Dentist (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon)
Department Of Veterans Affairs - Memphis, TN

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Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 845588
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.

As a VA dentist, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.

Applicant's education and experience will be reviewed by a Professional Standards Board and Compensation Panel (for physicians and dentists) in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.

WORK SCHEDULE: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Monday - Friday

AREA OF CONSIDERATION: VA-wide and all status eligibles, however, first area of consideration will be given to permanent VAMC Memphis, TN employees. Second area of consideration will be given to permanent VA employees. Third area of consideration will be given to status eligible candidates.

Physician Pay: Physician pay is comprised of three components, Base Pay; Market Pay; and Performance Pay.

NOTE: The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidates's qualifications and recommend the step at which the candidate will be placed. The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected canddiate.

More than one (1) vacancy may be filled through this announcement should the need arise.

If applicants are interviewed for the position, performance based interview questions will be used. For additional information regarding performance-based interviews, please review the following website on the Internet: http://www.va.gov/pbi In addition, candidates may be interviewed by a panel.

PLEASE NOTE: In Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire, you may notice that the numbering restarts with number one. When entering your responses on the 1203-FX form please continue to enter your responses on the next available number within this section. The numbers on the 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire once it restarts with number one. Submission of a resume' or a 1203FX form alone IS NOT a complete application. This position requires the completion of additional forms and/or supplemental materials as described under Required Documents section. Please carefully review the complete job announcement and the "How to Apply" instructions. Failure to provide the required information and/or materials will result in your application not being considered for employment. KEY REQUIREMENTS

U.S. Citizenship
Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required.
Must pass pre-employment examination.
Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
Background and/or Security Investigation required.

English Language Proficiency required. DUTIES:
This provider will be an oral surgeon who is proficient in advanced exodontia, management of fractures, infections, implant placement, diagnosis and treatment of oral pathology, and temporomandibular disorders. This position involves supervision and teaching of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residents, Periodontal Residents, and General Practice Dental Residents.

**RECRUITMENT INCENTIVE AUTHORIZED WITH 2 YEAR LENGTH OF SERVICE AGREEMENT**

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
  • U.S. Citizenship (Non-citizens may be appointed only if it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens)
  • Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.
  • Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or
in the District of Columbia.

  • Must be board certified or eligible.
GRADE REQUIREMENTS

a. Associate Grade. Meet basic requirements for appointment. The individual qualifies to perform dental general practice

under supervision.

b. Full Grade. Meet basic requirements for appointment, including a residency or comparable experience. (See section A of

this appe ndix) . The individual qualifies to conduct a limited hospital dental practice without supervision.

c. Intermediate Grade. Meet basic requirements for appointment and have had additional training and/or experience involving:

(1) Satisfactory completion of an accredited 1-year general practice residency plus additional clinical experience to qualify the

individual to perform the full range of hospital dental practice procedures without supervision, or

(2) Satisfactory completion of 2 years of accredited postdoctoral training, such as:

(a) A 2-year general practice residency.

(b) Two years, but less than completion, or a training program in a dental specialty.

(c) A combination of a 1-year general practice residency and 1 year in a dental specialty program, or

(3) Comparable professional experience that has qualified the individual to perform the full range of hospital dental practice

procedures without supervision.

d. Senior Grade. Meet the requirements for Intermediate grade and have demonstrated additional professional attainment

such as:
(1) Satisfactory completion of an accredited residency or graduate program in the dental specialty to which the individual is

being assigned or in a related area, or

(2) Past or present faculty appointment in an approved dental or medical school, or

(3) Demonstrated proficiency in the practice of hospital dentistry that is considered comparable in value and recognition to either

of the above requisites.

e. Chief Grade. Meet the requirements for Senior Grade plus attainment of additional recognition in clinical, administrative or

research areas. Such recognition may be demonstrated by one or more of the following:

(1) Certification by an American Specialty Board.

(2) Eligibility for certification by an American Specialty Board in the dental specialty in which the individual will be assigned, plus

unusual professional accomplishments, such as:
(a) Publication of articles in nationally recognized professional journals, or

(b) Elected officer in a state or national dental professional organization, or

(c) Past or present faculty appointment at the Associate Professor of Professor level in an approved dental or medical school, or

(d) Directorship of a large dental clinic in the military, governmental, or private sector, or

(e) Assignment (other than temporary or acting) as Chief of Dental Service, Associate Chief of Staff for Education, or Associate

Chief of Staff for Research in any VA medical facility.

(3) Significant accomplishments in clinical practice, educational activities, research or administration which clearly distinguish

the dentist as having the highest professional qualifications, such as:

(a) Sustained superior performance as a Director of a dental residency program, or

(b) Sustained performance in providing an outstanding level of quality patient care, or

(c) Recognition by a state or national dental professional organization by special award(s) and/or election as an officer, or

(d) Publication of articles in nationally recognized professional journals.

Dental House Staff

(1) General Practice Resident. Meet requirements specified in section A. except paragraph 3.

(2) Residents in Dental Specialties

(a) First-Year Residents

1 . A first-year resident must meet the basic requirements in section A. The general practice requirement specified in section A,

paragraph c is considered desirable; it may be required as a prerequisite for a dental specialty residency at the option of the

program director and facility officials, section A, paragraph c does not apply to the appointment of general practice residents.

2 . A resident who has completed a general practice residency may be appointed at the second-or third-year postgraduate level

(PG-02 or PG- 03), depending on the length of the general practice residency program.

(b) Second- and Third-Year Residents. An individual at these levels must have the qualifications of the first-year resident

and, in addition, the following periods of time of approved residency training in the specialty or its creditable equivalent:

1 . Second-Year Resident 1 Year
2 . Third-Year Resident 2 Years

(c) All appointments at or above the PG-04 level require individual name authorization from the Graduate Medical Education

Office (141) in Central Office.

h. Attendings

(1) Meet basic requirements specified in section A.

(2) Possess demonstrated ability in the individual field 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.

(3) Be capable of giving adequate training to residents assigned to the service in facilities conducting residency training

programs. An attending should be qualified specialist acceptable to the appropriate specialty Review Committee for

direction of residency training. An attending not holding a faculty appointment in an associated dental school should be an

outstanding member of the profession of the caliber of a faculty member.

i. Consultants

(1) Meet basic requirements specified in section A.

(2) Possess outstanding professional ability in a dental specialty; be capable of affording the Director and the Chief, Dental

Service, the benefits of professional experience and counsel; and be capable of rendering required professional services to

maintain the highest possible level of dental care in VA facilities.

(3) Be capable, in facilities affiliated with approved dental schools, of accepting responsibility for and direction of the educational

training of residents in the appropriate specialty. A consultant not holding a faculty appointment in an associated dental

school should possess equivalent professional qualifications.

(4) A dentist who represents a specialty for which no specialty board exists may be appointed as a consultant if the individual

possesses outstanding ability in the particular field of specialization.

4. SECTION C. DEVIATIONS. The appointing official may, under unusual circumstances, approve reasonable deviations to the grade requirements including specialty certification when the composite record of qualifications and/or the situation justifies such action. The appointing official also may approve, under unusual circumstances, a waiver of section A, paragraph c, "Residency of Comparable Experience," of the Basic Requirements. Applicants will not be given grade commitments prior to the consideration of their qualifications by the Professional Standards Board for dentists and approval by the appointing official.

Authority: 38 U.S.C. 7304; 7402

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

Reference: VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G-3 DENTIST QUALIFICATIONS STANDARD http://www.va.gov/ohrm/joblistings/VAQualStds.doc

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Eligible applicants must be physically and mentally able to perform efficiently the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation, without hazard to themselves or others. Depending on the essential duties of a specific position, usable vision, color vision, hearing, or speech may be required. However, in most cases, a specific physical condition or impairment will not automatically disqualify an applicant for appointment. The loss or impairment of a specific function may be compensated for by the satisfactory use of a prosthesis or mechanical aid.

Applicants will be required to pass the following Pre-employment screenings:

2-Step TB Screening or T-Spot / Quantiferon

MMR Titers

Varicella Titers

Hepatitis B Titers

APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.

Veterans' Preference:
When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx .

YOU MUST INCLUDE VA FORM 10-2850c IN YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS VACANCY. You may upload the completed form to your USAJOBS or Application Manager account if you apply online. Then you can use the uploaded form again and again when applying for future vacancies. Please see this guide ( http://www4.va.gov/OHRM/joblistings/uploading-and-using-documents-online.doc ) for more information on uploading and re-using the form in your applications. Other required forms and documents can also be saved in your account and used the same way. Applicants are urged to apply online; this process is much easier and faster.

All legal and regulatory requirements must be met within thirty days of the closing date of this announcement. HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment. You may also be evaluated based upon the question responses you provide during a structured interview. In responding to structured interview questions you should be sure to cite specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome. BENEFITS:

Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life. For more information please visit us at http://www.vacareers.va.gov/about-va/index.asp .

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. OTHER INFORMATION:

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

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