Dentist

Grand Peaks Medical and Dental is hiring a Dentist. 

Since 2007, Grand Peaks has been committed to providing a Medical Home to patients, where medical, dental, behavioral health services and clinical pharmacists work together and coordinate efforts in a team based system of care. We strive to improve the quality of our patient's lives who would otherwise have limited access to health care. We serve all individuals regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay.

As a Dentist at Grand Peaks, you will perform professional dental care in the diagnosis and treatment of patients and assists the director in developing and implementing the dental program. At Grand Peaks, our Dentists approach their tasks in a team based care fashion that supports patients and their families in self-management, self-efficacy and behavior change while adhering to the spirit of the Grand Peaks mission statement while performing assigned duties.

Supervision Received: 
Works primarily under the supervision of the Dental Director.

Supervision Exercised: 
Exercises supervision of the dental hygienists, dental assistants, and other assigned personnel.

Specific Duties:

  • The Dentist acts as a patient advocate for our vulnerable population by ensuring that the patient is fully informed and comfortable with their visit to Grand Peaks. 
  • Works in conjunction with other Medical Providers, Dental Providers, Behavioral Health Providers, and all other staff to ensure that the patient obtains the highest standard of integrated health care. 
  • Provides care in the following disciplines of a general dental practice: Diagnosis, preventative dentistry, pedodontics, periodontics, removable prosthodontics, endodontics, fixed prosthodontics and oral surgery. 
  • Follows procedures for the electronic health records system.
  • Helps provide in-house training. 
  • Helps evaluate and supervises dental hygienists, dental assistants, and other assigned personnel.
  • Provide dental health services appropriate to the age-specific needs of all patients in accordance with the principles of growth and development for infant, child, adolescent, adult and geriatric life cycles. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to diagnose and treat dental and oral diseases. 
  • Working knowledge of the principles, standard practice methods and techniques of dentistry.
  • Knowledge of preventative dentistry and educational methodologies utilized in prevention.  Skill in oral operative techniques. 
  • Must work well with the other patient care team members.
  • Must be able to maintain professional relationships with local partner providers.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with patients and staff. 
  • Ability to operate, maintain, and document in the electronic record. 
  • Sensitivity to low income and ethnic minority community a must. 
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.

Education:
Graduation from an accredited School of Dentistry.

Experience: 
Previous experience desired, but not required.

Licensure/Certification:

  • Possession of a valid current license to practice dentistry in the State of Idaho. 
  • Maintain current CPR Certification.

Bloodborne Pathogen Risk Level:
High exposure to blood borne pathogens.

Environmental Conditions: 
Normal Medical and Dental office environment

Physical Requirements: 
Requires sitting for long periods of time and crouching in a forward position. Requires manual dexterity.  Requires depth perception, normal visual acuity and hand-eye coordination. Requires standing, walking and stretching to operate department equipment.  Requires pulling, pushing and fingering with hands, wrists, arms and upper body. Ability to perform exodontia. Requires the ability to work under stressful conditions and in a confined area with accuracy.  Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record data electronically and to communicate with patients.

FLSA Code: 
Exempt position

This job description is not intended to be an inclusive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with this position. 

To Apply: Please email resume or CV with letter of interest and professional references to: admin@grandpeaks.org

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