Oregon Health & Science University

Clinical Site Director of Predoctoral Patient Intake & Urgent Care

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
School of Dentistry, Reconstructive & Regenerative Sciences
Salary Range
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Department Overview

The School of Dentistry shares the mission of the Oregon Health & Science University to provide educational programs, basic and clinical research, and high quality care and community programs. We strive to foster an environment of mutual respect where the free exchange of ideas can flourish. The dental school prepares graduates in general dentistry and the dental specialties to deliver compassionate and ethical oro-facial health care.


Our department’s working locations are nestled in Portland's beautiful South Waterfront making it a convenient location to commute to. Our Skourtes Tower facility in the Robertson Life Sciences Building houses both our School of Dentistry and our patient clinics, providing sweeping views of the city and an unmatched setting for educationresearch, and exemplary oral health care.


Read more about the School of Dentistry: OHSU School of Dentistry


For more information please contact: Karan J. Replogle, DDS, MS at reploglk@ohsu.edu 

Function/Duties of Position

The Clinical Site Director for Predoctoral Patient Intake & Urgent Care is a full-time faculty member who provides clinical leadership, management, and oversight of the clinical operations in the Predoctoral Patient Intake and Urgent Care Clinics.


The Clinical Site Director

  • Works collaboratively to provide clinical experiences for dental students in the admission of new patients and the provision of urgent care services 
  • Manages clinical systems that foster quality patient care and dental student experiences
  • Supervises dental student providers, calibrates faculty assigned in these areas 
  • Provides direct patient care during some academic sessions and during academic breaks.
  • Onboards dental student and faculty
  • Provides student assessment
  • Works with SOD Leadership to foster an environment which supports and engages dental providers, staff, and patients to promote wellness and improve oral health outcomes.

The faculty member is eligible to practice endodontic privately in the OHSU SOD Faculty Practice.


A Group Practice Coordinator works directly with the Director to provide administrative support.


This position reports to the Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Systems within the School of Dentistry and is academically housed within the Department of Restorative Dentistry. The general pattern of working hours corresponds with scheduled clinic hours, Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm.  Deviations from this pattern may be necessary at times.


Additional Position Responsibilities 

  • Assigns, co-assigns, and re-assigns patients to students based on student need, student expertise, and student level of performance.
  • Determines staffing needs, scheduling of student providers, faculty providers, and patients to provide services and meet patient intake metrics.
  • Provides in-direct supervision of the Group Practice Coordinator.
  • Collaborates with the Clinical Site Directors for DMD Restorative, Periodontics, Oral Surgery and Endodontics in the timely and compassionate delivery of urgent dental services.
  • Participates in review of SOD policy and procedures, chart audits, and axiUm reporting used in the evaluation of student performance, clinical efficiency, and compliance to SOD policies and procedures.
  • Monitors and oversees compliance to all OHSU, OHSU SOD, OHSA, CDC, Oregon Board of Dentistry and other regulatory agency policy and procedure.
  • Provides oversight for the teledentistry services provided within these practice areas.
  • Administers clinical skills assessments (CSAs) associated with urgent care.
  • Develop and monitor key performance indicators and metrics to measure effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Reports outcomes and outcome assessments regularly as requested in oral, written or presentation mode.
  • Improve clinic flow, organization, utilization and productivity.
  • Introduce new technologies and techniques.
  • Assist with innovations to improve education experience and delivery of patient services.
  • Builds, develops, and fosters partnerships within OHSU and with community partners.
  • Establishes rapport with public and private clients to grow SOD referral base and resources.

Required Qualifications

  • Dental degree (DDS/DMD) from a CODA accredited school, or advanced training in a specialty program at a CODA accredited school
  • Eligible for unrestricted licensure in Oregon
  • BLS from the American Heart Association
  • Microsoft computer skills to include Work, PowerPoint and Excel

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced training in a specialty program, AEGD or GPR
  • Master’s in education, Healthcare Systems, or Masters in Business Administration
  • Prior experience in patient intake systems
  • Prior experience in urgent care delivery and management of urgent care delivery systems
  • Prior experience with axiUm and Epic electronic healthcare delivery systems
  • Membership and participation in professional organizations

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.


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