POSITION TITLE: Dentist
RESPONSIBLE TO: Dental Director
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
Purpose of Position: To provide quality dental care in all phases of general dentistry in accordance with generally accepted dental practices, standards, and levels of care established by Valley Family Health Care.
- Graduate from an accredited DMD or DDS program.
- Currently hold or be eligible to obtain an active Idaho and Oregon State Dental License.
- Hold an active DEA Certificate without restrictions and be eligible to obtain an Idaho Controlled Substance Registration without restriction.
- Must hold and maintain AHA BLS certification.
- Be proficient in all aspects of diagnostic and clinical dentistry.
- Be compassionate toward patients and families and display a genuine understanding and empathy toward the underserved populations of Idaho and Oregon.
- Perform all phases and aspects of direct clinical dentistry. i.e. General dentistry, Periodontics, Endodontics, Preventative dentistry, Pediatric dentistry, Prosthodontics, and Oral Surgery.
- Review dental health history and medical health history.
- Implement the philosophy of VFHC concerning public health dentistry emphasizing the role of prevention in dental health.
- Work willingly with community dental prevention projects to propagate an awareness of preventive dental health to the local community.
- Maintain a level of proficiency that corresponds with new developments found within the Dental Community.
- Provide appropriate supervision of dental personnel as directed by Dental Director.
- Monitor and ensure all assigned personnel adhere to the guidelines set forth in the VFHC Dental Policies and Procedure Manual and the VFHC Employee Handbook.
- Assist the Dental Director in the information and monitoring of the VFHC Quality Assurance Program.
- Responsible for all dental equipment and supplies and provide the necessary guidance to others so that those assets are properly maintained and utilized to gain their maximum effect.
- Responsible for adherence to all State and Federal regulations concerning the safety of fellow employees and patients within the VFHC Dental Service environment.
- Supervise day to day operation of the Facility under the general supervision of the Operations Manager and Dental Director.
- Complete Continuing Dental Education courses required to maintain current licensure in Idaho and Oregon.
- Assist with meeting quality measures by completing tasks related to VFHC initiatives.
- Provide dental services on the MAC (Mobile Access Care) Unit in various locations as needed.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Complexity and Demands:
- Provide a position of leadership to accomplish the Mission of VFHC Dental Team.
- Deliver a broad range of Dental services to the entire population.
- Understand the complexity of the bilingual/bicultural clinic.
- Adhere to all clinic and administrative protocols set forth by the Dental Director and CEO of VFHC.
- Willingly attend and participate in all staff and committee meetings as required or assigned by the Chief Operating Officer or Dental Director.
- Supervise all staff assigned to their clinic. Responsible to provide direct supervision of all Dental Assistants, Dental Receptionist personnel and Hygienists as may be assigned.
- Complete performance appraisals for supervised staff by due dates.
- Complete all time cards, reports and other administrative requirements by due dates.
- Manage performance issues with in a legal and appropriate manner following health center policies and procedures.
- VFHC Dental Policies and Procedure Manual.
- VFHC Employee Handbook.
- Idaho and Oregon State Dental Practice Assets.
- NHSC and USPHS guidelines.
- Able to lift without adverse effects weights up to 35 pounds or more as required.
- Able to endure long periods of standing, sitting, bending or stooping.
- Correctable vision and hearing.
- Able to read, write and speak clearly.
- Possess normal color acuity.
- Possess the appropriate manual dexterity to perform successfully the duties described within this Job Description - "Dentist".
The VFHC Dental Service work environment is much like that of a typical dental office where the risk of exposure to strong bright light, a high decibel level, ionizing radiation, and blood borne pathogens can and do exist.