Dentist, DDS
Full Time + Benefits/PTO
Non-Exempt

AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY: The Dentist at each site provides patient care by
performing appropriate dental exams, diagnosing and prescribing care, carrying out
appropriate dental/oral treatment, and referring individuals for specialty consultation.
Provides direction and support to all dental staff at site location. Works as an integral
part of the Provider staff by participating in dental and other staff meetings.


QUALIFICATIONS: Graduate of an accredited dental school with a current license to
practice dentistry in the State of California, current CPR, and DEA certification. Ability
to work well with others in a professional manner in a team-oriented environment.
Leadership qualities, including prompt and careful decision-making and supporting
attitude toward organization. Must maintain confidentiality relating to MVHC personnel,
patients, and information that could result in proprietary damage to MVHC. Must
possess current valid California or Oregon driver’s license and auto liability insurance.
Must have the ability to travel when needed to all dental sites.


REQUIRMENTS AFTER HIRE:
Clean and appropriate business attire.
Maintain license.
Current CPR card.


DUITES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide direct patient care by performing
appropriate dental exams, diagnose dental/oral conditions, order x-rays/tests, prescribe
and carry out appropriate dental/oral treatment, and refer individuals for specialty
consultation when problems are presented outside scope of practice or ability. Record
patient encounters in the patient’s dental records to accurately describe the nature of the
visit, condition of patient, and care/treatment provided.
Communicate effectively with the patient while involved with their dental care, including
appropriate patient education while answering questions and in history taking.
Demonstrate competent knowledge in delivering dental care to patients through peer
review and clinic quality assurance program.
Supervise DA, RDAs and RDHs according to the standardized procedures agreed upon
which defines their scope of practice while complying with all federal and state
regulations and codes.
Support and contribute in a positive manner in clinic efforts to maintain and improve
patient satisfaction in all aspects of dental health delivery. Work at maximum potential
to meet productivity requirements in order to improve fiscal viability while maintaining
quality dental care.


CUSTOMER CARE: A core value of Mountain Valleys Health Centers’ is our
dedication to high-quality customer care. As a Community Health Center, our patients are
our vitality; therefore, every patient will be treated accordingly.
At MVHC a customer is defined as but not limited to a patient, vendor, contractor,
granting agency, community business, and employee. Customers will be treated with the
utmost dignity and respect regardless of their socio-economic status, insurance type, job
position, and/or race, etc. Discrimination is unacceptable and is grounds for immediate
termination.
Every employee of MVHC will adhere to the Accountability Measures outlined either at
the onset of employment or at the date of this signed job description. Should these
expectations not be upheld, the employee understands that disciplinary action will be
taken which could lead to immediate termination.
By signing this job description, the employee commits to providing the highest quality
customer care and will strive to make each patient feel as though they are the only one.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Sitting, standing, walking, bending/stooping,
squatting/crouching, balancing, reaching, twisting/turning, pulling, stand up lifting up to
30 pounds, speaking/hearing on phone and in person, reading, writing, close eye work,
repetitive motion of hands, fine and gross manipulation, up/down and side/side hand
motion, positioning patients, exposure to bodily fluids, exposure to infectious disease,
exposure to solvents/chemicals, exposure to public/staff/dentists, working with other, fast
work pace, frequent change, frequent interruptions, independent problem solving, and
travel by auto to other sites.

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