Central Health

Dentist

Req No.
2016-2219
Company
CommUnityCare Health Centers
RBJ Dental
15 Waller St.
Austin
Category
Dental Services
TX
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

In collaboration with patients, families (as defined by the patient) and staff across all disciplines and departments is responsible for providing routine dental care/treatments for patients in a community healthcare center setting.

Responsibilities

  • Perform clinical dental services for patients, which includes examinations, treatment planning, oral cancer screenings, amalgam and composite restorations, pit and fissure sealants, bonded restorations, extractions, limited root canal therapy, minor oral surgery, full and partial denture construction, and other required procedures.
  • Accurately and completely report and document status, care rendered, response to care, provider orders, and contacts with patient and/or other healthcare providers.     
  • Maintain patient follow up procedures.  
  • Instruct clients in proper practices of dental hygiene and procedures pertinent to provided treatments.     
  • Respond to  inquires by clients and staff on dental health and on provided treatments.    
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

PRIMARY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Directly effect improvements in patient well-being through accurate and timely diagnosis and delivery of relevant, high quality dental care.      
  • Ensure all tasks provided and associated with patient care, patient administrative processes and related duties comply with all regulatory and accreditation standards including The Joint Commission and CommUnityCare Standard Operating Procedures and CommUnityCare Policies and Procedures.
  • Develop and maintain favorable internal relationships, partnerships with co-workers, including clinical managers, clinical support staff, providers and business office staff.
  • Interact respectfully and collaboratively with patients and their families, striving to develop favorable relationships with families.
  • Collaborate with all members of the care team in providing patient-centered care.
  • Ensure all actions, job performance, personal conduct and communications represent CommUnityCare in a highly professional manner at all times.
  • Uphold and ensure compliance and attention to all company policies and procedures as well as the overall mission and values of the organization.
  • Complete all mandatory training and maintain appropriate credentials/licensure.

Qualifications

  • High level of skill at building relationships and providing excellent customer service.
  • Interpersonal savvy and influence skills in managing difficult clients and patients.
  • High degree of knowledge and competency in the practice of dentistry. 
  • Requisite skills and ability to perform certain dental tasks as assigned.
  • High level of problem solving skill to better serve patients and staff.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to utilize computers for data entry and information retrieval.
  • Ability to manage multiple responsibilities and emergency situations successfully 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to implement, and evaluate operational and administrative processes.Demonstrated understanding and/or experience working in an integrated delivery environment.   
  • Experience/knowledge of Joint Commission accreditation process and requirements, as well as all federal, state and local regulations and standards associated with the delivery of care in a Federally Qualified Health Center. 
  • Demonstrated understanding and/or experience working in a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) environment

Education:

  • Graduation from an accredited dental school with a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or Doctor of Dental Medicine (DDM) degree.
  • Unrestricted licensed to practice dentistry in the State of Texas.
  • Current Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and Department of Public Safety (DPS) registrations for the purpose of writing prescriptions.
  • Current Healthcare Provider Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) course completion card.
  • Current Basic Life Support Certification for Healthcare Providers.

Professional:

  • Demonstrated expertise in relevant dental practices, protocol, trends and best practices.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and success in effecting overall clinical operations.
  • Proficiency in the use of a computer, software packages, and office machines

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