General Dentist

500 Parker Street, Morganton, NC, USA

Job Type

Full Time

About the Role

High Country Community Health is a Federally Qualified Health Center, and a Member of the Health Service Corp! The Health Service Corp, does offer assistance in student debt loan repayment!

https://nhsc.hrsa.gov/loan-repayment

POSITION TITLE: Staff Dentist

REPORTS TO: COO

A full time exempt position responsible for providing clinical dental services and preventive dental care in a community health center setting.

Essential Functions:

Examines individuals requesting care, diagnoses their dental/oral conditions, prescribes and carries out, or directs others in carrying out, appropriate dental/oral treatment, or refers individuals for specialty consultation or treatment in conformance with approved clinical protocols and guidelines.
Records patient-dentist transactions as they occur in the patient’s electronic dental record so that the dental record accurately and completely reflects the nature of the contact, the condition of the patient and the care or treatment provided. In addition the Staff Dentist shall complete referrals, data collections instruments and other records or paper works as shall be required from time to time by the organization.
Supervises the clinical work of the dental assistants and hygienists
Works collaboratively with the Dental Office Manager to maintain a full schedule
Educates individuals in the nature of oral health related conditions and in the general promotion of oral health related disease prevention.
Serves on the dental staff and other center committees as assigned.
Assists in the provision of continuing education, on-the-job training, and the orientation of community health center staff as requested.
Assists with designing, developing, and implementing appropriate Dental Department policies, protocols and procedures in partnership with the Dental Office Manager which are in compliance with the most current accepted professional standards.
Assists in the provision of technical assistance and health education to the community as requested.
Participates in short and long term program planning for the Dental Department and the agency, including development of goals and objectives.
Travels when necessary to fulfill the corporations needs and attends meetings as necessary to represent the corporation and/or the Dental Department.
Responsible for personal full compliance with all applicable federal, state, local and center rules, regulations, protocols and procedures governing the practice of dentistry and the clinical provision of dental care as well as those relating to, but not limited to, personnel issues, work place safety, public health and confidentiality.

Requirements

  • Graduation from an accredited dental school

  • Completion of an accredited general practice residency program is preferred

  • Knowledge of community health principles and practices preferred

  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills required

  • Ability to maintain appropriate clinical privileges required, hospital privileges preferred

  • FTCA coverage or private professional malpractice insurance obtainable


Licensure and Credentials:


  • Unrestricted license to practice dentistry in the State of North Carolina

  • Current CPR (BLS) certifications. ACLS preferred

  • North Carolina DEA registration

  • Medicare and Medicaid provider numbers


Requires a comprehensive knowledge of primary dental care in outpatient settings. Knowledge of the principles and practice of modern dentistry as related to community health organizations.


Final candidates will be asked to complete skills, reasoning, and personality assessments specific to the position to which they applied.

About the Company

HCCH provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, HCCH complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
HCCH conducts background checks on all final candidates. Employment is contingent upon a clear background check or approval of the CEO