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Crescent Community Health Center
December 27, 2022
Why Crescent Community Health Center? Crescent is a mission driven, patient centered organization. Crescent provides medical, dental and brain health services to the Greater Dubuque area including our most vulnerable populations. Crescent works hard to bring high quality affordable health care to all in our community. Crescent provides a diverse, fun, and inclusive workforce with competitive wages and benefits. If you are looking for a rewarding career that makes a difference in the community, this is your chance.
Role: Performs professional, high quality dental care, preventive care and restorative care to clients of all ages with maximum concern for client comfort, treatment, and respect.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Performs oral examinations using x-ray and other special equipment. Diagnoses and treats dental and oral disease. Performs restorations, extractions, prophylactic and other dental work as indicated. Achieves productivity standards as determined by supervisor.
Demonstrates knowledge of the principles, standard practice methods and techniques of general dentistry, preventive dentistry, and educational methodologies utilized in prevention.
Performs dental operations and treats mouth diseases; refers clients per protocols; confers with physicians regarding medical/dental problems.
Keeps clinical and other records regarding services provided, supplies and materials used.
Uses all available resources for diagnosis and treatment in an appropriate and cost efficient manner.
Participates in development of dental policies, procedures, dental records, and quality improvement plan.
Participates in professional education for self to maintain the highest level of expertise.
Maintains good relationships with other professionals within the community.
Available for on call coverage to triage after hours calls.
Completes all other assigned projects and duties.
Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of general dentistry.
Practice within scope of license and experience.
Maintain infection control and safety guidelines.
Maintain a friendly, respectful, and professional environment for all client contacts.
Maintain a cooperative, helpful work environment within the Clinic.
Maintain confidentiality regarding CCHC, its clients, and employees.
Follow CCHC policies, procedures, and guidelines.
Experience: One-year experience preferred
Education: DDS or DMD. Graduate of accredited school of dentistry.
Requirements: Licensure to practice dentistry in the state of Iowa. Must have or receive in the first 30 days of employment: BLS certification mandatory reporter training. Must be able to pass screening, credentialing, and privileging requirements. The candidate must be able to use electronic dental records and other computer software.
There is frequent exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, medicinal preparations, and other conditions common to a medical/dental environment.
Varied activities including standing, walking, reaching, bending, lifting. This position requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting clients, manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination. Requires standing and walking for extensive periods of time. Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 50 pounds. Requires working under stressful conditions and working irregular hours.
Courteous, friendly, compassionate, tactful, nonjudgmental and strong communication skills. Demonstrate ability to motivate and influence others, to obtain cooperation, and to work as a team member and leader. Bilingual (English-Spanish) desirable.
Using/operating dental equipment and machinery as appropriate.
Pre-employment drug testing and background check required.
Personal protective equipment provided or required
Social distancing guidelines in place
Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place
Desired Start Date