Job Summary: A full time, non-exempt position responsible for providing clinical dental services and preventive dental care in a community health center setting. The staff dentist supervises the dental assistants and dental hygienists of the community health center in the absence of the dental director.
JOB QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE Unrestricted license to practice dentistry in the State of Colorado, DPS and DEA registration.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE 1.Graduation from an accredited dental school. 2.Completion of an accredited general practice residency program is preferred. 3.Ability to be clinically fluent in Spanish preferred. 4.Knowledge of public health principles and practices preferred. 5.Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills required. 6.Ability to maintain appropriate clinical privileges required, hospital privileges preferred.
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 as current social and economic problems pertaining to public health and their impact on primary health care.
1.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. 2.Records patient-dentist transactions as they occur in the patient's dental records so that the dental record accurately and completely reflects the nature of the contract, the condition of the patient and the care or treatment provided. In addition the staff dentist shall complete referrals, data collections instruments and other records or paper works as shall be required from time to time by the corporation. 3.Educates individuals in the nature of oral health related conditions and in the general promotion of oral health related disease prevention. 4.Serves on the dental staff and other center committees as assigned. 5.Prepares specific reports as requested by the community health center's dental director. 6.Assists in the provision of continuing education, on the job training, and the orientation of community health center staff as requested. 7.Design, develops, and implements appropriated dental department policies, protocols and procedures as directed by the dental director which are in compliance with the most current accepted professional standards. 8.Assists in the provision of technical assistance and health education to the community as requested. 9.Participates in short and long term program planning for the dental department and the agency, including development of goals and objectives. 10.Provides consultation to the Executive Director and the Board of Directors regarding dental and oral health issues in the absence of the Dental Director. 11.Travels when necessary to fulfill the corporations needs and attends meeting as necessary to represent the corporation and/or the dental department. 12.Assists in the coordination and integration of the corporation's dental programs and services with other corporate programs and services for the welfare of the corporation's patients. 13.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. 14.Participates in recruitment/retention activities of the corporation as necessary. 15.As directed by the Dental Director, performs other related and/or necessary tasks to achieve organizational and programmatic goals and objectives.
2 years experience preferred but not required.
Additional Salary Information: licensure, trainings paid for by clinic. 20 days PTO, matching 401K, sign on bonus
Internal Number: 0132
About River Valley Family Health Center
River Valley Family Health Centers are located in 3 communities at the foot of the majestic San Juan mountain range. Our mission is to; PROVIDE ACCESS TO QUALITY, INTEGRATED HEALTH CARE IN A COMPREHENSIVE AND CULTURALLY RESPECTFUL MANNER TO INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES. We serve over 6,000 patients in Montrose, Delta and Olathe and the surrounding areas by providing quality health care, dental care and behavioral health services to all who some to see us.