• Staff Dentist

    Posted Date 1 month ago(4/17/2018 11:45 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-1223
    Category
    Dental
  • Overview

    AccessHealth is a private, not-for-profit community health center established in the community in 1975. We provide quality health care services for the entire family as a Federally Qualified Health Care Center with membership in the Texas Association of Community Health Centers.

     

    We are always looking for dedicated, talented professionals willing to share their hearts with those we serve. Being part of our team means performing to a higher standard. AccessHealth's providers, employees, volunteers and board members will collaborate with patients, their families and other community organizations to enable patients to achieve a personal state of wellness. We address our patient's physical, social, and psychological needs through the offering of high quality services with compassion, competence and integrity.

    Responsibilities

    As a Staff Dentist at AccessHealth, you will have the responsibility of providing clinical dental services and preventive dental care in a community health center setting. The Staff Dentist supervises the dental assistants and dental hygienists of the community health center in the absence of the Dental Director.

     

    ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

     

    1. Examines individuals requesting care, diagnoses their dental/oral conditions, prescribes and carries out, or directs others in carrying out, appropriate dental/oral treatment, or refers individuals for specialty consultation or treatment in conformance with approved clinical protocols and guidelines.
    2. Records patient-dentist transactions as they occur in the patient’s dental record so that the dental record accurately and completely reflects the nature of the contact, the condition of the patient and the care or treatment provided. In addition the Staff Dentist shall complete referrals, data collections instruments and other records or paper works as shall be required from time to time by the Agency.
    3. Educates individuals in the nature of oral health related conditions and in the general promotion of oral health related disease prevention.
    4. Serves on the dental staff and other center committees as assigned.
    5. Oversees activities of rotating dental and dental hygiene students from local institutions.
    6. Prepares specific reports as requested by the community health center’s Dental Director.
    7. Assists in the provision of continuing education, on-the-job training, and the orientation of community health center staff as requested.
    8. Designs, develops, and implements appropriate Dental Department policies, protocols and procedures as directed by the Dental Director which are in compliance with the most current accepted professional standards.
    9. Assists in the provision of technical assistance and health education to the community as requested.
    10. Participates in short and long term program planning for the Dental Department and the agency, including development of goals and objectives.
    11. Provides consultation to the Executive Director and the Board of Directors regarding dental and oral health issues in the absence of the Dental Director.
    12. Travels when necessary to fulfill the Agency’s needs and attends meetings as necessary to represent the Agency and/or the Dental Department.
    13. Assists in the coordination and integration of the Agency’s dental programs and services with other corporate programs and services for the welfare of the Agency’s patients.
    14. Responsible for personal full compliance with all applicable federal, state, local and center rules, regulations, protocols and procedures governing the practice of dentistry and the clinical provision of dental care as well as those relating to, but not limited to, personnel issues, work place safety, public health and confidentiality.
    15. Participates in recruitment/retention activities of the Agency as necessary.
    16. As directed by the Dental Director, performs other related and/or necessary tasks to achieve organizational and programmatic goals and objectives.
    17. Performs other related duties incidental to the work described herein as may be assigned or delegated.

    Qualifications

    EDUCATION/LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION QUALIFICATIONS:

    MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS/EDUCATION

    1. Graduation from an accredited dental school
    2. Knowledge of public health principles and practices preferred
    3. Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills required
    4. Ability to maintain appropriate clinical privileges required, hospital privileges preferred
    5. FTCA coverage or private professional malpractice insurance obtainable
    6. High ethical standards.
    7. Well-organized and self-directed.
    8. Team player.
    9. Ability to relate to people at all levels in the organization.
    10. Excellent communication skills.
    11. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex/simple documents
    12. Consumer advocate for quality health care and services.
    13. Ability to handle multiple projects.
    14. Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
    15. Ability to operate computer, copier, and fax.

    EEO Statement

    AccessHealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: AccessHealth is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at AccessHealth are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. AccessHealth will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. AccessHealth encourages applicants of all ages.

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