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NEPA Community Health Care
May 24, 2022
Supervisor: Dental Director FLSA Status: Exempt
Department: Dental Effective Date: January 1, 2022
Primary Location Address: 127 Route 106 | Greenfield Township, PA 18407
Job Summary: This position serves as the primary dental clinician at the Andrew C. Mazza Memorial Health Center in Greenfield Township, PA and is responsible for delivery of quality dental care to patients. The Dentist functions as a member of the multi-disciplinary, community-based health care team within the scope of his/her practice. This position is accountable to the Dental Director and is responsible for all oral health requirements of her/his licensing board in accordance with federal and state regulations.
EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS
Graduate, accredited School of Dentistry possessing either DDS or DMD credentials
Valid licensure as a Dentist in the state of Pennsylvania
Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for Healthcare Professionals Certification
1 year of professional licensure and full-time clinical employment
Experience working with electronic health records required
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
Knowledge of advanced principles of oral health promotion, prevention and motivation
Knowledge of protocols in general and an ability to quickly gain specific knowledge of the Center’s current operational protocols
Knowledge of dental terminology and appropriate abbreviations
Knowledge of public health principles and practice
Demonstrates knowledge of community-based health care, Medicaid standards of practice, and business rules as applied to dental procedures
Ability to document, with clarity, all information relevant to a patient’s needs inclusive of patient experience and the subsequent feedback mechanism
Ability to effectively present information in small group situations to patients, Center staff, and the general public
Ability to use office equipment including but not limited to computers, fax machines, telephones and copiers
Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
· Maintains clinical expertise and competency (to include age specific competency) as well as demonstrates thorough knowledge of procedures to deliver quality dental care
· Provides clinic sessions, as scheduled, in direct patient care at clinic site, including extended hours clinics
· Provides clinical services as needed and as determined by CEO, negotiated in accordance with how many administrative hours are required
· Examines, diagnoses, treats and/or refers patients assigned to provider panel, prescribes pharmaceuticals, other medications, and treatment regimens as appropriate to assessed dental conditions
o Follows appropriate standards of care for each patient
· Refers patients for appropriate specialty care services, lab and x-ray and any other ancillary services that are appropriate for patient’s management and care
o Reviews all lab and x-ray reports for patients under his/her care on a timely basis and makes dental management decisions appropriately
· Provides continuity of care to center patients on his/her patient panel and other patients as assigned
· Maintains a problem-oriented health record for each patient seen in accordance with the Center’s established policies and procedures
· Ensures that patient and family/significant others are educated about diagnosis and the plan of care
o Acts as a resource for facilitating communication when necessary
· Participates in specified oral health promotion, education and/or prevention programs as needed i.e. collaboratives, health fairs, etc.
o Attends and participates in clinic/departmental meetings and other clinic functions as required by the Center
· Assists in the provision of technical assistance and oral health education in the community as requested
· Travels when necessary to fulfill the organization’s needs and attend meetings
· Assumes responsibility/accountability for delegating, directing and supervising patient care activities within the Center
· Trains, mentors and supervises students engaged in activities and procedures, as appropriate
· Participates in Quality Assurance (QA) activities for continuous quality improvement and risk management purposes
· Participates in the review and development of patient care policies, including oral health maintenance schedules and continuity of care
· Participates in the review and development of protocols and standing orders
· Serves as a resource and positive, proactive leader within the Center
· Accepts responsibility for remaining current with dental and health care trends and information that impact the practice
· Leads the dental care team in identifying, evaluating and prioritizing patient and family needs to develop a plan of care
· Maintains professional courtesy at all times
· Performs all other related duties as assigned
Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with health center and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.
Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Officer.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.
Ability to lift up to 40 lbs independently and greater than 40 lbs with assistance
Bending/Stooping - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Climbing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.
Lifting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Sitting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Standing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Walking - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Some potential for exposure to blood and body fluids
Desired Start Date