Job Description:The Assistant Director of General Dentistry (Assistant Faculty Dentist) at a Community Service Learning Center (CSLC) of the School of Dental Medicine, East Carolina University, is a part time (.80 FTE) faculty member who will provide leadership and supervision of all educational and clinical activities in the Community Service Learning Center (CSLC) while providing a full range of general dentistry services in an underserved community. The Assistant Director works within the School's Office of Planning and Extramural Affairs, Clinical Affairs, Academic Affairs, and in collaboration with the offices of Business and Financial Affairs, Dental Education and Informatics, and General Dentistry to support all of the School's programs and initiatives. Additionally the Assistant Director works closely with other local, state, and regional healthcare organizations to provide information and services related to the CSLC. The responsibilities include oversight of the clinical operations, both as a provider and as mentor to dental students and Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residents. The Assistant Director provides primary dental care to eligible patients, maintains and establishes clinical protocols consistent with the standard of care, and works with the business manager by providing leadership in the establishment and direction of a quality assurance program and adherence to infection control standards in the CSLC. The Assistant Director also provides leadership in insuring that the CSLC is a state of the art dental educational and care delivery facility. Responsibilities also include management of all clinically related patient matters and management of paid and volunteer clinical faculty. The Assistant Director will be called upon to be on call during absences of the Director of General Dentistry (Full time Faculty Dentist) to mentor residents and students with after hours care for patients of record only. The Assistant Director will be called upon to fill in for the Director of General Dentistry (Full Time Faculty Dentist) during periods of leave and illness. Specific duties include: Working with the Associate Dean for Planning and Extramural Affairs and Director of Community Dental Practices and with the full time Faculty Dentist in supervision of a CSLC. Providing high quality dental care to the patients at the CSLC, directly and while supervising students and residents. Guiding patient referrals and follow-up with appropriate personnel. Collaborating with other healthcare providers in the clinical setting. Working with the Division Chair of General Dentistry and Director of the AEGD Program to facilitate and insure consistency in clinical education and evaluation of fourth year students and AEGD residents assigned to the CSLC. Mentoring AEGD residents and fourth year dental students and supervising their clinical education and community service activities. Insuring ongoing compliance with all local, state and federal laws, regulations, and Commission on Dental Accreditation standards. Participating in faculty meetings and designated dental school activities required of all part time faculty members. Maintaining current dental skills and practicing general dentistry stringently consistent with the philosophy of the school. Identifying solutions to local access to healthcare needs and coordinating community/regional outreach and health promotion programs. Working closely with all School of Dental Medicine faculty and staff to insure that the CSLC is a vibrant and integral part of the dental school. Acting as an ambassador for the school while actively participating in local community/regional programs and events.
Miniumum Qualifications: DDS or DMD degree is required. Complete eligibility for a North Carolina dental license. Knowledge and experience in the successful operation of a dental practice, preferably in a rural community. Broad knowledge of issues in dental education and the importance of ethics in dentistry. Demonstrated ability to mentor dental students and residents. Preferred Education and Experience: Advanced education in dentistry (preferably AEGD, GPR or military general dentistry residency) desirable. Five years experience in the practice of general dentistry and/or a dental educational environment. Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a dental educational/clinical environment. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with interested organizations, agencies, and individuals. Demonstrated experience in providing dental treatment for underserved populations. Demonstrated experience in building teams to identify problems and develop solutions. Special Instructions to the Applicant: Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae/resume, and a list of three references, including contact information, online.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with Qualifications
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