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Associate Professor/ Founding Program Director, Pediatric Dentistry

Company: High Point University
Location: High Point
Posted on: September 16, 2022

Job Description:

This is a full-time, 12-month, non-tenure track faculty appointment with duties in the High Point University Workman School of Dental (WSDM), which includes the Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) and post-doctoral programs such as pediatric dentistry. Professional rank will be commensurate with the candidate's level of experience and qualifications at time of hire. The Founding Director for Pediatric Dentistry is responsible for developing the pediatric dentistry residency program, faculty recruitment, supervision of residents, providing patient care, and pre-doctoral pediatric dentistry. The program director will be responsible for achieving accreditation by the Commission of Dental Accreditation (CODA) standards. This is a unique leadership opportunity to build programs and work closely with the executive leadership team (ELT). The position will report to the executive leadership team (ELT) of the Workman School of Dental Medicine.QUALIFICATIONS:EducationDDS or DMD degree (or foreign equivalent), active full dental licensure in the state of North CarolinaCompletion of a CODA-accredited pediatric dentistry program in the US.Must be certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.Experience and Training5 years of experience in clinical practice of dentistryLeadership experience and program building is preferable.Proficiency in providing pediatric dental care in an ambulatory, inpatient, operating room and urgent care setting.Knowledge, Skills, Ability:Robust verbal and written communication skillsExceptional receptiveness and approachabilityPoised and professional in representation of HPU WSDMReceptive to feedback, performance improvement, and continuous coaching Knowledge of HPU SDMOH's core values and missionStrong ability to articulate operational and analytical dataClinical documentation, diagnosis, and treatment planning using electronic health records (EHR) such as EPIC systems.Travel to oral health network sitesDeveloping affiliations with associated healthcare systems (children's hospitals)AdaptabilityCoachabilityIntegrity and innovationTrustworthyESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The candidate selected for this position will perform all duties directed by the Dean of the WSDM and executive leadership team (ELT). The candidate will be expected to perform the following duties, including but not limited to:Pediatric Dentistry program developmentFamiliarity with and management of all program-related documents and reporting platforms including, but not limited to, resident employment, resident attendance, faculty onboarding, resident licensure, resident requirements, resident and program outcomes, resident certification, and GME-related and program-related policies. Oversight and monitoring of all program-related evaluations and reporting. Orientation of new residents and faculty. Point-of-contact person for any issues related to the Pediatric Dentistry program.Quality Assurance Implementation of quality improvement (QI) measures across the Pediatric Dentistry program to ensure highest level of patient care and residency learning are being always provided. Utilizing proactive approaches to mitigate errors and root cause analysis to reduce errors. Frequent travel to practice sites to ensure faculty and resident experiences are being met.Accreditation In addition to developing the inaugural Pediatric Dentistry program at Workman School of Dental Medicine (WSDM), the founding program director will ensure that it meets all standards required by the Commission of Dental Accreditation (CODA). This includes preparation for internal program audit (mock visits) and ensuring compliance of all practice sites within the oral health network. During the program accreditation process, the individual will be expected to see pediatric dental patients.EducationDevelopment of residency curriculum, faculty calibration, evidence-based care guidelines, continuing education, and teaching pre-doctoral students in accordance with the needs of the Assistant Dean of Curriculum and Innovation.ACCOUNTABILITY:Chief Clinical Officer, DeanEvaluation: Ongoing performance reviews is conducted along with an annual assessment by the CCO and includes input from the faculty and students.For more information regarding this position, please contact Dr. Muhammad Ali Shazib, Associate Professor and Chief Clinical Officer, HPU Oral Health System at mshazib@highpoint.edu.

Keywords: High Point University, High Point , Associate Professor/ Founding Program Director, Pediatric Dentistry, Education / Teaching , High Point, North Carolina

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