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Dentist, Nanaimo Correctional Centre - BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services
Dentist – Nanaimo Correctional Centre
Correctional Health Services
BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services
1-2 days per month.
Full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA effective October 26, 2021.
Are you an accomplished Dentist, eager to provide services to a vulnerable and often overlooked clientele? Correctional Health Services, part of BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services, a program of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), has recently absorbed dentistry into its provision of care. Correctional Health Services provides dedicated health care services to clients within British Columbia’s ten provincial correctional centres.
As a Dentist at Nanaimo Correctional Centre, you will provide quality dental care to clients who may be in the most need. You will be a member of an interdisciplinary team made up of physicians, nurses, mental health and substance use specialists, pharmacists, and other professionals who are passionate about providing health care to all.
What you’ll do
- Examine, diagnose and treat clients.
- Maintain and review individual clients’ dental records and x-rays and enter information concerning assessments, diagnosis and treatment into PAC.
- Prescribe medications for dental conditions as needed.
- Make required arrangements, requests or referrals to dental specialists regarding the examination, diagnosis, or treatment of clients.
- Coordinate services of outside facilities when the centre’s facilities are inadequate for necessary examination, diagnosis or treatment of a client with a dental disease.
- Provide after-hours telephone consultation services to health care personnel; and as required, travel to the health care centre to attend to dental emergencies outside of regular business hours.
- Obtain approval from the Medical Director prior to undertaking any dental care not deemed to be essential, such as bridges, gold fillings, extensive or elective oral surgery, braces, crown, dentures,, orthodontics, prosthetics, repairs, root canal therapy, dental lab fees and outside services.
- Consult in case management with PHSA.
- Participate in conference calls or in-service sessions.
- Provide advice to PHSA and the Medical Director regarding the provision of dental services to clients.
- Advise and assist PHSA and the Medical Director regarding the drafting and/or amendment of procedures and standards of dental services.
- Ensure that PHSA health care personnel maintain adequate medical and dental supplies for the operation of clinics.
- Provide opinion and cost estimates regarding the necessity of dental prosthetics, repairs, dental surgery and other emergency or elective dental procedures.
What you bring
- Degree in Dentistry from an accredited academic institution.
- Certification or eligibility for certification with the Royal College of Dentists of Canada.
- Active license in good standing with the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia.
This position requires you to have your own Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) accompany you on site.
What we do
BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS), a program of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) cares for people with complex mental health and substance use challenges. PHSA is mandated to improve the quality and continuity of care for clients across the province during their time in correctional facilities and as they reintegrate into the community. This will help to improve access to primary health care, as well as mental health and substance use support for inmates; key needs that have been identified not just in BC, but internationally.
The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.
PHSA and BCMHSUS are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.