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Job Title: Dental Hygienist
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Expire Date: 11/11/2018
Job Categories: Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Information Technology, Law Enforcement, and Security, Medical, Environmental
Job Description
Dental Hygienist
  • Sets up operatory for planned dental procedure and cleans dental unit
  • Provides routine oral prophylactic care to include application of fluoride solutions
  • Provides gross debridement, deep scaling, and curettage and root planning procedures
  • Cleans dental prostheses, fixed and removable
  • Manages dental recall system, referring patients to the doctor for additional care when needed
  • Applies desensitizing and sealant materials
  • Makes impressions for fluoride carrier trays Administers topical anesthetic agents and local anesthetic (per State license)
  • Administers local anti-infective agents per direction of dentist
  • Accomplishes all procedures within standard infection control protocols
  • Provides patient education appropriate to the veteran's needs and oral condition
  • Instruments are properly prepared for sterilization by SPD standards
  • Assists patients in scheduling appointments
  • Maintains patient confidentiality per HIPAA with written and verbal information
  • Follows computer security regulations
  • Instructs and supervises dental hygiene students
  • Takes diagnostic dental images
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredBasic Requirements:
  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Licensure. Applicants must be currently licensed to practice as a dental hygienist with a full, current, and unrestricted license in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth, or the District of Columbia.
  • Certification. Public Law 97-35 requires that persons who administer radiologic procedures meet the credentialing standards in 42 CFR Part 75. Essentially, they must have successfully completed an educational program that meets or exceeds the standards described in that regulation, and is accredited by an organization recognized by the Department of Education, and be certified as radiographers in their field.
  • English Language Proficiency. Dental hygienists must be proficient in spoken and written English.
Preferred Experience: It is preferred that candidates have their local anesthesia certificate. Incumbents experience with student training programs if useful in this setting. Keyboard/computer experience is very helpful since our patients' dental/medical chart is electronic. Incumbent should be proficient in exposure of dental imaging techniques. Experience of dental specialties such as endodontics, oral surgery, periodontics, geriodontics and prosthodontics if very helpful.

Grade Determinations: GS-9:
Experience. At least 1 year of experience at the next lower grade level GS-08, that demonstrates the core competencies described at that level. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following technical KSAs and demonstrate the potential to acquire the assignment specific KSAs designated by an asterisk (*)

Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
1. Skill in performing specialized prophylactic and preventive dental hygiene procedures;
2. Ability to independently perform expanded dental functions under the technical guidance of a professional dentist;
*3. Skill in providing individual and group oral health care instructions to patients and other staff regarding the practice of effective oral hygiene techniques; and
*4. Skill in presenting oral hygiene lectures and demonstrations, and developing training materials.

References: VA HANDBOOK 5005/15, PART II, APPENDIX G37.

The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-9.

Physical Requirements: Moderate Lifting 15 lbs-44 lbs; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking 1 hour; Standing 6 hours; Repeated bending 1/2 hour; Both Legs Required (If compensated by lower prosthesis, must be able to withstand other functional and environmental demands.); Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/50 and to 20/100 in the other; Emotional and Mental Stability.

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

  • VA Form 10-2850c, License
  • Resume


REQUIRED: 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), SF-50's, documentation to support Veterans Preference or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).

  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • OF-306
  • Other
  • VA Form 10-2850c, License
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript


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.
Qualifications & Requirements
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.
  • Licensure. Applicants must be currently licensed to practice as a dental hygienist with a full, current, and unrestricted license in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth, or the District of Columbia.
  • Certification. Public Law 97-35 requires that persons who administer radiologic procedures meet the credentialing standards in 42 CFR Part 75. Essentially, they must have successfully completed an educational program that meets or exceeds the standards described in that regulation, and is accredited by an organization recognized by the Department of Education, and be certified as radiographers in their field.
  • English Language Proficiency. Dental hygienists must be proficient in spoken and written English.
Preferred Experience: It is preferred that candidates have their local anesthesia certificate. Incumbents experience with student training programs if useful in this setting. Keyboard/computer experience is very helpful since our patients' dental/medical chart is electronic. Incumbent should be proficient in exposure of dental imaging techniques. Experience of dental specialties such as endodontics, oral surgery, periodontics, geriodontics and prosthodontics if very helpful.

Grade Determinations: GS-9:
Experience. At least 1 year of experience at the next lower grade level GS-08, that demonstrates the core competencies described at that level. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following technical KSAs and demonstrate the potential to acquire the assignment specific KSAs designated by an asterisk (*)

Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
1. Skill in performing specialized prophylactic and preventive dental hygiene procedures;
2. Ability to independently perform expanded dental functions under the technical guidance of a professional dentist;
*3. Skill in providing individual and group oral health care instructions to patients and other staff regarding the practice of effective oral hygiene techniques; and
*4. Skill in presenting oral hygiene lectures and demonstrations, and developing training materials.

References: VA HANDBOOK 5005/15, PART II, APPENDIX G37.

The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-9.

Physical Requirements: Moderate Lifting 15 lbs-44 lbs; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking 1 hour; Standing 6 hours; Repeated bending 1/2 hour; Both Legs Required (If compensated by lower prosthesis, must be able to withstand other functional and environmental demands.); Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/50 and to 20/100 in the other; Emotional and Mental Stability.
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