Dentist (Chief)

Company Name:
Department Of Veterans Affairs
US Citizens and Status Candidates Permanent Full Time
Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 1086719
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln''s promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America''s Veterans.
The Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center (BVAMC) is an integral part of the Medical community that provides acute, tertiary, medical, and surgical care to Veterans of Alabama. The Medical Center provides care to a veteran population of 420,000 in Alabama and treats approximately 57,000 unique veterans annually. The medical center serves as a referral center for this area with 138 operating beds with care provided in almost all medical and surgical specialties and subspecialities.
Birmingham, AL is located in the heart of the Southeastern United States and is a progressive center for medical research, banking, music, technology, art, engineering, and higher education.
VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go / .
"As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to ;#8221;
Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are authorized for this position.
The Department of Veterans Affairs offers Permanent Change of Station (PCS) relocation services. Permanent Change of Station is the relocation of a household due to government convenience in connection with a transfer between duty stations or facilities. For more information go to .
A Recruitment/Relocation Incentive has been authorized for this position.
Must pass pre-employment examination. Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required. Background and/or Security Investigation required. Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
The Birmingham VA Medical Center (BVAMC) is seeking a full-time Dentist to serve as the Chief of Dental Service
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This position is a management position that supports the Birmingham VA Medical Center''s mission through administrative leadership and direct patient care. The Chief of Dental Service has overall administrative, programmatic, and clinical responsibility for all dental service programs inclusive of professional, peer review, organizational improvement, and continuing education, scope of practice, clinical privileging, and other quality and process improvement activities. As Chief, Dental Service the responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: planning, developing, coordinating, directing, and evaluating the operational aspects of dental programs within BVAMC. The Chief of Dental Service will assure that all eligible patients receive proper dental care; provide quality dental treatment; and ensure that all patients and staff are exposed to a safe working environment. In addition, the person selected is responsible for maintaining the affiliations with Schools of Dentistry and Dental Hygiene who are rotating students to our Medical Center and professional administration of the Dental Fee Program.
Work Schedule: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Satisfactory physical examination as determined by the Employee Health Unit upon appointment only. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019 ( ). Functional requirements include light lifting under 15 lbs, light carrying 15-44 lbs, walking and standing and standing for up to 8 hours, use of rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, ability to read type written characters (glasses permitted), ability to hear the whispered voice (hearing aid permitted), repeated bending for up to 8 hours, etc.
APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLED. HOWEVER, THE FIRST CUT-OFF DATE FOR ELIGIBLE CANDIDATES WILL BE TWO (2) WEEKS AFTER IT OPENS WITH SUBSEQUENT CUT-OFF DATES EVERY 14 DAYS UNTIL FILLED. ONCE A SELECTION IS MADE, THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MAY CLOSE WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE.
In order to qualify for this position you must meet the following:
Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with paragraph 3g, section A, chapter 3, this part.)
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:
(1) United States and Canadian schools of dentistry listed by the Council on Dental Education, American Dental Association, 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.
Residency or Comparable Experience. At full grade and above, one postgraduate year of hospital training in the form of an approved residency program (general practice or specialty), or comparable experience as a dentist member of a hospital medical staff actively involved in hospital dental care.
Licensure and Registration
(1) Dentists 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.
Physical Requirements. Satisfactory physical examination as determined by the Employee Health Unit. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.( )
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), 7407(d).
GRADE REQUIREMENTS:
For Chief Grade: Applicants must meet the requirements for Senior Grade__plus__ attainment of additional recognition in clinical, administrative or research areas. Such recognition may be demonstrated by one or more of the following:
(1) Certification by an American Specialty Board.
(2) Eligibility for certification by an American Specialty Board in the dental specialty in which the individual will be assigned,__plus__ unusual professional accomplishments, such as:
(a) Publication of articles in nationally recognized professional journals, or
(b) Elected officer in a state or national dental professional organization, or
(c) Past or present faculty appointment at the Associate Professor of Professor level in an approved dental or medical school, or
(d) Directorship of a large dental clinic in the military, governmental, or private sector, or
(e) Assignment (other than temporary or acting) as Chief of Dental Service, Associate Chief of Staff for Education, or Associate Chief of Staff for Research in any VA medical facility.
(3) Significant accomplishments in clinical practice, educational activities, research or administration which clearly distinguish the dentist as having the highest professional qualifications, such as:
(a) Sustained superior performance as a Director of a dental residency program, or
(b) Sustained performance in providing an outstanding level of quality patient care, or
(c) Recognition by a state or national dental professional organization by special award(s) and/or election as an officer, or
(d) Publication of articles in nationally recognized professional journals.
GRADE REQUIREMENTS:
For Senior Grade. Meet the requirements for Intermediate grade and have demonstrated additional professional attainment such as:
(1) Satisfactory completion of an accredited residency or graduate program in the dental specialty to which the individual is being assigned or in a related area, or
(2) Past or present faculty appointment in an approved dental or medical school, or
(3) Demonstrated proficiency in the practice of hospital dentistry that is considered comparable in value and recognition to either of the above requisites.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
Reference: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G3 DENTIST QUALIFICATION STANDARD
PLEASE NOTE : Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following . All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you will be asked to produce a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency.
Veterans'' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD-214(s), SF-15 (as applicable) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or
Your application, r sum , C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be reviewed. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.
In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. We may not make assumptions regarding your experience.
All applicants are encouraged to apply online but may apply via Fax as outlined below.
If you are applying for this position online or by fax, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
If you are unable to apply online by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, May 15, 2014, please contact the point of contact listed in the announcement.
1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
2. Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, , select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
All applicants are _ required _ to submit the following supporting document type(s):
Resume
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
Other Veterans Document
SF-15
SF-50
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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.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX -Occupational Questionnaire Form) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.
If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):
1.To fax your documents, you must use the following cover and provide the required information.The Vacancy ID is 1086719
2.Fax your documents to .
If you are unable to apply online by 11:59 PM (EST) on TAG:Closing Date, please contact the point of contact listed in the announcement.
To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:
1.Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
2.Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire .
3.Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to .Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
REQUIRED: YOU MUST INCLUDE VA FORM 10-2850 (Available at ). (Application for Physicians and Dentists) IN YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS VACANCY. You may upload the completed form to your USAJOBS or Application Manager account if you apply online. Then you can use the uploaded form again and again when applying for future vacancies. .
Please see this guide ( ) for more information on uploading and re-using the form in your applications. Other required forms and documents can also be saved in your account and used the same way. Applicants are urged to apply online; this process is much easier and faster.
Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application, just reapply through your account in USAJOBS. Check your account ( ) to see the status of your application after applying, including any messages that may have been sent to you.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
REQUIRED: CV or Resume. Your resume or CV should include the vacancy announcement information and personal information including: current/ prior Federal service information, education information, work experience which includes job title, duties, and responsibilities, employer''s name and address, supervisor''s name and telephone number, starting and ending dates of employment, hours worked per week, and salary. Please indicate whether your supervisor(s) can be contacted.
REQUIRED: Copy of currrent, license, certification and registration
REQUIRED: Unofficial copy of transcripts
You may upload the completed form to your USAJOBS or Application Manager account if you apply online. Then you can use the uploaded form again and again when applying for future vacancies. Please see this guide ( ) for more information on uploading and re-using the form in your applications. Other required forms and documents can also be saved in your account and used the same way. Applicants are urged to apply online; this process is much easier and faster.
REQUIRED: Online Questionnaire
Optional Form 306-Declaration for Federal Employment ).
If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran preference.
REQUIRED: If you are a current or former federal employee, you must submit your most recent SF 50 (Notification of Personnel Action).
The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on TAG: Thursday, May 15, 2014.
After we receive your application material, your experience will be reviewed to determine if you meet the basic qualifications of the position. Your will be notified via email when this decision has been made.
Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered. For more information please visit us .
NOTE: Applicant''s education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

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