The endodontist dental officer serves as a practicing dentist who performs a full range of professional dental procedures in connection with the treatment of commonly encountered dental diseases or dental health problems requiring standard corrective, restorative, and/or preventive measures. Provides direction of dental staff and is responsible for dental clinic administration at their assigned location. 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 Citizenship: Be a citizen of the United States. (Noncitizens may be appointment when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens.) Education: 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. Residency or Comparable Experience: 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. Licensure and Registration: Dentists (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. Residents (Independent and Integrated Programs). Graduates of approved United States and Canadian schools of dentistry must have 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 before the second year of VA residency, or, for integrated programs, meet any licensure, registration or other equivalent requirements established for residents of non-VA hospitals with which the VA facility is affiliated for training purposes. The resident must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active current licensure. 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. 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. Physical Requirements: See VA Directive and Handbook 5019. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. The General Dentistry dental officer shall be proficient in all aspects of general dentistry including the ability to perform selected specialty services. Performs specialty care endo to include retreats. Duties include but not limited to: Make oral and radiographic examinations of the oral cavity. Provide consultation and treatments within the scope of their specific clinical privileges. Providing outpatient, inpatient care for patients eligible for dental care Diagnose pathological or irregular oral conditions. Function as the primary clinician or subject matter expert responsible for performing procedures, education and training affecting the daily clinical operations of the subspecialty. Administers local anesthesia. Periodically examine or evaluate patients to determine need for further dental care. Performs routine and complex restoration of teeth. Performs simple and appropriate complex extractions of teeth. Performs appropriate surgical procedures. Performs prosthetic dentistry to include immediate dentures, full dentures, partial dentures, crowns and fixed bridge work. Performs routine endodontic procedures on single and multi-canal teeth. Performs routine periodontal procedures. Function as an equal member within the larger team of staff dentists and auxiliary staff. May provide education and training to members of the medical staff through various conferences, committees and lecture series. May be assigned administrative or managerial responsibilities through participation in clinical, educational and administrative committees, task groups and/or special projects. Initiating and expediting requests for consultation intra-facility, inter-facility, (Non-VA) community care, and ordering special tests and studies. Prescribing medications within defined scope of dental practice. Ordering relative diagnostic studies such as laboratory tests or radiographs. Providing education and counseling of patients and families in preventive care, medical conditions, and use of prescribed treatments and drugs. Conducting Compensation and Pension (C&P) Exams as requested by Veterans Benefit Administration (VBA) and Regional Office with training and privileges. Assist in meeting Performance Measures for clinical dental care. Completes all mandatory training requirements timely, attends mandatory medical center committee meetings and complies with computer and privacy directives. Assist with other collateral duties as assigned by Chief of Service (supervisor), Chief of Staff, or Director. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for those who have served in our nation's military and for their families, caregivers, and survivors" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate whole health care to Veterans?Readying Warriors and Caring for Heroes! This position is located within Surgical Services at the CAPT James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) in North Chicago, IL. The FHCC is a first-of-its-kind partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), and Department of Navy (DoN)/Department of Defense (DoD). It is larger than just a single facility, but rather it is a fully-integrated medical care facility with a single combined VA and Navy mission. The combined mission of the FHCC means active duty military and their family members, military retirees, and eligible veterans receive health care at this facility.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. Join the FHCC team of energetic, career-minded professionals! For additional information, click onhttp://www.lovell.fhcc.va.gov/index.asp.