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Dentist, Yakima, WA


Organization: Yakima Neighborhood Health Services
Category: Dentist
Location: Yakima, WA
Date Job Posted: October 7, 2021
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Yakima Neighborhood Health Services Job Title: Dentist

Minimum Qualifications:

Licensed to practice general dentistry in the State of Washington.

Supervised by: Dental Director, Primary Care Administrator

Position(s) supervises: None

Typical Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

Requires prolonged walking and standing, frequent bending, stooping or stretching. May involve lifting or positioning patients. Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range. Requires full range of body motion including manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination. Required to work under stressful conditions and with patients who are often in discomfort and/or pain. Requires ability to sustain concentration in a noisy and fast-paced environment. May be exposed to communicable diseases and bodily fluids.

Examples of Duties (this list may not all include all the duties assigned):

  • Provide preventive and restorative dental care to patients of all ages, with special focus on prevention services for pregnant women and young children.
  • Work with other clinic dentists and dental hygienists to maximize patient flow and treatment opportunities for YNHS patients.
  • Participate in public health dentistry efforts in the community.
  • Work with local private dentists to facility smooth referral patterns for YNHS patients.
  • Participate in staff meetings and other quality assurance efforts as requested.
  • Work with YNHS public health staff and primary medical care staff to integrate dental services and oral health education opportunities.
  • Participate in quality assurance activities and peer review as requested.
  • Maintain organized, clean, efficient and confidential work area.
  • Represent YNHS in local meetings as requested.
  • Perform related work or other tasks as requested, or as outlined in dentist contract.

YNHS has earned National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Patient Centered Medical Home recognition and prides itself on the relationships between patients and staff. We believe patients should be at the forefront of their care. Whenever possible, staff should involve and support patients and their families in goal-setting and prioritizing health concerns.

Working Relationships:

All YNHS employees are expected to develop and maintain professional and courteous working relationships with all other YNHS employees, patients, visitors, health profession students, vendors, and volunteers of the organization. In addition, YNHS employees are expected to provide courteous and efficient service to health and social service agencies working with YNHS patients.

Salary Level: Dependent on education and previous experience as applicable to this position.

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