This announcement is an "Open Continuous" vacancy announcement to allow for current, permanent employees of the South Texas Veterans Health Care System to indicate interest in current (and future) Dentist vacancies. Candidates will be reviewed and referred to the Selection Official as vacancies occur. Incumbents are assigned to the Dental Service and provide direct dental care to the assigned patient population, in accordance with VHA guidelines. Staff Dentist positions may be available in the following locations within the South Texas VA Health Care System. San Antonio VA Medical Center Kerrville VA Medical Center Data Point VA Clinic (San Antonio, TX) North West Health Care Center (San Antonio, TX) Randolph Air Force Base (San Antonio, TX) The Staff Dentist will provide direct dental care to qualified patients in an outpatient setting and serve as a consultant to other healthcare providers in accordance with VHA Office of Dentistry Standard of Care. The Dentist will be expected to be able to perform the following functions: The Staff Dentist will be experienced in the interpretation of dental radiographs, in delivery of diagnostic consultations, and in clinical dental treatment as outlined in their individual approved privileges and in accordance with the VHA Office of Dentistry Standard of Care to include but not limited to the following topics: Appropriate and Timely Management of Dental Infections, Prescribes appropriate antimicrobial treatment when clinically indicated, Performs dental extractions on site when clinically indicated, Appropriate Management of Tooth Restoration, Diagnosing need for tooth restoration and performs said restoration successfully, Performing dental extractions on site should the tooth be unsalvageable, Appropriately plans course of treatment that leads to overall dental health for the patient, Appropriate Planning and Performance in Regard to Dental Prosthetics, Diagnosing need for dental appliance, Obtaining proper impressions for dental appliance, Ensuring proper fit of dental appliance before delivery to patient, Ordering surgical consultations in a timely manner when clinically indicated The Staff Dentist maintains appropriate documentation to include but not limited to the following topics: Timeliness - all documentation must be completed by the incumbent themselves within 7 days from Date of Service, Each note meets Standard Criteria - must contain the basic elements for an accurate, complete, and billable dental note, Each note documents course that leads to overall dental health for the patient. All Staff Dentists are expected to adhere to VHA Code of Ethics, performs own duties as required, and Maintains Information Security Protocols as covered in N.E.0. Incumbent displays Professionalism at all times and will be responsible for Performing own duties as required; understanding and respecting duties and roles of others in the department; Is responsive to needs of team members regarding time and information; Is available at assigned duty station during duty hours for team members to consult; Adheres to HIPAA guidelines in both written and verbal communication. The Incumbent will perform only those privileges for which approval has been granted by the Medical Center Director prospectively and in writing. Incumbents maintains own professional qualifications, participates in customer service training, computer training, and attends mandated medical center training activities as required. The Incumbent may be assigned administrative or managerial responsibilities through participation in clinical, educational and administrative committees, task groups, or special projects. Incumbents who supervise residents will provide education, training, mentoring, and supervision to students and residents. Incumbents with specialized training in a particular specialty may be assigned section chief responsibilities for the subspecialty and may function as the primary clinician or subject matter expert responsible for formulating policy, procedures, education, and training affecting the daily clinical operations of the subspecialty. Other duties as assigned. NOTE: this announcement will remain open until filled or closed at the request of management. Applications received by 1/20/2021 will be considered part of the first cutoff. Applications received after this time will be reviewed weekly or at the request of management. Work Schedule: Typically normal operating hours (Monday - Friday, 8:00a.m. - 4:30p.m.), may change based off of needs of the facility. Candidates may be required to work alternate shifts, be on call, work weekends and/or holidays as patient care and needs of the service require. Bargaining Unit Status: This position is part of the bargaining Unit. Financial Discloser Report: Not required
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.