To provide oral health care services to patients of Pillars Community Health within the Scope of Practice and in accordance with Pillars Community Health granted DDS privileges, under the general supervision of the Dental Director. Participates in and works to achieve Quality outcomes established by Pillars Community Health.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Direct Provision of Service
Personally provide care to patients and provide the delivery of competent, accurate dental care and treatment to all patients as assigned and in accordance with the Pillars Community Health Scope of Practice guidelines, and within practice certifications and agency privileging, and within parameters of Illinois Dental Practice Act.
Collaborate with all clinic operations functions to ensure ongoing improvements and clinic productivity, patient satisfaction and financial outcomes.
Directly affect improvements in patient well-being through accurate and timely diagnosis, development of treatment plans and delivery of relevant, high quality care.
Provide education to patients and their families about oral health, self-care and dental hygiene.
Participates in telephone support for patients, including after-hours, as directed by Chief Dental Officer.
Ensure all patient records, charts and all related documentation is maintained current and consistent with best practices in the health care field, in accordance with agency policies and, as well as within all relevant laws and regulations.
Responsible for documentation and coding of patient care; records findings, and formulates and documents treatment plan based on patient’s condition.
Maintains patient information and confidentiality in accordance with applicable laws and agency policies
Clinical Quality Performance
Assists in the compilation of statistical data and patient outcomes for agency needs, as requested
Participates in agency quality performance programs
Helps to maintain safe and clean patient care environment
Adheres to OSHA guidelines for safe work environment
Complies with all applicable laws and regulations and Compliance Program of Pillars Community Health
Professional and Staff Development
Participates in clinical staff meetings and updates on patient care management
Participates in continuing professional development to keep informed of clinical practices and assimilates this knowledge into clinical practice
Performs other duties as assigned
Adheres to OSHA guidelines for a safe work environment
Follows all rules required to comply with confidentiality and HIPAA policies
Complies with all applicable laws, including but not limited to medical records laws, HIPAA, billing and coding laws, OSHA and the corporate compliance program of Pillars Community Health
Attends all department, CQI and All Staff Meetings as assigned/required
Complies with company vaccination policy
Other duties that may be assigned
Licensed to practice dentistry in the State of Illinois, DDS or DDM; minimum of 1-3 years clinical experience preferred
Expertise related to trends and issues, laws and regulations associated with delivery of oral healthcare services
Must meet Pillars Community Health credentialing and privileging requirements
Knowledge of quality improvement, peer review and credentialing processes preferred;
Ability to be clinically fluent in Spanish preferred
CPR and DEA certifications
Medicaid and Medicare provider numbers
Knowledge of electronic health records, ECW preferred
Mobility: Some local travel between sites, to meetings and/or trainings required – normal accessibility and mobility through the sites navigating stairs, inclines, ramps, carpeted, smooth and rough surfaces. Lifting/carrying of objects up to 30 lbs.; pull-up, lift or assist patients.
About Pillars Community Health
Pillars Community Health is an innovative health and social services agency, one of only a few nonprofits in the state of Illinois to integrate primary medical and dental care with behavioral health, social, and educational services. The organization is the result of a merger between Pillars and Community Nurse Health Center on January 1, 2018. To learn more about our merged agency, visit www.PillarsCommunityHealth.org
Pillars Community Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, gender, age, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, disability or any other legally protected status.