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Implements a dental program, which includes preventive education and corrective dental services to persons who fall within the scope of the Dental Program in the Clinic. Supervises the dental service staff. Assigns, reviews and evaluates the work of subordinates ensuring timely performance of an adequate quantity and quality of work, with authority to accept, amend, or reject the work. Provides special, consultant, research, educational and administrative services as requested. Performs general dental procedures and responsible for matters relating to patient care.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Reads all routine x-rays taken by the assistants or hygienist, records findings in the patient’s chart, and discusses findings with patient.
Completes appropriate forms legibly and thoroughly with signature, date and time.
Treats oral manifestations of systemic diseases with appropriate consultation with the patient’s physician. Makes appropriate referrals to physician and
Makes appropriate dental referrals, documents referrals and reviews post-operative reports.
Handles patient concerns and reports them to the Dental Director.
Responsible for the smooth and efficient operation of the dental clinic. Monitors the patient flow throughout the day.
Assures that all dental employees participate in training and continuing education programs, attends meetings and maintains valid licenses.
Provides special, consultation, research, educational, and administrative services as requested.
Participates in efforts between departments in the corporation to improve communication and implement policies for the overall operation of the clinic.
Participate in outreach activities that promote dental health and awareness.
Participate in in-services for CHRs and other departments as requested.
Trains new personnel as assigned.
This position shall require working on evenings and weekends, if needed.
1. Render dental treatment to patients in accordance with the practices and ethics of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association,
the Indian Health Service, and Riverside-San Bernardino County Indian Health, Inc.
2. Complete patient visit records clearly, legibly and thoroughly with signature, date and time.
3. Supervise and manage the dental staff including but not limited to:
a. Assign, review and evaluate the work of staff ensuring performance of quantity and quality of work.
b. Distribute information and implement directives from administration.
c. Responsible for appropriate ordering, inventory and management of dental supplies and ensures that adequate materials are stocked.
d. Participate in and/or conduct staff meeting and training.
e. Responsible for creating safe workplace environment; one with open communication and attitude of teamwork and respect, where high morale is
f. Maintains open communication with the staff to encourage proposals where efficiency and quality of patient care can be improved.
4. Appropriate referrals made to dental specialists when the treatment needed is beyond the capabilities of general dentist.
5. Participate in the Peer Review program, QM activities and UR Committee as assigned.
6. Submit productivity reports as assigned.
7. Participates in outreach activities promoting dental education and proper oral health care and maintenance.
Education & Experience
Baccalaureate degree from accredited college or university.
Graduate of an accredited Dental School.
Dental Licensure in the State of California.
One of the following Requirements must be met:
• Graduation with a degree in Dental Surgery (DDS) or Dental Medicine (DMD) from a U.S. or Canadian school approved by the council on Dental Education, American Dental Association OR
• Graduation with a degree in Dental Surgery (DDS) or Dental Medicine or equivalent degree from a dental school (other than those covered in #1 above), provided the education and knowledge acquired are substantially equivalent to that of graduates of dental schools described in #1 above. Such comparability may be evidenced by a current license to practice dentistry in State, Territory or commonwealth of the United States or in the District of Columbia, provided the licensure requirements include a written examination measuring science achievement and a performance examination measuring clinical competence.
Two years of experience and/or training beyond the undergraduate level. At least one year of this must be either professional practice experience or residency training. Must have three years of the experience described above.
Special Provisions for Quality Interns: The additional experience and/or training requirements for will be met by the completion of an approved residency in which the applicant has demonstrated superior achievement and ability. “Superior achievement and ability” is defined as that demonstrated by a resident who, on the basis of an evaluation of all residents who have completed training in the same hospital in the same kind of residency program over the past five years, would fall into upper half of the group.
Quality of Experience and training: In addition to meeting the above requirements set forth, the additional training and/or experience must have been progressive and responsible and, as a minimum, give evidence of a good knowledge of current principles, practices, methods and techniques in dentistry.
Specialized Experience: Responsible analytical or administrative management work in the health care field. Such work may be performed in an operating health care facility or at a higher organization. The work must have involved a close working relationship with the facility managers which fostered knowledge or missions, organizations, programs and requirements of a health care delivery system.
Specific abilities or expertise necessary for the position.
Must possess a valid DDS license.
Current CPR Certification that meets the guidelines from the American Heart Association or Red Cross (Can be obtained prior to orientation)
Work with various types of patients from the young to the elderly. Must be able to work with the Indian
Community, and be sensitive to the Indian culture and its needs.
There may be some carrying of small objects weighing 10 to 20 pounds.
You are also advised that this organization is required to give preference in employment and training to qualified Indian candidates (Title 2 U.S. Code 472 and 473) and Public Law 93-638 provided the applicant has submitted appropriate verification of Indian preference for employment.
NOTICE OF DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE ENVIRONMENT:
Riverside-San Bernardino County Indian Health Inc., has adopted a Drug-Free and Alcohol-Free Policy, in part, to satisfy its obligations under the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988. It is unlawful for any employee to manufacture, distribute, dispense, possess or use a controlled substance in the workplace. In addition, Riverside-San Bernardino County Indian Health, Inc., must be notified within five (5) calendar days of any criminal drug statute conviction for a violation occurring in the workplace. Employees who are suspected of violating Riverside-San Bernardino County Indian Health, Inc.’s Drug-Free and Alcohol-Free Policy may be required to submit to inspections of their persons, vehicles or personal property. This may include medical testing for alcohol and/or drug use.
ADDITIONAL JOB DETAILS:
Medical, Dental and Vision to all Full-Time Employees
Paid Time Off, Extended Illness Time
Paid Time off for Bereavement and Jury Duty
401(k) – Retirement Programs
Life Insurance- 2 Times Your Annual Pay (Limit Applies)
Long Term Disability
Supplemental Benefits- Accident, Critical Illness, Life, Short Term Disability
Employee Assistance Programs
Employee Fitness Program
Tuition Reimbursement Program for Native American Employees
Career Advancement Opportunities
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