Dentist-Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Hampton, Virginia
Sep 27, 2020
Oct 01, 2020
Full Time


The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon serves as a practicing dentist who performs a full range of professional oral and maxillofacial surgery and dental procedures in connection with the treatment of commonly encountered oral and maxillofacial and dental diseases or oral and maxillofacial and dental health problems requiring standard corrective, oral and maxillofacial surgery, general dentistryrestorative, or preventive measures.

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Education and length of practice are considered through a formal pay-setting process to determine the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay)

The American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS) defines oral and maxillofacial surgery as that part of dental practice which "encompasses the diagnosis, surgical and adjunctive treatment of diseases, injuries, and defects involving both the functional and aesthetic aspects of the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial regions".

Scope of Duties
  • Make oral and radiographic examinations of the oral cavity and its adjacent tissues and structures.
  • Diagnose pathological or irregular oral conditions.
  • Accomplish admissions, work-up and performance of surgical procedures of patients presenting with illnesses, injuries, and disorders of both the functional and aesthetic aspects of the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial regions.
  • Accomplishes dental-alveolar surgical procedures, reduction of facial fractures, placement of dental implants and biopsy procedures.
  • Provide safe and effective anesthesia services in the outpatient setting including intravenous sedation/general anesthesia.
  • Active participant in the General Practice Residency and Maxillofacial Implant programs.
  • Active participant in assigned collateral duties as determined by the Service Chief.
  • The scope of practice that a specific, provider may perform is defined through the medical center credentialing and privileging process.

    C. Supervisory Controls. Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons are licensed independent practitioners that practice based on their specific approved privileges and guidance derived from VHA, Medical Center and Service Directives/Memorandums. All dentists are supervised by the Chief of Service.

    D. Customer Service.
  • Demonstrates courtesy, respect, and a positive attitude toward all stakeholders.
  • Has the knowledge and skill to assist customers with questions or concerns.
  • Understands the importance of and participates in service recovery.
  • E. Age, Development, Cultural needs of Patients.
    1. Recognizes the need and modifies care as necessitated by patient's age and disabilities.
    2. Has the ability to provide accurate and understandable instructions to patients.
    3. Understands the importance and is compliant with participating in the patient identification and time-out processes.
    4. Has the ability to recognize patient signs of physical distress and monitors the patient's condition during treatment.

    G. Computer Security.
    1. Have knowledge of computerized dental patient records systems, and their application to dental patients, to include approved abbreviations and the format for completion of progress notes.
    2. Is complaint with maintaining patient confidentiality per HIPAA regulations relative to both written and verbal patient information.
    3. Is compliant with VHA cyber-security policies and directives.

    Work Schedule: Routine Clinic hours are Monday thru Friday, 0730-1600. Call and rounding as required.
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    Promotion Potential


    Conditions of Employment

    • U.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
    • Designated and/or random drug testing required
    • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
    • You may be required to serve a probationary period
    • Subject to a background/security investigation
    • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
    • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
    • Must pass pre-employment physical examination


    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.

    Basic Requirements:
    • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
    • Title 38 qualifications are cited in VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G.
    • Hampton VAMC Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons shall hold the following minimum qualifications:
    • Graduate of dental school, in receipt of a D.M.D. or D.D.S. degree or its equivalent and licensed to practice dentistry in one of the states or territories of the United States or the District of Columbia.
    • Have successfully completed an American Dental Association (ADA) approved residency program in oral maxillofacial surgery.
    • Board certification is encouraged but is not a requirement.
    • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification.
    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification.
    • Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia if possessing dual degrees.
    • Completion of residency training in oral and maxillofacial surgery approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited residency training program leading to eligibility for board certification.
    • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
    • Physical requirements outlined below.
    Preferred Experience: Board Certification in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Doctor of Dental Surgery or Doctor of Dental MedicineScience is preferred. Current prior VA experience preferred.

    Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

    Physical Requirements: Physicians should be physically and mentally capable to perform the examinations, formulate the diagnosis and
    treatment plan, and educate residents. Physical activity includes sitting, standing (for up to 2 hours), walking (up to 2 hours), heavy lifting
    (intermittently, 45lbs or over), reaching above the shoulder, and repeated bending. Physician should be emotionally and mental stable and
    capable of performing the duties of the position.


    Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: . If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: .

    Additional information

    VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice: VHA Physician Brochure .

    Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period.

    This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

    It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

    This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

    VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health-related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

    Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

    If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application, résumé, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.

    NOTE: A formal pay-setting process will be used to determine your salary. The salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Drug test required

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

    Trust determination process

    Required Documents

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes (upload C.V. as resume document type):

    • Resume

    The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, etc.
    • Cover Letter
    • DD-214/ Statement of Service
    • Disability Letter (VA)
    • License
    • Performance Appraisal
    • Professional Certification
    • Resume
    • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action
    • Transcript

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.