Date Posted: 
Thu, 11/08/2018
Jean Yawkey Place - 780 Albany Street
Full time
Job summary: 

Work should be fulfilling. Inspiring. That is what you’ll find when you join Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP). Our staff work in more than 60 locations caring for our community’s most vulnerable—and most resilient—citizens. We serve over 12,000 men, women, and children experiencing homelessness each year. Our mission is to ensure that every one of them has access to the highest quality health care.

In keeping with our mission, we are seeking a talented and compassionate Dentist to work with our team of exceptional, multidisciplinary dental staff to practice and maintain high quality standards of patient care. You will find challenging and satisfying work alongside colleagues who share your drive and your compassion.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 

In your daily practice, you’ll directly affect improvements in our patient’s health through the delivery of routine and emergency dental services, such as general restorative procedures, removable prosthetics, periodontal procedures, and oral surgery. You will provide ongoing dental and oral health education to patients, assist with in-service and on-going training of clinic staff and precepting dental assisting, hygiene, and dental students. Our dentists provide leadership through collaborative support to all dental clinic staff.

Your interpersonal savvy will be crucial in managing sometimes difficult patient situations. We will rely on you to develop favorable relationships with patients and their families so that services are delivered in a caring and professional manner.

Supervisory Responsibility:
Supervise clinical staff as assigned.

Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted or changed to meet program needs, at the discretion of the Dental Director.

Qualifications and Requirements: 

Basic Knowledge/Skills
• Demonstrated interest in working with an underserved population.
• Demonstrated expertise in relevant dental practices, protocol, trends and best practices in clinical areas assigned.
• Demonstrated knowledge and success in effecting overall clinical operations.
• Knowledge of state and federal regulations and standards associated with the delivery of care in a community health center environment.

Experience and Education
• Doctorate in Dentistry
• Current License to Practice Dentistry in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

About our Benefits:
BHCHP is dedicated to the wellbeing of its employees as well as its patients, so we offer four weeks of vacation per year, nine observed holidays, two floating holidays and ten sick days. Licensed employees receive continuing education reimbursement. As a Federally Qualified Health Center, BHCHP employees may be eligible for loan repayment programs like the National Health Service Corps, and the Mass League of Community Health Centers, among others.

About BHCHP:
Since 1985, our mission has remained to provide or assure access to the highest quality health care for all persons experiencing homelessness in the greater Boston area. We believe it has been and continues to be medicine that matters. Dedicated clinical and non-clinical staff share their passion for a vibrant mission and support each other in bringing the mission alive. Their work ensures vulnerable patients are kept alive and get help managing chronic diseases. Our generous donors find a fulfilling way to respond to the feelings of helplessness that come with concern for those on the street. Shelter partners benefit from BHCHP's medical expertise while focusing on their core mission and avoiding wasteful duplication of services. Boston's many hospitals can depend on BHCHP as an alternative to the emergency room as well as a safe discharge location for medically vulnerable patients. BHCHP's targeted management of limited resources yields everyday successes that are a living tribute to the ideals of a just society.

How to Apply: 

Does this amazing opportunity interest you? Then we'd love to hear from you. Please send resume and cover letter to [email protected] (strongly preferred) and put Dentist in the subject line. Please include your cover letter in the body of the email. Attach your resume in Word format. If you are unable to email, please fax documents to (857) 654-1095 or mail them to BHCHP - HR, 780 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118.

Current employees with interest in this position should notify Human Resources in writing within 10 days of posting date