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UCHC Dental Assistant (Per Diem)

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This posting will be used to create a qualified pool of candidates for vacant Dental Assistant (Per Diem) positions within Rutgers University Correctional Health Care (Statewide). The posting will be refreshed every quarter to ensure timely response to your application. Please be advised that, once submitted, your application will remain active until January 6, 2018.

Position Details

Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title UCHC Dental Assistant (Per Diem)
Job Category Staff & Executive - Allied Health - Dental Assisting
Department UCHC-Ph-OP Ancillary Medical

University Correctional Health Care (UCHC), operating within Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is dedicated to excellence in providing physical, mental health, dental and sex offender treatment services to those involved in the criminal and juvenile justice systems in New Jersey. UCHC operates with a total budget of $150 million and approximately 1,100 staff serving roughly 20,500 inmates in twelve adult correctional facilities, 400 residents in fourteen JJC locations, and 1,000 individuals in ten state parole board offices.

We are committed to being a leader in the delivery of effective, compassionate and accessible care informed by research within correctional environments.

We Care. We Teach. We Heal. We Improve.

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state of New Jersey’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Established in 1766 and celebrating a milestone 250th anniversary in 2016, the university is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States. More than 67,000 students and 22,000 faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world.

Posting Summary

Rutgers University Correctional Health Care is seeking a Dental Assistant (Per Diem) to assist during treatment of inmates at various Prisons within the Department of Corrections statewide. The Dental Assistant assists the Dentist during the examination and treatment of patients by performing certain inter-oral tasks under the direct supervision of a licensed dentist.

  • Prepares operatory with appropriate instruments and material for the patients scheduled to be seen.
  • Provides chair-side assistance during treatment recognizing the dentist’s need for instruments, material, retraction or suction.
  • Mixes and fabricates restorative materials; sterilizes instruments and disinfects operatory between patients.
  • Develops and mounts routine radiographs; assists in exposing intro-oral and extra-oral radiographs; maintains and cleans x-ray unit, film processor, autoclave, wet tank and dental unit.
  • Orders and keeps inventory of supplies to maintain established levels.
  • Assists in maintaining dental charts, dental findings, maintains confidentiality of the dental records and schedules patients for dental appointments.
  • Collects requested data for dental clinic reports.
Position Status Per Diem
Hours Per Week 19 hours, or less based on need
Daily Work Shift
FLSA Nonexempt
Grade 99H
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 0.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 0.000
Annual Maximum Salary 0.000
Standard Hours 1.00
Union Description
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft

Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at:

Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility None


Minimum Education and Experience
  • Graduate from an accredited Dental Assisting Program.
  • Certification as a Dental Assistant in the State of New Jersey.
  • Valid Dental Radiology Technology License issued by the NJ Department of Environmental Protection.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Must be certified in CPR.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Possesses own vehicle or alternative means of transportation from one site to another.
Preferred Qualifications
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment

Ability to type and use a computer to enter in the Electronic Medical Record. Ability to speak clearly and write proficiently is essential. Extensive reading, extended sitting required. Ability to move from unit to unit within the correctional facilities. Frequently walks, bends, stretches, pushes and pulls. Intermittent physical exertion when performing job activities. Manual dexterity and mobility for charting (typing). Lifting and pulling up to 50 pounds, hearing and sight are essential. May be required to travel within the state and ability to implement Universal Precautions and Safety Precautions.

A generally crisis oriented, secure environment working with adults, some who exhibit aggressive, threatening and assaultive behaviors. Handle emergency and crisis situations. Incumbent must exhibit flexibility to work in a variety of settings. May be exposed to infections and contagious diseases. Possibility of cuts, burns, bruises, strains. Subject to varying and unpredictable situations. Entering and movement within the facility will be controlled by Correctional Officers.

Special Conditions

Must be approved by the Department of Corrections (DOC) and adhere to all DOC requirements. Employees will be subject to and must comply with all security regulations and procedures of NJ Department of Corrections and the assigned facility(ies) including, but not limited to sign in logs or electronic time clocks, searches of person and property, etc. Violations of NJ Department of Corrections and/or being banned by the Department of Corrections to work at a NJ Department of Corrections’ facility are grounds for a disciplinary action and potential termination.

Posting Details

Posting Number 17ST3424
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants

This posting will be used to create a qualified pool of candidates for vacant Dental Assistant (Per Diem) positions within Rutgers University Correctional Health Care (Statewide). The posting will be refreshed every quarter to ensure timely response to your application. Please be advised that, once submitted, your application will remain active until January 6, 2018.

Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Off Campus
Location Details Statewide

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address:

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a certification as a Dental Assistant in the State of New Jersey?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a valid Dental Radiologic Technology License issued by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Are you CPR certified?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application