OVERALL RESPONSIBILITIES: To uphold Clinica Family Health Services’ mission to provide the highest level of continuously improving quality medical, dental, and behavioral care, health education and preventive services possible to the uninsured and underserved, embracing the values of: •Service to Others •Creativity •Diversity •Excellent Teamwork •Do the Right Thing •Make Clinica a Great Place to Work This job exists to: Provide high quality dental care that is culturally appropriate and prevention focused. Serves as a leader on the dental team contributing to the smooth, efficient, operation of the team, the Site and the Organization.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
•Provides care in the following disciplines of pediatric dental practice: diagnosis, preventative dentistry, operative dentistry, sedation, periodontics, pulpal therapy, oral surgery and orthodontics.
•Expands and maintains rapport with the dental community in the service area (e.g., interacts appropriately with other dental personnel outside of Clinica; actively seeks to broaden our referral network).
•Appropriately communicates with health & human services agencies, local governments, and community organizations as needed.
•Acquires and maintains hospital privileges at the local hospital, if applicable.
•Engages actively with dental provider team in determining clinical guidelines for dental program and complies with established Clinica Standards of Care.
•Engages as an equal and partnering member of the team to provide top-of-the skill set care throughout all levels of the team.
•Supports and teaches team members at the site. Teaches students enrolled in a relevant health- profession training program.
•Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of pediatric dental practice, including accepted and evidence-based behavior management, and risk-based care practices.
•Ensures optimal access to care through clinical productivity and a willingness to consider and address patient barriers to care.
•Engages effectively with team members outside of dental and supports overall integration of Clinica systems, particularly between medical and dental clinical teams.
•Provides Human Resources staff the needed documentation, paperwork, and signatures to complete credentialing and privileging (initial and biannual).
•Is respectful and responsive to staff and patients (is approachable by other staff, demonstrates good team work by offering and receiving feedback appropriately).
•Handles ongoing daily clinical work in a timely and thorough manner.
•Exhibits positive leadership skills, actively striving to improve the patient and staff experience of Clinica, as well as strong communication skills, including but not limited to motivational interviewing.
•Collaborates well with teammates, both on a clinical level (e.g., seeks/provides guidance and feedback to supervised/supervising clinician) as well as on a managerial and administrative level (e.g., follows Clinica’s procedures around requesting/taking time off).
•Effective use of the electronic dental and health records (EDR, EHR), registries and templates.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
•Maintains a safe work environment by remaining informed of and compliant with the clinic’s safety policies, and in particular by application of safe practices in area of own responsibility.
o Knowledgeable of and compliant with laws and regulations governing area of responsibility.
o Responsible for reporting any potentially non-compliant conduct.
o Cooperates fully with our Compliance Officer in upholding our Compliance Plan
•Leadership and modeling of Clinica values.
SCOPE OF AUTHORITY:
1.Provide dental services to patients and serve as a consultant to clinical staff.
2.Works with the management staff to maintain quality of care and efficiency.
Progress is reviewed monthly and results are measured and formally evaluated annually.
A.Education / Experience
1.Graduation from an approved School of Dentistry.
2.Possession of a current license to practice dentistry in the State of Colorado.
B.Knowledge, skills and abilities:
1.Ability to diagnose and treat dental and oral disease.
2.Working knowledge of the principles, standard practices methods, and techniques of dentistry.
3.Knowledge of preventative dentistry, risk-based care, and educational/communication methodologies utilized in prevention.
4.Skill in oral operative techniques and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients and staff.
5.Ability to work in a team-based care environment required.
6.Understanding and application of practices and principles of quality improvement (QI) preferred.
7.Sensitivity to low income and ethnic minority community a must. 8.Bilingual in Spanish preferred.
PRINCIPAL WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:
•All Clinical staff
•All employees and managers and leadership
•Outside contacts such as community, other healthcare providers
MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT DIRECTLY USED:
•Dental supplies and equipment
•Electronic Health Record
WORKING ENVIRONMENT / PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES:
•Risk of exposure to blood borne pathogens.
•Dental operatory and equipment as well as usual office environment with sitting, walking, standing, stooping
•Ability to travel from clinic to clinic in own vehicle as required
Internal Number: 18-0010
About Clinica Family Health
At Clinica Family Health (CFH), our nationally-recognized healthcare model is designed to care for the whole patient. We offer our patients a full spectrum of medical services, behavioral health care, dental care, full-service pharmacies and more. Most importantly, though, we offer our patients a medical home: a place where they can come for all of their needs; a place where the doctors and nurses know them by their first name. We want to help our patients get all of the health care they need -- when they need it -- in order to stay well.
Clinica has been named as a Denver Post Top Workplace, a list of the best places to work in Colorado published by the Denver Post, for 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015! The evaluation for the Top Workplaces program is based upon feedback from an employee survey conducted by an independent agency. Our focus is to provide quality healthcare within a fun and progressive work environment.
CFH offers competitive compensation and benefits, generous PTO, paid holidays, CME, and flexible schedules. Full time and part time federal and state loan repayment is available to those who qualify.