Dental Assistant, FCI Bastrop

Location: Bastrop, TX, United States
Date Posted: 01-09-2019
GHG is looking for a Dental Assistant to provide services for the inmate population at the Federal Correctional Institution Bastrop, Texas.
 Available Position: Dental Assistant.

Place of Performance: Services will be performed in the Health Services Department of the FCI, 1341 Highway 95 north, Bastrop, Texas 78602.  
Facility Information: The Federal Correctional Institution located in Bastrop, Texas, houses low security male inmates. The facility also has a satellite camp located adjacent to the FCI that houses minimum security male inmates. FCI Bastrop is located 30 miles southeast of Austin, 8 miles south of Elgin, and 8 miles north of Bastrop.
Work Schedule: The Dental Assistant will normally provide eight (8) hours per day, Monday through Friday (except Federal holidays), normally between the hours of 7:30 am and 4:00 pm, with a thirty minute unpaid lunch period, (if applicable).  The facility is expected to require an average of 40 hours per week but may be less.  The schedule shall not exceed forty (40) hours per week for an individual.  The Contracting Officer Representative (COR) will be responsible for defining each weekly schedule.  The schedule is subject to change based on the variable needs of the institution and the unpredictable nature of the correctional environment.  Any changes to the schedule must be coordinated with the COR.
Due to the nature of the correctional setting, delays in performance of work may be expected. Such delays may include, but are not limited to inclement weather, electrical or mechanical problems, or other security matters. When contract employee(s) reports  
Period of Performance: This is a five (5) years contract (one base year and four option years which may be exercised at the Government’s unilateral discretion).

Performance Period 1: May 1, 2019 through September 30, 2019;
Performance Period 2: October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020;
Performance Period 3: October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021;
Performance Period 4: October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2022;
Performance Period 5: October 1, 2022 through September 30, 2023.

Basic Scope of Work (includes but it is not limited to):  The Dental Assistant will provide basic Dental Assistant Services to the inmate population.  These services will be provided in a clinical setting.  The Dental Assistant will assist the Dental Officer in the treatment of inmate patients.

Dental Assistant will perform the following duties but not limited to:
Mix and handle dental materials, such as amalgam, composites, polysulfide base, silicone base rubber impression material, gypsum products, acrylics, irreversible hydrocolloid, zinc-oxide-eugenol preparation and dental cements. Places treatment restorations.
Take, process, and mount intraoral radiographs.
Maintain dental instruments and equipment in clean and operative condition.
Provide preventative maintenance with scope of knowledge on autoclaves, compressor, x-ray developer, hand pieces, and central suction.
Maintain knowledge and proper use of autoclaves and conduct weekly spore checks.
Support dental staff in providing direct patient care by applying rubber dams, removing sutures, and changing periodontal and oral surgery dressings.
Instruct patients on oral hygiene education.
Performs model pouring and trimming, processes, repairs and polishes prosthetic appliances, and fabricates custom trays and bite blocks.

Administrative duties include: obtaining medical charts; entering patient appointments and daily treatment data in the computer; responding to inmate requests; tracking and scheduling screening oral exams; making copies of all dental forms; performing inventory of needles and sharps; dental instruments and flammable materials; ordering dental supplies; updating patient treatment lists; processing sick-call patients; answering phones; administering tests and maintaining a log of training hours for inmate student dental assistants; assist with monthly chart reviews; obtain supplies from the warehouse; prepare duty status forms; record treatment notes as dictated by the dentist; generate memos, letters and approval of visits; prepare quarterly reports.

Position Requirements/Qualifications
License: Must have a current, valid, unrestricted Dental Assistant license from the State of Texas.
Education: must have graduated from an accredited dental assistan shcool or program wich provides a certification of completion or diploma. We must be able to verify your education.
Certifications: At a minimum, must maintain current certification in either the American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) or the American Red Cross CPR/BLS Course.  

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