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Community Health Connections Site Dental Director in Fitchburg, Massachusetts

Description

Make an impact in your community through a career in health care!

Community Health Connections (CHC) is a safe haven to find compassionate care, regardless of income or insurance status.

Founded on February 25, 2002, we have 20 years of experience as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) serving low income, underinsured, uninsured, publicly housed, and homeless populations in 35 cities and towns in North Central Massachusetts.

The Site Dental Director provides clinical oversight to the direct services and direct care staff regarding clinical policies, and procedures. Provides direct supervision to Mid-level Practitioner and Residents; serves as a mentor and provides clinical support to members of the Dental Team. Provides diagnosis and treatment to patients in a manner consistent with the Dental license, specialty, and level of experience. This position may oversee the Dental Residency program.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provides and manages direct patient care, including physical examinations, evaluations, assessments, diagnoses and treatment to families in a medically under-served community.

  • Ensure that DPH, OSHA and Dental Association regulations are strictly followed.

  • Knowledge of legal and ethical standards for the delivery of dental care.

  • Willingness to be flexible in the development of new methods of dental services delivery.

  • Ability to deal with sensitive information in a highly confidential manner.

  • Effective communication skills, both oral and written.

  • Ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control standards.

  • Prescribes pharmaceuticals, other medications, and treatment regimens as appropriate to assessed conditions.

  • Refers patients to specialists and to relevant patient care components as appropriate.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • DDS or DMD from an accredited Dental School

  • US dental license and 3-5 years clinical practice in US, preferred.

  • Minimum of three years professional experience

  • Public Health experience, preferred.

  • CPR certified or equivalent.

  • Physical requirements include near visual acuity to observe changes in health/illness status of patients.

  • Manual skills required include good eye and hand coordination in combination with finger dexterity for administration of injections, treatments, etc.

We offer competitive pay and excellent benefits including bonuses, paid time off (vacation, sick, personal and 10 holidays), health, dental, life, vision, 401K, and more!

Qualifications

Licenses & Certifications

Required

  • CPR

Preferred

  • Limited Licensed Dentist

  • Dentist

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