GENERAL FUNCTION: Provide direct, comprehensive pediatric dental care and education to children eligible for services at the Puyallup Tribal Health Authority.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
May administer mild to moderate sedative or anti-anxiety agents, including nitrous oxide, within PTHA policy limitations.
Provides consultation for program development and education for PTHA staff regarding children’s dental care.
Participate and cooperate in PTHA utilization review, quality improvement programs, accreditation organizations and other activities appropriate for assuring quality of care and patient satisfaction.
Perform annual exams to diagnose dental diseases.
Provide general dental care services to correct or treat dental diseases and deficiencies.
Provide urgent care services to patients to relieve pain, bleeding, and swelling.
Evaluate, construct, and insert appliances for patients in coordination with dental lab.
Make referrals to appropriate sources for specialized care and monitor through follow-up.
Provide dental health education to patients, families, and PTHA staff.
Supervise the chair-side dental assistants.
Prescribes medication appropriate for treating the patient.
Provide in-depth knowledge of dental restorative, endodontic, periodontic and oral surgery practices and procedures.
Accurately and efficiently document patient information using Electronic Health Records System
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS (EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE): Graduate of an accredited school of dentistry and successful completion of a pediatric residency program. Current WA State Dentist license. Must have current registration with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and have a National Provider Identifier (NPI) number. Experience and/or ability to work with Electronic Health Records Systems. Current BLS and PALS certification required.
The Puyallup Tribal Health Authority (PTHA) is located in Tacoma, WA and provides community healthcare services to Native Americans who reside in Pierce County.
We offer an amazing workplace with great benefits such as:
Great work schedule - NO evenings, weekends or holidays
Generous accruals of paid sick and vacation time
Over 17 paid holidays annually, in addition to sick/vacation time
Medical/Dental/Vision coverage – monthly premiums paid 100% for employees
401(k) with profit sharing
Life & AD&D insurance coverage
Team environment with an excellent work/life balance