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State of Minnesota Advanced Dental Therapist in Shakopee, Minnesota

Working Title: Advanced Dental Therapist

Job Class: Advanced Dental Therapist

Agency: Corrections Dept

  • Job ID : 76583

  • Location : Various

  • Telework Eligible : No

  • Full/Part Time : Full-Time

  • Regular/Temporary : Unlimited

  • Who May Apply : Open to all qualified job seekers

  • Date Posted : 05/14/2024

  • Closing Date : 06/03/2024

  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit : Corrections Dept / Corr-Health Trt Prof

  • Division/Unit : Minn Corr Facilities

  • Work Shift/Work Hours : Day Shift

  • Days of Work : Monday - Friday

  • Travel Required : Yes - up to 50%

  • Salary Range: $45.02 - $66.79 / hourly; $94,001 - $139,457 / annually

  • Classified Status : Classified

  • Bargaining Unit/Union : 213 - Health Treatment Professional/Unrep

  • FLSA Status : Exempt - Professional

  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities (https://mn.gov/mmb/careers/diverse-workforce/people-with-disabilities/connect700/) : Yes

The work you'll do is more than just a job.

At the State of Minnesota, employees play a critical role in developing policies, providing essential services, and working to improve the well-being and quality of life for all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota is committed to equity and inclusion, and invests in employees by providing benefits, support resources, and training and development opportunities.

To meet the mission of the Health Services department at the MN Department of Corrections and partnering in Health and Well-being, this position will provide comprehensive preventative, oral health care and treatment needs for the incarcerated individuals at the Minnesota Correctional Facilities. This position will promote general dental health and carry out routine treatment that has been prescribed by a registered dentist. These treatments could include simple fillings, applying fluoride and taking x-rays.

This position will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

  1. Provide advanced dental services to incarcerated individuals consistent with established Department of Corrections dental guidelines, directives, and in compliance with Collaborative Management Agreement, the State Board of Dentistry, and Minnesota Statutory - scope of practice rules.

  2. Perform and provide general dental services to incarcerated individuals consistent with established DOC Dental guidelines, directives, and in compliance with the scope of practice rules for services allowed under indirect supervision.

  3. Provide technical support, clinical assistance, and supervision to the Dental team, including but not limited to the supervising Dentist. Provide feedback to the Director of Clinical Operations for the performance evaluation of Dentists, Dental Assistants, and Dental Hygienists.

Minimum Qualifications

Education/Licensure:

  • Licensed to practice Dental Therapy in the State of Minnesota

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities::

  • Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of general dentistry including broad knowledge and experience of the techniques involved.

  • Skill in diagnosing and treating a wide variety of dental diseases and injuries and processes.

  • Ability to handle stressful situations calmly and effectively in all situations.

  • Excellent listening, oral and written English skills in communicating with patients, families, health professionals and community agencies.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Community health knowledge and theory.

  • Culturally sensitivity with respect to working with persons and groups if diverse racial, ethnic, economic and social backgrounds.

  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office suite.

Physical Requirements

The completion of pre-placement physical components may be required for this position. These components consist of a tuberculosis screening and/or respirator clearance. The selected finalist is required to review and sign a Physical Demands Analysis (PDA) for this position. For a copy of the PDA, please email Katie Wynn at katie.wynn@state.mn.us

Additional Requirements

The selection process may include screening the top candidate(s) on their criminal history, predatory offender registration, offender associations and/or other applicable background information in accordance with Department of Corrections’ policy. Top candidate(s) must pass a criminal history check which includes successful completion of all sentencing and/or restitution requirements of law enforcement jurisdictions, including probation.

Employment history/reference checks, including incidents of sexual harassment, will also be conducted on the top candidate(s) in accordance with Department of Corrections’ policy. This may include a review of job performance and discipline records.

New employees will be fingerprinted within the first 30 days of employment.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us . Please indicate what assistance is needed.

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