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Dentist, Redwood Valley, CA

Organization: Consolidated Tribal Health Project
Category: Dentist
Location: Redwood Valley, CA
Date Job Posted: September 12, 2022
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Job Summary

This position provides general dental services to individuals and families, and should be an active, enthusiastic participant in helping CTHP to realize its mission to provide the highest possible level of health care services

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provides comprehensive public health oriented dental services (consistent with the Department scope of work) to eligible persons to include: diagnostic, consultation/referral, emergency, preventive, restorative (operative), endodontic, prosthetic (to include fixed and removable), periodontics, orthodontic (limited), and oral surgery services.
  • Assists supervisor, as directed, in all reporting and evaluation requirements.
  • Ensures compliance with IHS; provide supervision to Dental Staff when needed.
  • Provides in-service training to staff as needed.
  • Participates in specialty clinics with other members of the health team (e.g., health fairs, preventive presentations at Rancheria, schools and camps); and works collaboratively with other members in planning to meet the health needs and compliance of patients.
  • Attends and participates in staff meetings, assist and work with the supervisor and department managers in maintaining communication relative to overall operation of the clinic.
  • Participates in inter-departmental activities as necessary to maintain/promote high clinic morale, and thus ensures an effective organization.
  • Assists supervisor in areas of patient communications and reception area support as appropriate (e.g., proper appointment timing, chart maintenance, protocols).
  • Assures that the clinic practices state-of-the-art prevention and treatment methods, and scrupulously complies with recommended and mandated health-provider regulations/guidelines.
  • Contributes to the overall improvement of CTHP services and assures the highest quality standards for patient services.
  • Participates in appropriate continuing education opportunities, shares information/findings, and institute methods, practices and protocols, as appropriate.
  • Represents the highest standards of the dental profession and manifests appropriate caregiver demeanor.
  • Strives to promote CTHP's image and standing in the larger community.
  • May oversee department operations in the absence of the Dental Director.
  • Acts as a role model for, and provides information and encouragement to, those members of the CTHP patient community who may aspire to work in healthcare careers.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications (Education & Experience)

  • D.D.S. degree from an accredited university.
  • Current California Dental License.
  • Current Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) registration.
  • Direct patient dental care experience.
  • Proof of valid driver license, with a clean driving record.
  • Current CPR/BLS certification.

Preferred Qualifications (Education & Experience)

  • Five (5) years of direct patient dental care experience.
  • Indian Preference applies to all Consolidated Tribal Health Project (CTHP) positions in accordance with CTHP Policy and applicable federal law.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Maintains knowledge of dental industry and trends, health promotion, and patient services.
  • Strong understanding and sensitivity to American Indian/Tribal culture and lifestyle, working effectively with American Indian/Alaska Native populations.
  • Effective oral and written communications skills with sensitivity to lifestyles of targeted participants.
  • Skills in operating personal computer using a variety of computer software.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with management, coworkers, and outside contacts.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality and comply with all applicable federal and tribal privacy laws, as well as CTHP policy (HIPAA, HITECH, etc.).
  • Ability to learn and apply program/agency operating policies and procedures.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and tasks concurrently and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently as well as with teams.

Consolidated offers the following benefits for this position:

  • Relocation benefit
  • Sign-on bonus structure
  • 17 paid holidays in 2022 (plus 1 personal day)
  • 9 paid sick days
  • 10 paid Covid-19 sick days (Through 9/30/2022)
  • Vacation is 15 days per year, 20 days after 3 years.
  • 75% of premium is paid by the agency for Medical, Dental and Vision. (Includes family coverage)
  • 100% paid short- & long-term disability, group term life insurance
  • Waiver of copays for services received at the clinic.
  • AFLAC offered
  • 401K Safe Harbor contribution of 5%
  • Employee assistance program through Concern
  • Paid license renewals
  • Paid CEU's
  • Other paid training

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