Chief-Chair, Dentistry

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  • Oakland, CA
  • Highland General Hospital
  • HGH Dental Clinic
  • Full Time - Day
  • Management
  • Req #: 24512-15979
  • Posted: November 19, 2019
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SUMMARY:  The Chair/Chief, Dentistry is responsible for the coordination, clinical delivery and growth of system-wide oral healthcare Services. This includes multi-site responsibility for services which addresses a broad spectrum of dental problems across all AHS sites. Ensures the quality, safety, efficiency, timeliness and fiscally responsible delivery of all dental services based on best practice.Performs other related duties as required.

DUTIES & ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: NOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification, however, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level.  Not all duties listed are necessarily performed by each individual in the classification.

1. Plans, directs and oversees the delivery of high-value dental services across Alameda Health System.  Responsible for ensuring the overall quality of care provided at the clinical site including adherence to best practices, AHS policies & procedures and standard work; responsible for ensuring the site meets and state and federal benchmarks. Establishes Divisional procedures for the concurrent evaluation of quality patient care and actively participates in the Departmental QRC process

2. Recruits, hires, supervises, mentors, evaluates, and coordinates the clinical activities of all clinicians and clinical support staff providing dental services, in accordance with all applicable Medical Staff and bylaws, rules, regulations and policies.  

3. Manages the clinical budget and planning for each budget cycle, including developing strategic plans for the continuous improvement of dental services across the system, anticipating new needs and/or creating new business plans.  

4. Responsible for ensuring adequate clinical access to services; this includes evaluating and ensuring provider-level productivity, including clinic templates and empanelment, monitoring access standards and ensuring compliance with state and federal benchmarks, and ensuring adequate coverage for provider leave & absences.

5. Responsible for overseeing the appropriate use and optimization of the electronic medical record to improve the delivery of oral healthcare across the system, including developing population health based approaches to oral healthcare delivery.

6. Works closely and collaboratively with dental administrative and nursing leadership and staff accomplish organizational goals of quality, patient experience, staff engagement, efficiency/revenue, growth and community service; participates in the monitoring, evaluation, and improvement of care, including the preparation and submission of reports as may be requested by the CMO, CEO or any committee of the medical staff.

7. Responsible for maintaining an active clinical practice in his/her specialty area.

8. Works closely with the residency leadership for Dental and OMFS as well as leadership for the dental student program to ensure adequate supervision of all learners, establishing a culture of safety, and ensuring a constructive learning environment. 

9. Performs other duties as required.

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.


Education: Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) or Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD).

Minimum Experience: Completion of a qualified residency in Dentistry.

Minimum Experience: Five years clinical background as practicing clinician or clinical leader, plus substantial experience in an administrative capacity in an accredited hospital or medical center.

Required Licenses/Certifications: Possession of an unrestricted to license to practice Dentistry in the state of California; requires compliance with mandated education and training to maintain State licensure.


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