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Pahrump, Nevada
$150,000 - $200,000/annually
Closing date
Jul 17, 2024

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General Dentist
Contract Type
Job Type
Full Time

$150,000 - $200,000 per year.


This job is performed at Nevada Southern Detention Center.


At CoreCivic, we do more than manage inmates, we care for people. CoreCivic is currently seeking Dentist who have a passion for providing the highest quality care in an institutional setting.


The Dentist is responsible for professional dental care for inmates/residents.


The successful applicant should be able to perform ALL the following functions at a pace and level of performance consistent with the actual job performance requirements.


Perform routine dental treatment including examining teeth and gums for cavities, infections, and diseases; taking necessary x-rays; performing fillings,  extractions, cleanings, full and partial dentures, and anterior and premolar root canals as warranted.
  Diagnose and develop dental treatment plans for inmates/residents. Develop, coordinate, and supervise the facility dental program to include advising and instructing inmates/residents in the cause and prevention of dental disease. Recruit, schedule, train, supervise and evaluate the performance of any subordinate staff. Consult with other health care staff and coordinate specialized or emergency dental care as needed. Control and inventory medications, syringes, dental instruments, and other dental supplies or equipment as required by established procedures. Keep work area clean; use or direct the use of appropriate sanitation and infection control methods. Prepare and maintain dental files and a variety of standard narrative, statistical, summary and/or operational records, reports, and logs, using appropriate grammar, to include filing, alphabetizing and labeling; review reports and records produced by staff; properly processes all reports and documents in a timely manner. Maintain absolute security and confidentiality of all dental records. Routinely audit dental files for documentation of all provided services. Monitor the provision of any required contract services. Coordinate professional dental and related services performed by external providers. Screen all requests for records and approve/disapprove responses as appropriate following policy and procedures. Provide input for facility dental budget requests. Identify financial responsibility (inmate/resident, corporate, insurance company, etc.) for all incurred expenses. Complete logs of all dental billings and assist the business office by reviewing all dental billings at least monthly. Evaluate and recommend methods of improving operational efficiency and cost effectiveness of dental and related services Audit pharmacy use for adherence to formulary. Monitor and supervise strict staff compliance with all applicable pharmacy laws, especially those covering controlled substances. Observe and record inmate/resident behavior. Maintain equipment and supplies as required; order replacement items in a timely manner; requisition appropriate purchases via the purchase order system. Inspect the dental unit for items that could be used as contraband by inmates/residents; securely store supplies and equipment or provide for their safe disposal. Monitor and evaluate physical safety requirements of both patients and staff to provide a safe working environment. Attend seminars, workshops, conferences, etc., as required. Accept on-call status. Monitor safety practices: prepare and disseminate safety and accident reports as required by policy; take appropriate action in cases of serious and unusual incidents and emergencies.  Communicate effectively and coherently to administration, staff, inmates/residents, visitors, and the general public, particularly in situations requiring tact, diplomacy, understanding, fairness, firmness and good judgment.  This includes giving information, instructions, and directions, mediating disputes, and providing reliable testimony, in court and other formal settings.
  Review, process and respond (via corporate counsel) to lawsuits; attend court hearings, when necessary; conduct research of charts; review status of inmates/residents with serious health problems for completion of all necessary intervention and treatment. Read, analyze, comprehend, and interpret technical procedures or governmental regulations, legal and non-legal documents, including the processing of such documents as medical instructions, commitment orders, summons and other legal writs.  Coordinate the movement of inmates/residents to and from different areas for dental treatment. Initiate and complete investigations and inquiries with accuracy by gathering information and evidence, interviewing, and obtaining the statements of victims, witnesses, suspects, and confidential informers; exercise independent judgment by determining when probable cause exists to recommend or take disciplinary action. Reliably and repetitively identify inmates/residents by visual means. Perform searches of people and objects capable of concealing contraband. Search buildings and outdoor areas that will involve detecting and identifying objects and detaining people. Engage in functions in confined areas, physically checking the doors, windows, and other areas to verify they are secure. Endure verbal and mental abuse when confronted with the hostile views and opinions of inmates/residents and others encountered in an antagonistic environment. Take appropriate action to prevent or diffuse potentially disruptive situations. Perform rescue functions at accidents, emergencies, and disasters to include administering basic emergency medical aid, physically removing people away from dangerous situations, and securing and evacuating people from confined areas  Define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; apply management techniques to problems of administration and devise workable solutions. Add, subtract, multiply and divide using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals; work with mathematical concepts such as fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations. Interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Endeavor to comply with the requirements of applicable regulations, laws, rules, procedures, policies, standards and/or contract. Remain alert at all times and react quickly, efficiently and calmly in emergency and other high stress situations.  




Graduate of an approved school of dentistry and licensure as a dentist in the state of employment.  At least one year of experience preferred.  Must demonstrate good oral and written communication skills.  A valid driver's license is preferred, unless required by contract or applicable statute.  Must demonstrate a knowledge of correctional custody methods and techniques, pertinent facility rules, regulations, and standards. Minimum age requirement: Must be at least 18 years of age.  


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CoreCivic is a Drug-Free Workplace & EOE including Disability/Veteran


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