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Dentist

Expired Job

Lowell Community Health Center Lowell , MA 01850

Posted 6 months ago

SUMMARY:

Provide comprehensive dental care to pediatric and adult patients. Provide supervision to Dental Assistant(s) and Dental Hygienist(s) as assigned.

EXPECTATIONS:

  • Ensure the delivery of caring, quality and culturally competent dental services to children and adults. Improve patient well-being through accurate and timely diagnosis, high quality dental treatment, and oral health prevention and education.

  • Meet or exceed all standards of care, including overall clinical, quality, and productivity goals.

  • Provide leadership and direction to other dental clinic staff.

  • Ensure accuracy, efficiency, and appropriate confidentiality with patient charting and related recordkeeping and administrative functions as assigned.

  • Ensure all actions, job performance, personal conduct and communications represent the organization in a highly professional manner at all times. Uphold and ensure compliance and attention to all organizational policies and procedures as well as the overall mission and values.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform clinical and radiographic evaluations to diagnose and treat diseases of the oral cavity

  • Document and follow treatment plans that include appropriate preventive and restorative therapy

  • Provide routine and emergency dental services, including exams, restorations, removable prosthetics, minor oral surgery, uncomplicated endodontics and simple fixed prosthodontics

  • Teach and train patients and staff on oral health promotion and disease prevention

  • Administer and prescribe anesthetics and medications as necessary

  • Refer patients for specialty care as appropriate

  • Conduct follow-up patient care

  • Supervise Dental Assistant(s) and Dental Hygienist(s) as assigned

  • Report any concerns about competency and proficiency in the performance of any function or delegable procedure immediately

  • Exercise professional judgment to ensure dental care is consistent with all regulatory, accreditation, and professional standards, including clinic policies and quality initiatives

  • Demonstrate high degree of knowledge and competency in the practice of dentistry and associated patient charting

  • Utilize computers for data entry and information retrieval with proficiency

  • Communicate effectively, clearly, concisely with others, both verbally and in writing

  • Assist in reviewing clinic productivity, scheduling procedures, and establishing guidelines for care and treatment

  • Actively participate in regular peer review

  • Utilize and monitor effectiveness and efficiency of all equipment and supplies used in the delivery of services

  • Participate in occasional after-hours call

Requirements:

Currentand valid license to practice dentistry in the Commonwealth of Massachusettsrequired. Experience/Knowledge of federal, state and local regulations andstandards associated with the delivery of care in a community health centerenvironment required. At least one year of general dentistry experiencepreferred. Knowledge of public health principles and practices preferred. Spanish,Portuguese, Khmer, Swahili language skills a plus.

Other Job Information (if applicable):

CUSTOMER SERVICE:

  • Consistently demonstrate positive and proactive customer service attitude

  • Appropriately handle or seek support when customer service breakdowns occur

  • Respect and maintain patient confidentiality in all aspects of care including use of electronic information

  • Treat all patients and their families in a welcoming and professional manner

  • Demonstrate professionalism by appropriate attire, attendance, attitude, and behavior within the clinical setting

  • Contribute to the team effort by supporting all team members and maintaining an open and positive attitude

CULTURAL COMPETENCE:

  • Interact effectively and professionally with persons from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, education, racial, ethnic and professional backgrounds

  • Utilize an appreciation of and respect for diversity when interacting with patients/clients, team members and staff from other departments

  • Respond appropriately or seek support when confronted with cultural biases or conflicts

Work Schedule tbd


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