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Staff Dentist

Company: Indian Health Council
Location: Valley Center
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Job Title: Staff Dentist
Department: Dental
Reports To: Dental Director
FLSA Status: Exempt
Job Function: Clinical
Classification: Regular, Full-time, 40 hours/week, Monday - Friday
Location: Onsite
Benefits: Eligible for benefits on date of hire. Low employee contribution for PPO Medical, DPPO Dental and Vision. 403B retirement plan with company matching. Generous PTO & sick time. 13 paid holidays per year plus Employee birthday paid day off. Company paid Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability policies. Bereavement and jury duty paid time off. Eligible for company paid CMU, CEU, licensures. Corporate discount programs. Monthly employee appreciation events. Service award program. Birthday and work anniversary acknowledgments.
We are a Tribal Healthcare organization that gives hiring preference to applicants with Native American blood and/or tribal membership. Preference shall be given in accordance with Indian Health Council's Policies and Procedures upon Indian Preference Application submission and supporting documents.

Diagnoses and treats diseases, injuries and malformations of teeth and gums, and related oral structures by performing the following duties.

Include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

1. Performs patient examinations and oral cancer screening.
2. Educates patient in oral and dental hygiene.
3. Responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of dental diseases, injuries and malformations of the oral cavity and surrounding tissues.
4. Oral manifestations of systemic diseases will be treated in conjunction with appropriate consultation and referral to the patient's physician. Routinely screened for hypertension and refer as needed.
5. Provide routine dental care to all eligible patients as outlined by the IHC eligibility grid. Services include general operative procedures, prosthodontics, removable prosthetics, endodontic, oral surgery, preventive and educational services. Administers anesthetic for dental procedures.
6. Provides timely emergency treatment for all eligible patients according to dental emergency treatment protocol.
7. Attends continuing dental education to maintain a current dental license and to be informed of new techniques and philosophies.
8. Maintains a current CPR, dental license and DEA certification.
9. Rotates to Santa Ysabel site as needed.
10. Participates in all department educational development activities to include but not limited to CQI, chart audits, referral follow up and departmental policies and procedure development.
11. Assists with in service training, as needed.
12. Maintains and practices confidentiality at all times.

Supervises assigned assistant and such supervisory responsibility delegated by Dental Director. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Travel and driving are not required for this position.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

--- Graduate of an accredited dental school
--- Two (2) years dentistry experience beyond school of dentistry preferred. 5+ years preferred.

--- Must have a current California dental license
--- DEA license
--- Current CPR certification: ACLS and PALS preferred; or attain within 6 months of hire.
--- A valid California driver's license and a good driving record will be required at the time of appointment and must be maintained throughout employment.
--- Applicants must successfully pass a pre-employment physical exam, tuberculin skin test or x-ray and urine drug screen test to include marijuana. Health must be adequate to perform all duties of the position.
--- Must pass criminal background check.

--- Well-developed interpersonal skills with ability to interpret complex medical data essential.
--- Creative, energetic individual with strong public relations abilities
--- Professional demeanor, attitude and motivation essential.
--- Thorough knowledge of principles of modern dental practices to public services; structure and functions of public health organizations; and current social and economic problems pertaining to Native American.
--- General knowledge of state and federal laws pertaining to public health.
--- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; coordinate activities among public, public, private, and professional groups; express ideas clearly and concisely; address audiences effectively; and exercise balanced judgement in evaluating situations and making decisions.

Must be proficient in the following:
--- Productivity Software: Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Teams (messaging, virtual meetings, file sharing) and Share Point.
--- Proficiency in EHR software; NextGen preferred.
--- Relias Learning System and ADP log in and utilization.

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret documents. Possess adequate written and oral language skills to communicate clearly and effectively. Ability to respond appropriately to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to create and deliver effective presentations to public groups, peer groups and/or leadership.

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, proportions, percentages, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Ability to apply principles of logical thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
Ability to apply critical thinking skills to problem solve.

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 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 required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand. The employee is occasionally required to walk and stoop. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds; may frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.

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. Normal office environment.

1. Responds promptly and with caring actions to patients and employees. Acknowledge psychosocial, spiritual, and cultural beliefs and honor these beliefs.
2. Maintain professional working relationships with all levels of staff, clients, and the public.
3. Be part of a team and cooperate in accomplishing department/organizational goals and objectives.

1. Displays knowledge of normal signs of human development and ability to assess and provide age-appropriate care.
2. Contribute to the success of the organization by participating in quality improvement activities.

1. Maintain current knowledge of policies and procedures as they relate to safe work practices.
2. Follow all safety procedures and report unsafe conditions.

1. Maintain privacy of all patient, employee and volunteer information and access such information only on a need-to-know basis for business purposes.
2. Comply with all regulations regarding corporate integrity and security obligations.
3. Report unethical, fraudulent, or unlawful behavior or activity.

Indian Preference shall be given in accordance with IHC's Policies and Procedures.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.


Keywords: Indian Health Council, San Diego , Staff Dentist, Healthcare , Valley Center, California

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