Assistant Director - Clinical Assistant Professor
Open Date: 01/31/2018
Date Initial Screening Begins:
Minimum Education/Experience: 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. It is essential that candidates possess high ethical standards, outstanding clinical skills, excellent interpersonal communication and written skills, and a record of building consensus in an academic setting. This individual must have the ability to quickly respond to requests with accuracy, reliability and flexibility; this will often include multi-tasking patient, staff and student affairs. Proficiency in the practice of all disciplines of general dentistry, including pediatric dentistry, management and operation of a dental practice, and experience in successfully working with students is required.
Special Instructions to Applicant:
Job Duties: The Assistant Faculty Dentist at Community Service Learning Center (CSLC), Elizabeth City, NC, School of Dental Medicine, East Carolina University, is a fixed-term, part-time (.70 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 Faculty Dentist works in conjunction with the School's Offices of Extramural Clinical Practices, 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 Faculty Dentist 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 Faculty Dentist 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 Faculty Dentist also provides leadership in insuring that the CSLC is a state of the art dental education and care delivery facility. Responsibilities also include management of all clinically related patient matters and management of paid and volunteer clinical faculty. The Assistant Faculty Dentist will be called upon to be "on call" during absences of the CSLC Faculty Dentist to mentor residents and students with after hours care for patients of record only. They will also be called upon to fill in for the CSLC Faculty Dentist during periods of leave and illness. This position reports directly to the CSLC Faculty Dentist and to the Assistant Dean for Extramural Clinical Practices. Working with the Assistant Dean for Extramural Clinical Practices and with the CSLC Faculty Dentist in supervision of the 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. Ensuring 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 assisting in coordination of community/regional outreach and health promotion programs. Working closely with all School of Dental Medicine faculty and staff to ensure 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. Any additional duties as assigned by the Assistant Dean for Extramural Practices or the Dean