Job Title: Staff
Reports to: Dental
Our Federally Qualified Health Center believes that each employee makes a
significant contribution to our success. That contribution should not be
limited by assigned responsibilities. Therefore, this position
description is designed to outline the primary duties, qualifications, and job
scope, but not limit the employee or the Health Center to just the work identified.
It is our expectation that each employee will offer his/her services as
necessary to ensure the success of our endeavors and to support our mission
to provide patient and family-centered care through the Health Care Home
initiative, recognizing that all patients are unique and will require
individually tailored approaches to care in order to achieve positive health
outcomes. In addition, it is our expectation that all employees are
professional in their behavior and demeanor and abide by the Standards of
Conduct as outlined in the Employee Handbook.
The Staff Dentist is
responsible for providing direct dental care to our patients in a professional
and patient-focused manner using established dental protocol, procedures, and techniques.
Additionally, he/she provides dental
education and works in a team environment in an effective and efficient manner
to ensure optimum patient centered care.
dental care to patients using established dental procedures and techniques as
outlined by the ADA.
condition and needs of patients. Use
patient screening procedures to include medical history review, x-rays and
dental and perio charting.
courteously manage patients during dental procedures.
of and explain dental procedures being performed.
charting and ensure patient information is entered timely and correctly into
the patient’s electronic record in Dentrix.
implement individualized dental care plans.
education to patients in a clear and easily understood manner to ensure
patients understand the recommended treatment plan and include the patient in
emergency measures for sudden or adverse developments during treatment of
managing the dental office infection control plan to meet OSHA, CDC, and ADA
helpful, a positive role model and work within compliance of a collaborative
agreement with any Advanced Dental Therapist, Dental Therapist, Outreach
helpful, and a positive role model with Dental student rotations.
Maintain a level
of productivity that ensures achievement of fiscal goals as set by the
necessary licensure and CPR certification as required by Minnesota state law
and Health Center policy.
your Manager/Director regarding any changes, concerns or issues that may arise.
maintain relationships with other staff to ensure efficient daily
operations of all departments.
of the Health Center's services to provide integrated care to assist patients/families in
accessing needed resources.
and ensure adherence to the organization’s policy related to the patients’
right for confidential care and HIPAA.
Keep updated on the FQHC's current events, changes in the workplace, policies, and procedures.
Intranet, and other communication tools on a regular schedule and respond in a
timely manner to requests, where applicable.
tasks as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Qualifications:
MN licensed dentist with current DEA license.
Abide by ethical
standards of licensing board.
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent time management and organizational skills.
Strong interpersonal skills with an understanding of underserved
Ability to solve problems effectively, creatively and decisiveness in decision making.
Ability to develop, lead and facilitate teams to achieve the goals of
Confidence, professional judgement, and grace under pressure.
Bilingual skills are a plus.
As a full-time, exempt
employee, work outside of the typical workday will be necessary on occasion to
facilitate the organization’s business. Travel is
required to meetings, events and to support other clinic locations within the
community and across the region. Means of travel and travel expenses will be
reimbursed according to our travel policy.
Physical ability to sit for extended periods of time. Position requires repetitive use of fingers,
hands, wrist in job related duties, i.e. tools, computer, etc. Complete range
of motion, including fine motor skills and tactile sense of both hands. Able to lift 25 pounds. In addition, this
position requires the use of additional PPE and a respirator “fit test”,
including, but not limited to, face shield, face mask, gown, gloves, goggles,
etc. This document is intended to describe the general nature and level of work
performed and is not intended to serve as an exhaustive list of all duties, skills,