Department:College of Dentistry - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Type of Position:Regular
Salary:$29,419 to commensurate.
Schedule:Wednesday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm.
Location:Iowa City, IA, Dental Science Building
Responsible to provide coordination, supervision and direct provision of care to patients undergoing oral surgery procedures at the College of Dentistry and Hawkeye Oral Surgery. This involves working with care providers at various levels of training, including faculty, oral surgery residents and dental students. This position will provide functional supervision and education of support staff and students. Responsibilities also include case planning, coordination and maintenance of all instrumentation, supplies and surgical equipment.
Provide Specialty Clinical/Technical Service/Patient Care
Assume management of the Oral Surgery Clinic at the College of Dentistry and Hawkeye Oral Surgery in the absence of the Nurse Manager
Collect and analyze unit costs against unit volumes to assist in resource allocation and cost containment strategies in collaboration with Nurse Manager and Clinical Director
Troubleshoot problems, and arrange for repair and preventive maintenance of all clinical equipment
Monitor supply inventory and order all necessary goods from a variety of vendors: medications, clinical supplies and equipment, bone grafting materials, instrumentation and supplies for multiple dental implant systems.
Manage budget resources through the analyzation and appropriate utilization of clinic staff, equipment and supplies
Develop cost containment strategies for the acquisition of supplies, medications and equipment
Participate in trials of new equipment and supplies. Collect and analyze data to make purchasing recommendations
Provide education, supervision and feedback to staff and dental students. Provide instruction in: aseptic technique, IV placement, monitoring vital signs, INR and glucose testing, organizational skills and assistance with patient behavioral management issues
Assist in instruction of patient care skills to students in the oral surgery student clerkship.
Collaborate/Communicate with Health Care Team
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with professionals and departmental staff within the College of Dentistry, UIHC, referring dentists and company representatives
Coordinate scheduling of patient procedures to ensure appropriate staffing and the timely acquisition of all necessary equipment, instrumentation to promote clinic efficiency
Triage patient phone calls and appropriately address all patient questions and concerns.
Compliance with Internal Policies and External Regulations for Safe and Effective Care Delivery and Health Profession Education
Analyze data from patient triage calls and visits. Make evidence based recommendations for adjustments and improvement in patient care.
Serve as resource person to staff, residents and students for questions pertaining to clinic protocol and policy
Maintain accurate record and inventory of all controlled substances in compliance with regulatory standards
Maintain accurate tissue utilization records in accordance with regulations
Act as liaison between patient and caregivers to ensure patient satisfaction and assure accurate communication of patient needs. Assess situations and appropriately contact patient representatives, referring dentists and faculty to resolve issues
Monitor patient census, make appropriate adjustments in staffing to provide efficient and safe patient care
Prepare IV supplies and establish IV access in patients undergoing conscious sedation. Prepare medications and administer under the direction of the Oral Surgeon.
Monitor patients that are undergoing surgical procedures utilizing local anesthesia, conscious and deep sedation, intraoperatively and during recovery period
Circulate and assist in oral surgery procedures
Maintain all Emergency carts in the College of Dentistry
Serve on Medical Alert Team and respond to all medical emergencies in the College of Dentistry
Human Resource Management
Orient staff to existing and new clinic procedures and policies
Provide performance feedback to staff and students, assist in evaluations
Participate in departmental staff meetings and conduct in servicing to other departments in the College of Dentistry
Facilitate ongoing education to ensure staff completion of mandatory competencies, train staff in use of all new and existing equipment and surgical supplies, sterile technique, universal precautions and patient care safety measures
Supervise and evaluate staff performance to ensure competency and compliance with regulatory standards
Maintain ACLS and BLS certifications. Maintain CPR instructor certification and participate in staff and dental student certification
Supervise and provide skilled nursing care to patients seen in the undergraduate, graduate and faculty oral surgery practices at the College of Dentistry and Hawkeye Oral Surgery.
Please attach a cover letter, resume, and 3 names of professional reference as part of the application process. Job opening are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended. For questions or additional information, please contact
Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.
Bachelor's degree in Nursing.
Current license to practice nursing in Iowa.
Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), or obtain within 3 months of hire.
3 - 5 years directly related clinical experience which includes the following skillsets:
Clinical Service/Department (Oral Surgery or related discipline) Operations Management - Working Experience
Knowledge of and ability to manage effective and smooth operations in a services or department by utilizing various management principles and techniques. Clinical experience in oral surgery or related discipline in outpatient clinic or operating room setting.
Arranges work schedules, patient flows, staff and resource allocations in a clinical service/department.
Follows relevant policies and procedures when managing clinical service/department operations.
Maintains the quality of clinical service practices for clinical treatment and care services.
Planning and Organizing - Extensive Experience
Mobilizes both time and resources to get things done.
Identifies the critical goals and tasks required to meet daily objectives.
Develops contingency plans or to improve processes and to avoid problems before they occur.
Tracks the implementation of plans closely to ensure that desired outcomes are achieved.
Manages conflicting priorities effectively.
Balances multiple priorities by considering linkages and interrelationships.
Updates stakeholders on potential changes; re-negotiates requirements as necessary.
Patient Assessment, Care and Counseling - Extensive Experience
Knowledge of and ability to assess ailments and injuries of patients and implement a treatment plan.
Manages multiple patients and directly responds to all questions.
Trains others to counsel patients and family members on condition and selected treatment plan.
Develops procedures for patient documentation and assessment.
Defines requirements for handling patient and family member inquiries.
Analyzes new treatment techniques and revises or keeps with appropriate plan.
Reviews and revises documentation of patient history and exam procedures.
Health Care Policy and Ethics Compliance - Working Experience
Knowledge of health care policies for all clinical practices and applicable laws and regulations governing proper clinical practice; ability to demonstrate ethical behavior in diverse situations.
Implements health care policies and ethical requirements when providing clinical services.
Adjusts clinical practices according to patients' wishes, keeping within policy limits.
Uses relevant tools and demonstrates non-disclosure of patient information.
Operates and maintains medical equipment based on specific policies.
Follows process for reporting violations, investigating breaches, and taking disciplinary actions.
Experience establishing IV access.
Experience monitoring surgical patients undergoing procedures utilizing local anesthesia,conscious and deep sedation
Experience monitoring patients during recovery until discharge.
Proficiency in electronic health record charting and clinical scheduling software (preferably AxiUm).
BLS Instructor certification
Clinical experience with dental implant surgeries and instrumentation
Applicable materials should clearly indicate qualifications for advertised position.
Note to Applicant:Applicants should assure their application/resume and cover letter illustrate the work experience they have that demonstrates the qualifications and competencies listed above.Unless otherwise noted, the proficiency level required for the position is Working Experience, or Extensive Experience.
Working Experience is defined as successfully completes diverse tasks of the job; applies and enhances knowledge and skill in both usual and unusual issues; needs minimal guidance in addressing unusual situations.
Extensive Experience is defined as performs without assistance; recognized as a resource to others; able to translate complex nuances to others; able to improve processes; focus on broad issues.
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
Provide coordination, supervision and direct provision of care to patients undergoing oral surgery procedures at the College of Dentistry and Hawkeye Oral Surgery.
Internal Number: 18001312_1541430380
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