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Dentist

Company: Tandemhealthsc
Location: Sumter
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

  • Provides dental services in an outpatient setting, in an organized and efficient manner.
  • Provides comprehensive oral health care for acute and chronic problems through treatment with preventive and restorative techniques or through referrals to outside sources for services beyond the scope of the practice.
  • Evaluates patient problems thoroughly and appropriately.
  • Prescribes or plans appropriate and effective treatment.
  • Provides clear documentation of patient visit notes, orders, telephone calls, clinical flow sheets and other records as required by quality standards. Demonstrates excellent communication skills. Effectively communicates with patients, families and other staff members.
  • Demonstrates sound judgment and decision-making skills and practices within his/her scope of expertise and licensure.
  • Consults with physicians and other dentists appropriately; knows when to seek advice
  • Demonstrates teamwork by working effectively with all team members, attending and participating actively in group meetings and conferring with executive leadership and/or clinical managers (i.e., lab, pharmacy, nursing) about any issues that arise.
  • Works closely with office manager and finance department to ensure that all resources, equipment and supplies are utilized efficiently and are cost-effective.
  • Responds to organizational needs for leave coverage, office emergencies, chart completion, forms completion, peer review, lab review, and other needs in a cooperative fashion.
  • Consistently demonstrates a professional demeanor and appearance. Serves as a good role model for staff.
  • Stays up-to-date in his or her professional field and follows principles of evidence-based medicine. Follows clinical guidelines adopted by the Center.
  • Serves as a preceptor or other resource for dental hygienists and dental assistants. May also precept clinical students on a voluntary basis.
  • Establishes rapport with public and private clinical care referral resources.
  • Participates in QI meetings, peer review sessions and special projects or activities that promote improvement in organizational performance and/or advance the mission, goals and objectives of the Center.
  • Performs other related duties which may be assigned by the Chief Medical Officer, and/or Chief Executive Officer. All employees are responsible for promoting and participating in interdisciplinary communication and collaboration to enhance the delivery of quality across the health care system. Employees should maintain an environment which supports and engages patients and co-workers in a caring team based model to promote wellness and improve health outcomes.Dentist Qualifications:Education: -
    • Must have successfully completed dental training at a four (4) year, accredited Dental School and received an DMD or DDS degree
    • Successful completion of a residency program in general dentistry.Licensure/Certification:
      • Must be licensed to practice Dentistry in South Carolina.
      • Current CPR certification required.
      • Certification from SC DHEC and Federal DEA to prescribe controlled substance medicines.Knowledge, skills and abilities:
        • Extensive knowledge of the principles and practice of dental medicine in the care and treatment of patients.
        • Skilled in dental surgery and other treatment techniques.
        • A working knowledge of the administrative practices and procedures, rules, regulations and policies that govern the rendering of responsible dental care.
        • A working knowledge of public health and preventative care guidelines in oral health care.
        • The ability to relate with warmth and compassion to patients and co-workers.
        • The ability to effectively supervise professional and non-professional employees in their clinical duties.
        • The ability to prioritize tasks and manage time efficiently. -
        • The ability to be flexible as to the changing needs of the Center.
        • Ability to learn and utilize the documentation and database systems at the practice.Often very busy atmosphere. Highly stressful when dealing with individual personalities of patients, their families, and co-workers. Potential for regular exposure to blood-borne diseases (Category I). Potential exposure to chemical hazards (Category B).Physical Demands:Considerable sitting, standing or walking. Assists in lifting and moving patients as necessary. Lifts supplies/equipment up to 20 lbs. occasionally and/or up to 10 lbs. frequently. Must be able to act rapidly and effectively while following policies and procedures during routine as well as emergency situations. Considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, and crouching.

Keywords: Tandemhealthsc, Columbia , Dentist, Healthcare , Sumter, South Carolina

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