This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more This position is located at the Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System (EOVAHCS) located in Tulsa OK. Patient population includes medically compromised, outpatients, inpatients, and nursing home patients. Incumbent must be proficient in all aspects of general dentistry, including but not limited to implants, restorative, fixed and removable prosthetics, periodontics, oral surgery-surgical extractions and pre-prosthetic surgery, endodontics both anterior and molar root canal therapy. Incumbent examines, diagnosis and develops treatment plans, and provides a full range of dental care. Incumbent is responsible for providing the complete range of dental care listed above to patients. The incumbent must provide timely, accurate and complete record documentation utilizing the computerized medical record system. Provides appropriate consults and referrals to medical and dental specialists.-Maintains current certification in BLS and if required ACLS to provide emergency medical management.-Must possess computer skills, have good work ethics and be a team player. The incumbent will provide education and training to members of the medical and dental staff through various conferences, committees and lecture series. The incumbent may be assigned administrative or managerial responsibilities through participation in clinical, educational and administrative committees, task groups or special projects. Responsible for attending department, facility and education meetings that occur before and after clinic hours. This position will require excellent diagnostic skills and the ability to triage, diagnose, and manage a broad spectrum of urgent and chronic dental problems in a patient population with a high percentage of medically compromised individuals. The incumbent will comply with processes and procedures including infection control, OSHA guidelines, x-rays and oral health education, knowledge and application of HIPPA/Security regulations, and in compliance with VHA policy. The incumbent will report directly to the Chief of Dental and will supervise the Dental Lab Technicians. Responsible for overseeing the Dental Lab Operations and utilization of the Dental Lab SAC Contracts. Prosthodontist Core Privileges includes the full range of diagnostic and treatment functions normally performed by a General Dentist, to include Examinations, Interpretation of radiographs, Dental prophylaxis, Preventive dentistry, and Operative dentistry. The individual will be experienced and competent in all phases of Prosthodontics including but not limited to: The fabrication of fixed, complete, and removable dental prostheses Simple and complex dental rehabilitations Treatment of the severely worn dentition; treatment of orofacial trauma; treatment planning for preprosthetic surgery Restoration of osseo integrated dental implants Diagnostic procedures consistent with the practice of Prosthodontics Fabrication of oral appliances for treatment of OSA according to ADA and VA guidelines/recommendations, treatment of cosmetic and functional defects resulting from service trauma and other procedures consistent with the practice of Prosthodontics. Perform all types of prosthetic treatment to restore oral health and function. Treat the worn and debilitated dentition. Replace missing teeth and supporting structures. Restore teeth and dental implants. Place dental implants, if trained. Simple RCT, Extractions, surgical and simple Pre-prosthetic surgery. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases. Paid Time Off: Annual leave at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period; Sick leave at the rate of four (4) hours per biweekly pay period; 10 paid Federal holidays per year. 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. Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided. Take a look at VA's Top 20 Reasons Doctors Enjoy Working at VA and VHA Physician's Brochure Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Work Schedule: Full Time, 80 hours bi-weekly, Days/Hours TBD
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