The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless seeks a Dentist to perform general dentistry services for adults and children who are homeless. Assumes responsibility for day to day operation of the dental clinic in absence of the Dental Director. This position is located at 2111 Champa St., Denver, Colorado 80205 and reports to the Director of Dental Services.
NOTE: In order to ensure that our consumers receive the best possible care the candidate chosen to fill this position will be required to complete our internal credentialing and privileging process prior to a start date. The credentialing and privileging timeline is dependent on the selected candidate’s submission of documents necessary for clearance. Please note that a start date will be scheduled once credentialing and privileging is complete.
In addition to the unique challenges and extraordinary rewards of our work, eligible Coalition employees enjoy a rich benefits package, including:
- Health insurance coverage on the first day of employment: full-time employees contribute only 1% of their earnings for their own health coverage and no more than 4% of their earnings for coverage of eligible dependents. Were proud to offer same- and opposite-sex domestic partner coverage;
- Dental, vision, and flexible spending/dependent care/public transit accounts;
- Free basic life insurance and long-term disability coverage;
- Dollar-for-dollar retirement plan matching contributions up to 5% of earnings;
- Extensive paid time-off, including 8 holidays, 12 days of sick leave, and three weeks of vacation for new full-time employees in their first full year.
Essential Job Functions
- Provides care in the following disciplines of a general dental practice: diagnosis, preventive dentistry, operative dentistry, pedodontics, periodontics, removable prosthodontics, and endodontics.
- Makes an assessment of oral health status by:
- obtaining a relevant health and medical history
- obtaining images as required to assess dental status
- performing oral/head and neck cancer screen
- performing intra-oral exam, including hard and soft tissues
- Coordinates referrals to specialty services or for special populations (i.e., children) in order to meet patient needs that exceed the practitioners scope of practice and limitations of the facility.
- Formulates comprehensive dental treatment plans to restore to optimal oral health and presents treatment plan to patient, providing patient with treatment options as appropriate.
- Undertakes implementation of the dental treatment plan and proper sequencing of treatment, including emergency treatment, disease control, restoration and reconstruction (prosthodontics) and recall.
- Facilitates patient participation in obtaining oral health and provides oral hygiene instruction.
- Assumes administrative responsibility for organization and day to day operation of the dental program in absence of the Dental Director. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Directing the assignments of and supervising the work of all, hygienists, dental assistants and other assigned personnel including volunteer staff.
- Maintaining compliance with all state, federal and OSHA regulations, including any clinic and equipment inspections as required by law.
- Overseeing the ordering supplies to provide optimal dental care.
- Ensuring efficient scheduling that provides high-quality dentistry to as many patients as possible.
- Maintaining adherence to Dental Principles of Practice including, but not limited to, quality assurance reviews and periodic radiation safety inspections (as required by Colorado law).
- Maintaining sterilization techniques and overall cleanliness of the clinic.
- Setting standards of care and supervising the dental staff to assure quality of care.
- Attending continuing education and meetings of dental importance as assigned.
- Participates as a team member in the provision of integrated health care, interacting with professional colleagues to achieve optimal patient health status
- Maintains accurate, legible, and confidential patient records.
- Recognizes the importance of self-directed continued learning by attending continuing education classes, periodically reviewing current literature, and maintaining licensure in compliance with current state law.
- Writes policies and procedures and performs other administrative duties as assigned.
- Maintains a work environment that is marked by respect for others; that values inclusiveness and builds workforce diversity; and that fosters cooperation and teamwork.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Employee must be able to perform essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to safety or health of self or others. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. Employee will perform job according to applied laws. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Graduation from a School of Dentistry accredited by the American Dental Association required.
- License to practice dentistry in the State of Colorado required.
- Current DEA licensure and Life Support certification required.
- Completion of a one-year General Practice Residency preferred.
- Previous experience in the practice of general dentistry preferred.
WHERE A CANDIDATE IS PLACED IN THE COMPENSATION RANGE DEPENDS ON TOTAL RELEVANT YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless is committed to delivering services, making employment-related decisions, selecting volunteers, and selecting vendors without regard to age over 40, race, sex, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, military status, or any other applicable status protected by law.