The incumbent will be assigned at the Jack C Montgomery Muskogee VA Medical Center, Ernest Childers, VA Outpatient Clinics in Oklahoma, working as a member of a disciplinary health care team, collaborating with other services to provide medical care to veterans enrolled in the VA Health System. The endodontist will perform a full range of diagnostic and treatment functions normally performed by a general dentist, to include examinations, interpretation of radiographs, dental prophylaxis, preventive dentistry, operative dentistry and surgical extractions. Vital pulp therapies Regenerative endodontic procedures Non-surgical root canal therapy Selective surgical removal of pathological tissues resulting from pulpal pathosis Repair of root defects Intentional replantation Surgical removal of tooth structure such as apicoectomy, tooth sectioning, root amputation and extraction Treatment of dento-alveolar injuries Bleaching of discolored dentin and enamel of teeth Retreatment of teeth previously treated endodontically Treatment procedures related to coronal restoration by means of post and/or cores involving the root canal space Placement of bone graft and guided tissue regeneration where treatment relates to concurrent endodontic treatment Placement of retrograde restorations Diagnosis and management of orofacial pain including temporomandibular joint disorders 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 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. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME) 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 CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Work Schedule: 0700-1730, (4) 10 hour days
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.