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September 25, 2023
Are you ready to serve your community? NEW Health is looking for dentists who believe in our mission and are dedicated and passionate about their work. Every position at NEW Health provides a chance to impact patient lives on a daily basis and improve the overall health of the communities of the Tri-County area of Northeastern Washington, including Stevens, Ferry, and Pend Oreille counties. NEW Health is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), private non-profit 501(c)(3) with a longstanding commitment to serving our patients locally and with a community voice.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Performs diagnostic, surgical, restorative and various preventative services.
Understands and follows infection control procedures.
Reviews medical histories at each visit.
Consults with patient's health care provider or another clinic provider as needed.
Diagnoses dental disease, oral pathology, and develop a written treatment plan and prioritizes 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 NEWHPs 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 NEWHP at conferences, meetings, and continuing education programs.
Act as a preceptor for dental assisting students, dental hygiene students, and dental students as requested.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Education/Experience: Completion of ADA accredited dental program required. Valid dentist license in the
state of Washington 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.). Excellent customer service, oral and written communication skills required. Computer skills required. BLS certification required.
Dentists are required to stand under 1/3rd of the day, while sitting and being mobile are required 1/3rd to 2/3rd of the time. They are required to use hands to finger, handle or feel over 2/3rd of the time, as well as reach with hands and arms. Climbing, balancing, kneeling or crouching occurs less than 1/3rd of the time. Communicating by talking/ hearing occurs over 2/3rd of the day. Smelling occurs between 1/3rd and 2/3rd 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 10lbs. Rarely is there a need to lift more than 11lbs.
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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