U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide
$120,000.00 to $262,000.00
Open & closing dates
Opening and closing dates
$120,000 to $262,000 per year
Pay scale & grade
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC
Washington DC, DC
Relocation expenses reimbursed
This job is open to
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.
The Washington, DC VA Medical Center is Recruiting for a Dental Chief for Dental Service
Note: Recruitment/Relocation Incentives are not Authorized
Note: PCS Allowance/Expenses are not Authorized
Work Schedule: 8:00 am-4:00 pm
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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The Chief, Dental Service, in conjunction with the Chief of Staff, is responsible for planning, organizing, developing, implementing, controlling, and refining a comprehensive patient management/clinical support/administrative program which provides services and technical counsel necessary to meet clinical, procedural, legal and administrative requirements relating to the care and treatment of patients to achieve maximum utilization of patient care resources in a cost-effective, efficient, and timely manner. Broad clinical and administrative expertise is required in order to coordinate Veteran care in collaboration with VA and non-VA entities within and outside the VISN. The position will provide leadership and direction for the Dental staff and its programs, to include, General Practice, Prosthodontics and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. The incumbent must possess a clinical knowledge that provides the ability to manage these programs, specifically with regard to customer satisfaction, quality of services provided, and efficiency of service delivery. the incumbent must be extremely knowledgeable and trustworthy to be able to effectively perform with this broad delegation of responsibility and authority. Review of the incumbent's work is limited to an assessment of the results achieved. Actions taken and decisions made by the incumbent are supported and guided by Facility Leadership, Public Laws, VA Directives, OPM regulations, Executive Orders, VA General Counsel, and an extensive knowledge of the economic, legal and professional standards and practices. Effectively communicates with and utilizes other disciplines (e.g. nursing, geriatrics, psychiatry) treatment planning and implementation. Willingly accepts additional and special assignments that are necessary to meet program goals or customer needs.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Job family (Series)
0680 Dental Officer
Conditions of Employment
United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy
Designated and/or random drug testing required
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
You may be required to serve a probationary period
Subject to a background/security investigation
Must be proficient in written and spoken English
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
Citizenship: Citizen of the United States. (Noncitzens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with section A, chapter 3, paragraph 3g, this part.)
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
(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.
NOTE: The Under Secretary for Health or designee in Central Office may approve the appointment
under authority of 38 U.S.C. 7405 of a graduate of a school of dentistry not covered above if the
candidate is to be assigned to a research or academic position with no patient care responsibilities. The
appointment will be made only in exceptional circumstances where the candidate's credentials clearly
demonstrate high professional attainment or expertise in the specialty area. (Also see paragraph 2d(4)
below on waiver of licensure provisions.) The Under Secretary for Health or designee may also approve
the appointment of a graduate of a school of dentistry not covered above as a resident under 38 U.S.C.
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. (NOTE: The appointing official may approve, under unusual circumstances, a
waiver of Residency or Comparable Experience.)
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.
(3) Impaired Licensure. A dentist who has, or has ever had, any license(s) revoked, suspended,
denied, restricted, limited, or issued/placed in a probationary status may be appointed only in accordance
with the provisions of section B, chapter 3, paragraphs 14 and 17c, of this part.
(4) Waiver of Licensure. Licensure may be waived by the Under Secretary for Health or designee in
Central Office for individuals in research or academic assignments involving no direct patient care
responsibilities in accordance with current regulations.
Physical Requirements: Work is mostly sedentary in nature. Work requires moderate lifting, walking, bending, stooping, standing, pushing, and pulling.
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).
Manager/Supervisor: A dentist assigned to a managerial or supervisory position. Dental
leadership positions are called Directors, Service Chiefs, Assistant Chiefs, Section Chiefs, and/or Lead
Dentists. In addition to meeting the basic requirements, Managerial/Supervisory Dentists must
demonstrate the following:
(a) Outstanding professional ability in the practice of dentistry or a dental specialty;
(b) Ability to guide the development and implementation of programs within their respective
domain. These would include, but are not limited to dental practice, professional standards, personnel
issues, quality and performance improvement.
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.
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
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 26 days per leave year (1 day per 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.
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If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application, résumé, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.
NOTE: Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Background checks and security clearance
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes (upload C.V. as resume document type):
VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists & Chiropractors can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search
The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist
to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, etc.
Other Veterans Document
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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How to Apply
How to Apply
All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 03/19/2018 to receive consideration.
To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
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Agency contact information
Tanya Lane Tanya Lane
Washington VA Medical Center
50 Irving Street, Northwest
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