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UCHC Dentist Per Diem

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Position Details

Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title UCHC Dentist Per Diem
Job Category Staff & Executive - Allied Health - Dental Clinic
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 (UCHC) is seeking a Dentist I Per Diem for the South Woods State Prison located in Bridgeton, New Jersey. The Dentist I provides dental health services to the inmate population at the Prison.

  • Performs dental assessments on inmates upon intake to determine dental needs and urgency of needs.
  • Charts results in the Electronic Medical Record and develops initial plan of treatment.
  • Performs and/or interprets radiographic exams.
  • Provides dental treatment including emergency treatment of teeth and surrounding soft tissues such as oral surgery, restorative dentistry, and periodontal therapy, within the scope of a general dentist.
  • Corrects significant oral problems which may adversely affect inmate’s health.
  • Makes referrals for procedures which cannot be performed at the institution.
  • Provides professional consultation to all members of the Health Services team relative to the inmate’s health care management.
  • In conjunction with the Medical Director, prescribes medications from formulary for inmate’s healthcare needs.
Position Status Per Diem
Hours Per Week
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 Temporary Staff Appointment - Hourly
Position Pension Eligibility PERS


Minimum Education and Experience
  • Graduate of an accredited School of Dentistry or graduate of an accredited university with a DDS or DMD degree.
  • Currently licensed and current DEA certification.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Computer literacy.
Preferred Qualifications
  • General practice residency and/or previous clinical dental experience.
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment

Ability to type and use a computer to enter in the Electronic Medical Record. Ability to read, write and speak or communicate in English to successfully accomplish the essential duties of the position. The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position. The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, and your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects. The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine to exact positions. 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, ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer), hearing is essential, may be required to travel within the state and ability to implement Universal Precautions and Safety Precautions

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.

  • A valid driver’s license is required.
  • Possession of own vehicle or alternative means of transportation from one site to another.

Posting Details

Posting Number 17ST3425
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Off Campus
Location Details South Woods State Prison, located in Bridgeton, New Jersey

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. * Are you a graduate of an accredited School of Dentistry or University with a DDS or DMD degree?
    • Yes, DMD.
    • Yes, DDS.
    • Not yet: Degree in Progress.
    • No.

Applicant Documents

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