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Staff Dentist

Indian Health Service

This is a Contract position in Sault Ste Marie, MI posted February 14, 2020.

Summary: For further information, please contact directly:Health RecruiterSault Tribal Health Center906 632 5200 Ext 42185acook1saulttribe.net The Staff Dentist, under the direction of the Dental Director or Solo Chief Dentist, is responsible for the direct delivery of dental care.

Duties: ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)
• Provides direct dental care for patients.
• Conducts dental examinations and determines treatment plan for patients.
• Provides diagnostic, preventative, restorative, endodontic, periodontic, prosthodontics, surgical, interceptive-orthodontic and adjunct general services for patients.
• Refers patients to specialty and generalist care as needed.

• Coordinates Purchased Referred Care referrals for eligible patients.

• Follows Privacy Act Guidelines.
• Supervises dental clinic in the absence of the Dental Director or Chief Solo Dentist.
• Attends clinic committee meetings.
• Participates in quality assurance program.
• Assists in setting goals for the dental clinic.ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)
• All other job related duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Education: Doctor of Dental Science (DDS) or Doctor of Medical Dentistry (DMD) required.

Experience: Doctor of Dental Science (DDS) or Doctor of Medical Dentistry (DMD) experience preferred.Certification/License: Must have and maintain current Michigan Dental License.

Must have and maintain Drug Enforcement Agency License (DEA.) Will be required to undergo and successfully pass a background check.

Must maintain a good moral character standing.

Will be required to complete and pass pre-employment drug testing.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Must have advanced training in general dentistry including: diagnostic, preventive, restorative, endodontic, periodontic, prosthodontics, surgical, interceptive-orthodontic, and adjunctive general services.

Must have knowledge of general dentistry, personnel management and supervision principles.

Must have knowledge of dental quality assurance principles.

Must have knowledge of Indian Health Service (IHS) and ADA Dental Guidelines and Standards of Care.

Must have excellent communication skills and be able to communicate effectively and clearly, verbally and in writing, by telephone and email and in a diverse range of audiences and settings.

Must be able to work under pressure and handle difficult situations.

Must be able to work extended hours when needed.

Must be flexible and available to work various shifts, including nights, weekends and holidays.

Must have excellent organizational skills; organizing work, prioritizing tasks and managing time.

Must maintain confidentiality.

Native American preferred.

Work Type: Permanent, Full Announcement : Who May Apply?

Contact Please use the following information to get more information about or apply for this job posting.

IHS Headquarters, Indian Health Service, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857
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