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Central Virginia Health Services, Inc.
January 19, 2023
Job Title: Dentist
Site/Department: Dental Department
Supervised by: Dental Director
PURPOSE: To provide comprehensive, emergency, and routine dental services to the patients of Central Virginia Health Services.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Assumes responsibility for clinical dental services as outlined in CVHS's Dental Department Principles of Practice and according to current protocols governing the delivery of dental care at CVHS.
Provides visual and tactile examination of the patients' teeth and surrounding oral structures, utilizing X rays, dental equipment, and other diagnostic procedures.
Enters findings on dental chart and in patient's medical record.
Decides upon and carries to completion the most feasible plan of treatment. Diagnoses and restores cavities in teeth.
Makes impressions and models of jaw and mouth in the preparation of dentures, and/or removal of partial appliances.
Treats diseases surrounding the oral cavity including the teeth and gums, with preventive therapy, appropriate drugs and/or by surgery.
Advises patients of proper oral hygiene.
Advises the Director of Medical/Dental Services on: technical aspects of dental care, evaluation of ancillary employees, dental care protocol and goals, and dental department operating procedures.
Assists the Director of Medical/Dental Services with assigned administrative and community education tasks.
Attends work as scheduled. Performs related duties as assigned.
STANDARD PRECAUTIONS STATEMENT:
May come into contact with human blood and other potentially infectious materials. Individuals in this position are required to exercise standard precautions, use personal protective equipment and devices, and learn the policies concerning infection control. Employee will be expected to participate in Mycobacterium Tuberculosis screening annually. Employee will either receive Hepatitis B vaccine, if needed, or sign a declination statement.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Demonstrates competence in essential job functions. Respectful of patients right to confidentiality.
Interested in rural health care delivery.
Able to assume an appropriate role within an organizational structure. Pleasant and personable.
Commitment to rural living.
Ability to generate great teamwork among staff.
EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Graduate of an accredited U.S. Dental School
Licensed to practice dentistry in the State of Virginia
Mission Ownership—Demonstrates understanding and support of the mission, vision, values, and beliefs of Central Virginia Health Services, Inc. (CVHS).
Interpersonal Skills--To be a Leader who demonstrates the skills of active listening and openly accepts criticism. Productively engages and resolves interpersonal conflict. Holds others accountable and engages people positively. Demonstrates an ability to negotiate goals and strategies as a staff member working with other staff, vendors and the public. Maintain discretion and confidentiality, upholding public loyalty to fellow staff and the mission of CVHS.
Organizational Skills—Organizes tasks in a professional, timely manner and maintains a neat and professional work area. Takes personal ownership of all site properties and endeavors to keep them neat and professional. Keeps office/practice manager and Supervisor informed of schedule issues which create workflow issues.
Reports to Dental Director
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING CONDITIONS/HAZARDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Bending at the waist: frequently
Carrying(wt range<20>20): occassionally
Fine Motor-finger: frequently
Handling-gross motor: frequently
Lifting(wt range <20>20): frequently
Vision, Color: occassionally
Vision, depth perception: occassionally
Vision, near or farsighted: continuously
Toxic Chemicals: occassionally
Video Display Term: occassionally
Desired Start Date