Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration STAFF DENTIST in Danville, Illinois

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Danville, IL
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Thursday 10/6/2016 (19 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 10/28/2016 (3 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1811375

Be a member of a team providing compassionate healthcare to veterans. The VA Illiana Health Care System, Danville, Illinois is an employer of choice as a center of excellence in patient care, education and research. We value trust, respect, commitment, compassion, and excellence; we value you. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. The VA is the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health system in the nation. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of traditional and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

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The selected candidate will function as a Staff Dentist, providing a full range of general practice procedures in connection with the treatment of commonly encountered dental diseases or dental health problems requiring standard corrective, restorative, or preventive measures. This individual will be responsible for performing duties to include, but not limited to the following:

  • Provides general dentistry and/or specialty services appropriate to individual's area of practice;
  • Makes oral and radiographic examinations of the oral cavity;
  • Administers local anesthesia;
  • Performs routine and complex restoration of teeth;
  • Performs simple and complex extractions of teeth;
  • Performs alveoloplasty and other routine surgical procedures;
  • Performs prosthetic dentistry to include immediate dentures, full dentures, partial dentures, crowns and fixed bridge work;
  • Performs routine endodontic procedures on single and multi-canal teeth;
  • Performs routine and surgical procedures within the scope of general practice dentistry;
  • Performs restoration of dental implants;
  • Performs other related general practice and related procedures consistent with approved scope of practice; and
  • Performs related administrative duties, as required.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 7:30am - 4:00pm

Functional Statement Title/#: Physician, Staff Dentist

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • English language proficiency
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Random drug testing
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959

Basic Requirements:

a. *Citizenship*. Citizen of the United States. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part.)

b. *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: 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. Schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e. Puerto Rico), or in the District of Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure provided the licensure requirements include a written examination measuring science achievement and a performance examination measuring clinical competence.

*c. Licensure and Registration. *Current, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States or in the District of Columbia. The Physician must maintain a current registration to continue employment with the VA

d. *English Language Proficiency.* Physicians, 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).

Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-3 Dentist Qualification Standard.

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; religious; 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.

PLEASE NOTE: 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 (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. 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.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:Light lifting and carrying of less than 15 pounds, reaching above shoulder, use of hands and fingers, working alone and working closely with others, hearing aid permitted.

Security Clearance


Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking on "Application Status." For a more detailed update of your status, click on "more information." Information regarding applicant notification points can be found in the USAJobs Resource Center.

*PAY SETTING: *Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be reviewed by a Professional Standards Board and Compensation Panel in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.


VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. The VHA physician brochure provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice.

Other Information

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.

Probationary Period: You may be required to complete a two year probationary period.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Actions to fill this position will not be based on discriminatory factors such as sex, race, color, national origin, lawful political affiliation, marital status, physical handicap, age, gender identity, or expression, which are prohibited by law.

Reasonable Accommodations: Department of Veterans Affairs provides reasonable accommodation to applicants and employees with disabilities. If you need reasonable accommodations for any part of the applicant and hiring process, please notify Ms. Deborah Lewis, Selective Placement Coordinator at (217)554-5969. Reasonable accommodation decisions are made on a case-by-case basis.

Telework:VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process.

Veterans and Transitioning Service Members:Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veteran seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. Please visit the Mythbuster on Federal Hiring Policies document for more information.

Salary Range: $100,957.00 to $215,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0680-00/00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 452356100

Job Announcement Number: HI-16-DV-1811375-BU