Dentist-Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Employer
Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center
Location
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Closing date
Jul 24, 2023

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Specialty
Surgery
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent
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Salary: $200,000-$300,000/Yr (Education and Length of practice are considered through a formal pay-setting process to determine the final compensable salary

The Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon reports to Dental Service at the Milwaukee VA Medical Center. He/she performs a full range of professional oral procedures in connection with the treatment of commonly encountered dental diseases or dental health problems requiring standard corrective, restorative, or preventive measures.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • The incumbent "encompasses the diagnosis, surgical and adjunctive treatment of diseases, injuries, and defects involving both the functional and aesthetic aspects of the hard and soft tissues or the oral and maxillofacial regions.
  • The maxillofacial surgeon will deal with the lower two-thirds of the face, the lower portion of the orbital cavity, the maxilla, and the mandible.
  • Provides evaluation, diagnosis, and surgical and adjunctive treatment of diseases, injuries and defects of the hard and soft tissues of the oral cavity either in clinic or in the operating room setting, on patients assigned to him/her by the Chief, Dental Service.
  • Provides consultative services on patients referred from other sections of the Ambulatory Care Center and on patients referred from other VA facilities.
  • Provides emergency dental services upon proper referral from triage.
  • Provides a continuum of care for patients who are discharged from other VA facilities before their dental treatment is completed; performs administrative and other tasks.
  • Provides mentorship to dental residents.

Work Schedule: Part Time to Full Time (40 hours per week max)
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Recruitment Incentive: Approved for highly qualified candidates

Requirements

  • All qualified candidates encouraged to apply. Open to U.S. Citizens but non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens.
  • All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period.
  • Subject to background/security investigation.
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.
  • Must pass pre-employment physical examination.
  • Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP).
  • Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Veterans Health Administration Health Care Personnel (HCP) - See "Additional Information" below for details.

Qualifications

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.

Basic Requirements:

  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only 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 a United States or Canadian school 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 or from a school (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.
  • Completion of an approved residency program in general practice or specialty, or comparable experience as a dentist actively involved in treating medically compromised patients.
  • Current, full and unrestricted license to practice dentistry in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, 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.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.

Preferred Experience:

  • Board Eligible or Board Certified in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Residency Training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Experience training residents

Physical Requirements: Walking, bending, stooping, and some lifting in the direct care of patients. There may also be extended periods of sitting.

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

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