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Public Health Department Job

Dentist II

Burlington, NC (Alamance County)

Posted 08/22/2019


June 17, 2019

JOB TITLE:                              Dentist II      

SALARY:                                   Negotiable

FRINGE BENEFITS:             None

TYPE POSITION:                   Contract

LOCATION:                              Burlington, NC (within commuting distance to Chapel Hill and Greensboro)

CLOSING DATE:                    Open until filled


ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:  The primary purpose of this position is to promote and improve the dental health of children in Alamance County.  Specific duties: evaluate and provide routine or emergency dental treatments, review charts, complete required documentation, assist with management of OSHA/infection control policies, coordinate with other dentist as needed, supervise the dental assistant and dental students during direct patient care, and attend meetings, updates, and trainings as required.


ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:  Thorough knowledge of providing dental treatment to children age 0-21.  Some knowledge of community health problems.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with parents, teachers, and other appropriate groups in the community and institutions.  Willing to provide oral health education to various groups.  Ability to perform dental work of a professional and independent nature.  Ability to supervise and train dental assistants and residents.


ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL ABILITIES: Light work (exerting up to 50 lbs. of force) with physical abilities that include: frequent prolonged standing and walking, reaching, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, grasping, and feeling. Requires close visual acuity to perform the following duties: operate computer, extensive reading, and visual inspections involving small parts/machines.  Requires visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned.  May be exposed to blood or body fluids in performance of duties.  No substantial exposure to adverse environmental conditions.


MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:  Graduation from an approved school of dentistry.


NECESSARY SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS:  Licensed to practice dentistry in North Carolina.  Valid N.C. driver's license and have access to a personal vehicle.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Experience treating children.


APPLICATION PROCESS:  Submit County application to: Sherry Hook, Human Resources Director, 124 W. Elm Street, Graham, NC 27253.  Application can be obtained at www.alamance-nc.com or call (336) 570-4034.


SELECTION PROCESS:  Selection will be by interview with dental director.  Applications will be reviewed to select the best-qualified applicants for admission to interview.



An official Alamance County Application for employment is required for all vacancies and must be received on or before the closing date.  Resumes will not be accepted unless accompanied by an application form.


Alamance County is a drug-free workplace.  Following the interview and selection process for this position, appointment will be contingent upon the completion of a reference check and the applicant testing negative in a drug screening test.  A criminal background investigation will be completed.  A driving history will be obtained through the Department of Motor Vehicles if the employee will be operating a county vehicle.