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Dentist, Director of Dental Program

Queens, NY 11372

Department: Physician Job Number: 6207 Pay Rate: $16000-180000 Employment Type: Full Time

Job Description

Our client, a Health Center providing affordable healthcare to the underserved and vulnerable in New York City, is hiring a Dentist, Director of Dental Program. Join an organization with a mission to improve the health of the community and to increase access to comprehensive primary care, preventive health services, mental health, and supportive services. Be part of a team advocating for and providing a welcoming environment for underserved and vulnerable people, the LGBT Community, and individuals living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.

Responsibilities:
  • Leadership of dental care at the center by supervising other providers and the dental team to ensure high quality and efficient care.
  • Provide programmatic oversight, fiscal management, technical expertise, personnel and supervision for the Dental Services section
  • Supervise and provide direct patient care at the dental clinic.
  • Diagnoses and treats diseases, injuries, and malformations of teeth and gums, and related oral structures
  • Examines patient’s teeth and surrounding oral structures and develops appropriate treatment plans.
  • Maintains current and accurate problem-oriented dental records.
  • Treats dental diseases, injuries and malfunctions of teeth and gums.
  • Determines need for dental and prosthetic applicants
  • Advises patients about dental health practices and provides dental health education
  • Collaborates with the Clinic Operations Manager and Nurse Manager in all aspects of center operations related to dental care.
  • Participates in clinical staff meetings
  • Participates in committees and conducts other duties as assigned by supervisor
  • Work with communities to develop and form partnerships to mobilize community resources and general public
  • Proposes policies on care issues and conducts chart audits to ensure compliance 
  • Reviews dental administrative and clinical policies and procedures annually to ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements – proposes changes and new policies to the Chief Medical Officer
  • Ensures that dentists and dental staff adhere to the center's policies and procedures in the delivery of care.
  • Ensures compliance with Performance evaluations, Employee Health Mandates, Agency and Clinic/Department orientation of new employees
  • Oversees the chart audit process and maintains a peer review process for all dentists
  • Facilitates related services for health center patients and center staff, as appropriate, with respect to their confidentiality and privacy.
  • Participates in continuing education and maintains credentials as required
  • Supervisors all dental staff as assigned by the Chief Medical Officer
  • Works within the hiring process to ensure new dental staff are trained and oriented

Requirements:
  • DDS or DMD degree from a CODA-accredited program
  • GPR or AEGD residency preferred.
  • NYS dental license
  • DEA registration
  • BLS certification
  • Medicaid-enrolled provider
  • Completion of 25 hours of continuing education in the past year
  • Up-to-date mandated coursework in Pain management, palliative care, and addiction (DEA mandatory prescriber education) and Infection control (NYS requirement)
  • Proficiency in performing all dental procedures listed above
  • 2+ years of related experience and/or training preferred.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, and the general public.
  • Interest in and conviction of purpose and aims for all programs in the clinic.
  • Respect for the rights of individuals to make their own decisions about their medical care.
  • Ability to communicate easily and display a cordial manner towards individuals from a variety of socio-economic, cultural and religious backgrounds.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
Salary: The posted range is not a guarantee. The actual salary will be based on qualifications, experience, and education and could fall outside of this range. Contact us for more information. 
 
If you are passionate about what you could accomplish in this role, we would love to hear from you! 
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Magdalena Kociuba
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