Work Schedule: 8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday; Alternate work schedule available after 6 months of successful service. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required The Lead Dentist in the Dental Service serves as a practicing dentist who performs a full range of professional dental procedures in connection with the treatment of commonly encountered dental diseases or dental health problems requiring standard corrective, restorative, or preventive measures. Provides oversight of Dental Clinic and personnel when such clinic is not physically located at the same location as the Dental Chief. This is in compliance with applicable VHA, VISN, Medical Center and Dental Service Handbooks, Directives, Policies and Procedures. The Lead Dentist of the Dental Service shall be knowledgeable of all disciplines of clinical dentistry as listed below. The Lead Dentist should also possess the expertise and competency to perform their specific scope of practice defined through the medical center credentialing and privileging process. Clinical Dentistry is the practice of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases, injuries, and malformations of the teeth, jaws, and human oral cavity and its adjacent tissues and structures. It is comprised of the following disciplines. 1. Oral Surgery is the dental discipline that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of oral conditions requiring surgical interventions including uncomplicated removal of teeth, recontouring of the alveolus, and other routine hard and soft tissue oral surgical procedures. 2. Prosthodontics is the dental discipline of making artificial replacements for missing parts of the mouth and jaw. 3. Periodontics is the dental discipline that deals with diseases of the supporting and investing structures of the teeth including the gums, cementum, periodontal membranes and alveolar bone. 4. Endodontics is the dental discipline concerned with diseases of the pulp. 5. Orthodontics is the dental discipline dealing with irregular alignment/relationship of the teeth/jaw and their correction. ADMINISTRATIVE SCOPE OF DUTIES Oversee day to day clinical and administrative matters pertinent to Santa Rosa CBOC Dental Clinic Supervisory oversight in conjunction with the Chief of Dental Service for all staff providers, dental residents, dental assistants, dental hygienists, and lab technicians at Santa Rosa CBOC Dental Clinic Is knowledgeable of and maintains Service compliance with a) VHA Handbooks and Directives, b) VISN Policies, c) Medical Center Memorandum and d) Service Policies and Procedures pertinent to dental clinic management. Is knowledgeable and capable for responding to Congressional inquiries regarding issues relevant to the Dental Clinic. Is knowledgeable and in compliance with accreditation standards, including IG, Joint Commission, and other applicable survey/oversight entities. Is knowledgeable and in compliance with Safety and Environment of Care (EOC) standards and programs including the following: MSDS Requirements The Joint Commission EOC Standards Disposal of Hazardous Wastes GEMS Program Facility Emergency Preparedness Plan Infection Control Guidelines for Dentistry including management of RME. Has a working understanding and knowledge of available reports and data sources available through VistA, VCCS, DSS and other VHA data sources to facilitate management of the Dental Clinic. Responsible for the fiscal oversight of the Dental Clinic. Prepares and annual gap analysis to assess demand versus capacity. Projects Dental Clinic workforce levels to meet current and future dental demand. Assesses equipment and space needs for the Dental Clinic. Prepares the Clinic annual budget and management briefing incorporating the gap analysis, workforce projections including contracts if applicable and equipment/space needs. Collaborates with DSS to ensure appropriate labor mapping of all Dental Clinic staff. Manages overtime in compliance with facility policy. Manages the Dental Fee Base Program in compliance with applicable VHA and local policies. Has knowledge of and utilizes system redesign principles to promote organization improvement, optimize overall Service efficiency and effectiveness. Develops performance metrics for all provider classification to drive performance and to direct desired behavior. Is in compliance with VHA Scheduling Directives to enhance the management of access. Is actively engaged in facility Quality Improvement activities, including compliance with the VA credentialing/privileging process and ensuring that an active Peer Review process is in place for Dental Service providers. Actively engaged in Service Recovering and have knowledge of SHEP and other patient satisfaction data sources. Uses customer service data for service improvement. Operates a sound personnel performance management system in compliance with the Union Master Agreement and HR policies including VHA labor relations policies. Responsible for, have knowledge of and/or ensuring that the following are current.
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