Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:am - 4:30pm Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Dentist Basic Requirements A degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery or dental medicine resulting from a course of education in dentistry. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are (1) United States and Canadian schools of dentistry listed by the Commission on Dental Accreditation(CODA), in the list published for the year in which the course of study was completed.(2) Schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico), or the District of Columbia as qualifying for full and unrestricted licensure provided the licensure requirements include a written examination measuring science achievement and a performance examination measuring clinical competence certification, and must obtain a copy of the ECFMG certificate, if claimed by the applicant. ~AND~ Completed, or you are currently completing, a residency program in general practice or specialty, or comparable experience as a dentist actively involved in treating medically compromised patients. ~AND~ Currently hold, or will hold, a current, full and unrestricted license to practice dentistry in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia. Note: Dentists must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure. References: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-3 Dentist Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. The full performance level of this vacancy is 15. Physical Requirements: Moderate lifting (15-44 pounds), light lifting (under 15 pounds), moderate carrying (15-44 pounds), light carrying (under 15 pounds), pushing 4 hours, reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, both hands required, walking 2 hours, standing 8 hours, near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other, hearing (aid permitted), mental and emotional stability. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. The Assistant Chief of Dental is a very experienced and proficient oral health care provider whose scope of practice includes providing outpatient and inpatient general dental care, as well as performing other assigned duties involving education and administration. Duties include but are not limited to: 1. Provides outpatient and inpatient general dental procedures in accordance with assigned clinical privileges.\n2. Provides patient education as appropriate.\n3. Communicates and interacts appropriately and courteously with internal and external customers.\n4. Maintains confidentiality of patient/employee information (electronic, verbal, written).\n5. Provides technical clinical supervision to assigned dental assistant.\n6. Provides clinical supervision and training of dental health care trainees as needed if the primary supervisor is absent from the clinic.\n7. Performs any assigned administrative duties (eg. acting service chief).\n8. Works in a safe manner as regards infection control, operation of equipment, etc.\n9. Integrates pertinent aspects of Dental Service and VACCHCS performance improvement programs into his/her professional practice.\n10. Maintains current training in basic life support (BLS).\n11. Takes all assigned mandatory VA training.\n12. Utilizes relevant information from current dental research and literature in daily practice.\n13. Conducts peer review when requested.\n14. Assists in Joint Commission and other survey readiness.\n15. Assists in ensuring that the National Patient Safety Goals are met. Telework: Not Available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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