About The Centers & Circle Health Services
The Centers & Circle Health Services are one of the oldest and largest health and human services organizations in Northeast Ohio, serving more than 30,000 people across Northeast Ohio each year. Together, the organizations are leading the way in providing an innovative and integrated model towards a common goal: creating life-changing solutions for those we serve to lead healthier and more successful lives. Utilizing a progressive, interdisciplinary team approach which includes psychiatry, primary care, pharmacy and more, offers our staff a unique opportunity to be an integral part of the health & wellness team, consisting of psychiatrists, family physicians, nurse practitioners, clinical pharmacists and social workers.
Essential Job Duties & Responsibilities
Provides clinical and direct care to both pediatric and adult patients, including preventative services.
Performing exams and examine x-rays of teeth, gums, the jaw, and nearby areas in order to diagnose problems
Ensures that x-rays are appropriately taken.
Develop treatment plans to deal with any dental health issues
Fixing or removing damaged teeth
Place sealants or whitening agents on teeth
Administer anesthetics to keep patients from feeling pain during procedures
Administer or prescribe medications to decrease pain and improve patient health
Interact with patients and instruct them on proper oral care
Provides instructions in oral hygiene and preventing the spread of oral disease.
Measure and fit dental appliances
Refer patients to a specialist if needed
Records services provided and ensure appropriate documentation.
Stay abreast of new dental technology and practices
Stays abreast of pertinent medical information about patients that determines care and treatment
Participate in developing and updating the policy and procedure manuals, standards of care manuals, and clinical protocols.
Ensures appropriate coordination of patient referrals, patient satisfaction, handles patient calls, and follow-up.
Promotes effective communication within and between departments through teamwork.
Participate in QAI activities as required by the organization
Attends Departmental and other staff meetings as required by the employer
Contributes to departmental and organizational decision-making through active participation.
Works effectively and positively with co-workers, healthcare professionals, and volunteers.
Participate in the Centers integrated health care model
Other Job Duties & Responsibilities
Act as a liaison with area dental, dental hygiene, and dental assistant professional organizations.
Meet with groups of professionals to solicit donated materials if required
Look for new ways to expand the services provided by The Centers and Circle Health.
Supervises volunteers and dental students.
Oversees full-service Dental Clinic intake/triage, matching patient demand with dental assistants and availability of providers.
Other duties as assigned
Clinical Acumen: demonstrates competency in the ADEA General Dentist Competency domains
Decision Quality: Makes good decisions (without considering how much time it takes) based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment; most of his/her solutions and suggestions turn out to be correct and accurate when judged over time; sought out by others for advice and solutions.
Forming Judgment: Balances facts and potential approaches taking the appropriate criteria into account. Supports his/her judgment with numbers and facts based on the organization's performance as a whole. Reviews the consequences of his/her conclusions both for the organization and its employees.
Focus on Quality: Sets high-quality standards and strives for continuous improvement and quality assurance. Encourages and activates others to enhance the quality of their services and work processes. Sees opportunities to increase quality. Proposes systems and procedures focused on improving the level of quality.
Developing Employees: Provides continuing education and support to clinical staff to meet and exceed our quality standards.
Patience: Is tolerant with people and processes; listens and checks before acting; tries to understand the people and the data before making judgments and acting; waits for others to catch up before acting; sensitive to due process and proper pacing; follows established process.
Physical Demands/Work Environment
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to speak and hear. The employee is frequently required to sit for extended periods of time, stand, walk, use hands and fingers, and reach with hands and arms. Requires the ability to use hands and fingers in small spaces. The position has been evaluated as having a high risk of exposure to blood and other body fluids and requires the use of personal protective equipment to protect against such hazards. Must be able to tolerate a respirator while working. Travel and work outside of normal hours may be required for meetings, presentations, trainings and other events.
This job description is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties or skills required for the job and is subject to review and change at any time, with or without notice, in accordance with the needs of The Centers. Since no position description can detail all the duties and responsibilities that may be required from time to time in the performance of a job, duties and responsibilities that may be inherent in a job, reasonably required for its performance, or required due to the changing nature of the job shall also be considered part of the jobholder's responsibility.
Providing quality benefits to our staff is important to us. Just as important is our staff’s well-being. That’s why we offer a number of choices from medical to dental to vision plans to meet the different needs of our staff. We support our staff’s financial well-being by providing employer paid long-term disability, a very competitive defined contribution towards retirement and access to a financial advisor when you need it. We have nutrition and fitness coaches available for consultation. We also have a generous time off program as well as other benefits we can share with you based on your individual interests.
We are a National Health Service Corps site. You may be eligible to receive substantial assistance towards paying off your student loan debt. To learn more visit https://bhw.hrsa.gov/funding/apply-loan-repayment#nhsclrp
Two or more years of clinical practice experience offering Dental services to both pediatric and adult patients.
Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD) degree from a dental program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation
Board certified and licensed DDS in good standing in the state of Ohio