Dentist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Hampton, Virginia
Posted
Sep 24, 2021
Closes
Oct 01, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

General Staff Dentist, you will be responsible for providing comprehensive dental service to eligible Veterans. This includes being competent in routine operative, endodontic, periodontic, surgical, and prosthodontic procedures. This position requires excellent diagnostic skills, and the ability to triage, diagnose and manage a broad spectrum of urgent dental problems in a patient population with a high percentage of medically compromised individuals.

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Responsibilities

This is an Open Continuous Announcement that will be used to fill General Dentistry vacant positions throughout the Richmond, Hampton or Salem facility. This vacancy is open to only Dentists currently employed at these VA Medical Center or associated CBOCs. Resumes will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration as a vacancy occurs. You will receive an email notification when your resume has been referred to the hiring manger.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
15

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Applicants applying through this vacancy are required to be current, permanent employees with the Hampton, Salem or Richmond VAMC


Qualifications

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.. However; this position may require working extended clinic and Saturday hours if needed.

Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required.

Basic Requirements

A. Citizenship : Citizen of the United States.

B. Education: 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 Council on Dental Education, American Dental Association, 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 requirements include a written examination measuring science achievement and a performance examination measuring clinical competence.

C. Residency or Comparable Experience : At full grade and above, one postgraduate year of hospital training in the form of an approved residency program (general practice), or comparable experience as a dentist member of a hospital medical staff actively involved in hospital dental care.

Preferred : Two years general practice experience.

D. Licensure and Registration: (1) Dentist (Except Residents). Current, full, and unrestricted license to practice dentistry in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States (i.e Puerto Rico), or in the District of Columbia. The dentist must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure. Including BCLS (Basic Cardiac Life Support) Certification.

Please provide of all Licensure and Registration with application package.

E. English Language Proficiency:
Dentists, including residents, appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), 7407(d).

Grade Determinations

Staff Dentist. An individual that demonstrates the ability in the field of general dentistry or a dental specialty who is employed to perform the duties related to various professional activities of patient care and treatment without supervision. In addition to meeting the basic requirements, applicants must demonstrate ability in the general practice of dentistry; be capable of assisting in maintaining accepted standards of professional care in VA facilities; and be capable of accepting full responsibility for the proper care and treatment of assigned patients.

Physical Requirements: Long periods of standing, walking, sitting, and bending are required.

Education

Education:
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 Council on Dental Education, American Dental Association, 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 included a written examination measuring science achievement and a performance examination measuring clinical competence.

IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

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: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/ . 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: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html .

Additional information

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
Resume Reminder - Your resume must include the following for each job listed:1) Job title and grade level/salary. In order to show that you meet time-in-grade, you must document grades you have held and how long you have held them;2) Duties (you must include enough detailed information to support your specialized experience);3) Month, day and year start/end dates (e.g. 04/02/2007 to 04/13/2008);4) Hours worked per week for each job listed5) Full Name and address of Employer6) Name of Supervisor or Contact name7) Complete phone number of Supervisor/Contact
NOTE: The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate's education and experience and recommend the grade and salary at which the candidate will be placed. For internal selectees eligible for promotion, the board will determine grade and HR will determine step in accordance with policy.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
Confidential

Drug test required
Yes

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

Trust determination process
Credentialing , Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes

  • Resume
  • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action


ARE YOU A CURRENT OR FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEE?If applying as a candidate with current or former Federal Service, provide a copy of your most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action."VA Form 10-2850c Application for Associated Health Occupations can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search .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), documentation to support Veterans Preference or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees
.
  • License
  • Resume
  • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx .

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.

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