Practice placement/opportunity

8201 Mish ko swen Drive, Crandon, Wisconsin - 54520

Opportunity type: Employee

Practice type:

  • Federally Qualified Health Clinic
  • General dentistry
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • Pediatric dentistry
  • Prosthodontics

Date available from: Nov. 22, 2022

Opportunity and position description:

Summary: The Dental Director is 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. Duties and Responsibilities: Oversees daily operations, budget maintenance and preparation, timekeeping review and approval, performance, problem resolution, and employee engagement Participates in the development and review of goals and objectives of the Division and Department Develops, enforces, reviews, and revises policies and procedures as needed but no less frequently than annually 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 Prepares and maintains billing records, staffing schedules, and approves timecards for payroll processing 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 Reviews all clinical concerns submitted related to dental incidents or quality of care issues as presented or identified utilizing the prescribed processes Participates in patient treatment; examine, diagnose, provide consultation and treat patients, prescribing pharmaceuticals, other medications, and treatment regimens as appropriate Informs the patient of diagnosis and treatment needs and options in such a way that the patient understands and can make an informed decision. Completes accurate documentation of the patient’s dental diagnosis and treatment according to QI Standards and standards of care Develops, participates, and presents in-service and educational programs to staff, ensuring all personnel meet annual in-service requirements and obtain new skills Ensures communication within the department and with other departments is shared for effective operations. Reviews and recommends clinical privileges for dental staff requiring privilege to practice 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. Creates a framework for partnership with physicians, dentists, staff, other clinical departments, and supports and promotes shared decision making. Requirements (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities): 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) FCP complies with all CMS Mandates & all Health Division employees must receive the COVID-19 vaccine prior to hire. Additional immunization requirements may also be necessary.

Additional opportunity information

Number of operatories: 13

Number of active patients: 3200

Patients per month: 320

New patients per month: 20

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: 7154784894

Fax: 7154787215


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