The Central Texas VA Health Care System is seeking a full-time Dentist to perform a full range of professional dental procedures and treatment within the Dental Service. The general practice 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. Function of Duties: The General Dentistry dental officer shall be proficient in all aspects of general dentistry including the ability to perform selected specialty services. Specifically, the provider should possess the expertise and competency to perform the following: Make oral and radiographic examinations of the oral cavity Diagnose pathological or irregular oral conditions. Administer local anesthesia. Perform routine and complex restoration of teeth. 5. Perform simple and complex extractions of teeth. 6. Perform alveoloplasty and other routine surgical procedures. 7. Perform prosthetic dentistry to include immediate dentures, full dentures, partial dentures, crowns and fixed bridge work. 8. Perform routine endodontic procedures on single and multi-canal teeth. 9. Perform routine and surgical procedures within the scope of a general dentist. The scope of practice that a specific provider may perform is defined through the medical center credentialing and privileging process. Supervisory Controls: Dentists are licensed independent practitioners that practice based on their specific approved privileges and guidance derived from VHA, Medical Center and Service Directives/Memorandums. All dentists are supervised by the Chief of Service. Customer Service: Demonstrates courtesy, respect, and a positive attitude toward all patients & patient family members. Has the knowledge and skill to assist customers with questions or concerns. Understands the importance of and participates in service recovery. Age, Development, Cultural Need of Patients: Recognizes the need and modifies care as necessitated by patient's age and abilities. Has the ability to provide accurate and understandable instructions to patients. Understands the importance and is compliant with participating in patient identification and time-out processes. Has the ability to recognize patient signs of physical distress and monitors the patient's condition during treatment. Computer Security: Have knowledge of computerized dental patient records systems, and their application to dental patients, to include approved abbreviations and the format for completion of progress notes. Is compliant with maintaining patient confidentiality per HIPAA regulations relative to both written and verbal patient information. Is compliant with VHA cyber-security policies and directives. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid 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) Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.