MANAGING DENTIST

Job Locations US-AK-Wrangell
Job ID
2023-7515
Category
DENTAL
Type
Regular Full-Time/80hrs (1.0 FTE) -A1

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 overall administrative and clinical leadership for one or more SEARHC Dental clinics. Serves as the senior dental professional for the clinic, with responsibilities for the assessment, planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of direct and contract resources for dental services.  Provides administrative and clinical supervision of Dentists, Hygienists, and Dental Therapists, and provides administrative supervision of all other dental staff assigned to the site. Engages team by planning, assigning, evaluating and directing work, assuring adequate training of employees, and exercising administrative control in carrying out program policies.  Managing Dentist will oversee day-to day flow, including daily office oversight and provision of direction and guidance to staff as needed, oversee front desk operations, staff scheduling, and patient flow.  Participates as a provider (infants, children, adolescents, adults and geriatric) and consultant for SEARHC

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for achieving strategic goals and metrics set forth by the Director of Dental Services and/or Dental Practice Administrator.
  • Provide administrative supervision for all team members assigned to the clinic including: resolving employee concerns, encouraging teamwork, overseeing the disciplinary process, conducting standing meetings to promote communication, and performing annual performance reviews for assigned employees.
  • Provide clinical supervision to all dentists, dental therapists, dental hygienists and dental assistants.
  • Collaborate with visiting providers to ensure their ability to provide excellent patient care.
  • Oversee and ensure smooth day-to-day operation and clinical flow of the assigned clinic, including employee scheduling.
  • Oversee front desk operations including: patient registration, patient check-in and check-out, answering the clinic phone line, training and supervising Office Coordinator and/or Patient Access Representatives,
  • Coordinate and supervise the developing and maintaining of clinic schedules to ensure consistent clinic coverage and efficient patient scheduling.
  • Identify team training needs and provide feedback to Senior Leadership
  • Run and review assigned reports and discuss with Dental Practice Administrator or designee.
  • Ensure completion of assigned administrative work such as inputting IT tickets, work orders, building maintenance requests, vendor relations, and special projects as assigned.
  • Lead staff meetings.
  • Performs additional duties assigned by Director of Dental Services or other proper authority.
  • Provide direct patient care, including village/ field travel.
  • Administrative supervision is provided by the SEARHC Director of Dental Services and Dental Practice Administrator

Qualifications:

Education

  • DDS or DMD degree from a dental school accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation
  • Certificate from an accredited dental residency program highly preferred

Experience

  • 5+ years of work experience as a dentist.
  • 2+ years management experience preferred.
  • 2+ years work within tribal practice preferred.

License/Certification

  • Active Dental License in the USA.  Alaska license preferred within 2 years if not USPHS
  • BLS/ CPR or higher

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge:

  • In-depth knowledge in a health care administration setting including staffing and clinic organization, scheduling, and patient flow.
  • Should have a working knowledge of the revenue cycle, facilities management, and other infrastructure areas impacting the clinic.
  • Knowledge of applicable certification and accreditation processes.
  • Knowledge of liability and risk management principles.
  • Working knowledge of proper infection control techniques

Skills:

  • Clinical dental skills
  • Accurate clinical judgment
  • Administrative, supervisory, and organizational skills.
  • Interpersonal skills including cross-cultural sensitivity.
  • Oral and written communication ability
  • Friendly communication skills during stressful situations and ability to maintain composure
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Leadership and mentorship skills

Abilities:

  • Ability to manage clinic operations
  • Ability to direct dental clinic staff
  • Ability to mediate and resolve conflict.
  • Ability to provide leadership and foster collaboration.
  • Ability to recruit and retain qualified staff.
  • Computer application skills
  • Ability to organize, prioritize tasks, and complete projects
  • Ability to use judgment and make decisions in an independent manner

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