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. Learn more 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. Preferred Experience: Board Certification in Oral Surgery or Board Eligibility with minimum 2-3 years performing Oral Surgery 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 Handbook 5005, Part III, Chapter 2, paragraph 7, and VA Handbook 5019, Occupational Health Services. All applicants must be physically and mentally able to perform efficiently the duties of the position. ["The Dentist (Oral Surgery) will accept inpatient and outpatient consults from Primary Care and other Specialty clinic providers and function as an Oral Surgeon in all aspects of patient care including inpatient/outpatient care. The Dentist (Oral Surgery) will be responsible to run an outpatient clinic, provide inpatient services as well as operative procedures in both the outpatient clinic and Operating Room, while meeting the Acute Care and Specialty Services requirements. The Dentist (Oral Surgery) reports to the Chief Dental Service. The incumbent \"encompasses the diagnosis, surgical and adjunctive treatment of diseases, injuries, and defects involving both the functional and aesthetic aspects of the hard and soft tissues or the oral and maxillofacial regions. The maxillofacial surgeon will deal with the lower two-thirds of the face, the lower portion of the orbital cavity, the maxilla, and the mandible Provides evaluation, diagnosis, and surgical and adjunctive treatment of diseases, injuries, and defects of the hard and soft tissues of the oral cavity either in clinic or in the operating room setting, on patients assigned to him/her by the Chief, Dental Service Provides consultative services on patients referred from other sections of the Ambulatory Care Center and at times, on patients referred from other VA facilities Provides emergency dental services upon proper referral from triage Provides a continuum of care for patients who are discharged from other VA facilities before their dental treatment is completed. Performs administrative and other tasks as assigned to him/her by the Chief, Dental Service Work Schedule: Full Time M-F, with additional On - Call\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Recruitment Incentive is Authorized for select individuals. EDRP Authorized: Contact , the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance McMahon, Christine"]
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