About the Role
High Country Community Health offers General Dentists sign-on bonuses, competitive salaries, and assistance in student debt loan repayment through the National Health Service Corp.
High Country Community Health integrated care services expand over four counties in the Blue Ridge Mountains and the foothills. These areas are rich with natural beauty, close community, and opportunities for healthy living. Outdoor recreational activities are endless; hiking in the spring, rafting in the summer, or winter skiing are examples of how each season contributes its own unique possibilities. The High Country is surrounded with vibrancy and HCCH is proud to call this area our home.
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.
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.
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.
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