Careers

Current Positions Open

Please submit inquiries for positions listed below to Heidi@hccnetwork.org

Dental Assistant:
Expanded functions are preferred

POSITION SUMMARY

The dental assistant is responsible for assisting the dentist in the provision of quality dental services to patients of the Live Well Clinic.

QUALIFICATIONS

• Graduation from an accredited Dental Assisting program or at least 1 year dental assisting experience
• Permit to assist with and monitor nitrous oxide sedation
• Experience working with dental software is preferred, but not required
• Previous experience working in a community health clinic is preferred, but not required
• Bilingual (English/Spanish) applicants will be given preference
• Current CPR/BLS Certification
• Knowledge of various dental materials and compounds used by the dentist and ability to mix compounds following rigid guidelines
• Knowledge of dental instruments and the use of each
• Ability to relate well with patients and other healthcare personnel
• Social and cultural sensitivity appropriate to ethnically and economically diverse patient- and employee-base
• Willingness to educate patients and the community in health maintenance and the role of the health care team
• Ability to multitask & work well under pressure
• Commitment to expanding access to care for the underserved


DUITES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Works in collaboration with the Dentist to provide comprehensive dental services to all patients, including but not limited to:
• Reviews all medical histories at every visit & communicates pertinent information to the dentist
• Utilizes dental software to accurately chart all existing dental restorations, oral conditions, and proposed treatment, as dictated by the Dentist
• Assesses need for appropriate radiographs
• Acquires diagnostic digital intraoral and panoramic radiographs when indicated
• Supports the dentist’s treatment recommendations
• Understands and is able to explain all dental procedures in a manner that is easily understood by patients
• Discusses all procedures, responds to patient/parent questions, and obtains informed consent for all dental procedures
• Provides chair-side assistance to the dentist during dental procedures
• Assists the dental hygienist and front office staff upon request or during “down time”
• Accurately documents informed consent, refusal, and treatment options in patient record
• Accurately documents all procedures in the patient record
• Manages the flow of patients through excellent communication with the dentist and front office staff, including the ability to prioritize and keep the dentist on schedule
• Maintains an appropriate supply of dental materials and supplies by properly disposing and replacing outdated products and ordering new products within a pre-determined budget and upon approval by the Dental Clinic Coordinator
• Any other duties as delegated by the Dentist or Dental Clinic Coordinator

Works in collaboration with the Dental Hygienist and other Assistants to ensure safety of dental clinic staff and patients, including but not limited to:
• Maintains compliance with OSHA standards
• Ensures proper sterilization & disinfection techniques
• Responsible for the maintenance & cleanliness of the dental operatories and sterilization area
• Recognizes emergency situations and follows established emergency protocols
• Any other duties as delegated by the Dentist or Dental Clinic Coordinator

Assures integration of patient education into all aspects of dental treatment:
• Educates patients on their homecare status and techniques to improve plaque control.
• Incorporates parent/guardian into education regime for every child
• Explains importance of maintaining appointment sequence to every patient
• Discusses complications that may result if the patient fails to complete the treatment plan
• Provides anticipatory guidance, nutritional counseling, and tobacco cessation, when applicable
• Instructs each patient in proper post-operative care


ESSENTIAL ABILITIES REQUIREMENTS

• Physical – moving, walking, balancing, kneeling, crouching, stooping, reaching, standing, pushing, pulling and lifting
• Mental – forecasting, analyzing, synthesizing, explaining, adapting, comprehending, interpreting data, organizational skills, public speaking, conflict resolution, active listening skills, and flexibility
• Sensory – full vision and hearing acuity

Dentist

SALARY RANGE: $120,000 - $140,000 with loan repayments available for some employees; full time benefits, continuing education and licensing fee reimbursements.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Dentist is responsible for the overall quality of care delivered by the Health Centers.  The Dentist provides diagnostic, therapeutic and emergency dental services to patients; works collaboratively with dental hygienists and support staff; and, ensures services meet standards of best practices.

QUALIFICATIONS

• Graduation from an accredited DDS/DMD program.
• Prefer previous experience providing care at a community health center or similar environment.
• Current Missouri license to practice Dentistry.
• Obtain a valid Missouri B.N.D.D. and Federal D.E.A license.
• Ability to relate well with patients and other health care personnel.
• Social and cultural sensitivity appropriate to ethnically and economically diverse patient-and employee-base.
• Willingness to educate patients and the community in health maintenance and the role of the health care team.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Diagnostic, therapeutic and emergency dental services to patients including but not limited to:
• Review all medical histories at every visit.
• Chart pathologic conditions and report these to the patient.
• Develop written treatment plan with all options explained to patient.
• Discuss informed consent with all patients prior to initiating any treatment. 
• Explain planned procedure and any alternative procedures, disclosure of any significant material risks associated with any alternative, and responding to patient questions.
• Document the informed consent in the patient’s chart.
• Identify the approximate number of visits and the time needed to complete the care will be noted on the treatment plan.
• Treat patients first for pain and infection.
• Recommends referrals to specialists when appropriate.
• Enters and signs all treatment provided on treatment page.
• Meets clinical standards of practice as described in the quality assurance program.
• Recommends revisions in the quality assurance program to the Network.
• Participates in the quality assurance program at least bi-annually or as directed by the Dental Clinic Coordinator as an evaluator.
• Participates in the quality assurance program at least bi-annually as one who is assessed.
• Refers patient grievances that cannot be resolved to the Dental Clinic Coordinator.
• Supervises care delivered by dental hygienists and assistants including but not limited to:
• Instructs assigned dental assistants in chair side, laboratory, sterilization and radiology procedures.
• Oversees maintenance and cleanliness of dental operatories.
• Partners with the Dental Clinic Coordinator in scheduled evaluations of staff.
• Conducts community development activities including outreach in regional schools and represents the Network at various community functions.
• Any additional duties as determined by the Network

Assures integration of patient education into all treatment phases:
• Refers patients to the dental hygienist as necessary.
• Discusses home care status and techniques with patients who demonstrate sub optimal plaque control.
• Provides consultation for dental hygienists when requested.
• Incorporates parent/guardian into education regime for every child.
• Explains importance of maintaining appointments sequence to every patient.
• Explains the need for maintenance of oral conditions as a priority to fixed prosthodontics treatment.

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
• Flexible, versatile and comfortable in a rapidly changing environment while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency.
• Act as a principal steward of the organization’s resources.
• Ability to balance the needs of the client with the realities of the organization.
• Uphold the mission, values, and principles of the organization at all times. 
• Values assessment and measurement in order to improve quality, efficiencies and effectiveness of programs and staff.
• Social and cultural sensitivity appropriate to ethnically and economically diverse patient- and employee-base.
• Ability to work under pressure.
• Commitment to expanding access to care for the underserved.

Licensed Practical Nurse

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Licensed Practical Nurse
SALARY RANGE: $15-$20 per hour
REPORTS TO:
Manager of Clinical Operations

POSITION SUMMARY

The Licensed Practical Nurse, or LPN, provides direct nursing care under the supervision of a Physician or Nurse Practitioner.

QUALIFICATIONS

• Graduate of an accredited school of nursing for Licensed Practical Nurses.
• Licensed as a LPN by the Missouri State Board of Nursing.
• BCLS certification required, ACLS certification preferred.
• Current licensure by the Missouri State Board of Nursing.
• Successful completion of state approved intravenous therapy course.
• IV certification required.
• One year of experience as a LPN in physician office setting highly desired.

RESPONSIBILITIES

• Assists the Physician and/or Nurse Practitioner with patient exams.
• Gathers patient history.
• Sets up and administers IV fluids and performs special procedures as requested.
• Provides patient education and counseling as needed

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

• Flexible, versatile and comfortable in a rapidly changing environment while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency.
• Uphold the mission, values, and principles of the organization at all times.
• Understands how to work with people of various socio-economic statuses with dignity.

ESSENTIAL ABILITIES REQUIREMENTS

• Physical – moving, walking, balancing, kneeling, crouching, stooping, reaching, standing, pushing, pulling and lifting.
• Mental – forecasting, analyzing, synthesizing, explaining, adapting, comprehending, interpreting data, organizational skills, public speaking, conflict resolution, active listening skills, and flexibility.
• Sensory – full vision and hearing acuity.


Physician

Salary Range: $90,000-$130,000
Position will be offered by 10/1/15 with a start date of 1/1/16 based on credentialing.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Physician is responsible for the overall quality of care delivered by the Health Centers.  The Physician provides diagnostic, therapeutic and emergency primary care services to patients; works collaboratively with primary care hygienists and support staff; and, ensures services meet standards of best practices.

QUALIFICATIONS

• Graduation from an accredited MD/DO program.
• Prefer previous experience providing care at a community health center or similar environment.
• Current Missouri license to practice Medicine.
• Obtain a valid Missouri B.N.D.D. and Federal D.E.A license.
• Ability to relate well with patients and other health care personnel.
• Social and cultural sensitivity appropriate to ethnically and economically diverse patient-and employee-base.
• Willingness to educate patients and the community in health maintenance and the role of the health care team.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Diagnostic, therapeutic and emergency primary care services to patients including but not limited to:
• Review all medical histories at every visit.
• Chart pathologic conditions and report these to the patient.
• Develop written treatment plan with all options explained to patient.
• Discuss informed consent with all patients prior to initiating any treatment. 
• Explain planned procedure and any alternative procedures, disclosure of any significant material risks associated with any alternative, and responding to patient questions.
• Document the informed consent in the patient’s chart.
• Identify the approximate number of visits and the time needed to complete the care will be noted on the treatment plan.
• Treat patients first for pain and infection.
• Recommends referrals to specialists when appropriate.
• Enters and signs all treatment provided on treatment page.
• Meets clinical standards of practice as described in the quality assurance program.
• Recommends revisions in the quality assurance program to the Network.
• Participates in the quality assurance program at least bi-annually or as directed by the Primary care Manger of Clinical Operations as an evaluator.
• Participates in the quality assurance program at least bi-annually as one who is assessed.
• Refers patient grievances that cannot be resolved to the Primary care Manger of Clinical Operations.
• Supervises care delivered by primary care hygienists and assistants including but not limited to:
• Instructs assigned primary care assistants in chair side, laboratory, sterilization and radiology procedures.
• Oversees maintenance and cleanliness of primary care operatories.
• Partners with the Primary care Manger of Clinical Operations in scheduled evaluations of staff.
• Conducts community development activities including outreach in regional schools and represents the Network at various community functions.
• Any additional duties as determined by the Network

Assures integration of patient education into all treatment phases:
• Refers patients to the primary care hygienist as necessary.
• Discusses home care status and techniques with patients who demonstrate sub optimal plaque control.
• Provides consultation for primary care hygienists when requested.
• Incorporates parent/guardian into education regime for every child.
• Explains importance of maintaining appointments sequence to every patient.
• Explains the need for maintenance of oral conditions as a priority to fixed prosthodontics treatment.

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
• Flexible, versatile and comfortable in a rapidly changing environment while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency.
• Act as a principal steward of the organization’s resources.
• Ability to balance the needs of the client with the realities of the organization.
• Uphold the mission, values, and principles of the organization at all times. 
• Values assessment and measurement in order to improve quality, efficiencies and effectiveness of programs and staff.
• Social and cultural sensitivity appropriate to ethnically and economically diverse patient- and employee-base.
• Ability to work under pressure.
• Commitment to expanding access to care for the underserved.

ESSENTIAL ABILITIES REQUIREMENTS

• Physical – moving, walking, balancing, kneeling, crouching, stooping, reaching, standing, pushing, pulling and lifting.
• Mental – forecasting, analyzing, synthesizing, explaining, adapting, comprehending, interpreting data, organizational skills, public speaking, conflict resolution, active listening skills, and flexibility.
• Sensory – full vision and hearing acuity.
 


Nurse Practitioner

Salary Range: $80,000-$105,000
Position will be offered by 10/1/15 with a start date of 1/1/16 based on credentialing.

POSITION SUMMARY
The Nurse Practitioner is responsible for direct delivery of patient care services; directing and guiding patient and family education; and, the activities of ancillary personnel.  The Nurse Practitioner is also responsible for ensuring standards of professional nursing are maintained at all times in the Health Centers; assisting in the development of policies and procedures; and, participating in program evaluations.

QUALIFICATIONS
• Master’s degree in Nursing from an accredited School of Nursing.
• Current licensure by the Missouri State Board of Nursing.
• Licensed as a FNP by the Missouri State Board of Nursing. 
• BCLS certification.
• Experience practicing in rural clinic setting highly desired.

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Demonstrated abilities to be self-directed, self-motivated, and able to work independently.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Demonstrated ability to lead a team of professionals, para-professionals, and support staff.
• Demonstrated organization and time management skills.
• Basic technology skills including MS Office.
• Available for emergency calls as needed.