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Dental Director

Company: Providence Community Health
Location: Providence
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

: The Dental Director contributes to the successful achievement of PCHC's mission and strategic initiatives by providing leadership, oversight, evaluation, and direction to clinical staff. As a practicing dentist, the Dental Director provides preventative and restorative services in dentistry, promoting optimum oral health. The Dental Director meets clinical standards of productivity as specified by the Department of Health and Human Services and standards assessed by PCHC, based on financial and quality standards. Partnering with the Director of Dental Services (Admin) - Develop and implement strategies to identify and optimize operational efficiency and effectiveness. Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provides direct care to scheduled patients and/or walk-in patients, when necessary, per PCHC policies and state statutes and regulations.
  • Provides leadership, staffing, coordination, and evaluation of dental clinic activities in collaboration with the Director of Dental Services (Admin).
  • Works collaboratively with the Director of Dental Services (Admin) and Chief Medical Officer to monitor and improve processes and outcomes of care.
  • Provides dental services advice to the Director of Dental Services (Admin) and Chief Medical Officer.
  • Regularly evaluates Dental scope of services to meet the Oral Health needs of the PCHC population.
  • Participates in preparing grant applications that support improving dental services based on population needs.
  • Participates in developing an annual business plan for the dental program.
  • Works collaboratively with the Director of Dental Services to ensure annual business and strategic goals are met.
  • Review and revise policies and procedures in the dental clinic to meet ADA Guidelines.
  • Responsible for administration and monitoring standards, policies, and procedures for areas of responsibility.
  • Ensure the ethical and high-quality provision of oral health care.
  • Ensures integration of patient education into all phases of treatment.
  • Participate in scheduled meetings for case management or quality improvement.
  • Understand patient needs and ensure outstanding, efficient, productive, and quality clinical care are met.
  • Responsible for the resolution of patient grievances regarding quality of care.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with key service provider groups.
  • Contribute to and participate in practice-based advocacy.
  • Participate in on-site and off-site continuing education programs and in-service training to maintain license and meet the patient community's need.
  • Supervise interns and students (hygienists, dental assistants) following requirements within agreement with associated dental schools, as appropriate.
  • Participate in PCHC outreach activities following PCHC Policies and Procedures.
  • Maintain client confidentiality at all levels of interaction.
  • Ensure that peer review audits are completed bi-annually on time, and that performance evaluations are completed in collaboration with the Director of Dental Services (Admin) annually.
  • Performs all duties and responsibilities in the Dentist job description.
  • Perform other job-related duties as needed. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES Clinical supervision of 12-14 Dentists and 6-10 Hygienists. Carries out supervisory responsibilities following the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; establishing performance improvement plans; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. ___________________________________________________________________________ Essential Skills / Qualifications:
    • Bilingual (Spanish) preferred.
    • Effectively communicates orally and in writing.
    • Relates and interacts with staff at all levels of the organization.
    • Represents the organization professionally and effectively to the community.
    • Works independently and is self-directed.
    • Supports, motivates, and sustains a team-oriented culture.
    • Articulates organizational vision and implements strategic organizational initiatives.
    • Demonstrates excellent analytical, quantitative, and financial skills.
    • Exercises sound judgment, tact, and diplomacy.
    • Evaluates and effectively addresses highly complex issues and problems.
    • Delegates work, sets expectations, and monitors activities of subordinate managers and staff appropriately.
    • Applies skills in employee relations: scheduling, hiring, firing, progressive discipline, etc.
    • Demonstrates leadership and basic management skills.
    • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications; Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Education / Licensure / Experience:
      • Graduate of an accredited school of Dentistry - Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) or equivalent.
      • MBA, MHA, MPH, or similar population health Master's level degree is highly preferred
      • Licensed to practice dentistry in the state of Rhode Island.
      • Maintain ongoing professional education and certification as mandated by PCHC board and state regulation.
      • Experience as a practicing clinician (5 years).
      • Senior/director-level management experience (4 years).
      • Experience in primary care setting preferred.
      • Familiarity with federally qualified health centers or FQHC
      • Working in a not-for-profit organization.
      • Working with low-income, multi-ethnic populations.
      • Healthcare information systems, such as electronic health record and practice management systems - Dentrix
      • Experience in pediatric dentistry.
      • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications; Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint PCHC is EOE/M/F/D/V/SO


Keywords: Providence Community Health, Providence , Dental Director, Executive , Providence, Rhode Island

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