DIR & CLIN AST/ASO PROF
The University of Florida, College of Dentistry (UFCD) is
recruiting qualified applicants for a full-time Clinical
Assistant/Associate Professor and Clinic Director (non-tenure
accruing track). This position will oversee all aspects of Faculty
Practice including practice operations, patient access and
experience, faculty provider support, and a range of administrative
functions in support of the success and growth of the UFCD faculty
practice. The incumbent will also practice clinically, providing
high-quality comprehensive dental care to patients and participate
in teaching to support the academic mission.
The College of Dentistry operates a faculty dental practice in our
main Gainesville location, where approximately 12,000 patient
visits are completed annually. Twenty-two faculty members provide
care to patients that come from the Gainesville/Alachua County
area, as well as surrounding counties. In addition to faculty, the
practice employs 18 staff including hygienists, receptionists,
dental assistants and a practice manager/administrator.
. The Faculty Practice Director is
responsible for creating an environment for efficient, effective,
patient-centered care. Key responsibilities include oversight of
all clinical functions, and administrative duties associated with
management of a clinical practice. This includes improving the
scheduling process, promoting timely, responsive care while
ensuring the care delivered meets patient needs. The Director will
optimize the availability of providers and appointments by
determining the needs for hygiene, general dentistry,
prosthodontics, periodontics, orthodontics and endodontics.
Faculty Provider and Staff Support /Supervision
The Director plays a key role in supporting the
practice’s providers and staff to enable their success. The
Director monitors and oversees staffing including dental
assistants, hygienists, and receptionists that support an effective
practice. This position directly supervises the practice manager,
and indirectly supervises approximately 18 practice staff, to
ensure that all HR functions and responsibilities are
The Director maintains regular communication with providers on
staffing, equipment, supplies, revenue cycle issues, patient record
management, compliance and any patient issues that pertain to them.
While faculty have their home academic department, during the time
they are assigned to the practice, they are supervised by the
Faculty Practice Director.
Quality and Compliance
. The Director is responsible for
clean, compliant and professional facilities and works with
appropriate staff to ensure that equipment is functioning,
maintained, and repaired or replaced in a timely manner. They
ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, infection
prevention and control protocols, working closely with the
Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Quality.
Electronic Health Record.
The Director oversees clinic
processes to ensure consistent, compliant, correct utilization of
the EHR and for initiating follow-up measures, including
coordination with UFCD’s Peer Review Committee to address any
identified needs or quality concerns.
. The Director has an overall
responsibility for promoting patient-centered care and an excellent
patient experience by leading patient-care improvement initiatives;
recommending changes to policies, processes, and training as
needed; and implementing new tools and technology. The Director
ensures high-level, consistent customer service, serves as a point
of contact for patient issues and coordinates with the UFCD Patient
Liaison to resolve complaints and requests as appropriate. The
Director tracks the resolution of complaints that require provider,
leadership or external review or action.
Revenue Cycle and Budget
. The Director is responsible for
the revenue cycle including billing and collections. They ensure
proper credentialing of new and existing providers by working with
college administration. The Director oversees new patient intake,
patient appointments, billing and collections, compliance and
fiscal counseling. The Director reviews the accounts receivable for
the practice and works with staff to reduce the practice’s accounts
receivable as needed.
The Director is responsible for increasing revenues, decreasing
costs and maximizing efficiency to grow a profitable dental
practice. They are responsible for overseeing marketing activities,
improving scheduling and payer mix, assessing fees on an annual
basis, developing new lines of business, and improving processes.
This position will develop and manage the practice plan budget with
assistance from Finance and is responsible for monitoring budget
variances, and addressing identified deficiencies.
UFCD is one of the leading dental schools in the United States
devoted to improving and promoting oral health throughout Florida,
the nation and worldwide through excellence in teaching, research,
patient care and service. The University of Florida (UF), a member
of the AAU, is the largest and most comprehensive public university
in the state of Florida, with large undergraduate, graduate, and
postgraduate educational programs. UF currently ranks 5th among the
nation’s top-10 public universities. The UF Health Science Center
and its six colleges (Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy,
Public Health and Health Professions, Veterinary Medicine) are
co-located on the Gainesville campus, with additional teaching,
research, and patient care sites throughout Florida, and
For more information about the University of Florida College of
Dentistry, visit: www.dental.ufl.edu
Salary and rank are commensurate with credentials and
The University of Florida offers low-cost
plans, a number of Dental plans to fit you and
your family’s needs, and Vision. Domestic partner coverage through
GatorCare is also available. Optional plans such as life,
disability, legal and accident insurance are also available.
Full-time Faculty enjoy fringe benefits including $500,000 in life
insurance, disability insurance, and professional liability
Build your retirement roadmap with the
State University System Optional Retirement Program (ORP)
a host of voluntary add-ons, such as 457 deferred compensation and
UF provides a variety of leave programs including vacation, sick
leave, 10 paid holidays, personal leave days, and paid family
leave. Full time faculty accrue approximately 22 vacation days
annually, 13 sick days annually, and 4 personal leave days,
typically used during the holiday closing period. UF also provides
you the flexibility to deal with life’s challenges by offering paid
family leave, eight full weeks of leave over a 24-month
Explore UF’s plethora of benefit options here:
Health Science Center (HSC) Faculty Benefits
DMD/DDS or equivalent, a valid Florida Dental License, plus five
years of dental practice-related experience. Applicants must be
able to deliver care in all aspects of general dentistry.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
- As well as being an experienced clinician, the successful
applicant should be organized, familiar with digital dentistry
technology and proficient with the use of electronic health
records, abreast of current evidence-based dentistry and possess
excellent communication and patient management skills.
- Five years previous experience as an owner/director of a dental
practice including record of managing clinical practice operations
- An MBA, MPH, or MHA is desirable.
- Experience with billing and reimbursement
- Superior oral and written communication skills with high degree
of interpersonal ability to develop service-oriented practice
- Ability to provide initiative, judgment and creativity in the
resolution of complex problems using data.
Initial review of applications will begin immediately and will
continue until an application pool is identified and the position
is filled. Applicants should attach a curriculum vitae, a cover
letter describing their interest containing a statement of academic
objectives, and a contact list of three references with their
application for consideration.
Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to
the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be
considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is
visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of
the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional
credentialing service provider approved by National Association of
Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at
The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution
dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and
The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity
Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to
apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida
Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon
eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance
with Florida's Sunshine Law.
Health Assessment Required: