The Pediatric Dentist is responsible for examining, diagnosing, counseling and performing comprehensive dental services for patients. He/she must be motivated to work with both parents and children at all levels of communication. Under the direction of the Director of Dental, the Pediatric Dentist will participate in departmental and center wide activities.
CS-HHC’s Expectations of all Employees
- Adheres to all CS-HHC Policies and Procedures
- Conducts self in a manner that represents CS-HHC’s Values at all times
- Maintains a positive and respectful attitude with all work-related contacts
- Communicates regularly with supervisor about Departmental and CS_HHC concerns
- Consistently reports to work on time, prepared to perform the duties of the position
- Meets productivity standards and performs duties as workload necessitates
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Provides reasonable and prudent dental care for CS-HHC patients. Treats patients and staff respectfully, courteously and appropriately
- Coordinates patient care with colleagues, case management staff and other agencies as necessary
- Educates patients on preventive health care and chronic disease management
- Practices appropriate follow-up and outreach to special needs patients
- Completes dental charting and coding accurately and in a timely manner
- Participates in peer review and chart audit
- Participates in staffing interviews and evaluations when necessary
- Participates in governmental or grant reviews when necessary
- Attends and contributes to dental/staff departmental meetings
- Participates in supervision of assigned Dental Assistant
- Contributes to grant applications/writing protocols as necessary
Education: D.D.S. or D.M.D. from an accredited Dental School. Must be board eligible/board certified Pediatric Dentist from an accredited residency or post graduate program. Current Connecticut Dental License and current narcotics license required. CPR Certification required.
Experience: Recent graduates from an accredited residency or post graduate program encouraged to apply. PALS, BLS, ACLS strongly preferred. Recent certificate in Risk Management, domestic/pediatric abuse course requested. Familiarity with Dentrix system is highly desirable.
Knowledge/Abilities: Knowledge of dental health care management and operations. Ability to multitask and maintain good communication with wide variety of staff. Ability to write reports and documents and deliver oral presentations. Interest in preventive dentistry, social consciousness, sensitivity to needs of community residents and the desire to work with and for disadvantaged persons. Excellent computer skills are necessary. Dentrix and/or electronic dental knowledge are highly recommended.
Physical Demands/Working Conditions
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; and use their hands. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
While performing duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Must be willing to provide evening, Saturday and satellite clinic coverage when necessary.
How to Apply
Cornell Scott – Hill Health Center