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Job Title: Dentist
Job Number:
Organization: Knox County Health Department
Posted: 3/16/2023
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Health Care - General
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Knoxville,  TN   
Compensation: $122,312.67
Position Description: The purpose of this classification is to diagnose dental disease, injuries, malformations of the teeth and gums and provide essential dental services, including preventative, restorative, and emergency services to the community.

The Dentist is responsible for the following essential functions:

• Views assignment board and obtains patient assignment • Reviews medical/dental history chart of assigned patient • Consults with dental assistant for any additional updated information related to patient • Determines if any pre-exam medications are to be administered (SBE) • Interviews, examines, and discusses exam findings with patient • Orders X-rays, if necessary, reviews x-rays • Informs patient of recommended treatment procedure, obtains patient consent for treatment • Administers appropriate pre- procedural medication, including topical anesthetic, through oral swabbing and/or injection • Completes recommended procedure • Provides appropriate post-procedural medication, if necessary • Directs dental assistant in various aspects of patient treatment • Provides post-procedural instruction to patient

• Discusses comprehensive treatment plans with patient, within the departmental guidelines, which meet patient’s needs • Records all pertinent information in a clear, concise, and professional manner in patient chart • Completes all necessary paperwork for each patient visit and dismisses patient • Performs dental exams/screenings in clinic and in outreach in school-based setting, utilizing portable equipment, record findings and complete appropriate assessment forms • Attends seminars and continuing education courses as required for licensure or by employer • Provides appropriate referrals as needed • Required to see patients until all patients have been treated, dismissed and exited the clinic • Assists dental assistants with various aspects of their identified job duties • Performs student evaluations as required • Assists in evaluation of auxiliary staff • All duties are completed in accordance with the rules, regulations, protocols, and procedural guidelines established by the Tennessee Board of Health, Tennessee Dental Practice Act, Tennessee Code Annotated, American Dental Association, OSHA, TOSHA, CDC, and Knox County Health Department • Respond to and report immediately if called upon by local, regional or central office supervisors, as part of a coordinated emergency response by the Knox County Mayor’s Office • Ensure regular, punctual attendance during scheduled work hours • Perform other duties as required

Qualifications: • Doctoral Degree in Dental Sciences required, with one (1) year of clinical practice experience in dentistry • Any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered for employment into the position • Must possess and maintain a valid State of Tennessee dental license and unrestricted DEA registration/certification • Must obtain or possess a current CPR certification

• Ability to use foot controlled and hand controlled equipment, dental tools including small instruments, handles, drills, fluid extractors, water dispenser, suction tools, latex or non-latex gloves, writing utensils, x-ray equipment, (hand held) x-ray developer, enlarger, autoclave sanitizers, cleaning equipment and fluids, chemical containers, supplies, dental equipment, assistive devices, adjustable chairs and tables, needles, syringes, automatic instrument cleaner, associated sanitizing wraps and bags, medical/dental charts, copier/fax • Must be proficient in Windows OS and Microsoft Word

Organization Description: As a public health agency, we work to promote and protect the health of everyone in our community. We track and monitor diseases, conduct extensive health education and outreach, provide and connect people with care, enforce food safety and air quality laws and regulations, prepare for public health emergencies, and more — all with the goal to ensure the conditions in which every Knox County resident can be healthy.

We have numerous divisions and employ more than 260 professionals including public health educators, epidemiologists, physicians, environmentalists, nurses, nutritionists, emergency preparedness specialists and many others.

We are a division of Knox County Government under the supervision of Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs.

Closing Date: 6/16/2023
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Contact Name: KIMBERLY DIEHL,  Dentist
Contact Location: 140 Dameron Ave.

Knoxville    37917
United States
Contact Location: 140 Dameron Ave.
  Knoxville    37917
  United States
Contact Phone: 18652152321 
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