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. 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. Education: 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: Current, full, and unrestricted license to practice dentistry in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States (i.e., Puerto Rico), or in the District of Columbia. The dentist must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure. Residency Training: Completion of an approved residency program in general practice or specialty, or comparable experience as a dentist actively involved in treating medically compromised patients English Language Proficiency: Dentists, including residents, appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d). Attending: A dentist who teaches and supervises fellows, residents, and students in the provision of dental treatment for Veterans. The attending dentist has primary responsibility for the care of the patient and provides direct patient care when not supervising trainees or performing other required duties. In addition to meeting the basic requirements, attendings must demonstrate the following: Ability in the field of dentistry and the ability to assist in maintaining accepted standards of professional care in VA facilities. Capable of accepting full responsibility for the proper care and treatment of assigned patients. Ability to train residents assigned to the service in facilities conducting residency training programs. An attending is a qualified dentist possessing privileges to perform all procedures being supervised. Attendings not holding a faculty appointment in an associated dental school must be recognized as an outstanding member of the profession of the caliber of a faculty member. NOTE 1: All dentists, including residents, consultants and attendings, will accomplish the numerous administrative requirements of medical staff members, including but not limited to: mandatory training, attendance on medical center committees, and computer and privacy compliance. Preferred Experience: Board certified or board eligible in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS); completion of ADA accredited training program Experience with Diagnostic procedures consistent with the practice of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS) Experience with Placement of Osseo integrated implants Surgical treatment of oral and maxillofacial pathosis Grafting procedures including harvesting of graft material consistent with the practice of OMS Developing, supervising, presenting lectures and rotation program of Dental Residents Reference: 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 Directive and Handbook 5019. ["Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon (OMS) is experienced and competent in all phases of this position including but not limited to dentoalveolar surgery and complex dental extractions, treatment of orofacial infections, treatment of orofacial trauma, preprosthetic surgery, placement of osseointegrated implants, diagnostic procedures consistent with the practice of OMS, surgical treatment of oral and maxillofacial pathosis, treatment of orofacial fractures, diagnosis and treatment of temporomandibular dysfunction, surgical reconstruction of acquired or developmental oral facial anomalies, treatment of functional impairments by surgical means including rhinoplasty, septoplasty, and blepharoplasty, treatment of cosmetic defects resulting from service trauma, treatment of othrognathic deformities, and grafting procedures including harvesting of graft material consistent with the practice of OMS.The OMS is proficient in assessment, diagnosis, treatment and post-treatment care in all the above areas, must be trained and competent in providing IV conscious sedation and be certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)and is able to manage medically complex patients, including inpatients, and to perform a history and physical. Other Duties include but are not limited to: Works with Supervisor of the Dental Assistants assigned to the OMS Team. Works with the University of Alabama - Birmingham Oral Maxillofacial Residency Program to enhance the experience of the Oral Maxillofacial Residents assigned to VA Rotations. Modifies care as necessitated by patient's age and abilities (patient transfer and position). Provides accurate and understandable instructions to patients Participates in patient identification and time out per Joint Commission requirements Monitors patient condition during treatment, being alert for signs of physical distress Monitors patient (BP, pulse EKG, pulse oximeter), and during sedation and recovery period. Completes annual mandatory patient safety courses. Performs various types of oral surgery, Treat infections, fractures, trauma, and deformities. Performs surgical reconstruction and places implants VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Yes\nEDRP Authorized: Contact , the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Relocation/Recruitment Incentive: Authorized\nPay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid Time Off: 50-55 days of annual paid 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 Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 07:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m."]
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