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Endodontist (DH6851) 

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 dental specialist treating endodontic and dental emergency patients with the TCRHCC 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, as well as specialized endodontic care including that of medically compromised patients. Treatment will be performed in a clinical setting. The incumbent will also be credentialed to perform emergent dental care as needed for patients of any age per the needs of the Dental Program.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Responsible for the provision of specialty services in endodontics for the patients of the TCRHCC service area and to patients being treated when visiting from other service units
  2. Diagnostic services, through the use of history, radiographs, examination, diagnostic models, and other appropriate tests
  3. Full range of endodontic procedures including complex endodontic restoration of teeth having suffered severe and rampant caries, periodontal disease, and/or trauma to the oral cavity and supporting structures
  4. Emergency services including the treatment of trauma, pain and infection; will be expected to treat emergency/walk-in patients when needed or when specialist has broken appointments or cancellations
  5. Obtain consultation services in other areas as appropriate for cases requiring a team approach, but acts independently for complex cases involving his/her area of specialty
  6. May be called upon for services/consultations during non-clinic hours
  7. May be called upon for general dental duties other than treating endodontic patients
  8. Provide continuing dental education (CDE) on a national level through training courses such as the “IHS Challenges Course” for TCRHCC/Indian Health Service dentists, as well as on a local level/on-site for dental staff at TCRHCC
  9. Administer local anesthesia
  10. Recognize symptoms of an assortment of systemic diseases and refer cases for medical diagnosis
  11. Basic computer skills needed to complete administrative tasks, power point presentations for CDE lectures & courses
  12. Work with the Electronic Dental Record (EDR) and the Electronic Health Record (EHR) programs; training will be provided
  13. Responsible for electronic health records data entry pertinent to patient service role
  14. Provide in-service training to dental and non-dental personnel at TCRHCC
  15. Must complete all mandatory trainings and certifications as required of the position in the timeframe designated by supervisor (e.g. radiology, infection control, periodontal therapy, mandatory hospital trainings)
  16. Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; review courses
  17. Proficient in dental charting for exams and treatment planning
  18. Will work with the Electronic Dental Record (EDR) and Electronic Health Record (EHR) programs; training will be provided
  19. Responsible for electronic health records data entry pertinent to patient service role
  20. Ensure Proper PPE is used at all times while on duty. Face surgical mask is to be worn in all hospital areas. Proper handwashing is required. If water is not available use hand sanitizer. Social distancing will be practiced by department.
  21. Proper PPE is used inside assigned Clinics or Units. NIOSH- approved N95 Masks filtering face piece respirator or higher, if available, this includes eye or face shields, gloves, and isolation gowns.
  22. Complete all donning and doffing tasks in a safe acceptable method and discard of used PPE accordingly. Complete provided training.
  23. Performs other duties as assigned

DISCLAIMER

This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees with this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all required duties, and responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position.

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:

Prolonged periods of sitting with frequent standing and bending, as well as occasional walking, driving, climbing, kneeling, crouching, twisting, maintaining balance, and bending are required to perform intraoral procedures; good eye-hand coordination, dexterity, prolonged simple grasping, frequent firm grasping and fine manipulation and concentration are required and occasional use of keyboard. Must be able to lift, push and pull up to 10lbs continuously and occasionally up to 50lbs. Must have ability of near, far and color vision, depth perception, seeing fine details, hearing normal speech, hearing overhead pages, and telephone use.

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. There may be stress involved when treating apprehensive, uncooperative, or physically compromised patients. Must be able to continuously handle high degree of flexibility, demonstrate high degree of patience, work in areas that are close and crowded, frequently cope with high levels of stress, make decisions under high pressure, handle multiple priorities in stressful situation, and occasionally cope with anger/fear/hostility of others in a calm way, manage altercations, work alone and adapt to shift work.

Environmental:

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. May continuously be exposed to chemical agents, loud noises, frequent exposure to dust, fumes and gases, and occasional exposure to extremes in temperature or humidity, and hazardous or moving equipment. 

 
Position Requirements

NECESSARY QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

  • Must possess a D.D.S. or D.M.D. from a dental school accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation
  • Must possess a certificate from an accredited endodontic dental residency program

Licensure:

  • Must have and maintain a valid, 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 or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

Certification:

  • Must have and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification by the American Heart Association for at least 90 days from start of employment and must be maintained during employment at TCRHCC 

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 of the following areas:

  • Positive working relationships with others, team player
  • Possession of high ethical standards and no history of complaints
  • Reliable and dependable; reports to work as scheduled without excessive absences or tardiness
 
Close Date  
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, Hopi Tribe or San Juan Southern Paiute Tribes and who meet the necessary qualifications for this position will be given preference in hiring and employment for this position.  
Open Date 12/3/2021  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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