The Dentist will provide direct dental care to patients and provide educational oversight to the GPR Dental Residency Program.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Provides full range of dental care services to Star Wellness dental patients.
- Demonstrates competency in the assessment, range of treatment, knowledge of growth and development and communication appropriate to the age of the patient treated.
- Supervises the day to day activities of dental assistant, dental hygienist and dental residents. Assesses competencies and assists in conducting performance evaluations.
- Attends mandated hospital and departmental meetings and functions
- Monitors quality of patient care through a peer review system, medical record quality, laboratory and x-ray usage, including, pharmaceutical formulary and drug usage as appropriate.
- Maintains compliance with department policy regarding accurate and timely patient charting in the Dentrix system.
- Creates a positive milieu in the dental program that fosters dental residents learning and development.
- Evaluates residents’ clinical learning process on a quarterly basis.
- Evaluates residents’ clinical performance in accordance with established standards defined by the residency program and the commission on dental accreditation.
- Establishes positive faculty-resident relationship with effective communications in formal and informal contacts.
- Assumes clinical teaching assignments as per the dental residency program policy.
- Implements the program philosophy, conceptual framework, and content/ process instructional plan to insure integrity of the curriculum.
- Utilizes current dental research applicable to area of teaching.
- Participates in activities promoting the dental residency program.
- Serves as a professional role model for residents and staff.
- Monitors and complies with all infection control and safety procedures.
- Offers suggestions to improve work methods or procedures. Participates in Quality Improvement Process.
PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:
Sit up to 6 hours per day; 1 hour at a time. Stand for up to 2 hours per day. Walk 6 hours per day; 10 minutes at a time. Consistently lift, carry and push objects up to 10 lbs. Occasionally lift, carry and push objects up to 75 lbs. Frequently stoop and bend. Frequently reach above shoulder level. Must be able to perceive attributes of an object through touch. Must be able to hear as it relates to normal conversation, and high and low frequencies. Must be able to see as it relates to general, near, far, color and peripheral visions.
A valid unrestricted license to practice dentistry in the state of Pennsylvania and evidence of current professional liability insurance. A current conscious sedation (Nitrous Oxide sedation) license is desirable.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Five years of experience in a clinical setting is strongly recommended. Current certificate in Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Basic Life Support.
Founded in 1872, St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) is a fully integrated, regional, non-profit network of more than 16,000 employees providing services at 12 hospitals and 300+ outpatient sites. With annual net revenue greater than $2 billion, the Network’s service area includes 11 counties: Lehigh, Northampton, Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Montgomery, Monroe, Schuylkill and Luzerne counties in Pennsylvania and Warren and Hunterdon counties in New Jersey.
Dedicated to advancing medical education, St. Luke’s is the preeminent teaching hospital in central-eastern Pennsylvania. In partnership with Temple University, St. Luke’s created the Lehigh Valley’s first and only regional medical school campus. It also operates the nation’s longest continuously operating School of Nursing, established in 1884, and 38 fully accredited graduate medical educational programs with 347 residents and fellows.
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