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VA Long Beach Health Care System (VALBHCS) is seeking a highly skilled Oral Surgeon (Oral and Maxillofacial). The incumbent provides direct patient care within the scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and General Dentistry. Incumbent will report to the Chief of Dental under Surgical Health Care Group (VALBHCS). 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. Incumbent will have completed an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency after obtaining a dental degree (DDS or DMD) from an ADA approved program. Dentist Basic Requirements Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with section A, chapter 3, paragraph 3g, this part.) Education. A 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 certification, and must obtain a copy of the ECFMG certificate, if claimed by the applicant. Residency or Comparable Experience. Completed, or you are currently completing, a residency program in general practice or specialty, or comparable experience as a dentist actively involved in treating medically compromised patients. ~AND~ Licensure and Registration. Currently hold, or will hold, 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. Note: Dentists must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure. Physical Requirements. 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) and 7407(d) References: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-3 Dentist Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. ["As an Oral Surgeon, the incumbent provides direct patient care within the scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and general dentistry in the Dental Service of the VA Long Beach Health Care System (VALBHCS). Major duties include but are not limited to: Performs evaluations, diagnosis, prevention and surgical and non-surgical treatment of oral diseases, and surgical placement and long term maintenance of dental implants, on patients assigned to him/her by the VALBHCS Dental Service. Provides consultative services on patients referred from other divisions/services of the VALBHCS and on patients referred from other VA facilities. Provides sedation including nitrous, oral, and/or moderate IV sedation. Provides emergency dental services upon proper referral from triage. Interprets dental radiographs. Treats diseases, injuries and defects involving both the functional and esthetic aspects of the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial region. Develops and perform treatment plans and places dental implants. Provides education, training, mentoring, and supervision to AEGD residents. Provides education and training to members of the medical staff through various conferences, committees and lecture series. Administrative or managerial responsibilities through participation in clinical, educational and administrative committees, task groups or special projects. Performs administrative and other tasks as assigned by the Chief of the VALBHCS Dental Service Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 7:30am - 4:00pm\nCompressed/Flexible: May be available at hiring manager's discretion\nTelework: Not authorized\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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