Dentist - Afghanistan

Employer:Comprehensive Health Services 
Location: Afghanistan

Job Description
The Department of State (DOS) and the Department of Defense (DOD) will complete a transition from DOD-led U.S. presence in Afghanistan to a DOS-led U.S. presence under the Afghanistan Life Support Services (ALiSS) contract. The ALiSS establishes a clinically safe and professionally managed healthcare environment and provides primary health care as well as resuscitative surgical care in accordance with U.S. or equivalent medical standards on a 24-hour basis, 365 days of the year to Chief of Mission (COM) personnel in Afghanistan.

Required Skills


The Dentist reports to the AliSS Program Manager and is clinically supervised by the designated site medical director. The Dentist will be assigned to treat patients in one of the following settings: (1) Large Medical/Trauma Hospital or (2) Small Medical/Trauma hospital.

The Dentist will diagnose and treat problems with teeth and tissues in the mouth, along with giving advice and administering care to help prevent future problems. They will provide instruction on diet, brushing, flossing, the use of fluorides, and other aspects of dental care. They will remove tooth decay, fill cavities, examine x-rays, straighten teeth, perform extractions, and repair fractured teeth. They will also perform limited corrective surgery on gums and supporting bones to treat gum diseases. They also administer anesthetics and write prescriptions for antibiotics and other medications. In addition, settings may require stabilization of patient and coordination of evacuation of patient to medevac center or CONUS. Dentists provide a U.S. standard of care for our patient care/treatment model.

All services shall be provided in accordance with established standards, principles and ethics of the profession, applicable professional specialty organizations, and the high-quality standard for which CHS is recognized.



Graduate of an accredited Dental School in the United States.

A minimum of 3 years experience is required.
All healthcare providers must have current clinical experience in direct patient care and have worked a minimum of 6 of the last 12 months in desired career field.
Hold and maintain a current unrestricted U.S. (State) license
Have and maintain current certification Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
Note: CHS will provide institutional malpractice insurance as well as individual malpractice policies for Dentists.
Participate in training, (including HIPAA training) that may be required by DOS or CHS prior to deployment to Afghanistan.

Additional duties:
All Health Care Providers (HCPs) will document care delivered and follow up care required.
Attends and participates in a variety of meetings and task force groups to improve quality and outcomes, communicate issues, obtain approvals, resolve problems and maintain specific level of knowledge pertaining to new developments, new task efforts, and new policy requirements.

Must have a valid, current U.S. Driver’s License
Must have a current U.S. Passport.
Requires a favorably adjudicated Moderate Risk Public Trust (MRPT) investigation conducted by the Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security.
Must sign a CHS Foreign Service Agreement (FSA) and is bound to the terms and conditions of the FSA.
Shall complete a one week Foreign Affairs Counter Terrorism training course prior to deployment to work on the contract. Training will include: Combat First Aid, Weapons Familiarization, Defensive Tactics/Driving, IED recognition, Surveillance Detection and Hostage Survival and Personnel Recovery
Shall be proficient in the ability to speak, write and communicate in English.
Shall demonstrate proficiency in the use of basic word processing programs and the CHS Medical Management System software.
The normal workweek is established by the DoS Chief of Mission.

Must be confirmed by a medical examination to be “medically and dentally fit” in accordance CHS Medical Readiness Guidelines and Policies and/or as dictated by the Client
No conditions that would prevent the wear of personal protective equipment; including protective mask, ballistic helmet, body armor and chemical/biological protective garments or conditions that would prevent the capability of donning, lifting or carrying of up to 70 lbs. of referenced gear while running to a bunker or protected area in the face of perceived or imminent danger.
Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment; travel in Afghanistan is required by surface or air.
The climate is desert-like, hot, and prone to dust storms.

Comprehensive Health Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, veteran status, gender identity, and sexual orientation, and other statuses protected by law.