abide by all rules to ensure their safety and well-being. The contractor is to constantly be aware of security and maintain a professional relationship with inmates at all times. Any violation of the institution rules and regulations are to be brought immediately to the attention of any Government employee employed at the institution. The contractor will be required to provide documentation to the COR, or designee, of any infractions of institutional rules and regulations by inmates for proper action.

Academic, Experience, and/ or Special Qualifications Required
The Dental Assistant 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 Assistant shall be certified in Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) in accordance with the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association.
The Dental Assistant shall have a minimum of two (2) years of experience providing Dental Assistant services.



Ana Rowling
Recruiter Manager
2151 Linglestown Road, Suite 180 Harrisburg, PA 17110
Inquiries about this position must be sent by email.
GHG is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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