Job Description: The Director of General Dentistry (Faculty Dentist) at a Community Service Learning Center (CSLC) of the School of Dental Medicine, East Carolina University, is a full time faculty member who will provide leadership and supervision of all educational and clinical activities in the Community Service Learning Center (CSLC) while providing a full range of general dentistry services in an underserved community. The Director works within the School's Office of Planning and Extramural Affairs, Clinical Affairs, Academic Affairs, and in collaboration with the offices of Business and Financial Affairs, Dental Education and Informatics, and General Dentistry to support all of the School's programs and initiatives. Additionally the Director works closely with other local, state, and regional healthcare organizations to provide information and services related to the CSLC.
The responsibilities include oversight of the clinical operations, both as a provider and as mentor to dental students and Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residents. The Director provides primary dental care to eligible patients, maintains and establishes clinical protocols consistent with the standard of care, and works with the business manager by providing leadership in the establishment and direction of a quality assurance program and adherence to infection control standards in the CSLC. The Director also provides leadership in insuring that the CSLC is a state of the art dental educational and care delivery facility. Responsibilities also include management of all clinically related patient matters and management of paid and volunteer clinical faculty.
Specific duties include:
Working with the Associate Dean for Planning and Extramural Affairs and Director of Community Dental Practices in development and supervision of a CSLC.
Providing high quality dental care to the patients at the CSLC, directly and while supervising students and residents.
Guiding patient referrals and follow-up with appropriate personnel.
Collaborating with other healthcare providers in the clinical setting.
Working with the Division Chair of General Dentistry and Director of the AEGD Program to facilitate and insure consistency in clinical education and evaluation of fourth year students and AEGD residents assigned to the CSLC.
Mentoring AEGD residents and fourth year dental students and supervising their clinical education and community service activities.
Working with faculty to design and maintain quality/performance standards for patient care and development of operational and financial goals.
Working with the Business Manager and appropriate school personnel to develop and execute the annual budget that pertain to the CSLC so as to assure its financial sustainability.
Supporting the Director of Community Dental Practices and the CSLC Business Manager in the process of staff recruitment, retention, and mentoring.
Ensuring ongoing compliance with all local, state and federal laws, regulations, and Commission on Dental Accreditation standards.
Participating in faculty meetings and designated dental school activities required of all fulltime faculty members.
Maintaining current dental skills and practicing general dentistry stringently consistent with the philosophy of the school.
Identifying solutions to local access to healthcare needs and coordinating community/regional outreach and health promotion programs.
Working closely with all School of Dental Medicine faculty and staff to insure that the CSLC is a vibrant and integral part of the dental school.
Acting as an ambassador for the school while actively participating in local community/regional programs and events.
This position reports directly to the Director of Community Dental Practices of the East Carolina School of Dental Medicine.
Minimum Qualifications: Minimal qualifications:
DDS or DMD degree is required.
Complete eligibility for a North Carolina dental license.
Knowledge and experience in the successful operation of a dental practice, preferably in a rural community.
Broad knowledge of issues in dental education and the importance of ethics in dentistry.
Demonstrated ability to mentor dental students and residents.
Advanced education in dentistry (preferably AEGD, GPR or military general dentistry residency) desirable.
Five years experience in the practice of general dentistry and/or a dental educational environment.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a dental educational/clinical environment.
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with interested organizations, agencies, and individuals.
Demonstrated experience in providing dental treatment for underserved populations.
Demonstrated experience in building teams to identify problems and develop solutions.
It is essential that candidates possess high ethical standards, outstanding clinical skills, excellent interpersonal communication and written skills, and a record of building consensus in an academic setting. This individual must have the ability to quickly respond to requests with accuracy, reliability and flexibility; this will often include multi-tasking patient, staff and student affairs. Proficiency in the practice of all disciplines of general dentistry, Including pediatric dentistry, management and operation of a dental practice, and experience in successfully working with students is required. Experience with pre-doctoral and post-doctoral dental education and life in a rural community is desirable.
Special Instructions to Applicants: East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. In addition to submitting a candidate profile online, please submit online the required applicant documents:
Letter of Interest
List of Three References (noting contact information)
Date Initial Screening Begins: 01-06-2012
Job Close Date: Open Until Filled
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