Jewish Renaissance Medical Center

Dentist

US-NJ-Perth Amboy
8 months ago
ID
2012-1020
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

The Jewish Renaissance Medical Center is one of 21 Federally Qualified Health Centers in the state of NJ. Our mission is to provide primary and preventative care to patients regardless of ability to pay, race, ethnicity, and cultural competence. In the last 10 years, the JRMC has been able to expand to over 6 locations in the Middlesex and Essex County areas and provide services to our patients in specialties such as Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, OB/GYN, as well as Dental care.  By joining and being a member of our team, you will be able to give great care to patients as well as work in a great environment.

Responsibilities

Position Summary:

A per diem position responsible for providing clinical dental services and preventative dental care in a community health center setting.  The Staff Dentist supervises the dental assistants of the community health center in the absence of the Dental Director.

 

Essential Functions:

 

  1. Examines individuals requesting care, diagnosis their dental/oral conditions, prescribes and carries out, or directs others in carrying out, appropriate dental/oral treatment, or refers individuals for specialty consultation or treatment in conformance with approved clinical protocols and guidelines.

 

  1. Records patient-dentist transactions as they occur in the patient’s dental record so that the dental record accurately and completely reflects the nature of the contact, the condition of the patient and the care or treatment provided.  In addition the Staff Dentist shall complete referrals, data collections instruments and other records or paper works as shall be required from time to time by the corporation.

 

  1. Educates individuals in the nature of oral health related conditions and in the general promotion of oral health related disease prevention.

 

  1. Serves on the dental staff and other center committees as assigned.

 

  1. Prepares specific reports as requested by the community health center’s Dental Director.

 

  1. Assists in the provision of continuing education, on-the-job training, and the orientation of community health center staff as requested.

 

  1. Designs, develops, and implements appropriate Dental Department policies, protocols and procedures as directed by the Dental Director which are in compliance with the most current accepted professional standards.

 

  1. Assists in the provision of technical assistance and health education to the community as requested.

 

  1. Participates in short and long term program planning for the Dental Department and the agency, including development of goals and objectives.

 

  1. Provides consultation to the CEO and the Board of Directors regarding dental and oral health issues in the absence of the Dental Director.

 

  1. Travels when necessary to fulfill the Medical Center’s needs and attends meetings as necessary to represent the Medical Center and/or the Dental Department.

 

  1. Assists in the coordination and integration of the Medical Center’s dental programs and services with other programs and services for the welfare of the Medical Center’s patients.

 

  1. Responsible for personal full compliance with all applicable federal, state, local and center rules, regulations, protocols and procedures governing the practice of dentistry and the clinical provision of dental care as well as those relating to, but not limited to, personnel issues, work place safety, public health and confidentiality.

 

  1. Participates in recruitment/retention activities of the Medical Center as necessary.

 

  1. As directed by the Dental Director, performs other related and/or necessary tasks to achieve organizational and programmatic goals and objectives.

Qualifications

Education and Training:

 

  1. Graduation from an accredited dental school.

 

  1. Completion of an accredited general practice residency program is preferred.

 

  1. Ability to be clinically fluent in Spanish preferred.

 

  1. Knowledge of public health principles and practices preferred.

 

  1. Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills required.

 

  1. Ability to maintain appropriate clinical privileges required, hospital privileges preferred.

 

  1. FTCA coverage or private professional malpractice insurance obtainable.

 

Licensure and Credentials:

 

  1. Unrestricted license to practice dentistry in the State of New Jersey.

 

  1. Current CPR(BLS) certifications. ACLS preferred.

 

  1. New Jersey CDS and DEA registrations

 

  1. Medicare and Medicaid provider numbers.

Skills and Abilities:

 

Requires a comprehensive knowledge of primary dental care in outpatient settings. Knowledge of the principles and practice of modern dentistry as related to public health organizations and community health programs as well as current social and economic problems pertaining to public health and their impact on primary health care.

 

Typical Physical Demands:

 

Prolonged sitting or standing may be required.  Those physical movements and the degree of mobility normally associated with the practice of primary care dentistry will be performed on a repetitive basis.  The ability to distinguish letters and symbols as well as the ability to utilize telephones, computer terminals and copiers is required.  Work under stressful conditions as well as irregular hours may be required.  Frequent exposure to communicable diseases, body fluids, toxic substances, medicinal preparations, radiation and other conditions common to a clinical environment may routinely be encountered.

 

 

PSHA Blood Borne Pathogen Exposure Classification:

 

Category I

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