Correctional Unit Dentist

  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
  • Amarillo, Texas
  • Sep 22, 2022
CORRECTIONS Public Health

Job Description

Position Description

Diagnoses and treats diseases, injuries, and malformations of teeth, gums, and related oral structures of inmate patients and employees injured as a result of TDCJ-ID activities. Insures that appropriate dental care is accessible and provided to the inmate population in a timely fashion. Renders dental judgment regarding care provided to inmates assigned to the unit. Works under general direction of the Regional Dental Director, with wide latitude to exercise initiative and independent judgment. Directly supervises 2-4 dental hygienists in the unit dental services. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.

Major/Essential Functions

  • Shows due diligence in caring for patients
  • Diagnoses, plans, prescribes, provides and documents safe, humane and workman like dental care to patients.
  • Other duties as required for organizational effectiveness.
  • Refers patients to other health care providers appropriately.
  • Practices infection control in compliance with Dental Manual guidelines.
  • Aligns with Value Based Culture

About TTUHSC Managed Care:
Since 1989, TTUHSC Managed Care has been providing clinical and operational support to correctional facilities throughout West Texas and other regional areas. We serve approximately 30,000 patients utilizing a broad range of comprehensive medical and health services. TTUHSC Managed Care strives to positively impact the lives of our patients, to include many who had no previous access to quality health care. Learn more about TTUHSC Managed Care HERE

This valuable team member shall perform work in a manner that reflects the Values of TTUHSC :
  • ONE TEAM unite and include diverse perspectives to achieve our mission
  • KINDHEARTED exceed expectations with a kind heart, helping hands, and a positive attitude
  • INTEGRITY be honorable and trustworthy even when no one is looking
  • VISIONARY nurture innovative ideas, bold explorations, and a pioneering spirt
  • BEYOND SERVICE create and deliver positive defining moments

Benefits offered:
  • Competitive salary with market-based increases
  • Comprehensive health plans and other core insurances
  • Generous paid time off, sick leave, and holiday schedule.
  • State of Texas TRS Retirement Plan
  • Eligibility for student loan forgiveness.
  • 100% employer paid Professional Liability insurance
  • Annual all-inclusive allowance for CME/Professional Development
  • See our full list of benefits Here


Occasional Duties

Other duties as assigned by Supervisor.

Required Qualifications

+License/Certifications:+ * Current license to practice dentistry by the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners. * Current Drug Enforcement Agency and Texas Department of Public Safety controlled substances registration certificates.

Preferred Qualifications

Must use good judgment in dealing with diverse people in secure environment.
Bi-lingual helpful, but not required.
Basic computer, Electronic Medical Records.

Pay Statement

Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

EEO Statement

As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Jeanne Clery Act

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal statute requiring colleges and universities participating in federal financial aid programs to maintain and disclose campus crime statistics and security information. By October 1 of each year, institutions must publish and distribute their Annual Campus Security Policy & Crime Statistics Report (ASR) to current and prospective students and employees. You can locate this report through our website at: https://www.ttuhsc.edu/emergency/clery-report.aspx .

Job Address

Amarillo, Texas United States View Map