• DENTIST - PEDIATRIC

    Job Locations US-AK-Juneau
    Job ID
    2019-1726
    Category
    PROVIDERS
    Type
    Intermittent
  • About Us:

    SEARHC is a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska. We see our employees as our strongest assets. It is our priority to further their development and our organization by aiding in their professional advancement.

     

    Working at SEARHC is more than a job, it’s a fulfilling career. We offer generous benefits, including retirement, paid time off, paid parental leave, health, dental, and vision benefits, life insurance and long and short-term disability, and more.

    Job Overview:

    Provides pediatric dental services within the Pediatric Dental program for SEARHC.

     

    The dental work environment can be both emotionally and physically challenging.  The constant pace and frequent contact with apprehensive or uncooperative patients requires an individual that is communicative, patient, organized and efficient.  Exposure to potentially caustic chemicals and pathogens necessitates an individual that is exacting in their techniques, careful and safety conscious. Postural demands of chairside assisting require adequate physical condition.  One must be flexible in their schedule to accommodate for the occasional need to work into the lunch hours, after work and in emergency situations.  One must be willing to accept the long hours, separation from family and stress of float-plane travel that are part & parcel of village field trips.  Leads 2 Pediatric Dental Assistants

     

    Responsibilities:

    • Provide direct patient care to all patients 0-18 years of age. Care will focus on beneficiaries of the SEARHC Dental Program and children eligible for Denali Kid Care (Alaska Medicaid for Children).  Develops and promotes dental health. 
    • Act as advisor to General Providers in all matters pertaining to pediatric oral health. 
    • Acknowledges all communications and submits required reports in a timely manner. 
    • Provides direct patient care in villages as directed by the Dental Unit Chief of Pediatric Services. 
    • Performs additional duties assigned by Director of Dental Services or other proper authority.

    Qualifications:

    Education

    • DDS or DMD degree and Pediatric Dental Residency.
    • Graduate of an accredited program with the DDS and Pediatric Dental Residency.

    License

    • Dental Practice License in the State of Alaska or another State

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    • Ability to follow infection control guidelines
    • Ability to diagnose and treat dental problems
    • Ability to follow established protocol
    • Diagnostic skills
    • Treatment skills
    • Follow established protocol
    • Physically able to sit over patient for hours at a time.
    • Dexterity with hands
    • Clinical Skills

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