LifeLong Medical Care

Dentist (Per Diem)

US-CA-Berkeley
4 weeks ago
ID
2017-1560
# of Openings
1
Category
Provider

Overview

LifeLong Medical Care has an exciting opportunity for a Per-Diem Dentist in the East Bay! The dentist will provide quality dental care to our patients and participate in various projects to aid in the continuous improvement of the dental care of our patients. 

 

LifeLong provides high-quality health and social services to people of all ages; creates models of care for the elderly, people with disabilities, and families; and advocates for continuous improvements in the health of our communities. LifeLong operates 19 community health care centers  in Alameda and Contra Costa counties, a Supportive Housing Program, an Adult Day Health Center, two dental clinics, and three school based health centers. We currently serve over 50,000 patients with 220,000+ visits annually.

 

We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits: Medical, dental, vision, Flexible Spending Accounts, Dependent and Domestic Partner coverage, 403(B) retirement savings plan and both state and federal loan repayment programs. 

 

Responsibilities

Essential Functions         

  • Performs general dentistry services, including the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, injuries, and malformations of teeth, gums, and related oral structures
  • Examines patients to determine the nature of the conditioning affecting the patient, utilizing x-rays, dental instruments, and other diagnostic procedures
  • Performs all aspects of general dentistry such as, but not limited to, fillings, extractions, root canals, removable and fixed prosthetics, and preventive care. 
  • Provides oral hygiene services to include dental prophylaxis, periodontal treatment and oral hygiene education.
  • Evaluates and assesses medical history for appropriate follow-up and treatment, provides referrals as appropriate.
  • Practices in compliance with Lifelong policies and all relevant regulations, including Title 22, Medi-Cal, the local health department, etc.
  • Provides dental services to Lifelong Medical Care contracted agencies.
  • Updates and develops dental programs to improve the dental care of our patients as needed.
  • Works as a team member to support the smooth flow of dental care to the patients throughout the day.
  • Maintains continuing education requirements.
  • Assumes other duties as assigned by the Dental Director.

Qualifications

Qualifications   

  • Respectful of diversity and able to work effectively and appropriately with people from various socio-economic, racial/ethnic, and cultural backgrounds and those with major medical and mental health conditions.
  • Ability to effectively supervise staff and to contribute to staff development and build a cohesive team.
  • Strong organizational, administrative and problem-solving skills, and ability to be flexible and adaptive to change.
  • Ability to effectively present information to others, including other employees, community partners and vendors.
  • Ability to work with individuals and organizations at the local level to build support.
  • Ability to seek direction/approval from on essential matters, yet work independently with little onsite supervision, using professional judgment and diplomacy.
  • Work in a team-oriented environment with a number of professionals with different work styles and support needs.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written skills and ability to effectively work with people from diverse backgrounds and be culturally sensitive.
  • Commitment to the provision of primary care services for the underserved with demonstrated ability and sensitivity in working with a variety of people from low-income populations, with diverse educational, lifestyle, ethnic and cultural origins.
  • Conduct oneself in external settings in a way that reflects positively on LifeLong Medical Care as an organization of professional, confident and sensitive staff.
  • Ability to see how one’s work intersects with that of other departments of LifeLong Medical Care and that of other partner organizations.
  • Make appropriate use of knowledge/ expertise/ connections of other staff.
  • Be creative and mature with a “can do”, proactive attitude and an ability to continuously “scan” the environment, identifying and taking advantage of opportunities for improvement.

 

Job Requirements          

  • Successful completion of a dental program (DMD or DDS) and Dental Board Examinations
  • Current and valid California Dental License.
  • Current AHA approved CPR certification.

 

Job Preferences

  • Non-profit or community health experience.
  • Experience working with elderly population.

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