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Dentist (full-time)

Company: Peak Vista
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: September 12, 2020

Job Description:

Title:Dentist (full-time) - International Circle

ID:4668 / 2031

Category:Providers

Description

Are you passionate about serving an underserved population? Do you believe that everyone should have access to quality healthcare? Do you want to work in a team environment in which everyone is dedicated to this goal? Do you want to go to bed each night, knowing you made a difference in someone’s life? Isn’t this why you went to dental school? Peak Vista's Dental Clinics provide a team-based approach to healthcare. This position offers an excellent opportunity for career growth, providing a wide variety of opportunities, including process and quality improvement, mentorship, teaching and participating in research.

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 950 employees and serves over 95,000 patients in the Pikes Peak and East Central Plains region. We have post graduate training programs, both nationally accredited, for Family Medicine Residency, and primary care Nurse Practitioner Fellowships.

Purpose

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.

To provide high quality dental care that is culturally appropriate and prevention focused. Serves as a leader on the dental team contributing to the smooth, efficient, operation of the team, the Site and the Organization.

Qualifications

A. Education / Experience

Graduation from an approved School of Dentistry.

Possession of a current license to practice dentistry in the State of Colorado.

B. Knowledge, skills and abilities:

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, risk-based care, and educational/communication methodologies utilized in prevention.

Skill in oral operative techniques and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients and staff.

Ability to work in a team-based care environment required.

Understanding and application of practices and principles of quality improvement (QI) preferred.

Sensitivity to low income and ethnic minority community a must.

Job Duties

+ + 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.

Case presentation

Expansion of skills as commensurate with clinical capabilities and continuing education

Supports and teaches team members at the site. Teaches students enrolled in a relevant health-profession training program.

Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of general dental practice, including accepted and evidence-based treatment methodologies, and risk-based care practices.

Ensures optimal access to care through clinical productivity and a willingness to consider and address patient barriers to care.

Engages effectively with team members outside of dental and supports overall integration of Peak Vista systems, particularly between medical behavioral health and dental clinical teams.

Effective use of the electronic dental and health records (EDR, EHR), registries and templates.

Full-time and Part-time availability

Competitive compensation and benefits

Five weeks paid time off plus 9 paid holidays

Generous CE time and budget allowance

403b contribution and match available if eligible

Malpractice insurance coverage

Great working conditions

Terrific team environment

Focus on patient satisfaction

*Successful candidates will complete pre-employment screening; which includes, but is not limited to a Criminal Background check. Peak Vista Community Health Centers is a drug and alcohol free workplace an an Equal Opportunity Employer.

**PVCHC participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program. E-Verify is an Internet-based system that compares information from an employee’s I-9 to data from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration Records. To learn more, visit: everify.com

USA Cares exists to help bear the burdens of service by providing post-9/11 military families with financial and advocacy support in their time of need.

USA Cares is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable organization based in Kentucky and registered with the IRS.

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