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URGENT: CLINIC DIRECTOR NEEDED
INDEPENDENCE, BELIZE


Nestled beside the Caribbean Sea, Belize seems idyllic. Yet due to lack of economic opportunity, its hard-working population are kept from thriving. Remote villages have very limited access to consistent and quality dental care. With an average family income of $5,000 per year, Belizeans are in need of quality, affordable dental and chiropractic care.

That’s why Global Outreach Mission started the Global Health Services Clinic in Independence. As the only dental clinic within a 60-mile radius, it is unique in that it is open year-round, with an affordable fee schedule. It is equipped with five dental chairs, making it large enough to handle entire families and groups of villagers who can be bused in for care. GHSDC will also serve as a home base for dental and chiropractic teams to reach out to schools and villages.

CLINIC


On October 5, 2015, the doors were opened and the Global Health Services Clinic started to serve the dental needs of the region. Within a short period of time, word of mouth had spread that the clinic was open. Committed to holistic ministry, clients of the clinic are served by dedicated followers of Christ who seek both the physical and spiritual wellbeing of those they come in contact. Fully equipped with a dental lab, in-clinic accessories and mobile units, the dental ministry seeks to serve those who come through its doors and those in villages who cannot visit the clinic.

CLINIC STATISTICS

Previously, access to affordable dental care was very limited and people sought care only on an as needed basis. 51% of new patients seen at GHSA Dental Clinic had not seen a dentist in over 2 years, and 76% of new patients' previous dental visit was problem focused. After 9 months, the clinic has over 1,300 registered patients and sees average increases of 247 patients monthly. A volunteer Dental Director manages the clinic and serves as the only dentist. The dental clinic employs three local Belizeans that have been trained as dental assistants and patient care coordinators. Due to the growth of the clinic, the clinic requires additional employees to improve efficiency.

JOB DESCRIPTION

     Title: Dental Director
     Reports To: President, Global Outreach Mission
     Salary: Deputized fundraising

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION:

A full-time, administrative and clinical positionresponsible for the development, maintenance, and expansion of the dental program related to Global Outreach Mission Dental Clinic (Independence, Belize). The Dental Director will provide preventative and primary oral health services both on site and selected community outreach centers. The Dental Director supervises dental staff and volunteers at the clinic and outreach sites. The Dental Director provides consultation to the President and Board of Directors.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (include but not limited to):

Oversees primary oral health care to community members including comprehensive exams, diagnosis of dental diseases, and administers or directs others in providing appropriate dental treatment. In cases where the clinic does not provide a needed service, referral to appropriate specialty centers is required.

Development and implementation of clinical protocols and guidelines per rules and guidelines of the Belize Ministry of Health.

Responsible for training or delegation of training to clinical staff and administration

Assures delivery of quality of services to all patients seen including when short-term teams are present at the dental clinic

Maintains relationships with local schools, churches, and other groups to provide outreach opportunities when short-term teams are present

Designs, develops, and implements any new outreach programs

Works and collaborates with dental clinic employees on tasks that need to be completed for dental clinic

Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities):

  • Ability to speak Spanish helpful but not required
  • Requires good communications skills
  • Must demonstrate ability to lead a small local team and provide guidance to volunteers at the clinic

Education and Experience:

  • Experience in public health preferred but not required
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE EMAIL VP PERSONNEL, GREG CONSTABLE