You could be part of an important initiative to provide care for our nations Veterans! The VA NY Harbor Healthcare System needs a Dentist (Oral Surgeon) who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who serve our Country. You will be given a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans! America's Veterans need you! 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. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. 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. Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (NOTE: VA physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR [(2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR (3) Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences. Residents currently enrolled in ACGME/AOA accredited residency training programs and who would otherwise meet the basic requirements for appointment are eligible to be appointed as "Physician Resident Providers" (PRPs). PRPs must be fully licensed physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may only be appointed on an intermittent or fee-basis. PRPs are not considered independent practitioners and will not be privileged; rather, they are to have a "scope of practice" that allows them to perform certain restricted duties under supervision. Additionally, surgery residents in gap years may also be appointed as PRPs. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Preferred Experience: Board Certification in Oral Surgery or Board Eligibility with minimum 2-3 years performing Oral Surgery Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician 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. COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law[ by November 22, 2021]. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination [before your start date.]. Per the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), you are fully vaccinated for COVID-19, 2 weeks after receiving the requisite number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or that has been listed for emergency use by the World Health Organization. For Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, or AstraZeneca/Oxford, full vaccination is 2 weeks after receiving the second dose in a 2-dose series. For Johnson and Johnson (J&J)/Janssen, full vaccination is 2 weeks after an employee has received a single dose. HR Office staff must verify your vaccination status prior to issuing a final offer of employment and before you report for New Employee Orientation. [In addition, new hires must show vaccination documentation and submit their completed VA FORM 10230, COVID-19 Vaccination Form, to VA HR staff when reporting for New Employee Orientation. HR staff will upload vaccination information in the VA Light Electronic Action Framework (LEAF) system. If you are unable to obtain the COVID-19 vaccination due to a legally covered exception (i.e., medical or religious reasons),] VA will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation is needed and how you can request an exception. If you request a legally required exception, you must first complete the VA FORM 10230, COVID-19 Vaccination Form, and return the form to the servicing HR Office staff within 2 business days. The HR Office staff will submit the form to your new supervisor of record for adjudication of the exception request. You may receive a final offer or be appointed while your request for medical or religious exception is being adjudicated. Some positions must be adjudicated favorably prior to receiving a final offer. Please contact the HR Point of Contact listed in the JOA for more information. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid Time Off: Up to 50-55 days of time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME)\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory\nCME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting 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. Major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: -Performs dental examinations and consultations for the purpose of diagnosing and treating head and neck pathology. -Performs surgical procedures such as extractions, alveoplasty and biopsies. along with other surgical and nonsurgical procedures within the scope of practice. -Prescribes medications for dental problems, such as pain medications or antibiotics. -Gives patients local anesthesia and prescribes light oral sedation as appropriate prior to procedures. -Orders diagnostic measures, such as radiographic images, models, etc. -Uses tools, such as drills, probes, brushes, or mirrors, to examine and treat teeth and mouth. -Keeps records relating to the treatment and oral health of patients. -Supports the dental staff as a subject matter expert in oral surgery. -Manages and communicates with other staff members to provide care to patients. -Mentors dental residents in didactic setting and clinical procedures. -Performs oral surgery periodically in the operating room and instructs the dental residents hands-on in that setting. -Maintains professional qualifications, participates in customer service training, computer training, and attends to mandated medical center training, including BLS. Work Schedule: Typical tour of duty is expected to be Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm; however, other tours may be required if Veteran needs arise."]
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.