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COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS

Coastal Health Alliance

Job Description


Job Title: Contracted Dentist
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Exempt Status:

Contract


Salary Information:

Commensurate with Experience


Supervision:


Supervision received: Reports to the Executive Director.

Supervision exercised: Dental Assistant.


Work Location:

60 Fourth St, #B Point Reyes Station, CA


Purpose of the Job:

The Contracted Dentist (Dentist) is responsible for providing clinical dental services and preventive dental care in a community health center setting. Dentist, along with the Dental Services Coordinator, supervises the dental assistant and is responsible for patient care at the Coastal Health Alliance Dental clinic (CHA Dental).


Working days:

Wednesday, Friday.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • 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.

  • 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 Dentist shall complete referrals, data collections instruments and other records or paper works as shall be required from time to time by the corporation.

  • Educates individuals in the nature of oral health related conditions and in the general promotion of oral health related disease prevention.

  • Assists in the coordination and integration of CHA Dental’s programs and services with other programs and services for the welfare of the CHA’s patients.

  • 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.

  • Submits completed encounter forms for each patient each day to Dental Services Coordinator

  • Carry individual malpractice/ liability insurance

  • Participate in CHA Quality Assurance Program.

Marginal ((Non Essential) Functions and Responsibilities:



  • Fosters an environment that promotes trust and cooperation among patients and staff.

  • Implements and enforces clinic policies and procedures, including maintenance of patient confidentiality, to ensure that the principles of CHA Dental are implemented.




Qualifications and Requirements:





Education and/or Experience:

  • Graduation from an accredited dental school

  • Completion of an accredited general practice residency program is preferred

  • Knowledge of public health principles, including Medi-Cal, and practices preferred

  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills required

  • Private professional malpractice insurance obtainable




Language Skills:

  • Ability to be clinically fluent in Spanish preferred




Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Requires a comprehensive knowledge of primary dental care in outpatient settings.

  • Knowledge of the principles and practice of modern dentistry as related to public health organizations and community health programs, as well.

  • Knowledge of current social and economic problems pertaining to public health and their impact on primary health care.

  • Must be cognizant of the expectations and concerns of the center’s dental patients and be able to respond in an empathetic and professional manner.

  • The ability to work with persons from a wide diversity of social, ethnic and economic backgrounds is necessary.

  • Creatively work with other health care professionals from a variety of disciplines to achieve maximal results for the center’s patient from a system of integrated primary health care.


Mathematical Skills:

  • Basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, ratios etc.

Reasoning Ability:

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.

  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Licenses, Certifications, Registrations:


  • Unrestricted license to practice dentistry in the State of California (Not applicable to commissioned NHSC/PHS officers)

  • Current CPR (BLS) certifications. ACLS preferred

  • California Dental License, NPI number and DEA registration




Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is:

Prolonged sitting or standing may be required. Those physical movements and the degree of mobility normally associated with the practice of primary care dentistry will be performed on a repetitive basis. The ability to distinguish letters and symbols, as well as the ability to utilize telephones, computer terminals, and copiers is required. Work under stressful conditions as well as irregular hours may be required. Frequent exposure to communicable diseases, body fluids, toxic substances, medicinal preparations, radiation and other conditions common to a clinical environment may routinely be encountered



Other Considerations:

The psychological demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is:

Regularly (2/3 or more total time) required to:



  • Change priorities;

  • Juggle multiple tasks;

  • Work as part of a team;

  • Interact with people from other departments;

  • Sell Contractor’s own ideas and opinions;

  • Meet deadlines;

  • Pay attention to detail;

  • "Think on my feet";

  • Build rapport with clients/vendors/community contacts, etc.;

  • Deal with a "fast-paced" environment.

Frequently (1/3 to 2/3 total time) required to:



  • Work alone.

Occasionally (up to 1/3 of total time) required to:



  • Deal with irritated and angry people.


Core Competencies:
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:


  • Design - Generates creative solutions, demonstrates attention to detail.

  • Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, maintains confidentiality, remains open to others' ideas

  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, participates in meetings.

  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; able to read and interpret written information.

  • Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities, supports staff efforts to succeed.

  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures, supports affirmative action and respects diversity.

  • Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner, reacts well under pressure, and follows through on commitments.




Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee works:

  • Normal office environment

  • Occasional evening or weekend work hours

  • Deadlines and other stress-related pressures




Equipment or Programs Used:

  • Computer and printer

  • Telephone

  • Fax machine

  • Copier/scanner

  • Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and Outlook





CHA Job Description –Dentist Page of January 2014


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