For nearly 50 years, Family Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD) has provided affordable, high-quality health care and supportive services to all San Diegans. With more than 1,800 employees spread throughout 40 sites around the county, FHCSD is proud of the diversity of its staff as a reflection of the communities it serves.
The reward of working at FHCSD is more than a paycheck and excellent benefits; it is the impact and contribution to the San Diego community that employees value most. If you are passionate about improving the overall health and livelihood of your community, FHCSD is looking for people like you.
General Job Description
*Under the direction of the Dental Director, the Dentist offers and provides general dental care and services to patients. As a provider and leader for Family Health Centers of San Diego, you embrace a spirit of service to provide caring, affordable, high quality healthcare and supportive services to everyone, with a special commitment to uninsured, low income and medically underserved persons. You thrive on the challenge of working in a fast-paced environment with many chronically ill patients, knowing you are making a difference in your community every day. You enjoy partnering with the dental team to provide excellence in dental services and leadership to the dental staff.
*Completes all required documentation accurately, in a timely manner, and thoroughly in accordance with department standards; in addition, documentation complies with patients' insurance requirements.
*Consults when appropriate and refers patients as necessary to dental specialists and/or medical providers.
*Instructs and clinically supervises dental hygienists, dental assistants, and other Para-professional personnel.
*Participates in developing and reviewing dental treatment protocols, audit procedures, and quality assurance procedures.
*Performs other duties as assigned.
*Provides dental care to patients, including root canal therapy, restorative (operative and fixed and removal prosthodontics), and oral surgery (simple and surgical).
*Uses resources efficiently; practices dentistry in a cost-effective manner.
*Current American Heart Association healthcare provider CPR (BLS), or Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Advanced Trauma Life Support, or Advance Resuscitation Training.
*General practice residency or equivalent of 2 years clinical experience preferred.
*Graduate of accredited Dental School.
*License from the State of California as a Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) or a Doctor of Medical Dentistry (D.M.D.) required.
*Membership in American Academy of General Dentistry preferred.
Experience/Specialized skills (including Language)
*Ability to work effectively with patients from diverse social, cultural and economic groups.
*Ability to work well in both a team-based environment and independently.
*Basic computer literacy ability to comply with department needs and expectations (i.e., electronic medical record documentation, obtaining background information and reports on patients, following up on apt, etc).
*Bilingual in Spanish/English strongly preferred.
*Demonstrated ability to be culturally sensitive and respect diversity.
*Demonstrated knowledge of, and ability to perform, relevant dental practices, protocol, trends, and best practices.
*Effective training and coaching skills; ability to drive results and achieve objectives through others.
*Good interpersonal and customer service skills.
*Good written and verbal communication skills.
*Knowledge of, and ability to adhere to, scope of practice.
Physical Requirements/Working Environment
Bending (neck): FREQUENTLY (3 - 6 HRS)
Bending (waist): RARELY (0-1 HRS)
Carrying 0 - 10 lbs: FREQUENTLY (3 - 6 HRS)
Carrying 11 - 25 lbs: NEVER
Carrying 25 - 50 lbs: NEVER
Carrying 51 - 75 lbs: NEVER
Carrying 75 lbs: NEVER
Climbing (ladder): NEVER
Climbing (stairs): RARELY (0-1 HRS)
Driving: To drive from one clinic or another, or in the community: NEVER
Exposure to blood borne pathogens and biohazards: YES
Exposure to dust, gas, fumes, or chemicals: Routine dental and laboratory chemicals. Exposure to excessive noise: centrifuges, test times, analyzers.
Fine manipulation: FREQUENTLY (3 - 6 HRS)
Kneeling: RARELY (0-1 HRS)
Lifting 0 - 10 lbs: FREQUENTLY (3 - 6 HRS)
Lifting 11 - 25 lbs: NEVER
Lifting 25 - 50 lbs: NEVER
Lifting 51 - 75 lbs: NEVER
Lifting over 75 lbs: NEVER
Power Grasping: RARELY (0-1 HRS)
Pulling 0 - 10 lbs: FREQUENTLY (3 - 6 HRS)
Pulling 11 - 25 lbs: NEVER
Pulling 25 - 50 lbs: NEVER
Pulling 51 - 75 lbs: NEVER
Pulling over 75 lbs: NEVER
Pushing 0 - 10 lbs: FREQUENTLY (3 - 6 HRS)
Pushing 11 - 25 lbs: NEVER
Pushing 25 - 50 lbs: NEVER
Pushing 51 - 75 lbs: NEVER
Pushing over 75 lbs: NEVER
Reaching (above shoulder level): OCCASIONALLY (1 - 3 HRS)
Reaching (below shoulder level): FREQUENTLY (3 - 6 HRS)
Repetitive use of hand: CONSTANTLY (6-8+ HRS)
Simple Grasping: FREQUENTLY (3 - 6 HRS)
Sitting: OCCASIONALLY (1 - 3 HRS)
Standing: FREQUENTLY (3 - 6 HRS)
Twisting: OCCASIONALLY (1 - 3 HRS)
Use of Personal Protective Equipment: FACE SHIELD, GOGGLES, MASKS, GLOVES, LAB COATS, AND SAFETY NEEDLES.
Walking: FREQUENTLY (3 - 6 HRS)
Working around equipment and machinery: OFFICE EQUIPMENT AND DENTAL/LABORATORY EQUIPMENT.
Ages of Patients Served: ALL