Fair Haven Community Health Care (FHCHC) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. FHCHC does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.
For nearly 50 years, we have been a health care leader in our community focused on providing excellent, affordable primary care to all patients, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. Fair Haven is proud to have a diverse and motivated team of professionals who are constantly seeking ways to enhance and improve the health and well-being of all patients.
It’s an exciting time for FHCHC. We are growing and looking for great talent to join us! If you are a passionate, caring professional interested in improving the health of our community, we’d like to know more about you.
Fair Haven Community Health Care
FHCHC is a forward-thinking, dynamic, and exciting community health center that provides care for multiple generations at nearly 80,000 office visits in 14 locations. Overseen by a Board of Directors, the majority of whom are patients themselves, we are proud to offer a wide range of primary and specialty care services, as well as evidence-based patient programs to educate patients in healthy lifestyle choices. As we grow and are able to bring high-quality health care to more areas that need access, we continue to put our patients first in everything we do. The mission of FHCHC is “To improve the health and social well-being of the communities we serve through equitable, high quality, patient-centered care that is culturally responsive.”
This is a unique and exciting opportunity as FHCHC is about to double its current pediatric patients by virtue of a novel collaboration with its local academic health center. We believe that everyone should have access to high-quality medical and dental care, regardless of ability to pay.
The Staff Dentist provides comprehensive and emergency care dental oral health care to children and adults and assists in planning dental treatment.
Duties and responsibilities
Reporting to the Dental Director, the Dentist will be part of a growing team committed to high quality patient care. Typical duties include but are not limited to:
- Examines individuals requesting care, diagnoses their dental/oral conditions, prescribes and carries out appropriate dental/oral treatment, or refers individuals for specialty consultation or treatment in conformance with approved clinical protocols and guidelines.
- 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.
- Completes referrals, data collections and other records or paper works as shall be required from time to time by the dental department.
- Educates individuals in the nature of oral health related conditions and in the general promotion of oral health related disease prevention.
- Helps to promote and execute dental initiatives as outlined by Dental Director.
- Completes all required organizational trainings in a timely fashion.
The selected candidate will have:
- DMD or DDS
- Active unrestricted CT Licensure
- Board Certification
- Current CPR (BLS) certifications.
- Connecticut DEA registration and Controlled Substance License.
- Medicaid provider number
Other requirements include:
- One to two years’ experience as a dentist preferred; however, new graduates will also be considered
- Familiarity with dental billing and coding procedures
- Excellent communication, interpersonal, leadership and team building skills, both written and oral
- A comprehensive knowledge of primary dental care in outpatient settings
- An interest in the knowledge of the principles and practice of modern dentistry as related to public health organizations and community health programs including, but not limited to: current social and economic constraints pertaining to public health and their impact on primary oral health care
- Bilingual in English and Spanish is preferred; electronic health record & paperless charting experience also preferred
Category I Increased Risk Position
Potential exposure to hazardous waste and blood borne pathogens, clinical setting
Yearly Infection Control Training
Physical Demands: Requires walking, bending, sitting, standing, writing, reading, telephone use, data input into computer, pulling medical records,
Mental Demands: Ability to cope with continual changing priorities under potentially stressful conditions
Manual Dexterity Required: Ability to use a keyboard, telephone.
American with Disabilities Requirements:
External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled, must be able to perform the essential job specific functions (listed within each job specific responsibility) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by the organization on a case by case basis.
Fair Haven Community Health Care is an Equal Opportunity Employer. FHCHC does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.