Toiyabe Indian Health Clinic

Bishop, CA


Toiyabe Indian Health Clinic is seeking a full-time Dentist to join our dedicated team and play an integral role in helping to provide high-quality, compassionate care to patients in the native communities that we serve.

About the Position:


Responsibilities will include, but not limited to the following:

1.   Provide routine dental services: General restorative procedures, crown and bridge, removable prosthetics, endodontics, oral surgery, etc.

2.   Indirectly supervises dental support staff in conjunction with Clinic Manager and Dental Office Manager.

3.   Keep Dental Office Manager and Clinic Manager  abreast of current activities, situations, accomplishments, etc., in Dental.

4.   Assist in development of dental policies and aid Clinic Manager/Dental Office Manager in the implementation.

5.   Maintain clear channels of communication with dental patients, all staff and supervisors.

6.  Keep current on new techniques and philosophies related to all aspects of the dental field.

7.   Actively attend general and dental staff meetings.

8.  Provides ongoing training and educational support to the Dental Assistants and Hygienists as needed.

9.   Maintain current CPR, narcotic and state licenses.

10.  Other related job duties as assigned.

Professional Skills:

Graduate of accredited U.S. dental school. Current U.S. Dental License (any US state Accepted).

One year experience in private or clinical practice.

Current DEA and radiation license.

Possess valid driver’s license and be insurable with company insurance.

Must be sensitive and possess an awareness and keen appreciation of Indian traditions, customs, and socioeconomic needs of the Indian community.

American Indian preference in accordance with Indian Preference Act (Title 25, U.S. Code, § 472 & 473). CPR certified or certified within three months of hire.

Must be sensitive and possess an awareness and keen appreciation of Indian traditions, customs, and socio-economic needs of the Indian community.



·         Health Insurance/Optical/Life Insurance – TIHP employees are covered by the Blue Shield of California Health Insurance, Optical and Life Insurance Program.

o  Optional Insurances – New York Life Insurance, AFLAC, and Legal Shield ID Theft protection plan options are available to employees at their cost.


o  Retirement – 401k plan available with TIHP match up to 4% of employee contribution.

o  In-House Services – 100% discounted services to include medical, dental, optical, pharmacy and mental health services (all on-site) available to employee and immediate family members at no cost to the employee.

o   Student Loan Forgiveness – The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) offers loan repayment support to qualified health care professionals dedicated to practicing in medically underserved areas.

o  Holiday Leave – Thirteen (13) paid holidays; there are many details to address eligibility so please review the holiday section of the Manual. Floating Birthday Holiday: 8 hrs.

o  Continuing Education Assistance – To maintain licensure (after probation period) for applicable positions based on requirement for positions

o  Professional Development Program – If qualified, a one-time $500 incentive is provided to support employee skills and educational development.

o  Employee Bonus Program – Employees are provided an incentive for longevity at THIP and that includes a cash bonus at 5-year increments and a travel voucher for those at 20 years of service and each 5 years thereafter, depending on budget availability.

o  Personal Leave & Sick Leave – Paid personal leave beginning with three (3) weeks per year for first two years of employment; accrual increases incrementally thereafter. Six (6) sick leave days per year.



About Toiyabe Indian Health Project

The Northern Paiute, Shoshone, and Washoe people were the indigenous populations that inhabited the valley and mountain areas of the Eastern Sierra Nevada. For years, as long as the indigenous people can recall, they have lived and survived from the lands of the Eastern Sierra Nevada mountains. These lands provided numerous animals and vegetation which the Native people used to sustain life in a peaceful, harmonious setting. Much has changed since those early days, but quality healthcare remains an important need, not only for the American Indians but for all who live in the Eastern Sierra region.

Healthcare services have progressed from the days when caravans and rides were set up to take local American Indians to the Indian Health Service hospital in Schurz, NV. Thanks in large part to the community leaders who started the Tri-County Indian Health Project in 1968, articles of incorporation were adopted in 1971 for the Toiyabe Indian Health Project, Inc.

Originally, Toiyabe was located in a small building on the Bishop Paiute Tribe’s Reservation. However, since that time, Toiyabe has grown in size and scope to today’s modern facilities, featuring services that we are proud to offer to all of our American Indian patients and clients, as well as the community in general.

Toiyabe staffs 3 clinic locations (Bishop, Lone Pine and Coleville Clinics) in addition to Dialysis Clinic in Bishop. We support Medical, Dental, Optical, Family Services and Public health departments. Our team of employees is comprised of 50% native American employees.

About Bishop California

Bishop, California is a friendly town nestled in between two majestic mountain ranges, the iconic Sierra Nevada mountains to the West, and the White Mountains to the East. This unusual geographic location makes Bishop incredibly special. You will enjoy stunning, world-renown scenery, unparalleled outdoor recreation opportunities, and a lively rural culture.

A playground for outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds, Bishop’s huge backyard offers just about anything to find your own brand of fun from world class trout fishing to rock climbing, hiking to OHV touring, and wildlife viewing to horseback riding. Within minutes of travel you can explore everything from the Valley floor to high alpine terrain. Only 40 minutes to Mammoth Lakes and world-renowned Mammoth Ski Resort, your options are limited only by your imagination.

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