The South Texas Veterans Health Care System is currently recruiting for a Dentist (Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon) located in San Antonio, TX. A Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be authorized to highly qualified candidates. 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: (1) United States and Canadian schools of dentistry listed by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA), 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: Completion of an approved residency program in general practice or specialty, or comparable experience as a dentist actively involved in treating medically compromised patients. Licensure and Registration: Dentists (Except Residents). 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. Residents (Independent and Integrated Programs). Graduates of approved United States and Canadian schools of dentistry must have a current, full and unrestricted license to practice dentistry in a State, Territory or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia before the second year of VA residency, or, for integrated programs, meet any licensure, registration or other equivalent requirements established for residents of non-VA hospitals with which the VA facility is affiliated for training purposes. The resident must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active current licensure. 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 Additional Requirement: Must have completed residency in Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Preferred Experience: Board certified or board eligible in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS); completion of ADA accredited training program Diagnostic procedures consistent with the practice of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS) 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 References: VA Handbook 5005/93 Appendix G3 Physical Requirements: Light lifting and carrying, under 15 pounds; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; standing, 2 hrs; both legs required: Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously: both eyes required; depth perception; ability to distinguish basic colors; ability to distinguish shades of colors; hearing (aid permitted); mental and emotional stability. See VA Handbook and Directive 5019. ["The 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: Oversees of and assigns duties to the Dental Assistants assigned to the OMS. Develop and supervise a rotation program of Dental Residents with the objective to improve the efficiency of operations and allowing each Dental Resident to have a fair opportunity for professional advancement. Evaluate employee's performance and provide to the first line supervisor of the Dental Assistants. Notifies the Supervisory Dental Assistant of Dental Assistants whose performance is marginal or unsatisfactory. 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. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of paid time off 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 VAInsurance: 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 (must be full-time with board certification) Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Financial Disclosure 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.