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Dentist/Dental Director - Eastern Clinics

Company: Peak Vista Community Health Centers
Location: Limon
Posted on: April 4, 2021

Job Description:

Summary Title: ID: 0119-4947 Department Location: Eastern Plains Medical Centers Category: Providers Description Peak Vista Community Health Centers is a non-profit healthcare organization whose mission is to provide exceptional healthcare to people facing access barriers through clinical programs and education. We provide primary care services (medical, dental and behavioral healthcare) through 27 outpatient health centers in El Paso, Teller, Lincoln, Adams, Elbert and Kit Carson counties. Our organization has over 800--employees and serves over 95,000 patients in the Pikes Peak and East Central Plains region.

Compensation (Pay):--$120,150 to $151,986--based on experience.--
*Other compensation may include signing bonuses, rural differentials, and relocation reimbursement.--
Summary of Benefits:

To uphold Peak Vista Community Health Center's mission to provide exceptional healthcare to people facing access barriers by providing the highest level of dental practice while embracing the values of:

  • Respect
  • Teamwork
  • Stewardship
  • Employee Engagement
  • Caring & Compassion
  • Make Peak Vista a Great Place to Work This job exists to: Serve as coach and leader for providers, supporting continuous quality improvement for clinical dental services, health education, and preventive services. This individual provides senior leadership at the site, partnering with the Dental Operations Director (DOD) and the site Clinic Medical Director(s) to assure that organizational key result areas are achieved. To perform dental care in the diagnosis and treatment of patients in addition to the administrative functions of planning and directing all dental programs at the site level. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Maintains own administrative schedule as appropriate, leveraging administrative time to maintain optimal dentist in-clinic FTE when possible or necessary.
    • Maintains own clinical practice as defined by Peak Vista Community Health Center guidelines.
    • Provides care in the following disciplines of general dental practice: diagnosis, preventative dentistry, operative dentistry, pedodontics, periodontics, removable prosthodontics, endodontics, fixed prosthodontics, oral surgery and orthodontics.
    • Exhibits positive leadership skills, actively striving to improve the patient and staff experience of Peak Vista including strong communication skills.
    • Assists in strategic planning and implementation of the planned care model and it's applications for the dental program.
    • Implements and aligns the organizational strategic and tactical business plans for the dental program and region.
    • Maximizes and maintains community linkages while acting as an advocate for patients to ensure comprehensive scope of services.
    • Assists with deliverables on grants and Total Quality Management.
    • Assists with clinical responsibilities, including customer service, quality of care, and service standards.
    • Oversees regional dental team's (including dental providers and clinically-oriented support staff's) performance towards clinical quality outcomes.
    • Partners with Vice President of Dental Services (VPDS) and Director of Dental Hygiene (DDH) in hiring/firing authority and performance appraisals of Dental Assistant Supervisors (DAS).
    • Works with DAS and DDH in hiring/firing authority of Dental Assistants and EDDAs.
    • Provides day-to-day direct supervision/coaching of all dental providers in the region (working with DDH regarding hygienists), and (in partnership with the DDH) the Dental Assistant Supervisors' clinical functions, including recruiting, training and supporting with hiring/firing authority and performance appraisals.
    • Oversees completion of all biannual credentialing and privileging for regional dental providers to ensure compliance with malpractice coverage, patient safety, and appropriate access to services within the dental program's scope of care.
    • Responsible for appropriate management of complaints directed at the dental provider team, involving the DDH and DOD when appropriate.
    • Provides oversight of region-level dental infection control processes through partnership with Peak Vista's Infection Control officer, the regional DOD and the VPDS.
    • Evaluates the dental team for continual improvement of efficiency and effectiveness and provides individuals with professional and personal growth.
    • Oversee relationships with dental schools in conjunction with the VPDs.
    • Shares responsibility with the Vice-President of Dental Services, Clinic Managers, and other staff in assuring an appropriate clinical interface between sites.
    • Assists with the management oversight of performance standards within the clinic site, including integration with on-site services (e.g. medical, pharmacy, behavioral health, medical and dental operations, etc.) Partners specifically with site/regional Clinic Medical Director to support service line integration and seamless patient-centered continuum of care.
    • Coordinates operational aspects of the site/regional dental practice in collaboration with the operations team, including maintaining patient access and productivity standards.
    • Coordinates with DOD to ensure the minimum clinical coverage is maintained daily.
    • Serve as regional Radiation Safety Officer. OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
      • Maintain a safe work environment:
        • Implement, review, apply and actively enforce the clinic's safety policies.
        • Support he safety program by actively looking for opportunities to improve safety practices and evaluate staff for safety practices and ergonomic issues.
        • Compliance:
          • Knowledgeable of and compliant with all laws and regulations governing area of responsibility.
          • Responsible for reporting any potentially non-compliant conduct.
          • Cooperate fully with our Compliance Officer in upholding our Compliance Plan.
          • Other duties and responsibilities, as required. SUPERVISION: Yes Responsibilities:
            • Manage and coach provider staff.
            • Initial and annual Performance Evaluations
            • Disciplinary action as needed.
            • Leadership and modeling of Peak Vista values. SCOPE OF AUTHORITY:
              • Authority for hiring and day-to-day coaching of dental provider staff.
              • Works with DDH and DOD to oversee efficient flow and effective management of site/regional dental clinics and integration with site/region-level departments/services.
              • Works with DDH and DOD to maintain quality of care and efficiency. Progress is reviewed quarterly and results are measured and formally evaluated annually. POSITION QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:
                • Education/Experience
                • Graduation from an approved School of Dentistry.
                • Possession of a current license/DEA to practice dentistry in the State of Colorado or the ability to obtain a Colorado State license to practice dentistry.
                • Current CPR Certification.
                • One year experience in administration and clinical management preferred.
                • Knowledge, skills and abilities:
                • Sensitivity to low income and ethnic minority community a must.
                • Bilingual in Spanish is preferred.
                • Excellent leadership and coaching skills.
                • Ability to flourish in team management and team-oriented system required.
                • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients and staff.
                • Operational, implementation, and detail-oriented perspective with ability to apply them to managing projects and tasks.
                • Ability to diagnose and treat dental and oral disease.
                • Working knowledge of the principles, standard practices methods, and techniques of dentistry.
                • Knowledge of preventative dentistry and educational methodologies utilized in prevention with an emphasis on population-health and implementation of public health principles.
                • Skill in oral health operative techniques. PRINCIPAL WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:
                  • All Peak Vista employees, managers and leadership
                  • All Peak Vista clinical and dental staff
                  • Outside contacts such as community, dental schools, vendors and other dental providers MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT DIRECTLY USED:
                    • Dental materials and equipment
                    • Computer
                    • Data and data-based development and resources
                    • Telephone WORKING ENVIRONMENT / PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES:
                      • Risk of exposure to blood borne pathogens.
                      • Dental Operator--and equipment as well as usual office environment.
                      • Ability to travel from clinic to clinic in own vehicle as required.
                      • Occasional evening or weekend work may be required.

Keywords: Peak Vista Community Health Centers, Colorado Springs , Dentist/Dental Director - Eastern Clinics, Executive , Limon, Colorado

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