The incumbent will serve as Chief of Dental Services at the VA Lexington Medical Center. The incumbent is directly accountable to the Chief of Staff. The chosen candidate will be responsible for the overall dental care of patients at all local sites of care which include Leestown and Cooper locations. The incumbent will oversee both the administrative and clinical aspects of the Dental Service which includes a Residency Program.
In addition to the administrative duties of this position, the incumbent would be expected to perform clinical duties associated with his/her clinical specialty. The successful candidate should possess computer skills. Additionally, applicant will be the subject matter expert on oral health and will serve as the local liaison to dental professional organizations, other government agencies and non-VA service providers as well as other departments within the facility. Applicant will be expected to work with the VISN to assure that national and VISN policy is implemented. The successful candidate will be expected to have oversight and/or duties to include but not limited to:
-Maintains working knowledge of VHA regulations, directives and handbooks pertaining to dental operationsensuring compliance for his/her service.
-Oversees facility credentialing and privileging process for Dentists, including FEE providers.
-Maintains compliance with Dental accreditation standards of the Inspector General, the Joint Commission (JC), and other survey bodies. Ensuring that high clinic standards are maintained.
maintains compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and JC safety and environment of care standards for Dental Service.
-Providesdevelopment and review of sharing agreements, service agreements and inter-facility agreements relating to Dental Service.
-Maintains compliance with current Dental Infection Prevention policies to include Reusable Medical Equipment (RME).
-Oversees all affiliation/residency programs relating to Dental Service.
-The Dental Service fiscal and budgetary planning program.
-Quality management procedures, to include performance measures, monitors and indicators as applicable to dentistry.
-Personnel policies, ethical standards and performance standards.
-Provides standards and ethics regarding contracting and procurement of dental equipment, supplies and non-VA services.
-Promotes constructive problem resolution in an environment ofcompeting priorities, and maintaining high clinical standards that are carried into decision -making processes.
-Provides effective, timely and quality responses to patients' clinical needs and problems.Active participation at VISN level dental meetings to include cooperation/collaboration with VISN Dental lead.
-Overall supervision of personnel in Dental Service.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm
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Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs policy.
Degree 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 Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed.
Current, full and unrestricted license to practice dentistry in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia.
Completion of an approved residency program in general practice or specialty, or comparable experience as a dentist actively involved in treating medically compromised patients.
Proficiency in spoken and written English.
Physical requirements outlined below.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-3Dentist Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. Physical Requirements:?, Physical requirements for this position include: moderate lifing (15-44 pounds), light lifting (under 15 pounds), light carrying (15-44 pounds), use of fingers, both hands required, walking, standing, kneeling, both legs required, ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in other, depth perceptions, ability to distinguish basic colors, ability to distinguish shades of color and hearing (aid permitted).
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *Resume *SF-50
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Cover Letter *DD-214 *OF-306 *Other(10-2850) *Other Veterans Document *SF-15 *Transcript
2.Current SF-50(s), Notification of Personnel, showing title, series, grade/step/salary.(Required) Note: Your SF-50 should reflect the grade and step information equivalent to or greater than the grade lower than the position you are applying to as well as showing the length of time in grade requirements. This may not always be your most recent SF-50. You may need to submit more than one SF-50 Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1963008.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.