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Dentist - General

Minneapolis, MN

Posted: 01/09/2023 Job Number: 1001766 Pay Rate: 140k/year - 180k/year

Job Description

Job Title:                                 Staff Dentist

Reports to:                              Dental Director

Department:                           Dental Clinic

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.


Job Summary:

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. 


Job Responsibilities:

·         Provide direct dental care to patients using established dental procedures and techniques as outlined by the ADA.

·         Assess dental condition and needs of patients.  Use patient screening procedures to include medical history review, x-rays and dental and perio charting.

·         Professional and courteously manage patients during dental procedures.

o   Inform patients of and explain dental procedures being performed.

·         Conduct dental charting and ensure patient information is entered timely and correctly into the patient’s electronic record in Dentrix.

·         Develop and implement individualized dental care plans.

·         Provide dental education to patients in a clear and easily understood manner to ensure patients understand the recommended treatment plan and include the patient in the discussion.

·         Institute emergency measures for sudden or adverse developments during treatment of patients.

·         Assist in managing the dental office infection control plan to meet OSHA, CDC, and ADA standards.

·         Be cooperative, helpful, a positive role model and work within compliance of a collaborative agreement with any Advanced Dental Therapist, Dental Therapist, Outreach Staff. 

·         Be cooperative, 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 organization.

·         Maintain necessary licensure and CPR certification as required by Minnesota state law and Health Center policy.

·         Communicate with your Manager/Director regarding any changes, concerns or issues that may arise.

·         Develop and maintain relationships with other staff to ensure efficient daily operations of all departments.

·         Be knowledgeable of the Health Center's services to provide integrated care to assist patients/families in accessing needed resources.

·         Know, understand, 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.

·         Read email, Intranet, and other communication tools on a regular schedule and respond in a timely manner to requests, where applicable.

·         Perform other tasks as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Qualifications:

·         Board certified, 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 populations.

·         Ability to solve problems effectively, creatively and decisiveness in decision making.

·         Ability to develop, lead and facilitate teams to achieve the goals of the department.

·         Confidence, professional judgement, and grace under pressure.

·         Bilingual skills are a plus.


Other Requirements:

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, and responsibilities.

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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