DDS / Dentist / New Mexico / Locum Tenens / IHS Dentist Job

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Post Date: Nov 06, 2023
Job Type: DDS
Position Type: Locum Tenens
Specialty: Dentist
Board Certification: Board Certified
Degree Required: Other
Start Date: ASAP post Credentialing
Salary: hourly will include travel
Visa Sponsor: No
Location: New Mexico - Toas
Job Reference: 1001
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The contractor shall be in accordance with all Federal, State, Local, Tribal and IHS regulations and shall be made with minimal divergence from the schedule established and with minimum disturbance and maximum protection of government personnel, property and general public.
The contract shall provide a Dental Provider non personal services agreement with the following specifications:
· Performs professional dental work in the examination, diagnosis, and treatment of patients in routine and emergency settings within the scope of services provided in the dental program of the Taos-Picuris Service Unit (TPSU) Dental Department and in accordance with IHS policies and professional standards.
· Dental care includes, but is not limited to, providing diagnostic, preventive, restorative, periodontal, and prosthetic services.
· Performs a full array of general dentistry services for patients, including extractions, fillings, root canals, crowns, bridges, dentures, and partial dentures.
· Examines patients’ teeth and supporting structures. Determines the nature and extent of existing oral disease. Prepares charts of teeth and the oral cavity. Develops plan for treatment of infection including antibiotic treatment, the restoration of carious teeth, the extraction of teeth, and the replacement of missing teeth with bridgework or dentures
· Administers local anesthesia as needed.
· Provides patient education about good dental health practices, post-operative care and participates in educational programs for the improvement of health conditions among service population
· Prioritizes treatment and dental care including emergency dental care within the scope of TPSU services and programs. Prioritizes immediacy of lab work and patient scheduling.
· Performs administrative work related to the functions of providing dental services. Charts records of all services provided and patient response to treatment. Reviews and approves lab slips processed for out-going lab work.
· Makes referrals to other specialists as needed.
Supervision, Adherence to Policies, Quality of Patient Care:
o Taos Picuris Dental Clinic service hours are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday except Thursdays from 8:00am to Noon. Overtime compensation is not authorized in this contract.

Each dentist who is referred for contract services must meet the following qualification:
1. Contractor must be a graduate of an accredited dental school and possess a D.D.S. or D.M.D. degree.
2. Contractor must be a graduate of an accredited residency program in endodontic dentistry.
3. Contractor must have passed the National Board Dental Examinations (NBDE) and be certified by the American Board of Endodontic Dentistry.
4. Contractor must be licensed in a state of the United States or its territories in order to practice endodontic dentistry and maintain unrestricted Dental licensure in the region or state of practice.
5. Maintain continuing education hours annually or as required to maintain licensure.
6. Current CPR certification.
7. Contractor must be credentialed and privileged to provide endodontic dental services at TPSU
8. Contractor shall provide documentation of past employment and training history. Three written and verifiable reference letters addressing applicant's reliability and stability, interpersonal interaction and suitability for working with children and adolescents.
9. Contractor is subject to character investigation in the performance of the contract in accordance with P.L. 101-630, "Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act Of 1990".
10. Evidence of current immunization for tetanus, rubella, rubella and COVID-19 (mandatory), and hepatitis B (o positive titer) (highly recommended).
11. Evidence of negative PPD or chest x-ray if history of positive PPD, must be provided within one (1) month of assignment.

Hourly Subcontractor rate will include travel and lodging.

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