Oral health is too often siloed from the rest of the health care system and secluded from conversations about overall health. That’s not the case at Vivent Health, the leading provider of HIV care. Its nationally-recognized Medical Home model puts the patient at the center of their care and the medical, dental and behavioral health providers to work together to develop the comprehensive care plan for the whole patient. This level of seamlessly integrated care ensures the patient is getting the optimal care they need when they need it and has proven to lead to better health outcomes.
The Director of Dental Services is the highest-ranking dental provider and is responsible for the development and operations of Vivent Health’s dental services. This position includes the direct provision of dental care to Vivent Health patients, oversight of dental care staff, and the development of dental collaborations to extend dental care for people with HIV/AIDS. The Dental Director ensures the delivery of high-quality dental care and treatment consistent with professional standards of care and ensures excellent customer services are provided to patients.
Scope of Responsibilities
Vivent Health is one of the nation’s largest providers of HIV prevention, care and treatment services with a budget approaching $225 million and employing over 450 professionals.
The unique, nationally recognized Vivent Health HIV Medical home model of care assures that everyone with HIV has access to medical, dental, mental health and social services and provides the best opportunity for patients to achieve high quality health outcomes. Vivent Health also provides aggressive HIV prevention services to gay men, injection drug users and others at the highest risk for HIV infection.
Vivent Health currently operates in multiple states nationwide. It embraces a Market Culture to increase access to care, enhance quality outcomes, achieve and surpass financial performance expectations and has an aggressive plan to expand into additional states.
- Provide direct dental care and treatment for Vivent Health patients with HIV disease including diagnostic, preventive, operative, prosthetic and surgical procedures. Assure Vivent Health Dental Clinic operates consistent with best practice standards for the delivery and quality of care including provider productivity, patient satisfaction and operational excellence. Supervise Vivent Health dental staff in the delivery of high-quality dental services and excellence in patient relations. Provide leadership and develop collaborations with community institutions such as colleges and universities. Build supportive professional relationships with HIV/AIDS dental providers. Implement, Vivent Health’s Ryan White Title II dental care grant, SPNS Oral Health Initiative Grant, United Way grants and/or any other pertinent dental grants. Collaborate with other Vivent Health departments and build an integrated system of care and support for Vivent Health patients. Prepare and manage the dental budget. Ensure reimbursement revenue is maximized. Provide dental education, training and in-services when appropriate to staff, students, dentists, and others Serve as a leading dental spokesperson on HIV dental care and treatment. Assure completion of grant work plans, Continuous Quality Improvement Program and management reports. Comply with Vivent Health’s Health Care Corporate Compliance Standards of Conduct and related policies and procedures. All other duties as assigned.
- Graduate from an accredited dental school with DSS or DMD Degree with a License to practice dentistry from the State. Thorough knowledge and experience in the practice of dentistry.
- Experience in providing dental care to HIV/AIDS patients. Sensitivity to HIV/AIDS issues. A commitment of high-quality patient relations in all aspects of the delivery of dental care and operations of a dental clinic. Excellent written and verbal communications, critical thinking and problem-solving skills. A commitment to teamwork to build comprehensive systems of care and support for people with HIV/AIDS
*Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions*
**Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer* *
Vivent Health is an equal opportunity employer and will recruit, hire, promote and transfer qualified persons into all job classifications regardless of race, gender, religion, skin color, national origin or ancestry, physical disability (including pregnancy) or mental disability, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, legally protected medical condition, family care status, marital status, veteran status, genetic characteristics or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law. Vivent Health complies with other expanded protected classifications that may be mandated by specific county or municipal regulations. As a recipient of federal funding, Vivent Health will not hire nor enter into a contractual relationship with any party that is debarred, suspended, or excluded from federal assistance programs.
*Public Student Loan Forgiveness*
Employment at our organization may qualify you for federal student loan forgiveness programs. We do not directly pay for – nor forgive – federal student loans; however our status as a not-for-profit organization under Section 501 (c) (3), makes us an eligible employer. There may be other determining factors for one to qualify.