Unit 4: Administrative Operations
Administrative Operations

Section 2. Human Resources

Position Descriptions

Position descriptions form the basis for all personnel roles and responsibilities. Properly constructed, they lay out the knowledge, education, and skills required of all staff, as well as their duties. Position descriptions should be finalized before recruiting and hiring any staff. If the clinic will be serving non-English-speaking populations, including bilingual or multi-lingual capabilities in job requirements is justified.

See the National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA) Operations Manual for Health Center Oral Health Programs, Chapter 5: Workforce and Staffing for more information about the dental workforce and position descriptions.

Sample position descriptions:

Additional dental workforce positions may include the following, depending on your state regulations and population needs: