Dental Support Center Director
United South and Eastern Tribes [USET]
Skills And Qualifications:
The incumbent will be primarily responsible for managing and coordinating USET’s Dental Clinical and Preventive Support Center’s public health program activities through leadership, program planning, and coordination of the Dental Support Center (DSC) program objectives.
The Dental Support Center Director is supervised by the Tribal Health Program Support (THPS) Assistant Director.
Exempt/Non-Exempt and Salary Range
The Dental Support Center Director is an exempt position requiring limited travel, with a salary range starting at $62,546.67 per year, DOE.
Funded by Tribal Dental Center Grant
1. A minimum of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college in public health, dental hygiene, health education, health promotion or related field. Master’s in Public Health or related field is preferred.
2. A minimum of five years of experience working in public health, dental public health or health education will be considered as a substitution for a master’s degree.
3. Strong public health experience in program administration, development, implementation and evaluation. Strong background and experience in dental public health is preferred.
4. Incumbent must possess the ability to communicate public health program issues related to oral health.
5. Cultural sensitivity and ability to work within the customs and traditions of various tribal groups.
6. Strong knowledge, skills and abilities related Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Access software and ability to learn new software applications quickly.
7. Must possess excellent verbal and written communication and organizational skills.
8. Ability to travel and work irregular hours.
Duties And Responsibilities:
1. Provide direct consultation to USET member Tribal Nation dental clinics and non-dental staff on oral health promotion and disease prevention (HPDP) best practices, clinical efficiency, and professional guidelines.
2. Work and collaborate with other Indian Health Service (IHS) Nashville Area staff, organizations, IHS, local, state, federal agencies, and USET program staff necessary to attain program objectives and to ensure the collection of Tribal health information.
3. Provide training and technical assistance to support oral health clinical and preventive services to USET member Tribal Nations.
4. Work collaboratively with the IHS Nashville Area Dental Officer (ADO) to incorporate DSC activities seamlessly with the overall Area Dental Program goals and objectives.
5. Prepare annual reports to the Division of Oral Health on DSC activities and progress toward goals and objectives.
6. Maintain files and databases pertaining to DSC activities and objectives.
7. Work in collaboration with the USET’s THPS staff on overlapping program activities, including research, data collection, and data analysis with USET’s Tribal Epidemiology Center.
8. Provide training as requested by the DSC Steering Committee.
9. Disseminate resources and lessons learned throughout USET member Tribal Nations.
10. Compose/write final reports regarding training offered, outcomes, and training needs.
11. Perform other duties as assigned by the THPS Director.
United South & Eastern Tribes, Inc. is committed to Native American preference and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.