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Dental Team Lead Project HOME Philadelphia, PA

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The Project HOME is looking for highly talented and motivated individuals for their Philadelphia, PA clinics. If you are interested in the long-term career progression then apply for Dental Team Lead in Philadelphia, PA.

Brief Details

Job: Dental Team Lead
Full-time, Part-time
Company: Project HOME
Location: Philadelphia, PA

Job Description

Job Description
Job Title: Dental Team Lead
Department Name Dental Department Program Name Healthcare Services
Project HOME Site Stephen Klein Wellness Center & Hub of Hope Reports to (Position Title) Dental Director
Job Classification (FT, PT, on-call)

Physical Requirements

Ability to work for long periods of time standing, sitting, bending
Occasional lifting of 40-50lbs and pushing of 5-20lbs
A medium to high level of manual dexterity
FLSA Status (Exempt, Non-Exempt) Non-Exempt Hours Per Week 40

The mission of the Project HOME community is to empower adults, children, and families to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, to alleviate the underlying causes of poverty, and to enable all of us to attain our fullest potential as individuals and as members of the broader society. We strive to create a safe and respectful environment where we support each other in our struggles for self-esteem, recovery, and the confidence to move toward self-actualization.

Project HOME achieves its mission through a continuum of services comprised of street outreach, a range of supportive housing, and comprehensive services. We address the root causes of homelessness through neighborhood-based affordable housing, economic development, and environmental enhancement programs, as well as through providing access to employment opportunities; adult and youth education; and health care.

Project HOME is committed to social and political advocacy. An integral part of our work is education about the realities of homelessness and poverty and vigorous advocacy on behalf of and with homeless and low-income persons for more just and humane public policies.

Project HOME is committed to nurturing a spirit of community among persons from all walks of life, all of whom have a role to play in making this a more just and compassionate society.
The work of Project HOME is rooted in our strong spiritual conviction of the dignity of each person.

We believe that all persons are entitled to decent, affordable housing and access to quality education, employment, and health care.

We believe in the transformational power of building relationships and community as the ultimate answer to the degradation of homelessness and poverty.

We believe that working to end homelessness and poverty enhances the quality of life for everyone in our community.

We believe that the critical resources entrusted to us to achieve our mission must be managed honorably and professionally.
Job Summary
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The Dental Team Lead will be a member of the clinical staff of the dental department. Clinical duties are to be performed as assigned in specific job descriptions (i.e. Dental Hygienist, Expanded Function Dental Assistant, Dental Assistant) per Pennsylvania State Board of Dentistry Code.
Dental Team Lead Responsibilities:
o Provide clinical dental treatment in conjunction with dental team
o Lead and supervise, either directly or indirectly, all Dental Assistants and Expanded Function Dental Assistants
o Ensure completion of job duties and responsibilities of Dental Assistants and Expanded Function Dental Assistants
o Assist the Dental Director in mentoring and supervising dental students, dental hygiene students, dental assistant students, and other interns/volunteers present at clinic
o Assist with or lead in-service, ongoing training of clinic staff, and regular team meetings
o Assist the Dental Director in reviewing clinic productivity, scheduling procedures, and establishing protocols for care and treatment
o Attend Quality Committee meetings and assist in helping department to achieve quality goals
o Approve invoices for dental supplies, dental lab work, and additional services as needed
o Supervise instrument and equipment sterilization and maintenance
o Occasionally participate in outreach events and Project HOME community events in lieu of regular clinic or administrative hours
o Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies
o Manage patient flow in clinic
o Ensure appropriate DA and EFDA staffing for clinic and assist in scheduling with part-time providers
o Ensure operation of dental equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer’s instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; requesting and following up with repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; learning new equipment and techniques; recording maintenance in logs
o Ensure all lab and clinic supplies are ordered in a timely manner; maintain dental supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipate needed supplies; place and expedite orders for supplies; verify receipt of supplies
o Document receipt of dental supplies, dental lab work, repairs, and additional services
o Maintain dental lab work area, keep cases in alphabetical order, and track turnaround times for lab cases; Communicate with lab when a case is overdue; Communicate with receptionist when patient cases are not delivered in a timely manner
General Responsibilities:
o Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed
o Maintain patient confidence and protect operations by keeping information confidential
o Maintain safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations
o Protect patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols
o Use sound judgment in patient communication
o Participate in Quality and Risk Management Committee as designated
o Develop and maintain activities to achieve Patient Centered Health Home as required
Team Functions
o Communicate effectively with all members of the dental team, including clinical team members and operations/front desk team members
o Work in compliance with all medical policies and with standards such as OSHA, HIPAA, and funding body regulations
o Perform other reasonably related duties as assigned by supervisor or manager
o Exercise good judgment in bringing any issues necessary to the attention of the supervising dentist or Dental Director
o Constantly strives to achieve excellence in the day-to-day operations of Project HOME Dental Services
Minimum Qualifications
Current Pennsylvania RDH license, EFDA License, or Certificate of graduation from a Dental Assisting program
Current CPR (BLS) certification
Demonstrate the ability to skillfully manage a team
Demonstrate the ability to understand the overall purpose of clinical care and importance of support staff
Demonstrate judgment, patience, integrity, organization, and prioritization in multi-task environment
Demonstrate attention to detail, dependability, listening and communication skills, and flexibility
Demonstrate cultural competency and take a trauma-informed and harm-reduction approach to health care
Competency in the use of Electronic Health Records and proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and the internet
Preferred Qualifications
At least 3 years of clinical experience
Management experience in a clinical environment
Experience with Next Gen a plus
Project HOME is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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