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Staff Dentist 

About the Organization Thank you for your interest in exploring the professionally rewarding and personally fulfilling benefits with Tuba City Regional Health Care Corp. We look forward to continuing our discussion about the opportunity and purpose health professionals experience as valued members of TCRHCC team.

A TCRHCC career offers a chance to live and work within or near Native communities, providing clinicians/nurses/administrators with a unique opportunity to learn the heritage of the tribes we serve, discover traditions that have been carried down for generations and gain cultural insight into the beliefs and values of a deserving and appreciative patient population.
 
Description

POSITION SUMMARY

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).

Essential Functions:

  1. Performing oral and radiographic examinations of the oral cavity, and diagnosis of pathological and irregular condition.
  2. Performing restoration of simple and compound cavities with standard dental materials (cement, amalgam, composite resin, etc.)
  3. Administering local anesthesia.
  4. Performing both non-surgical and surgical extractions of teeth.
  5. Scaling of calculus, and curettage.
  6. Treating dental and periodontal infections.
  7. Recognizing symptoms of systemic diseases and referring cases for medical diagnosis
  8. Performing alveolectomy in connection with fitting of dentures or other appliance, or other dental procedures
  9. Responsible for scheduling and completing specialty prosthodontic procedures that he/she has obligated to do
  10. 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)
  11. Must be willing to treat patients of all ages, medically compromised patients, and physically and mentally challenged patients.
  12. Must have basic computer skills to complete administrative tasks
  13. May be required to participate in committee involvement or be assigned administrative duties (ie. quality assurance activities, teaching Dental assistants, etc)
  14. Will work with Electronic Dental Record (EDR) and Employee Health Record (EHR) programs; training will be provided
  15. Responsible for electronic health records data entry pertinent to patient service role
  16. 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.
  17. Complete all donning and doffing tasks in a safe acceptable method and discard of used PPE accordingly. (see CDC website for most current updates)
  18. 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.
  19. 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.

Physical:

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.

Mental:

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.

Environmental:

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.

 
Position Requirements

NECESSARY QUALIFICATIONS

Education/Experience:

  • Must possess a D.D.S. or D.M.D. from a dental school accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.

License:

  • Must have current, full, and unrestricted dental license to practice dentistry in a state, territory or commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia.

Certifications:

  • Must have and maintain a current valid Basic Life Support (BLS) certification from the American Heart Association (AHA) throughout employment.

Credentialing:

  • Must be a credentialed member of the TCRHCC Medical Staff

Other Skills and Abilities:

A record of satisfactory performance in all prior and current employment as evidenced by positive employment references from previous and current employers. All employment references must address and indicate success in each one of the following areas:

  • Positive working relationships with others
  • Possession of high ethical standards and no history of complaints
  • Reliable and dependable; reports to work as scheduled without excessive absences
  • Has the ability to work effectively in a culturally diverse environment
  • Must possess excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills to optimize the care of patients
  • Excellent clinical skills and judgment
  • Is a mentor to colleagues and other organizational staff
  • Responds effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints
 
Close Date  
EOE Statement The Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation (TCRHCC) is committed to equal opportunity employment. In accordance with the Navajo Preference in Employment Act (NPEA) and TCRHCC policy, preference is given to qualified Navajo and Native American candidates. Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodations(s) during the application and/or interview process should notify a representative in the Human Resources Department.  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation  
Navajo/Indian Preference Applicants who are enrolled members of the Navajo Nation and who meet the necessary qualifications for this position will be given preference in hiring and employment for this position.  
Open Date 6/4/2021  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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