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Pediatric Dentist (part-time)

Company: Indian Health Council
Location: Valley Center
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job Title: Pediatric DentistDepartment: DentalReports To: Dental DirectorFLSA Status: Non-exemptJob Function: ClinicalClassification: Regular, Part-time, 24 hours/week (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday)Location: Onsite (Rincon/Valley Center)Benefits: PTO and sick time. Eligible to participate in 403B retirement plan. SUMMARY Provides comprehensive dental care for infants, children and adolescents.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Include the following. Other duties may be assigned.1. Examines pediatric patients to determine nature of dental condition.2. Provides preventive dental services to patient such as applications of fluoride and sealants to teeth.3. Educates patient and guardians including pregnant mothers, about the importance of appropriate diet, oral hygiene practices, exercise and healthy primary/permanent dentitions.4. Responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of dental diseases, injuries and malformations of the oral cavity and surrounding tissues.5. Oral manifestations of systemic diseases are treated in conjunction with appropriate consultation and referral to the patient's physician. 6. Provides comprehensive dental care and education including preventative, operative, prosthodontic and endodontic treatment.7. Provides timely emergency treatment for all eligible patients according to dental emergency treatment protocol.8. Attends continuing dental education to maintain current licenses and to be informed of new techniques and philosophies.9. Maintains a current PALS, BLS, OCS permit, dental license and DEA certification. 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.13. Performs other duties as assigned.14. Manages patients with behavioral problems or disabling conditions through the use of conscious sedation and provides deep sedation in conjunction with an anesthesiologist when indicated.15. Counsels and advises patients and family on growth and development including the importance of good oral health.SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES Supervises assigned assistant and such supervisory responsibility is delegated by Dental Officer. 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 & DRIVING REQUIREMENTSTravel and driving are not required for this position.QUALIFICATIONS: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.EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE --- Graduate of an accredited dental school. --- Completion of an accredited residency program in pediatric dentistry.--- Minimum of two (2) years dentistry experience beyond school of dentistry. --- Through 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. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES--- 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 is essential. --- Self-motivated with the ability to exceed patient expectations.--- Excellent organizational skills to effectively handle multiple tasks.--- Flexibility to support change, with varying schedules as necessary.--- Possess excellent interpersonal communication skills.--- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; coordinate activities among public, public, private, and professional groups; express ideas clearly and concisely. --- Address patients effectively and exercise balanced judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions.CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGULATIONS--- California Dentist License (current and unrestricted).--- California Oral Conscious Sedation License (current and active).--- DEA license (current and unrestricted).--- 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. --- Current CPR certification or attain within 6 months of hire. --- 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.TECHNOLOGY SKILLS Must be proficient in the following:--- Productivity Software: Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Teams (messaging, virtual meetings, file sharing) and Share Point. --- Electronic healthcare records software experience. NextGen (QSI) preferred.LANGUAGE SKILLS 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. MATHEMATICAL SKILLS 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.REASONING ABILITY 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.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 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.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. Normal office environment.CUSTOMER RELATIONS1. 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.QUALITY MANAGEMENT 1. Displays knowledge of normal signs of human development and ability to assess and provide age-appropriate care2. Contribute to the success of the organization by participating in quality improvement activities.SAFETY1. Maintain current knowledge of policies and procedures as they relate to safe work practices.2. Follow all safety procedures and report unsafe conditions.HIPAA/COMPLIANCE1. 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. PI160829120

Keywords: Indian Health Council, San Diego , Pediatric Dentist (part-time), Healthcare , Valley Center, California

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