These positions are located within the Dental Service at the VA Salt Lake City Healthcare System, Salt Lake City, UT. You will be performing the full range of technical work in the fabrication and repair of fixed prostheses and removable prostheses. English Language Proficiency: In accordance with 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), No person shall serve in direct patient care positions unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English. You must be proficient in basic written and spoken English in order to perform the duties of this position. AND SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: MUST one (1) year of specialized experience equipped with the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the Dental Laboratory Technician. To be creditable, this experience must be equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-7) in the Federal service. Specialized experience includes: Use of dental laboratory material such as impression materials, plasters, stones, hydrocolloids, waxes, metals, acrylics, porcelain, and similar materials; use of laboratory equipment such as hand tools, dental lathes, engines, and hand pieces, furnaces, casting machines, presses, flasks, and related equipment; use of precision instruments such as articulators, surveyors, and microanalyzers; construction of dental prosthetic appliances. In addition to the experience referenced above, you may also possess the following experience: independently performing the full range of functions required to construct fixed or removable partial dentures, or complete dentures for cases that do not involve acute abnormalities of the mouth; applying a thorough knowledge of the variations in tooth form and the anatomy and function of the normal mouth to interpret the dentist's prescription, design partial dentures, and set teeth for full or partial dentures; applying thorough knowledge of dental laboratory materials, and skill in their use; using laboratory tools and equipment such as dental laboratory drills and lathes and surveying instruments, with skill and precision; possessing some knowledge of CAD/CAM technology to fabricate metal free esthetic restorations. (This experience must be documented in your resume.) OR EDUCATION SUBSTITUTION: MUST possess one and one-half (1 1/2) years of graduate education or internship leading to a Master's Degree or a Master's Degree (or higher) from an accredited college or university and that is directly related to the duties of the Dental Laboratory Technician position. (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED) OR COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: MUST possess equivalent combinations of education and experience, as described above, to meet the requirements for this position. This education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED) You will be rated on the following Competencies as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position: Attention to Detail Computer Skills Customer Service (Clerical/Technical) Infection Control Medical Information Medicine and Dentistry Technical Competence IMPORTANT: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. All experience listed on your resume must include the month and year start/end dates. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. 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. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/. ["***THIS IS NOT A VIRTUAL POSITION, YOU MUST LIVE WITHIN OR BE WILLING TO RELOCATE WITHIN A COMMUTABLE DISTANCE OF THE DUTY LOCATION*** Your duties can include but are not limited to the following: Demonstrating the capacity to construct porcelain fused-to-metal and all-ceramic prosthetics for both single unit and fixed-partial dentures, on teeth and implants. Provable experience in all of the following - infection control; pouring up crown and bridge models; utilizing soft tissue moulage for implant models; implant-abutment selection; marking, ditching, and trimming dies; waxing copings, ability to learn and use digital copings, retrofitting crowns to removable-partial dentures; investing/burning out wax ups; inventory control of precious metals; proficiency in casting and finishing metals in preparation for porcelain application; proficiency in buildup of both anterior and posterior prosthetics. Demonstrating the capacity to construct and repair removable complete dentures and removable partial dentures. Provable experience in all of the following: infection control; pouring up preliminary and master casts, making custom trays, making wax rims, setting denture teeth according to dentist prescriptions, preparing set ups for trying in the patients' mouths, resetting teeth according to dentist prescriptions, preparing setups for flasking, utilizing classic and contemporary flasking methods. Possess knowledge of dental laboratory materials and the skill in their use, e.g., impression materials, plasters, stones, hydrocolloids, waxes, metals (chrome, gold, cobalt), acrylics, porcelain, solder materials, and pickling solutions. Possess skills in the use of dental laboratory equipment, e.g., hand tools, dental lathes, soldering units, casting machines, furnaces, surveying equipment, and other related equipment. Ability to understand, interpret, and follow the dentist's prescription in any of all the aforementioned procedures. Performs other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday to Thursday - 7am to 5:30pm Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required"]
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for those who have served in our nation's military and for their families, caregivers, and survivors" - 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 whole health care to Veterans?Readying Warriors and Caring for Heroes! This position is located within Surgical Services at the CAPT James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) in North Chicago, IL. The FHCC is a first-of-its-kind partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), and Department of Navy (DoN)/Department of Defense (DoD). It is larger than just a single facility, but rather it is a fully-integrated medical care facility with a single combined VA and Navy mission. The combined mission of the FHCC means active duty military and their family members, military retirees, and eligible veterans receive health care at this facility.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. Join the FHCC team of energetic, career-minded professionals! For additional information, click onhttp://www.lovell.fhcc.va.gov/index.asp.