Postdate  12/19/2017


Facility Cermak Health Services at Cook County Jail
Location  Chicago, IL


JOB SUMMARY                                                                                


Cermak Health Services (CERMAK) provides healthcare to the detainees at the Cook County Department of Corrections. The Correctional Chief of Dental Services is the clinical dental health authority for the Cook County Correctional Center. Provides structure and guidance for dental services delivered to detainees incarcerated within the Cook County Correctional facilities, ensuring that the provision of dental services is in compliance with court mandates, State and Federal Regulations, and is consistent with community standards, legal mandates, and strategic goals. Provides 24/7 on call coverage for clinical and administrative issues. Responsible for dental services at Cermak Health Services


Applicants are invited to apply for this position online or submit a resume/CV to the following email address:


The job title (CORRECTIONAL CHIEF OF DENTAL SERVICES) and posting number (00120038) must be in the subject line of your email. An application or resume/CV must be filed for each position which interests you. To receive Veteran Preference, appropriate discharge papers must be included with your emailed resume/CV. 


Link to this job posting for a detailed job description and application process:



Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) from an accredited dental program is required.

Current License to practice Dentistry in the State of Illinois is required. 

Current Controlled Substance and Drug Enforcement Agency License is required.

Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification is required.

Two (2) years of professional healthcare management experience to include clinical, administrative, and direct staff supervision is required. 

Prior experience working with Occupational, Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Department of Justice (DOJ), and National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) requirements is required.

Prior experience with electronic health record and electronic dental records is required.

Proficiency with Microsoft Office is required.



Master’s degree in Public Health, Health Administration, and/or Business Administration from an accredited college or university.

Experience in corrections, public and/or community health

National Committee on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) Certification

Bilingual English/Spanish



The Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s mission is to deliver integrated health services with dignity and respect regardless of a patient’s ability to pay; foster partnerships with other health providers and communities to enhance the health of the public; and advocate for policies that promote the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the people of Cook County.  


CCHHS is comprised of two hospitals, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital and Provident Hospital, a robust network of more than a dozen community health centers, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, the Community Triage Center, the Cook County Department of Public Health, Cermak Health Services, which provides health care to individuals at the Cook County Jail and the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, and CountyCare, a Medicaid managed care health plan.

The system cares for more than 300,000 patients each year and its physicians are experts in their fields, committed to providing their patients with comprehensive, compassionate and cutting-edge care. Today, CCHHS is transforming the provision of health care in Cook County by promoting community-based primary and preventive care, growing an innovative, collaborative health plan and enhancing the patient experience.

City  Chicago
State  Illinois