The incumbent will be a first-line treating dentist within the clinics of the dental program. Performs a full range of professional dental duties in connection with the treatment of commonly encountered dental diseases or dental health problems requiring standard corrective, restorative, or preventive measures. Provides routine and emergent dental for both pediatric and adult Native American population. Must be willing to participate in Quality Assurance activities, and any other Administrative activities when called upon (i.e., Committee involvement).
- Performing oral and radiographic examinations of the oral cavity, and diagnosis of pathological and irregular condition.
- Performing restoration of simple and compound cavities with standard dental materials (cement, amalgam, composite resin, etc.)
- Administering local anesthesia.
- Performing both non-surgical and surgical extractions of teeth.
- Scaling of calculus, and curettage.
- Treating dental and periodontal infections.
- Recognizing symptoms of systemic diseases and referring cases for medical diagnosis
- Performing alveolectomy in connection with fitting of dentures or other appliance, or other dental procedures
- Responsible for scheduling and completing specialty prosthodontic procedures that he/she has obligated to do
- Must be willing and able to perform public health dentistry (ie. stainless steel crowns on primary teeth, CPA’s on root canal-treated teeth, etc)
- Must be willing to treat patients of all ages, medically compromised patients, and physically and mentally challenged patients.
- Must have basic computer skills to complete administrative tasks
- May be required to participate in committee involvement or be assigned administrative duties (ie. quality assurance activities, teaching Dental assistants, etc)
- Will work with Electronic Dental Record (EDR) and Employee Health Record (EHR) programs; training will be provided
- Responsible for electronic health records data entry pertinent to patient service role
- Ensure proper PPE is always worn while on duty including but not limited to, face mask, gloves, gown, isolation gown, NIOSH-approved N95 filtering facepiece respirator or higher, if available), and eye or face shield.
- Complete all donning and doffing tasks in a safe acceptable method and discard of used PPE accordingly. (see CDC website for most current updates)
- Complete task training for all routine cleaning and decontamination processes for all surfaces contaminated by a communicable disease to ensure a high level of patient, visitor, employee and external customer satisfaction.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
MENTAL AND PHYSICAL EFFORT
The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work is sometimes sedentary and sometimes active; good eye-hand coordination and concentration is required. Work involves danger of exposure to radiation and communicable diseases. Incumbent uses lead shields to protect against radiation and wears face masks and gloves during treatment procedures. Position requires prolonged sitting, talking, or hearing; pushing/pulling; and, use of hands to finger, handle, or feel. It also requires extensive periods of standing; and reaching with hands and arms. Occasionally incumbent will need to be able to walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Frequently requires that weight be lifted, or force be exerted up to 10 pounds and infrequently up to 25 pounds. This position requires the ability to hear alarms on equipment, client calls, instructions from physicians/department staff; and, overhead pages from loudspeaker. Work requires the incumbent to have close, color, peripheral vision; and, depth perception with the ability to adjust focus. The incumbent must be able to perform prolong periods of repetitive motion actions using both hands; grasping simple/light; fine dexterity; and, occasionally in grasping firm/heavy. They must also be able to frequently use repetitive motion actions of foot control.
Considerable ingenuity, original thinking and independent judgment are exercised and required of the incumbent. He/She is working with a group of people initially unfamiliar with health standards, the necessity for preventive care and other essential health needs. The incumbent must be able to cope with problems and make judgments and evaluations of the situation and type of care needed, and refer those of a more complicated nature to a specialist.
This job requires exposure to the following environmental conditions: prolong working near moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles; and, vibrations. Frequent exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals. Infrequent exposure to risk of radiation. The typical noise level for the work environment is moderate.