West Cecil Health Center (WCHC) is seeking a Dentist pro re nata, to join our team . WCHC is a thriving nonprofit, community health organization that provides comprehensive and collaborative patient centered healthcare services. The Dentist will support our amazing care team by providing friendly, professional and high-quality dental care within a team-based, patient-centered dental program to patients of all ages.
WHY SHOULD YOU APPLY?
Growth and Advancement Opportunities
Company Sponsored Events
Employee Engagement Committees
WCHC offers a compressive benefit package including:
Affordable Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
Health Reimbursement Arrangement
Employer paid Life and AD&D and Disability insurance
401K with employer match
Generous Paid Time Off and Volunteer time
Continuing Medical Education time off and pay
Dentist Essential Job Functions
Clinical Duties: Provides dental services to patients in conformity with clinic protocols and the code of ethics of the Maryland Board of Dentistry, and ensures compliance with federal, state, and local standards and contributes to the efficiency of health center operations.
Performs routine exams, basic restorative work, full dentures, partial dentures, simple extractions, and is able to work with patients of all ages including children.
Diagnoses oral diseases.
Promotes oral health and disease prevention.
Creates treatment plans to maintain or restore the oral health of their patients.
Interprets x-rays and diagnostic tests.
Ensures the safe administration of anesthetics.
Monitors growth and development of the teeth and jaws.
Educates patients and their parents or legal guardians on maintaining proper oral health.
Supervises clinically the work of dental hygienists and dental assistants.
Promotes positive working relationships among supervisor, staff, and other departments
Provides safe environment of care
Reduces risk of nosocomial infections in patients, employees and visitors.
Interacts with patients, visitors, staff and outside agencies in professional manner
Contributes to Improving Organizational Performance Activities
Maintains strict confidentiality at all times as per Confidentiality Statement
Identifies problems and develops recommendation for resolution
Assumes personal responsibility for ongoing professional growth and development
Participates in department planning activities, as requested
Will regularly review/audit charts of peers at the direction of CMO
Attend offsite community events, performing oral health screening and education activities.
Supervision Supervisor: Dental Director Supervises: Will assist the Practice Manager in supervising, mentoring, coaching and evaluating dental assistants, front desk staff and hygienists.
At WCHC, we embrace diversity and we don’t discriminate against employees or applicants based on gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, age, national origin, citizenship, disability, pregnancy status, or veteran status.
This job might be for you if you:
Graduated from an accredited school of Dentistry with a DDS or DMD Degree.
Maintain a current unrestricted Maryland State Dental License
Maintain a valid Federal D.E.A. Certificate and Maryland CDS
Maintain a Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certificate (AHA- BLS/Provider)
Comply with required dental continuing education requirements
have 1 – 2 year of experience (preferred)
Post graduate GPR or AEGD a plus
Public Health or Community/Rural Health Center experience a plus
Have the ability to navigate electronic dental record systems
Have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with all members of the healthcare team.
West Cecil Health Center is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), located by the Upper Chesapeake Bay, midway between Philadelphia and Baltimore.
As an FQHC we are an essential lifeline, providing medical care, mental health, substance abuse treatment, and oral healthcare to an underserved community. Our goal is to provide our patients with exceptional quality, value and customer service, and ensure that our healthcare services are accessible and sensitive to the needs of the community,
Working at a FQHC allows employees to establish strong relationships with the communities they serve. Being able to provide care to underserved patients, most of whom earn incomes below the federal poverty line, gives employees the ability to make a difference in their patients’ lives directly. Also, employees who work in FQHCs become part of a team that is driven by a mission of service to the community they support.