This position is part-time, and has flexible hours and clinic location, based on candidate's preference.
The Oral Surgeon provides evaluation and treatment, mainly in the form of dental extractions, to all age groups in accordance with the State of Washington Department of Licensing and professional scope of practice. In addition, the Oral Surgeon provides diagnostic and therapeutic dental services to Community Health Center of Snohomish County patients, while making reasonable and sound assessments and treatment plans in consultation with the referring general dentist. The Oral Surgeon performs surgery and related procedures on the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial regions to treat diseases, injuries, or defects.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Reads, speaks, understands and writes proficiently in English.
• Works independently and is self-directed.
• Works effectively in a team environment.
• Organizes, prioritizes, and coordinates multiple activities and tasks.
• Works with initiative, energy and effectiveness in a fast-paced environment.
• Produces work in high quantity and quality.
• Problem-solves with creativity and ingenuity.
• Remains calm and effective in high pressure and emergency situations.
• Knowledge of dental terminology.
• Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications; Word, Excel and Outlook.
• Bilingual skills.
• High school graduate or equivalent.
• Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) or equivalent.
• Completion of an accredited oral surgery residency training program.
• Customer service related experience working with the general public (1 year).
• Digital imaging familiarity.
• CDT-5 coding experience.
• Healthcare information systems, such as electronic health record and practice management systems experience.
• Working with low income, multi-ethnic populations.
• Dentist license with the State of Washington.
• DEA controlled substances registration.
• Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (CPR/AED) certification - must be obtained within 45 days of employment.
• Successful completion of CHC’s credentialing and privileging review upon hire and recredentialing as appropriate.
• Board certification by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
• Driver's license with the State of Washington.
• Motor vehicle insurance liability policy, a certificate of deposit, or a liability bond to the required limits.
Job Specific Functions/Performance Expectations:
1. Provides oral surgery care to all age groups in accordance with the State of Washington Department of Licensing.
2. Works as part of a primary care team with CHC staff, providers, and other community dental care providers.
3. Assures integration of patient education into all treatment phases.
4. Makes reasonable and sound dental assessments and treatment plans.
5. Reviews patient medical and dental records, radiographs and other pertinent information in order to proceed with treatment, taking any safety precautions necessary, including medical consult with a patient’s PCP, when necessary.
6. Documents patient care by maintaining detailed notes of appointments with patients, including diagnosis, treatment options, risks and benefits, clinical procedure details, and post-operative instructions.
7. Administers mild sedation and/or local anesthetic, when necessary.
8. Utilize non-pharmaceutical behavior management strategies to manage patient anxiety, when necessary.
9. Performs surgery in a conservative/least traumatic manner to preserve alveolar bone and promote healing.
10. Performs surgical procedures to extract impacted, damaged, and non-restorable teeth.
11. Provides post-operative care in coordination with general dentist.
12. Treats infections of the oral cavity, salivary glands, jaws, and neck.
13. Removes lesions and other abnormal growths of the oral and facial regions, using surgical instruments.
14. Provides emergency treatment of facial injuries including facial lacerations, intra-oral lacerations, and fractured facial bone.
15. Treats problems affecting oral mucosa, including biopsies.
16. Evaluates and treat temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.
17. Prescribes medication to improve recovery and manage pain after procedures.
18. Responds to quality issues as recommended by the Quality Assurance Plan. Participates in ongoing identification of performance and process quality improvement opportunities of the department and the organization and the formulation and implementation of actions to achieve improvements.
19. Adheres to attendance standards in order to perform the job functions for daily operations and/or continuity of patient care.
We offer competitive wages and a comprehensive benefits package designed to address health, time off, retirement and career-advancement needs. We also offer an additional $0.75/hour for those who test proficiently in a second language.
To learn more and to apply for this position, please visit our website www.CHCsno.org to complete an online application and/or submit your resume for consideration.
Join a team that loves what they do and cares about those they serve.
CHC is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer (EEO/AA)/At-will employer.