Under the general direction of the Statewide Dental Director, Division of Correctional Health Care Services (DCHCS), the incumbent provides statewide administrative and clinical oversight for dental services at all California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) institutions. The Deputy Statewide Dental Director ensures the implementation of the Inmate Dental Services Program (IDSP) in the institutions are in compliance with court mandates, State and Federal regulations, and are consistent with community standards, legal mandates, and CDCRs strategic goals.
Provide direction to Regional Dental Directors and Chief Dentists on Policy and Risk Management and Dental Training. In conjunction with the Statewide Dental Director, develop an annual IDSP that sets priorities and objectives in accordance with the DCHCSs overall strategic plan. Incorporate into the IDSP plan any mandates affiliated with Perez vs. Schwarzenegger (Perez) litigation mandates and reporting responsibilities. Manage implementation of the IDSP plan, providing regular reports to DCHCS executives on the status of activities to improve program performance and achieve litigation compliance; evaluate and address the programs resource needs, including human resources, contracts, capital outlay, and procurement needs; design and initiate processes to improve efficiency in the use of IDSP resources; participate in the day-to-day planning, organization, and direction of program resources, and recommend methods for cost savings or avoidance; recommend and participate in establishing the scope and specification criteria for dental service providers or vendor contracts and negotiate inter-agency agreements with state agencies; oversee the administration of dental contracts, inter-agency agreements, and projects and initiatives involving strategic partnerships; serve as the primary liaison with dental service providers and state agencies to ensure alliance with goals and objectives outlined in the IDSP plan; and select, manage, and provide staff development for workgroups and project teams that develop and manage contracts, and projects and initiatives involving strategic partnerships.
Coordinate performance management efforts within the IDSP; facilitate performance management system forums, including the IDSP Subcommittee and direct dental team members in setting standards, developing and processing management reports, and evaluating program performance; oversee the development and modification of key indicators and performance measures to assess the IDSP plan performance and compliance with Perez mandates; oversee the design of a system for data collection and routine reporting on measurable objectives; oversee the development of new program standards and clinical guidelines or modifications to existing IDSP standards and clinical guidelines to improve program performance, achieve strategic objectives, and comply with court and legal mandates; serve as the liaison for the IDSP in the coordination efforts with other health care administrators and managers; serve as a liaison between the departments executive level management, outside stakeholders, service providers, vendors, and control agencies in clinical and administrative matters for the IDSP plan; and ensure that institutions conduct clinical aspects of health care programs in accordance with DCHCS IDSP policies and procedures, State and Federal regulation requirements, and generally accepted dental standards of care.
Possession of the legal requirements for the practice of dentistry in California as determined by the Dental Board of California. (Applicants who are in the process of securing approval of their qualifications by the Dental Board of California will be admitted to the examination, but the Board to which application is made must determine that all legal requirements have been met before candidates will be eligible for appointment.) and At least three years of professional dental experience working in a medium to large dental health program, a governmental dental health program, or a dental program as part of a health care facility. Wide and varied experience in the practice of dentistry, including experience in an administrative or managerial capacity which will have developed an understanding of management and administration of dental programs and dental clinic organizations.
Knowledge of: Organization and functions of California State Government including the organization and practices of the Legislature and the Executive Branch; principles and practices of general dentistry; principles and practices of dental surgery; dental clinic administration and management; principles of sanitation and dental health; principles of personnel management and supervision; a managers responsibility in promoting equal opportunity in hiring and employee development and promotion, and maintaining a work environment that is free of discrimination and harassment.
Ability to: Communicate effectively; plan, organize, and direct the work of professional and administrative staff; analyze administrative policies, organization procedures, and practices; oversee the development of standards of operations for dental activities; integrate the activities of a diverse statewide program to attain common goals; initiate and ensure the implementation of program improvements in a large dental or health care program; develop cooperative working relationships with representatives of all levels of government, the public, and the Legislative and Executive Branches; effectively promote equal opportunity in employment and maintain a work environment that is free of discrimination and harassment.
Demonstrated leadership, management, and administrative ability; empathetic understanding of patients of a state correctional facility; and willingness to travel.