You could be part of an important initiative to provide care for our nations Veterans! The VA NY Harbor Healthcare System needs a Dentist (Oral Surgeon) who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who serve our Country. You will be given a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans! America's Veterans need you! VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: Up to 50-55 days of time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 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 The Dentist (Oral Surgery) will accept inpatient and outpatient consults from Primary Care and other Specialty clinic providers and function as an Oral Surgeon in all aspects of patient care including inpatient/outpatient care. The Dentist (Oral Surgery) will be responsible to run an outpatient clinic, provide inpatient services as well as operative procedures in both the outpatient clinic and Operating Room, while meeting the Acute Care and Specialty Services requirements. The Dentist (Oral Surgery) reports to the Chief Dental Service. Major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: -Performs dental examinations and consultations for the purpose of diagnosing and treating head and neck pathology. -Performs surgical procedures such as extractions, alveoplasty and biopsies. along with other surgical and nonsurgical procedures within the scope of practice. -Prescribes medications for dental problems, such as pain medications or antibiotics. -Gives patients local anesthesia and prescribes light oral sedation as appropriate prior to procedures. -Orders diagnostic measures, such as radiographic images, models, etc. -Uses tools, such as drills, probes, brushes, or mirrors, to examine and treat teeth and mouth. -Keeps records relating to the treatment and oral health of patients. -Supports the dental staff as a subject matter expert in oral surgery. -Manages and communicates with other staff members to provide care to patients. -Mentors dental residents in didactic setting and clinical procedures. -Performs oral surgery periodically in the operating room and instructs the dental residents hands-on in that setting. -Maintains professional qualifications, participates in customer service training, computer training, and attends to mandated medical center training, including BLS. Work Schedule: Typical tour of duty is expected to be Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm; however, other tours may be required if Veteran needs arise.
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.