Purpose of Job: Improve the overall health of the communities we serve by providing dental care to patients as follows: Essential Duties and Responsibilities: - Performs restorative, surgical and various preventative and restorative services. - Understands and follows infection control procedures. - Reviews medical histories at each visit. - Consults with patient's health care provider or other clinic provider as needed. - Diagnoses dental disease, oral pathology, and develop a written treatment plan and prioritize treatments. - Explains the course of treatment with patient, and solicit his/her input and agreement. - Balances treatment plan on patient needs and desires in conjunction with patient and clinic resources. - Ensures all prescriptions and advice regarding medications is in accordance with accepted community standards and CHAS protocols. - Recommends dental equipment changes and additions. - Participates in the development and implementation of provider productivity standards. - Attends staff meetings and in-service training. - Represents CHAS at conferences, meetings, and continuing education programs. - Participates in precepting dental assisting students, dental hygiene students, and dental students as requested. - Performs other duties as assigned. Qualifications: Education/Experience: Completion of ADA accredited dental program required. Valid dentist license in the state of Washington or Idaho required upon hire. Previous experience working with under-served populations desired. Certification through The Drug Enforcement Agency required.
Skills: Must be able to secure credentialing through identified agencies (Medicaid, etc.). Effective oral and written communication skills required. Computer skills required. BLS certification required. Physical Demands: Dentists are required to stand under one-third of the day; while sitting and being mobile are required one-third to two-thirds of the time. They are required to use hands to finger, handle or feel over two-thirds of the time, as well as reach with hands and arms. Climbing, balancing, kneeling or crouching occurs less than one-third of the time. Communicating by talking / hearing occurs over two-thirds of the day. Smelling occurs between one-third and two-thirds of the day. Excellent vision (with or without correction) and hand-eye coordination required. Amount of time spent lifting or exerting force is about 30% for up to 10 pounds. Rarely is there a need to lift more than 11 pounds. 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.
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