Dentist

Primary Health Care   Des Moines, IA   Full-time     Dentistry
Posted on October 28, 2021
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Dentist

Requisition Number: DENTI001586

Job Details

Description

Reporting to the Dental Director, the Dentist provides comprehensive and emergency oral care to patients of Primary Health Care, Inc. to enhance the holistic approach to patient care. The dentist works cooperatively with the physicians and other health care team members, providing leadership within the health center in the area of oral health.

Essential Functions

  1. Assesses patients presenting to the dental clinics and orders necessary procedures for the diagnosis of oral-related diseases, and considering the patient’s age-related, physical, psychosocial and cultural needs.
  2. Plans and sequences oral/dental treatment based on the patient’s oral diagnosis and the patient’s age-related, physical, psychosocial and cultural needs.
  3. Develops treatment modalities to enable patients with compromising age-related, physical, psychosocial and cultural needs to receive oral care.
  4. Provides comprehensive and emergency oral care in the dental clinics and the operating room based on the patient’s diagnosis and treatment plan and considering the patient’s age-related, physical, psychosocial and cultural needs.
  5. Provides education to the patient and family regarding the oral diagnosis, treatment plan, pre and postoperative instructions and prevention of disease, considering the patient/family’s learning considerations, barriers to learning and readiness to learn.
  6. Advises medical staff on the diagnosis and treatment of patients with oral-related conditions via written consultations, face-to-face interaction and participation in medical staff activities.
  7. Provides after-hours call coverage and follow-up care for patients.
  8. Assists the Dental Director in the development of clinical protocols for the department.
  9. Assists the Dental Director in the training and supervision of students participating in the dental clinic educational programs.
  10. Supports and assists with the department’s community outreach program, as requested.
  11. Participates in department and medical staff meetings.
  12. Participates in continuing education courses and inservice programs, as required by the department, health center and regulatory agencies.
  13. Participates in the department and health center performance improvement activities.
  14. Performs duties in a professional manner, reflecting the mission of the health center, department service excellence standards, and compliant with policies, procedures and regulatory guidelines.

Minimum Qualifications

Education:  DDS/DMD degree from an approved dental school.

Experience: No minimum experience required.

License/Certifications:

  1. Current license to practice dentistry in the state of Iowa.
  2. Current registration with the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Iowa Board of Pharmacy Examiners (CSA).
  3. *Current Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers Certification recognized by the American Heart Association.
  4. *Current Mandatory Reporter Training: Child and Dependent Adult Abuse recognized by the Iowa Department of Public Health.

* Must be obtained with Introductory Period if not current.

Typical Work Hours

This position typically works 40 hours per week. The schedule for this position will be Monday through Friday. Hours may vary slightly, but will typically be 8am to 5pm. 

Compensation & Benefits

Compensation is dependent on education and experience.

This position is eligible for PHC’s benefit package.