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Dentist - General

Los Angeles, CA

Posted: 01/06/2023 Job Number: 1143813 Pay Rate: 145k/year - 170k/year

Job Description

​​To inquire further about this and other professional Dentist / Oral Health Provider opportunities, please contact:

Kevin Jackson, Director

Oral Health Recruitment

UHC Solutions

503.451.6773 Call or Text

Job Description

TITLE:                Staff Dentist

REPORTS TO:   Dental Director

STATUS:            Exempt/Professional

Position Summary

Responsible for:

Providing Dental care to an ethnically and socially diverse patient population in accordance with protocols, policies, and procedures; and ensuring the quality of care and services.

Providing professional leadership and training to professional and support staff to enhance their professional/patient care skills.

Managing/performing specific clinic programs or initiatives from inception through implementation.

Essential Functions

Provides Dental care services to Clinic patients ensuring they receive quality, timely, professional care services in accordance with the clinic's mission and values.

This includes:

  • Providing crown and bridge

  • Provide Full Dentures or a combination of full dentures and partial dentures

  • Able to do anterior and bicuspid root canals

  • Able to perform simple extractions

  • Routine restorative care

  • Obtaining history and conducting dental care examinations

  • Ordering and interpreting the results of laboratory, x-ray, and other tests.

  • Making diagnoses and determining the plan of care, and implementing courses of treatment,

  • Providing and monitoring the results of treatment; and adjusting as needed

  • Consults with the dental specialists and para-professional personnel regarding care of patients and dental diagnostic work performed.

  • Provides consultation to other dental services as requested by the Dental Director and/or Chief Medical Officer

  • Assists the patient and family through all facets of accessing care at the clinic and elsewhere, serving as a resource to resolve patient and family concerns.

  • Consults with other professional and support staff regarding care and treatment of patients and supervises/mentors them in the management of illness.

  • Participates in improving the quality of care, including participation in peer_ review, setting clinical standards for dental support staff, and monitoring the quality of dental services to patients.

  • Meets and consults with other staff providers on an ongoing, regular basis to discuss clinical concerns and opportunities for care improvement. Participates in the development and implementation of new clinic programs relating to specialty; may assume leadership for new health care initiatives and projects.

  • Participates in team meetings and provides input on general operational issues to improve the quality of health care delivery to create and monitor protocols/guidelines for patient care and uniformity of documentation.

  • Identifies training needs of staff and collaborates with others to develop and implement appropriate training programs and opportunities to ensure a skilled and knowledgeable staff.

  • Performs/supervises functions, duties, and services in compliance with regulatory agencies, contractual obligations, and funding sources such as Medi-Cal, Medicare, FTCA, BPHC

  • Monitors and ensures compliance with clinical evidence-based guidelines for dental care.

  • Participates in the review, revision, and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure dental practices are in full compliance with regulatory requirements.

  • Monitors strict adherence to universal precautions as established by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, OHS, and clinic standards.

  • Establishes and maintains effective and positive working relationships with representatives of outside agencies, government entities, vendors, as well as other clinicians, volunteers, and staff; represents the clinic site when appropriate.

  • Ensures patient/client confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA privacy regulations; demonstrates complete discretion when discussing patient information.

  • Practices cost-effective dentistry by monitoring appropriate use of practitioner laboratory and prescription utilization online with clinic preferred laboratory and formulary.

  • Completes electronic health records and other documentation for clinic sessions in a timely manner, ensuring accuracy and completeness to ensure the clinic can collect funds for the services; ensures maintenance of electronic health records/documents in accordance with clinic policies and procedures, contractual obligations, regulations, and funding sources.

  • Maintains working knowledge of dental and related skills through reading, participation in seminars and other educational opportunities, and personal contacts/professional memberships in the field; ensures timely completion of continuing education required to maintain licensure.

  • Participates as a member of the clinic's management team; promotes the clinic's goals and philosophies to staff; participates in committees; and actively cooperates with others in support of the clinic's goals.

  • Participates as a licensed clinician in Emergency Operations, as needed per the commitments and responsibilities of the organization.

Secondary Duties

As a senior professional, the incumbent may be expected to assume responsibility for projects, initiatives, or research outside of daily responsibilities.

Position Requirements

These are general guidelines based on the minimum experience· normally considered essential to the satisfactory performance of this job. Individual abilities may result in some deviation from these guidelines. To perform effectively in this position, the incumbent must have and maintain:
  • A valid license to practice dentistry in the State of California, with no pending or previous disciplinary action from any state licensing entity

  • Current DEA license and BCLS certificate

  • Working knowledge of state-of-the-art dental scientific and treatment methods in area of specialty

  • Understanding of current dental educational and psychosocial intervention procedures

  • Ability to perform clinical duties within established guidelines in an organized, efficient manner

  • Ability to relate and communicate well to all cultural and ethnic groups in the community, including fluency in written and spoken English. Bilingual skills in written and spoken Spanish are preferred.

  • Working knowledge of direct outpatient care and management methods and in a community clinic setting. Prior experience in a similar setting is preferred.

  • Basic knowledge of local, state, and federal regulations relating to care of patients in a clinic setting; and prior experience with county, state, and federal programs such as, Medi-Cal, Medicare, FICA, BPHC.

  • Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions sufficient to maintain a safe work environment

  • Skill in identifying problems and recommending solutions in a clear, concise, and proactive manner, including recognition and resolution of costly errors

  • Ability to develop and maintain cooperative relationships with staff members, patients and other clinicians and work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team

  • Ability to complete and maintain records in accordance with procedures utilizing an electronic health record system and Microsoft Office programs

  • The flexibility to deal effectively with changes in work schedules and sites

  • Current California driver's license and State-required insurance when using personal vehicle on clinic business and a driving record acceptable to the organization and/or its insurance carrier.

  • Typically, these skills are the result of education and training that provides the necessary medical licenses and several years of experience, preferably including some in have clinic environment.

  • The incumbent must be able to perform this job safely, without endangering the health or safety of him/herself or others. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Work Environment

  • The environment for this position is a medical clinic that is clean and comfortable. It may include some minor annoyances such as noise, odors, drafts, etc. The incumbent works in a non-confined setting in which he or she is free to move about at will.

  • The employee may potentially be exposed to emotionally upset patients/family members and will participate in the treatment of patients with potentially communicable diseases.

Physical Activity

  • Performs all or some of the following tasks during the workday: walking, reading, writing/typing, speaking, listening, sitting, and driving.

When performing patient care:

  • May occasionally lift/carry items weighing up to 25 pounds, more with assistance    Will perform duties requiring a full range of body motion, including handling and lifting patients Will utilize manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination

  • Will experience frequent exposure to potentially infectious agents, communicable diseases, toxic substances, medicinal preparation, and other conditions common to a physician's office Will need normal/corrected vision and hearing to be within normal range

  • May work under stressful conditions and or work irregular hours

Equipment Used

  • Standard office equipment such as telephone, computer, printer, fax, and copy machine. May be required to visit other clinics or community locations via personal vehicle or public transport on an occasional basis.

  • As a provider of patient care, the incumbent will use various personal protective clothing and equipment and utilize the full range of equipment, and tools associated with medical care in an outpatient clinic.

Meet Your Recruiter

Kevin Jackson
Director of Oral Health Recruitment

Originally from Flint, Michigan, Kevin served in the US Army as a Military Police officer. After being discharged as a disabled veteran, Kevin returned to Michigan and obtained a degree in Criminal Justice. He then worked in the healthcare field for 13 years in fields including; EMS, ED and Private Practice. He also taught both clinical and administrative courses at two colleges in the Portland Metropolitan Area.

Kevin made a move from podium to recruiting in 2007 to assist professionals obtain and advance their careers and recognize their dreams. He has over 5 years’ experience in motivating recruitment teams to achieve excellence and process discipline, resulting in successful outcomes for both candidates and employers.

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