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Dentistry Careers at VA
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Dentist
location icon Pueblo, CO
Overview
Summary
APPLICANTS WILL BE REVIEWED EVERY TWO WEEKS UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED; THEN THE ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE CLOSED.

OUR MISSION:
To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - 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 care to Veterans?

The Denver VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System (ECHCS) is complexity level 1a and provides a full range of state-of- the-art patient care services. We are also in the final stages of construction on a brand-new replacement Medical Center. Once completed, the new Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center will be one of the largest and newest VA hospitals in the US. The RMR VAMC will be a 182-bed hospital which will include a 30-bed spinal care injury treatment center. Located on the world class Anschutz Medical Campus, the new VA hospital will neighbor with the University of Colorado Hospital, the Children's Hospital of Colorado, and the University of Colorado Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Public Health and Pharmacy. Denver offers a mild climate with year-round recreational activities, diverse cultural attractions, excellent schools and a wide range of housing options, lifestyles and sports. It will provide tertiary care and services to over 92,000 patients and is a major referral center for veterans living in Wyoming, Montana, Kansas, and New Mexico. ECHCS serves as an educational and research center, it is highly affiliated with medical and educational institutions. Health Care Services are provided at 15 different geographically dispersed locations incorporating nine Community Based Outpatient Clinics, two Primary Care Telehealth Outpatient Clinics, one Community Living Center, Homeless Veteran's Domiciliary, a Community Referral and Resource Center, a Polytrauma and Blind Rehabilitation Center and VA presence on two DOD bases; Fort Carson and U.S. Air Force Academy covering a geographical area of over 40,000 square miles. ECHCS employs over 3,000 personnel in 150 occupations.
Duties

Incumbent is responsible for day to day operations of the CBOC clinic.
Maintains professional, technical, and administrative knowledge, competencies, and skills to provide effective, timely and quality responses to patients' clinical needs and problems.
Complies with credentialing and privileging and other monitoring and evaluation requirements.
The supervisor maintains high clinical standards that are carried into decision-making processes.
Takes an active role as a management team member, providing advice and counsel in accomplishing the medical center's and service's mission and goals.
Promotes constructive problem resolution in an environment of competing priorities and promote the development of health care professionals through counseling, mentoring, teaching, and encouraging self-assessment.
Complies with current standards for medical record documentation.
Responsible for conducting meetings with staff to assess progress and performance of the clinic.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

graph of estimated pay ranges
$110,000
$234,000
Job Details
Application Open Date
11/29/2017

Application Close Date
9/28/2018
Organization
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Who May Apply
United States Citizens

Status
Full-Time


  • More About VAOpen More About VA SectionClose More About VA Section
    • 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 26 days per leave year (1 day per 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.

      United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

      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 or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

  • QualificationsOpen Qualifications SectionClose Qualifications Section
    • Basic Requirements
      a. Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with section A, chapter 3, paragraph 3g, this part.)

      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 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.

      NOTE: The Under Secretary for Health or designee in Central Office may approve the appointment under authority of 38 U.S.C. 7405 of a graduate of a school of dentistry not covered above if the candidate is to be assigned to a research or academic position with no patient care responsibilities. The appointment will be made only in exceptional circumstances where the candidate's credentials clearly demonstrate high professional attainment or expertise in the specialty area. (Also see paragraph 2d(4) below on waiver of licensure provisions.) The Under Secretary for Health or designee may also approve the appointment of a graduate of a school of dentistry not covered above as a resident under 38 U.S.C. 7406.

      c. 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. (NOTE: The appointing official may approve, under unusual circumstances, a waiver of Residency or Comparable Experience.)
      d. Licensure and Registration

      (1) 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.

      (2) 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.

      (3) Impaired Licensure. A dentist who has, or has ever had, any license(s) revoked, suspended, denied, restricted, limited, or issued/placed in a probationary status may be appointed only in accordance with the provisions of section B, chapter 3, paragraphs 14 and 17c, of this part.

      (4) Waiver of Licensure. Licensure may be waived by the Under Secretary for Health or designee in Central Office for individuals in research or academic assignments involving no direct patient care responsibilities in accordance with current regulations.

      e. Physical Requirements. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.

      f. 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) and 7407(d).
      Preferred Experience: Completion of General Dentistry Practice Residency, supervisory experience, and 5 year's experience.

      Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-3, Dentist Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.
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  • How To ApplyOpen How To Apply SectionClose How To Apply Section
    • All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 09/28/2018 to receive consideration.

      1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
      2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

      NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

      To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
  • Additional DetailsOpen Additional Details SectionClose Additional Details Section
    • Series: 0680-Dental Officer
      Job Pay Type: Per Year
      Job Openings: 1
      Job Position: DE-10075618-18-CSW

      Incumbent is responsible for day to day operations of the CBOC clinic.
      Maintains professional, technical, and administrative knowledge, competencies, and skills to provide effective, timely and quality responses to patients' clinical needs and problems.
      Complies with credentialing and privileging and other monitoring and evaluation requirements.
      The supervisor maintains high clinical standards that are carried into decision-making processes.
      Takes an active role as a management team member, providing advice and counsel in accomplishing the medical center's and service's mission and goals.
      Promotes constructive problem resolution in an environment of competing priorities and promote the development of health care professionals through counseling, mentoring, teaching, and encouraging self-assessment.
      Complies with current standards for medical record documentation.
      Responsible for conducting meetings with staff to assess progress and performance of the clinic.

      Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.