This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. 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 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. ~AND~ 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. ~AND~ Currently hold, or will hold, 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. Note: Dentists must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure. 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: Physical activity includes sitting, standing and walking for extended periods, light lifting, reaching above the shoulder, and repeated bending. Candidates must be emotionally and mentally stable. ["Duties will include, but are not limited to, the following tasks: Diagnosis of pathological or irregular oral conditions. Administering local anesthesia. Performing admissions, work-up and performance of surgical procedures of patients with illnesses, injuries and disorders of both the functional and aesthetic aspects of the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial regions. Performing dental-alveolar surgical procedures, reduction of facial fractures, placement of dental implants and biopsy procedures. Performing routine and complex extraction of teeth, exostosis removal and routine preprosthetic surgeries. Education and supervision of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery residents, Dental residents, interns and students. Provides over site and supervision to dental staff and residents assigned to the work area. Accomplish admission history and physical exam, work-up, and performance of surgical procedures of patients presenting with illnesses, injuries, and disorders of both the functional and aesthetic aspects of the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial regions. Accomplishes dental-alveolar surgical procedures, reduction of facial fractures, placement of dental implants, and biopsy procedures. Work Schedule: 8:00am-4:30pm Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized Relocation Incentive (Current employee moving): Authorized Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): EDRP Authorized"]
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.