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Job Title: Dentist (Service Chief)
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Birmingham, AL
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Expire Date: 11/11/2018
Job Categories: Administrative and Support Services, Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Human Resources, Information Technology, Military, Executive Management, Research & Development, Medical
Job Description
Dentist (Service Chief)

This position is a management position that supports the Birmingham VA Medical Center's mission through administrative leadership and direct patient care. The Chief of Dental Service has overall administrative, programmatic, and clinical responsibility for all dental service programs inclusive of professional, peer review, organizational improvement, and continuing education, scope of practice, clinical privileging, and other quality and process improvement activities. As Chief, Dental Service the responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: planning, developing, coordinating, directing, and evaluating the operational aspects of dental programs within BVAMC. The Chief of Dental Service will assure that all eligible patients receive proper dental care; provide quality dental treatment; and ensure that all patients and staff are exposed to a safe working environment. In addition, the person selected is responsible for maintaining the affiliations with Schools of Dentistry and Dental Hygiene who are rotating students to our Medical Center and professional administration of the Dental Fee Program.

Work Schedule: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday

In order to qualify for this position you must meet the following:
  • Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with paragraph 3g, section A, chapter 3, this part.)
  • 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 include a written examination measuring science achievement and a performance examination measuring clinical competence.
  • Residency or Comparable Experience. Completion of an approved residency program in general practice or specialty, or comparable experience as a dentist actively involved in treating medically compromised patients.
  • Licensure and Registration (1) Dentists 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.
  • Physical Requirements. Satisfactory physical examination as determined by the Employee Health Unit. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019. (http://vaww1.va.gov/ohrm/HRLibrary/Dir-Policy.htm)
  • 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 REQUIREMENTS:

  • Manager/Supervisor. A dentist assigned to a managerial or supervisory position. Dental leadership positions are called Directors, Service Chiefs, Assistant Chiefs, Page 3 of 8 https://usastaffing.opm.gov/USAStaffing/staffing/announcement/previewftva.aspx?ID=51 .. 7/18/2018 Section Chiefs, and/or Lead Dentist. In addition to meeting the basic requirements, Managerial/Supervisory Dentist must demonstrate the following:
    (a) Outstanding professional ability in the practice of dentistry or a dental specialty;
    (b) Ability to guide the development and implementation of programs within their respective domain. These would include, but are not limited to dental practice, professional standards, personnel issues, quality and performance improvement.

    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: Satisfactory physical examination as determined by the Employee Health Unit upon appointment only. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019 (http://vaww1.va.gov/ohrm/HRLibrary/Dir-Policy.htm . Functional requirements include light lifting under 15 lbs, light carrying 15-44 lbs, walking and standing and standing for up to 8 hours, use of rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, ability to read type written characters (glasses permitted), ability to hear the whispered voice (hearing aid permitted), repeated bending for up to 8 hours, etc.

    VA facilities must make reasonable accommodation for the physical or mental limitations of an applicant or employee who is a qualified person with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the department or agency.

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The following documents are required:
  • REQUIRED: RAsumA/ CV. Your resume or CV should include the vacancy announcement information and personal information including:current/ prior Federal service information, education information, work experience which includes job title, duties, and responsibilities, employer's name and address, supervisor's name and telephone number, starting and ending dates of employment, hours worked per week, and salary.Please indicate whether your supervisor(s) can be contacted.
  • REQUIRED: VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists, and Chiropractors (Available at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850-fill.pdf ) (required).
  • REQUIRED: If currently or previously employed in federal service, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action.
  • REQUIRED: Responses to the questionnaire
  • REQUIRED: If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 or proof of service. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf ).
Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
Qualifications & Requirements
In order to qualify for this position you must meet the following:
  • Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with paragraph 3g, section A, chapter 3, this part.)
  • 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 include a written examination measuring science achievement and a performance examination measuring clinical competence.
  • Residency or Comparable Experience. Completion of an approved residency program in general practice or specialty, or comparable experience as a dentist actively involved in treating medically compromised patients.
  • Licensure and Registration (1) Dentists 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.
  • Physical Requirements. Satisfactory physical examination as determined by the Employee Health Unit. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019. (http://vaww1.va.gov/ohrm/HRLibrary/Dir-Policy.htm)
  • 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 REQUIREMENTS:

  • Manager/Supervisor. A dentist assigned to a managerial or supervisory position. Dental leadership positions are called Directors, Service Chiefs, Assistant Chiefs, Page 3 of 8 https://usastaffing.opm.gov/USAStaffing/staffing/announcement/previewftva.aspx?ID=51 .. 7/18/2018 Section Chiefs, and/or Lead Dentist. In addition to meeting the basic requirements, Managerial/Supervisory Dentist must demonstrate the following:
    (a) Outstanding professional ability in the practice of dentistry or a dental specialty;
    (b) Ability to guide the development and implementation of programs within their respective domain. These would include, but are not limited to dental practice, professional standards, personnel issues, quality and performance improvement.

    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: Satisfactory physical examination as determined by the Employee Health Unit upon appointment only. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019 (http://vaww1.va.gov/ohrm/HRLibrary/Dir-Policy.htm . Functional requirements include light lifting under 15 lbs, light carrying 15-44 lbs, walking and standing and standing for up to 8 hours, use of rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, ability to read type written characters (glasses permitted), ability to hear the whispered voice (hearing aid permitted), repeated bending for up to 8 hours, etc.

    VA facilities must make reasonable accommodation for the physical or mental limitations of an applicant or employee who is a qualified person with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the department or agency.
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