The John J. Pershing VA Medical Center, Poplar Bluff, MO is looking for a Dentist to serve as the Service Chief. This position will be located at the Poplar Bluff facility. This position will be responsible for the oversight of Dental Service. 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 Requirement: 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: 2-3 years of leadership experience preferred. VA experience is also preferred. 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: This position requires a pre-employment physical. Requires lifting 15-44 pounds; pushing (approx. 2 hours); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers and both hands; walking and standing from 3-5 hours and kneeling. Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously. Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4. Far visions correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other. Must have depth perception and ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors. Hearing aid is permitted. ["The John J. Pershing VA Medical Center is in the active and thriving community of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, the \"Gateway to the Ozarks.\" Butler County has a population of 42,100, and cost of living in the area is among the lowest in the country. We are within a two-hour drive of several large cities and have a small airport. The area is quite scenic and outdoor recreational opportunities abound in nearby national and state parks and forests. Come, join our team! Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required The Chief of Dental Service serves as a practicing dentist who performs a full range of professional dental procedures in connection with the treatment of commonly encountered dental diseases or dental health problems requiring standard corrective, restorative, or preventive measures. Provides the administration of the Dental Service in compliance with applicable VHA, VISN, Medical Center and Dental Service Handbooks, Directives, Policies and Procedures. The Chief of Dental Service shall be knowledgeable of all disciplines of clinical dentistry as listed below. The chief should also possess the expertise and competency to perform their specific scope of practice defined through the medical center credentialing and privileging process. Oral Surgery Prosthodontics Periodontics Endodontics Orthodontics Administrative Duties will consist of: Is knowledgeable of and maintains Service compliance with a) VHA Handbooks and Directives; b) VISN Policies; c) Medical Center Memorandum, and d) Service Policies and Procedures pertinent to dental clinic management. Is knowledgeable and capable for responding to Congressional inquiries regarding issues germane to the Dental Service. Is knowledgeable and in compliance with accreditation standards, including IG, Joint Commission, and other applicable survey/oversight entities. Is knowledgeable and in compliance with Safety and Environment of Care (EOC) standards and programs including the following: a) MSDS Requirements; b) Joint Commission EOC Standards; c) Disposal of Hazardous Wastes; d) GEMS Program; e) Facility Emergency Preparedness Plan; f) Infection Control Guidelines for dentistry including management of RME. Has a working understanding and knowledge of available reports and data sources available through VistA, VCCS, DSS and other VHA data sources to facilitate management of the Dental Service. Responsible for the fiscal oversight of the Dental Service, including: Prepares an annual gap analysis to assess demand versus capacity. Projects Dental Service workforce levels to meet current and future dental demand. Assesses equipment and space needs for the Dental Service. Prepares the Service annual budget and management briefing incorporating the gap analysis, workforce projections, including contracts if applicable and equipment/space needs. Collaborates with DSS to ensure appropriate labor mapping of all Dental Service staff. Manages overtime in compliance with facility policy. Manages the Dental Fee Base Program in compliance with applicable VHA and local policies. Has knowledge of and utilizes system redesign principles to promote organization improvement, optimize overall service efficiency and effectiveness. Develops performance metrics for all provider classification to drive performance and to direct desired behavior. Is in compliance with VHA scheduling Directives to enhance the management of access. Is actively engaged in facility Quality Improvement activities, including compliance with the VA credentialing/privileging process and ensuring that an active Peer Review process is in place for Dental Service providers. Actively engages in Service Recovering and have knowledge of SHEP and other patient satisfaction data sources. Uses customer service data for service improvement. Operates a sound personnel performance management system in compliance with the Union Master Agreement and HR policies, including VHA labor relation policies. Has knowledge of and is in compliance with conflict of interest and ethic policies related to business practices/associations including contracting and procurement regulations."]
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