The Dental Director is responsible for providing clinical leadership, fostering superior quality patient care, developing dental strategic goals and direction, and providing for the recruitment and retention of the dental staff at IHC. Oversees the day-to-day operations of the dental department, implementing programmatic and administrative policies and procedures. Serves as a working Dentist maintaining a patient case load and delivers effective and efficient patient care.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Must have a mastery of interpersonal skills and possess the ability to interpret complex medical data.
This role requires creativity and high energy along with strong public relations abilities, professionalism, a positive attitude, and motivational skills.
Thorough knowledge of principles of modern dental practices to public services; structure and functions of public health organizations; and current social and economic problems pertaining to Native Americans.
General knowledge of state and federal laws pertaining to public health.
Ability to plan, supervise, and execute a local health program.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships; coordinate activities among public, public, private, and professional groups; express ideas clearly and concisely; address audiences effectively; and exercise balanced judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
DMD or DDS degree from an accredited dental school
Minimum of five (5) years’ experience as a dentist in an outpatient setting. Experience in a community health center setting is preferred.
Three (3) years+ administrative, management and budget development experience preferred.
Certificates, Licenses and Regulations
Must have a current California dental license, DEA license, and radiation certification.
A valid California driver’s license and a good driving record will be required at the time of appointment and must be maintained throughout employment.
Current ACLS, PALS certification or attain within 6 months of hire.
Applicants must successfully pass a pre-employment physical exam, tuberculin skin test or x-ray and urine drug screen test to include marijuana. Health must be adequate to perform all duties of the position.
Must pass criminal background check.
Additional Salary Information: $162,500 to $175,646 commensurate with experience.
Generous benefits package: PPO medical, dental and vision insurance (low employee contribution); company paid life, AD&D and disability insurance, malpractice coverage for providers, 403b retirement with company matching, generous vacation and sick time; paid holidays including employee birthday.
Internal Number: 1130
About Indian Health Council, Inc.
Indian Health Council, Inc. (IHC) established in 1970, is a consortium of nine tribes dedicated to the continual betterment of Indian Health, wholeness, and well-being. With a main facility located adjacent to the Rincon reservation in Pauma Valley and the Santa Ysabel Community Health Center located on the Santa Ysabel Reservation, IHC provides a full spectrum of on-site and outreach services and programs to the North San Diego County reservations of Inaja-Cosmit, La Jolla, Los Coyotes, Mesa Grande, Pala, Pauma, Rincon, San Pasqual, and Santa Ysabel.
Our Mission is to continually nurture a balance of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.
Our Vision is to ensure the integrity of an environment that is one with nature's element, community, traditions, and values that promote health and wellness for the future generations.