Wellness Pointe - Longview, TX

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Job Description

Our forward-moving Health System is actively seeking a motivated staff Dentist. In this role, the Dentist is responsible for delivery of quality dental care to patients of the Center and functions as a member of the multi-disciplinary health care team within the scope of his or her dental practice.

Essential Functions:
Maintains dental expertise and competency (to include age specific competency) as well as demonstrates thorough knowledge of procedures to deliver quality primary dental care.

Provides dental sessions, as scheduled, in direct patient care at clinic site, including extended hours clinics.

Examines, diagnoses, treats and/or refers patients assigned to dentists panel, on an in-patient and out-patient basis (as per individual employment agreements); prescribes pharmaceuticals, other medications, and treatment regimens as appropriate to assessed dental conditions.

Refers clients for appropriate specialty care services, lab and x-ray and any other ancillary services that are appropriate for patients management and care. Reviews all lab and x-ray reports for patients under his/her care on a timely basis and makes dental management decisions appropriately. Follows appropriate standards of care for each patient.

Provides continuity of care to center patients on his or her patient panel and other patients as assigned, including routine in-patient and nursing home care to center patients.

Maintains a problem oriented dental record for each patient seen in accordance with the Centers established Health Information Management policies and procedures.

Leads the oral health care team in identifying, evaluating, and prioritizing patient and family needs to develop a plan of care.

Ensures that patient and family/significant others are educated about diagnosis and the plan of care. Acts as a resource for facilitating communication when necessary.

Participates in specified oral health promotion, education and/or prevention programs as needed; attends and participates in clinic meetings/departmental meetings and other clinic functions as required by the Center.

Assumes responsibility/accountability for delegating, directing, and supervising patient care activities. Trains, mentors and supervises students and dental support staff engaged in activities and procedures, as appropriate.

Participates in the analysis of community health problems and assists in the development of the community health care plan.

Participates in Compliance and Performance Improvement activities for continuous quality improvement and risk management purposes.

Participates in the review and development of patient care policies, including health maintenance schedules and continuity of care.

Participates in the review and development of protocols and standing orders.

Implements the plans, procedures and protocols for the dental team.

Serves as a resource and positive, proactive leader for the department.

Accepts responsibility for remaining current with oral health care trends and information that impact the dental practice.

Participates in the evaluation of products, procedures, and patient care standards.

Maintains professional courtesy at all times.

Performs all other related duties as assigned.


Current unrestricted license from the Texas Board of Dental Examiners to practice as a dentist in the State of Texas

Annual continuing education as required by the Texas Board of Dental Examiners

Medicare and Medicaid eligible provider.

Mental and physical health sufficient to meet the demands of the position.

Knowledge of advanced principles of oral health promotion, prevention and motivation

Interactions and adverse reactions of drugs, medications and their dosage.

Knowledgeable of laboratory techniques and safety practices.

Apply dental techniques.

Knowledge of protocols in general and an ability to quickly gain specific knowledge of the Centers current operational protocols

Knowledge of dental terminology and appropriate abbreviations

Demonstrates knowledge of the Texas Dental Practice Act

Ability to document, with clarity, all information relevant to a patients needs.

Knowledgeable of Dentrix system and procedures.

Ability to use office equipment including but not limited to computers, fax machines, telephones and copiers

Energetic, forward-thinking and creative individual with high ethical standards and an appropriate professional image.

The ability to work independently and effectively under pressure.

Demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills also required.

Superior organizational and problem solving skills

Additional Information

Wellness Pointe is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Wellness Pointe is Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. We provide a variety of medical and social...