LOCATION: JOHN H. STROGER HOSPITAL - CENTRAL CAMPUS DENTAL CLINIC
Applicants may apply for this position online or submit a resume/ CV to the following email address: MDRecruit@cookcountyhhs.org . When submitting a resume/CV by email, you must include the job title and posting number in the subject line of your email. An application or resume/CV must be filed for each position which interests you.
To receive Veteran Preference, appropriate discharge papers must be attached to the online application or must be included with your emailed resume/CV. Please refer to Veteran Preference document requirements listed on the bottom of this posting.
Provides direct clinical care of pediatric patients in accordance with the general policies and standards of performance established by the clinic. Elicit detailed patient histories and conduct complete dental assessment. Perform dental care and treatment planning including: diagnosis, preventive, operative, prosthetic, endodontic, pedodontic, surgical and oral pathologic procedures. Provide dental care to pediatric patients inclusive of counseling of patients and their families, developing treatment plans and prescribing medication within the scope of their education as assigned at one or more clinical facilities.
· Provides inpatient and outpatient pediatric dental care in the Cook County Health and Hospitals System, including securing health histories and pertinent information from patients, examinations of the teeth and oral structures, interprets test results for diagnosis of problems, and performs agreed on dental procedures.
· Examines diagnoses and treats disease, abnormalities, injuries and dysfunctional disorders of the oral cavity and its associated structures in the pediatric population
· Provide appropriate behavior management techniques
· Develops and individualized plan of treatment for each patient, and explains the recommended treatment plan to each patient and their families
· Provides emergency dental care, refers patients to dental specialists as appropriate, and refers patients to medical department for diagnosis and treatment of suspected medical problems
· Prescribes and/or dispenses medications to patients as per practice guidelines
· Implements dental practice in accordance with organizational policies, Federal guidelines, and ADA professional standards. Complies fully with approved infection control standards
· Ability to apply modem methods and practices of general dentistry, pediatric dentistry and oral surgery
· Thorough knowledge of the principles of general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, and oral surgery
· Complies with documentation requirements. Submits documentation required by administration.
· Supports outreach and educational projects operated by the organization and provides health consultation to community groups as occasions arise and schedules permit.
· Participates in the marketing of the dental practice to the community
· Meets or exceeds all productivity expectations of the Dental Director
· Provides preventive oral health screening education to clients, as occasions arise
· Maintain high standard of dental practice and participate in the training and development of the dental team
· Assist in the educating both the patients and clinic staff
· Provide direction and train to semi-professional and para-professional dental staff
· Consults with Dental Director and other staff Dentist and physicians when necessary to coordinate care with other services
· Assists in preparation of informational materials for dissemination to clients; professionals; and other agencies
· Participates in orientation of new staff and students
· Provides clinical consultation to other staff members and supervision of staff and students as assigned
· Assist in orientation and training of new staff, as needed
· Develops and maintains a basic knowledge of services available at the Cook County Health and Hospitals System (CCHHS)
· Develops and maintains a basic awareness of health disparities with the community
· Assists patients in developing oral health goals
· Develops and maintains a working knowledge of individual Emergency Preparedness roles.
· Demonstrates Adherence to National Patient Safety Goals
· Participate in mandatory in-services and drills, attends staff meetings and other training, including appropriate age specific educational trainings offered on a regular basis for professional development
· Reports all unusual occurrences that may involve the safety and well-being of the clients, patients and/or co-workers, directly to the supervisor and/or Safety Officer.
· Performs duties in a prioritized, organized and orderly manner to maximize clinic efficiency and productivity.
· Maintains orderliness and cleanliness of clinic work area.
· Assist in the development, implementation and monitoring of dental clinic policies, protocol and procedures as needed to achieve goals and objectives.
· Assist with the development, implementation and monitoring of the quality assurance program.
· Provides emergency instructions and referrals during non-clinical hours while on call.
· Provides the necessary back-up to the on-call dentist, with regard to giving directions on an appropriate treatment plan.
· Exemplifies an example in attitude toward patients and staff, thereby performing duties with respect, dignity, privacy, and modesty to the patients.
· Fulfills state required Continuing Educational Credits within designated time frame. Attend professional conventions and seminars, participate in professional societies, and do all things reasonable, necessary and desirable to maintain and improve his/her professional skills
· Documents each on-site/in-office procedure, prescription, consultation and patient contact in patient's chart within a twenty-four (24) hour period.
· Counsel patients regarding dental, medical and other problems which might affect patient's health and well-being.
· Performs such clinical procedures for patient's benefit which are within scope and skill of practitioner and which are economically feasible.
· Participates and cooperates in all reasonable efforts with the clinic to apply for and secure public or private grants, contracts, and donations, and all customary and desirable accreditation, licensing and permits.
· Works directly with Dental Assistant; Directs Dental Assistant as it relates to direct patient care and day to day operations
· Performs other job duties as assigned
Graduation from an accredited School of Dentistry
Must be a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD)
Completed a Pediatric Dental Residency from an accredited Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) Pediatric Residency Program
Licensed as a Pediatric Dentist in the State of Illinois
Board Certified Pediatric Dentistry
Illinois and Federal controlled substance license
Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification
Previous direct patient care experience
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Thorough knowledge of the principles of general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, and oral surgery
Knowledge and skill to use and maintain dental equipment in the delivery of patient care
Knowledge in the methods and techniques of preventative dental care in the treatment and control of dental disease
Excellent interpersonal skills and written skills.
Skill to diagnose and to treat dental diseases to maintain the integrity of the dentition and supporting tissues.
Ability to apply modem methods and practices of general dentistry, pediatric dentistry and oral surgery.
Ability to relate in a respectful, professional, courteous and concerned manner with clients, co-workers and supervisors.
Ability to be culturally sensitive to clients/patients and staff.
Requires flexibility to work in a fast paced clinical environment.
Ability to creatively work with other health professionals from a variety of disciplines to achieve maximal program effectiveness and patient benefits.
Ability to creatively solve problems through individuals and/or programmatic action is an important part of this position.
Ability to develop teaching and counseling sessions as needed.
Ability to adapt to changing situations and circumstances.
Willingness and ability to assume and delegate the needs of clinic patients, as a member of the health care team.
Ability to analyze situations accurately in order to determine and implement effective and appropriate courses of action.
Ability to perform operative dental procedures to restore the integrity of the dentition.
Skill to perform oral surgical procedures to eliminate dental disease that presents a threat to the health and well-being of the patients.
Skill in prescribing and fabricating prosthesis to maintain space and restore masticatory function
Skill to perform endodontics to maintain integrity of the dentition
Skill to perform dental radiological procedures to diagnose dental disease.
Skill in the application of dental materials in the provision of dental care.
Ability to direct the work of auxiliary personnel in providing dental care.
Skill to communicate effectively (oral and/or written) to exchange and/or provide information, and build and maintain cooperative working relationships between staff and patients.
Ability to prepare written reports, documents, memoranda, etc. to provide information to management and others, guide/direct staff, obtain resources, and record activities, etc.
Skill to effectively provide consultation and technical assistance to staff, quality health care to inmate patients, and ensure compliance and consistency with state laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, etc.
When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service.
To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must :
· Meet the minimum qualifications for the position .
· Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question,
The Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s mission is to deliver integrated health services with dignity and respect regardless of a patient’s ability to pay; foster partnerships with other health providers and communities to enhance the health of the public; and advocate for policies that promote the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the people of Cook County. CCHHS is comprised of two hospitals, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital and Provident Hospital, a robust network of more than a dozen community health centers, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, the Community Triage Center, the Cook County Department of Public Health, Cermak Health Services, which provides health care to individuals at the Cook County Jail and the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, and CountyCare, a Medicaid managed care health plan.The system cares for more than 300,000 patients each year and its physicians are experts in their fields, committed to providing their patients with comprehensive, compassionate and cutting-edge care. Today, CCHHS is transforming the provision of health care in Cook County by promoting community-based primary and preventive care, growing an innovative, collaborative health plan and enhancing the patient experience.
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