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Partnership Community Health Center
May 4, 2022
TITLE: General Dentist
REPORTS TO: Oral Health Director
As part of a team based approach to patient care the General Dentist is responsible for the
practice of general dentistry within the standard of care; all matters relating to the operation of an efficient dental unit in delivering quality and cost-effective dental care with a humane approach; and all matters that promote improved dental health for Partnership Community Health Center (PCHC) patients.
MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:
•Graduate of an accredited dental school with a D.D.S., D.M.D., or equivalent degree.
•Licensed to practice in the State of Wisconsin and free of restrictions.
•Certified in BLS and AED and maintain recertification per licensure requirements.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
•Thorough and current knowledge of the theory, principles and practice of general dentistry.
•Current knowledge of the Wisconsin Statutes, Chapter 447 and Wisconsin Administration Code – Rules of Dentistry Examining Board, DE 1.01, and all CDC recommendations and OSHA requirements related to the practice of dentistry.
•Skill in performing required dental procedures.
•Ability to guide performance, monitor and evaluate the work of auxiliary dental personnel.
•Maintain current knowledge of new developments in dental health care, through continuing education.
•Ability to work well under pressure with a diverse population, including staff, providers, patients and members of the public on a regular basis.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
•Required to submit to initial TB screening and biennially thereafter.
•PCHC will provide Hepatitis B, measles, varicella and rubella vaccination. Candidate may decline by providing record of vaccination or titer from previous employer or educational facility.
•Completion and participation in quality, safety, risk management and compliance training and processes.
•Attend and complete all training in a timely manner.
•Pass a pre-employment background investigation and urine drug test.
•Retain current license without restrictions.
•Maintain a current and valid driver’s license.
•Maintain regular attendance.
•Required to work scheduled hours.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1.Provision of routine and urgent/emergent general dentistry services for patients in accordance with patient’s needs in order to preserve or restore teeth and adequate function.
2.Coordinate the patient’s general health history and status when developing dental treatment plans in collaboration with the patient and/or family.
3.Perform preventive, periodontal, endodontic, restorative and adjunctive dental procedures; order, conduct and interpret diagnostic studies in order to maintain oral health.
4.Prescribe medications in accordance with patient’s clinical needs and health status.
5.Provide oversight and direction to the staff and operations of the dental clinic to assure efficient and quality care.
6.Assist in the orientation and training of new dental staff as directed by the Oral Health Director.
7.Participate in dental health education programs, to improve the ability to make decisions concerning treatment for their present and future dental conditions and to promote self-care.
8.Maintain all required CEU’s and provide all documentation and references required for credential process in a timely manner.
9.Assist in the development of dental policies and procedures.
10.Follow applicable PCHC policies and procedures.
11.Regular attendance required.
12.Perform other duties as assigned.
WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL EFFORT:
•Work usually performed in an office environment.
•Ability to work under pressure.
•Work environment involves exposure to potentially dangerous materials and situations that require following safety precautions and may require the use of personal protective equipment.
•May be exposed to blood or blood-borne pathogens and be required to apply universal precautions.
•May cause frequent exposure to communicable diseases, bodily fluids, toxic substances, medicinal preparations and other conditions common to a clinical environment.
•Sit and for extended periods of time; push, pull and reach, occasionally bend, stoop and stretch.
•Occasionally drive to other office locations.
•Travel less than 10% of time with an occasional overnight stay.
•Occasional work outside normal work hours required.
Note: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Requests for accommodations that are determined to be medically necessary and reasonable will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.
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