Performs professional, high-quality dental services to general public patients with diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
- Provides high-quality oral surgery to all who request services.
- Provides competent and thorough assessment and treatment.
- Provides referral for specialty care, case management and hygienist care as appropriate.
- Functions effectively as member of dental clinic team with appropriate day-to-day clinical direction.
- Maintains policies, regulations and licensure.
- Maintains current knowledge in field.
- Enhances public image of the program and agency through professional conduct and appearance.
- Performs basic oral surgery within professional ability, including, but not limited to: simple and complex extractions, biopsies, removal of impacted teeth, and oral exams.
- Encourages appropriate services through written treatment plans and referrals or recall.
- Promotes smoking cessation counseling for patients.
- Responsible for patient clinical chart recordings.
- Participates in outreach activities on behalf of patients and PCHC.
- Attends required staff meetings and, as requested, participates in program planning.
- Maintains professional education and knowledge on dental procedures and practices.
- Provides professional in-service for clinic staff.
- Mentors healthcare students.
- Communicates with team members to induce a positive and productive work environment.
- Works as an integral part of the interdisciplinary team to insure high-quality patient care and outcomes.
- Complies with and shares in implementation of all OSHA safety and infection control requirements.
- Conforms to the terms of employment contract, all grant and funding conditions, and any relevant agreements between PCHC and other entities.
- Performs other related activities, as required, to assure program/department success.
- Interacts harmoniously and effectively with others, focusing upon the attainment of organizational goals and objectives through a commitment to teamwork.
- Conforms to acceptable attendance and punctuality standards as expressed in the Employee Handbook.
- Complies with all safety rules and protocols. Reports all accidents, regardless of severity, immediately to supervisor and completes incident/injury report and investigation form, which will be forwarded to Human Resources within 24 hours of incident.
- Abides by the organizations compliance program and requirements.
- Current on all required training for current year.
- Performs all other duties, as assigned by supervisor.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
- Knowledge of the principles and practice of oral surgery.
- Knowledge of the state and federal laws pertaining to Dentistry and to community health centers.
- Knowledge of the structure and function of community health centers.
- Maintains Board Certification
TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS
- Frequent exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, medicinal preparations and other conditions common to a medical practice setting.
- Normal medical office environment.
- Involves frequent contact with staff, patients and the public.
- Work may be stressful at times. Contact may involve dealing with people who are angry or upset.
- Working extended hours may be required as needed.
- Admit mistakes or missteps openly, own our own behavior, forgive one another, and model vulnerability and humility
- Keep discussions about team members, subordinates, and colleagues as well as challenges in the workplace positive, constructive, and factual
- Be mindful of employee confidentiality even among peers, and particularly where an issue involves a peer
- Only say what you would be willing to say to someone directly
- Whenever possible, speak directly to the person with whom you are having a disagreement or a challenge. Challenge yourself to engage in these discussions. Do not avoid constructive conflict.
- Work with your immediate supervisor or HR when you need to process a performance or behavioral situation with a colleague or subordinate and determine best next steps.
- It is always ok—and usually preferable—to pause, and take time to reflect, before reacting to a situation
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
- Degree from an accredited School of Dentistry and a valid license to practice dentistry in Maine.
- Demonstrated ability to perform all aspects of oral surgery and to work as a team member.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills and strong commitment to public health dentistry.
- Clinical and public health experience.
- Must hold a valid license to practice dentistry in the State of Maine.
- Must be registered with the State of Maine Board of Dental Examiners.
- Will have up-to-date training and certification in Healthcare Provider Advanced Life Support issued by American Heart Association, American Red Cross or American Health & Safety Institute. Must obtain within 3 months if not current at hire.