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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Dentist (Prosthodontist) in New Orleans, Louisiana

Summary

The Prosthodontist Dental Officer 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. And shall be proficient not only in all aspects of general dentistry, but also including the ability to perform selected specialty services.

Responsibilities

The Dentist in the role of Prosthodontist must demonstrate the following: Experienced and competent in all phases of Prosthodontics including but not limited to: the fabrication of fixed, complete, and removable dental prostheses; simple and complex dental rehabilitations; treatment of the severely worn dentition; treatment of orofacial Demonstrate outstanding ability in the field of general dentistry or a dental specialty to independently perform the duties related to various professional activities of patient care and treatment. In addition to meeting the basic dental requirements, applicants must demonstrate ability to oversee and maintain accepted standards of professional care in VA facilities, and accept full responsibility for the proper care and treatment of patients. Ability to provide education, training, mentoring and supervision of the Dental Laboratory Technicians; and capable of accepting full responsibility for dental laboratory productivity. The individual must be proficient in assessment, diagnosis, treatment and post-treatment care in all the above areas; trained and competent in providing Basic life Support (BLS) or Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification if conscious sedation is performed; and able to manage medically complex patients and provide appropriate prosthodontic treatment. The individual must be able to work collegially with other dentists and physicians, and should possess the skills, both interpersonal and professional, to work with residents in Prosthodontics, other dental specialties and Advanced General Dentistry. Other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 4:30pm

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Qualifications

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. Completion of residency training, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. The Prosthodontist will have earned a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree or Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree and will have completed an ADA accredited training program in Prosthodontics. Has completed an American Dental Association approved one or two-year dental residency or has comparable experience as a dentist member of a hospital medical staff actively involved in hospital dental care. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Physical requirements outlined below. Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification. Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification. Preferences: Board certification in Prosthodontics or board eligibility in accordance with the rules of the American Board of Prosthodontics is preferred. The Prosthodontist will have earned a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree or Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree and will have completed an ADA accredited training program in Prosthodontics. Has completed an American Dental Association approved one or two-year dental residency or has comparable experience as a dentist member of a hospital medical staff actively involved in hospital dental care. 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: Moderate lifting, 15-44 pounds Moderate carrying, 15-44 pounds Reaching above shoulder Use of fingers Both hands required Walking (4-7 hours) Standing (4-7 hours) Repeated bending (4-7 hours) Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously Both eyes required Ability to distinguish basic colors Ability to distinguish shades of colors Hearing (aid may be permitted) Mental and emotional stability Sitting for up to 4 hours at a time Environmental Factors Excessive noise, intermittent Radiant energy Working around machinery with moving parts Vibration Working closely with others Working alone Exposure to radiation License to operate a motor vehicle

Education

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

Additional Information

VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice: VHA Physician Brochure. Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. 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. Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members. If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

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