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Job Title: Chief Dental Officer
Classification: Exempt, Full-time
Reporting Relationship: Reports to the Chief Executive Officer
Supervision Responsibilities: Yes

Essential Role: Provides professional dental services to complement the delivery of primary health care services at GraceMed Health Clinic; provides clinical leadership and supervision of dental providers, dental staff, and dental support staff.

Salary/Benefits: GraceMed offers the following competitive salary and traditional benefit options; Base Salary, Paid Time Off, Holiday Pay, participation in 403b retirement with matching, Paid CME/CDE, health, dental, and vision insurance for self and family, Life, Short and Long Term Disability, and many other voluntary benefits. And if you qualify, practicing at GraceMed may entitle you to earn up to the maximum in federal educational loan forgiveness. Company provided scrubs and weekends off.

Reporting Relationships: This position has a primary obligation to the Corporation as a whole and reports to the Chief Executive Officer with a dotted line to the Associate Executive Officer for quality outcomes.

Duties & Responsibilities:
1. Oversees the management and supervision of dentists, hygienists and assistants and delegates authority and responsibility when and where needed. Assists with professional development of dental providers.
2. Responsible for answering staff medical questions and responding to emergencies.
3. Approves and maintains treatment protocols utilized by dentists and hygienists.
4. Provides dental evaluation, treatment and consultation services to patients of the clinic.
5. Oversees patient education including importance of maintaining appointment sequence, incorporating parents into child dental regime, discussing home care status, discussing techniques, and reviewing ancillary tests.
6. Oversees the obtainment and documentation of the appropriate chief complaint, past medical, family and social history, review of systems, examination, medications and allergies, assessment and plan for each patient.
7. Provides medical orders for prescription refills, administration of medications, ancillary testing, and/or referrals.
8. Completes appropriate paperwork to comply with insurance and reimbursement guidelines.
9. Monitors clinical areas for staffing needs and submits recommendations.
10. Provides assistance for the orientation and training of dentists and hygienists.
11. Provides quality assurance, patient care assessment, risk management, and program evaluation services as a member of the QA Committee. Reviews an adequate sample of clinics medical records with particular emphasis on the appropriateness, efficiency, and quality of care provided. Takes appropriate corrective steps, in collaboration with the appropriate administrative, supervisory or clinical personnel. Maintains appropriate records of all reviews and actions.
12. Provides utilization and peer review services regarding the medical necessity and appropriateness of outpatient and inpatient services provided to patients of the clinic. The appropriate supervisor shall review an adequate sample of clinics medical records to ensure that examinations, diagnosis, anticipated goals, medical orders, treatments and therapies, and documentation thereof, are timely, appropriate and of acceptable professional quality.
13. Reviews and responds, in collaboration with supervisor, to any complaint or grievance specifically related to patient care or dental education.
14. Participates in public relations and community outreach activities as clinic shall from time to time reasonably request.
15. Provides assistance with OSHA, emergency preparedness, infection control and regulatory compliance.
16. Reports on the performance of dental services to supervisor on a quarterly basis, in the manner and form adopted as adequate and appropriate and assists with development of programs to increase or improve clinical services.
17. Participates in budget development.
18. Assists with screening of applicants for clinical positions.
19. Conducts and attends appropriate meetings as required.

Doctor of Dentistry degree.
Current State of Kansas DDS or DMD licensure.
Current DEA certificate.
Maintains appropriate licensure and certification including meeting and/or exceeding CME requirements.
CPR certification required (must be obtained within 30 days of employment).

Minimum 5 years of proven leadership experience.
Experience in FQHC or public health preferred.

Technical Skills
Must possess a thorough knowledge of modern office practices, procedures, and equipment, including computers, copiers, and other standard office equipment.
Ability to work independently, organize, monitor, and adjust work as necessary to ensure accuracy and timeliness.
Demonstrated ability to identify and solve problems.

Ability to strongly embrace and personify the mission and values of GraceMed with socio-economic and cultural sensitivity in mind.
Must display good verbal and written communication skills, and be able to professionally receive and follow oral instructions.
Compassion for patients, family members, and others; along with a nurturing spirit to provide care during stressful situations

Work Schedule:
Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. May require work outside of usual business hours; including evenings or weekends, to handle customer service or personnel issues and attend meetings and/or community events.

Working Conditions:
Dental office setting. Ability to sit and/or stand for long periods of time. Bending, stooping, and lifting (up to 50lbs.) may be required. Interaction with physicians, patients and other office personnel. May involve contact with angry, upset or ill persons. May involve potential exposure to blood and body fluids and other hazardous substances. Must have visual acuity and manual dexterity to interface with computer. Must have auditory acuity to handle phone calls.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed, as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

This job description has been examined for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) (May 1995).
At GraceMed, we believe our communitys potential is immeasurably expanded by improving the health of our most medically underserved residents. Thats why were dedicated to delivering nothing less than our very best care to thousands whose access to healthcare is limited either by their economic resources or the neighborhood where they live.

The quality of your care is of the utmost importance to all our providers at GraceMed. As a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), our care must meet or exceed measurable standards of care established and monitored by HRSA.

Treating your whole health is important to us, too. We are certified under the standards of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Patient-Centered Medical Home. This recognition is held by those practices which meet the NCQA criteria for providing continuous, whole person care in an integrated, team-based system.

As we serve more of the underserved, families are strengthened. Hospital emergency rooms spend less time and resources providing non-emergency care. And area employers benefit from a healthier workforce.

More than healthcare, we think of it as hopecare. A transformative legacy in the lives of our patients, their families and our community that we are blessed to advance with each patient we serve.