Staff Dentist

AIDS Services of Austin - Austin

Job Type: Health Occupations/Medicine
Closing date: 07/19/2019

Ideal Candidate Profile

You’re independent: You work well without direction and take action steps when the situation calls for it. You are able to come to work, look around, and know what, why, where and how to do what needs to be done. You can anticipate the needs of patients and you take the initiative to meet those needs.

You have impeccable attention to detail: You have excellent organizational skills. You prioritize tasks, follow written procedures to the letter and fill in all the blanks on a form. You always make patient safety a top priority.

You are a professional juggler: You are experienced with multi-tasking and juggle priorities well. You can switch between tasks without getting derailed or overwhelmed. You greet everyone with a smile and respect no matter how much is on your plate.

You’re all about collaborative approach: You love teamwork. You collaborate with other members to make sure we are working toward common goals that impact the work of ASA. You’re a team player and strive to make a positive impact on others. Effective communication is your forte and you make every effort to help your team succeed.

You’re compassionate and client-centered: You understand the needs of patients with a concern for their future and outcomes. You read people well and pick up on other people feeling while adjusting the delivery of services to meet every client’s needs. You listen for change language and help patients create their own growth rather than doing it for them.

You’re culturally competent: You listen and respond to client concerns professionally and with sensitivity. You are self-aware and enjoy working with patients and colleagues of varied cultures, ethnicities, income levels, sexual orientations and gender identities.

A successful Staff Dentist must be willing and able to:
•Ensure compliance with universal precautions, infection control, and sterilization techniques at all times to ensure staff and patient protection from communicable diseases.
•Maintain professional liability insurance at levels acceptable to the agency.
•Perform clinical activities per professional licensure with emphasis on culturally sensitive chair-side manner, using referral consultation and specialty care as needed.
•Complete chart entries to reflect thorough/accurate patient treatment plan goals, as well as meet requirements by the State Board and grant funding sources.
•Monitor clinic workflow to ensure efficiency and timely delivery of dental care.
•Maintain strict patient confidentiality, including confidentiality of patient records.
•Participate in staff meetings held at the Dental Clinic and at ASA’s main location.
•Perform other duties as assigned by Director of Dental Services and Lead Dentist.

Qualifications and Requirements
•Graduate degree in dentistry (DDS or DMD) from an accredited dental school required.
•Current license to practice dentistry in the State of Texas required.
•Current Controlled Substances Registration Certification with the Drug Enforcement Administration required.
•Current OSHA Training required.
•Current Texas State Board of Dental Examiners Jurisprudence Assessment required.
•Current HIPAA and Texas HB 300 training required.
•Current Basic Cardiac Life Support Certification required.
•Documentation of Hepatitis B vaccination series and/or immunity required.

Preferred Qualifications
•Completion of AEGD or GPR post doctorate program preferred.
•Two plus years of clinical experience in general dentistry preferred
•Nitrous oxide supervision certificate preferred.
•Oral sedation permit preferred.
•Ability to perform specialty procedures, particularly biopsies and surgical extractions preferred.
•Knowledge of HIV disease preferred.
•Experience treating medically compromised patients or those living with HIV/AIDS preferred.
•Bilingual (English and Spanish) preferred.


Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Hours and days may vary.

Contact Info

Vikki Whorton