Staff Dentist

SOUTH PLAINS RURAL HEALTH SERVICES, INC - Levelland, TX4.2

Full-timeEstimated: $100,000 - $150,000 a year
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South Plains Rural Health Services is currently hiring for a Staff Dentist at our Levelland, TEXAS location. Hours are Monday-Friday 8:00AM-5:00PM.

General Description:

  • Coordinates the implementation of dental functions in order to meet patient care needs and industry and agency standards.
  • Appraises patient dental needs and correctional methods.
  • Provides dental services to patients, including the application of filling, extractions, x-rays, restorations, dental prostheses, as appropriate, and diagnoses and treats oral lesions.
  • Ensures dental staff applies proper dental techniques and methods.
  • Reviews rules and standards, recommends changes in departmental policies and procedures, as appropriate to the Dental Director.
  • Maintains patient records of dental services rendered.
  • Stresses the importance of preventive dental care measures.
  • Uses all available resources in diagnosis and treatment, such as laboratory and radio-logical testing, in an appropriate and cost efficient manner.
  • Confers with consulting dentists, patients, and patient's families concerning treatment and care of patients.
  • Refers those cases, which require specialist services, but maintains responsibility, assuring that continuity of care is provided.
  • Participates in the development and implementation of regularly up-dated performance improvement plan.
  • Attends all dental staff meetings and participates in the health center's Performance Improvement program.
  • Performs other necessary duties as required by the community health center to meet the goals of providing primary dental care.
  • Recognize own role in marketing of clinic services by developing positive relations with the public in general.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Director.

Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited school of dentistry with the a Doctor of Dentistry degree.
  • License to practice dentistry in the State of Texas.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of preventive and corrective dentistry and oral hygiene; and of clinical dentistry requirements
  • Skill in the use of dental tools and equipment.
  • Ability to supervise the work of others; to provide patient dental care; to diagnose patient dental care needs; and to prepare and maintain accurate records.
  • The ability to relate with warmth and effectiveness to the patients and other health care providers providers of the health center.
  • Must be qualified in Basic Life Support techniques.
  • Sufficient experience and/or education to carry out the duties of this position.

Job Type: Full-time

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