Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Dentist (Oral Surgeon) in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Oklahoma City, OK
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Monday 6/27/2016 (121 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 12/30/2016 (65 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1735224 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?

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs Dentists who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who serve our country. Positions in the VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service.

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.


Selected candidate will function as an Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Dental Officer in the Dental Service at the Oklahoma VA Medical Center. The Oklahoma City VAMC is a tertiary care teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology, as well as education and research. Incumbent will be proficient in all aspects of oral maxillofacial surgery and general dentistry procedures, including the ability to perform selected specialty services. Duties will include, but are not limited to, the following tasks:

  • Diagnosis of pathological or irregular oral conditions.
  • Administering local anesthesia.
  • Performing admissions, work-up and performance of surgical procedures of patients with illnesses, injuries and disorders of both the functional and aesthetic aspects of the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial regions.
  • Performing dental-alveolar surgical procedures, reduction of facial fractures, placement of dental implants and biopsy procedures.
  • Performing routine and complex extraction of teeth, exostosis removal and routine preprosthetic surgeries.
  • Education and supervision of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery residents, Dental residents, interns and students.

Work Schedule: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Functional Statement Title/#: Oral Surgeon

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must pass pre-employment examination.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English.

Basic Requirements:

  • U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • 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.
  • United States and Canadian schools of dentistry listed by the Council on Dental Education, American Dental Association, in the list published for the year in which the course of study was completed.
  • Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), 7407(d).

Preferred Experience: Experience with electronic medical records and experience with residents or students. For general dentists, a residency is preferred.

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.

Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-3 Dentist 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: 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: Subject to Random Drug Screening, needs Respirator Medical Evaluation. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

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.

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VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered:

Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee.

Other Information

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.

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

NOTE: Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected.

Salary Range: $100,957.00 to $320,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0680-00/00

Promotion Potential: 00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: All groups of qualified individuals

Control Number: 442613400

Job Announcement Number: RT-16-SB-1735224-OCA-4CA-BU