Practice placement/opportunity

Forest County Potawatomi Campus, Crandon, Wisconsin - 54520

Opportunity type: Employee

Practice type:

  • General dentistry
  • Endodontics
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • Orthodontics
  • Pediatric dentistry
  • Prosthodontics
  • Federally Qualified Health Clinic
  • Other - Tribal Dental Clinic

Date available from: June 8, 2022

Opportunity and position description:

Crandon, in the heart of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, is home to some of Wisconsin's finest recreational trails. Follow the Nicolet -Wolf River Scenic Byway to discover historic and natural treasures. The Crandon International Off-Road Raceway hosts events drawing nearly 90,000 people. The Forest County Potawatomi (FCP) have lived in Forest County, Wisconsin, since the late 1800s. Around 1880, groups settled in areas near Blackwell and Wabeno and have lived in that area since, as well as in the Carter and Crandon (or Stone Lake) areas. Today, life on the reservation is very different than it was for the elders. They have done much for the younger generation, and it is because of the elders that the younger generations are who they are today. By pursuing a diverse set of business models, the Forest County Potawatomi of today are the largest employer in Forest County. With revenues from various tribal enterprises, the Potawatomi have invested in the health, wellness, education, environment, and future of its people. The FCP have also worked hard to preserve its culture and honor its past. The Cultural Center, Library and Museum provide an important link to the past and serves to facilitate important ceremonies. About the Job: Responsible for the overall function, quality of care and the financial progress of the dental clinic. As a Dentist, this position is also responsible for assessing patient needs, planning and delivering direct dental care, and providing associated services and education to patients. Here’s what you’ll be doing: 1. Oversees daily operations, budget maintenance and preparation, timekeeping review and approval, performance, problem resolution, and employee engagement 2. Participates in the development and review of goals and objectives of the Division and Department 3. Develops, enforces, reviews, and revises policies and procedures as needed but no less frequently than annually 4. Plans, implements, and enforces confidentiality, HIPAA regulations, and the departmental Quality Improvement program including continuous improvement, safety, environmental, and infection control standards, ensuring all staff follow and maintain all applicable laws and regulations for the dental industry 5. Prepares and maintains billing records, staffing schedules, and approves timecards for payroll processing 6. Oversees the front office, inventory, purchasing, physical clinic, cleanliness, safety, periodic equipment maintenance and minor repairs, and the continued enhancement of electronic dental records and digital radiology 7. Reviews all clinical concerns submitted related to dental incidents or quality of care issues as presented or identified utilizing the prescribed processes 8. Participates in patient treatment; examine, diagnose, provide consultation and treat patients, prescribing pharmaceuticals, other medications, and treatment regimens as appropriate 9. Informs the patient of diagnosis and treatment needs and options in such a way that the patient understands and can make an informed decision. 10. Completes accurate documentation of the patient’s dental diagnosis and treatment according to QI Standards and standards of care 11. Develops, participates, and presents in-service and educational programs to staff, ensuring all personnel meet annual in-service requirements and obtain new skills 12. Reviews and recommends clinical privileges for dental staff requiring privilege to practice 13. Serves as a clinical consultant in the facility for dental based concerns and dental aspects of public health matters, promoting oral health care and preventative oral health care strategies. 14. Creates a framework for partnership with physicians, dentists, staff, other clinical departments, and supports and promotes shared decision making. Here’s what you’ll need to be successful: • Doctorate degree in Dental Surgery or Dental Medicine; five (5) years of experience as a practicing dentist; three (3) years director experience; Current WI and DEA Licensure. • FQHC or Native American Clinic experience preferred. • Knowledge of related accreditation and certification requirements, IHS and Insurance payment policies, legal and ethical standards for the delivery of dental care, relevant drugs and non-pharmaceutical patient care aids, and ability to prescribe dosages and instruct patients in correct usage. • Knowledge of OSHA, JCAHO, AAAHC, QI standards, WI state statute, Federal, State, and institutional regulations and guidelines, and the ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control standards • Knowledge of current principles, methods and procedures for the delivery of dental evaluation, diagnosis and treatment in area of expertise, patient admission, triage, transfer, and discharge procedures and documentation. • Proven ability to treat patients with dignity and respect, observe, assesses, and record symptoms, reactions, and progress, foster a cooperative work environment, and supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments. • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment, exercise sound judgment in decision making, develop and present educational programs and/or workshops, analyze medical records and prescribed protocol to formulate effective therapeutic treatment plans, and communicate technical information to non-technical personnel. • Ability to communicate effectively in the English language, both verbally and in writing. • Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds and with co-workers at all levels. • Ability to maintain confidentiality and possess strong customer service orientation. • Skill in operating business computers and office machines, including in a Windows environment, specifically Word, Excel, Access, and presentation software (such as PowerPoint)

Additional opportunity information

Number of operatories: 13

Number of active patients: 3000

Patients per month: 310

New patients per month: 10

Full-time or part-time: Full time

Hours per Week: 40

Dental health shortage area?: Yes

Website: Website

Contact email:

Organization: Forest County Potawatomi

Contact name: Lisa Kerzisnik

Daytime phone: 715-478-4894

Fax: 715-478-7215


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