The Southern Arizona VA Healthcare System (SAVAHCS) is recruiting one full time, permanent Supervisory Dentist to serve as the Dental Chief, Dental Service in Tucson, AZ. The incumbent is also a practicing dentist who performs a full range of professional dental procedures according to their specialty, 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: Ensure dental staff provide appropriate dental care to promote, preserve and restore the oral health of Veterans according to generally accepted standards of dental care and scope of services based on statutory eligibility. Render or assigning designee to render decisions on all Class III and Class VI eligibility determinations when the oral condition is aggravating a treated medical condition. Direct and confirming the use of the Electronic Dental Record for entry of diagnostic findings, dental care plans and completed procedures for all patients. Uphold standards for the correct documentation and coding of completed dental procedures. Review dental provider panels and clinical productivity goals/expectations and managing them accordingly. Monitor, reviewing, and implementing plans to improve dental service performance on the Office of Dentistry Dental Quality Indicators. Ensure dental laboratory case submission requirements are met. Ensure all prostheses are fabricated in the United States of America using materials approved by the Food and Drug Administration if commercial laboratory services are used. Ensure the dental service follows VHA polices. Ensure dental service compliance with the Office of Dentistry Infection Control standards for VA Dental Clinics. Ensure dental service operational procedures and SOP's are consistent with national policies and guidelines. Enforce personnel policies, ethical standards, and performance standards and promote the VA core values of Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence. Ensuring all dental staff have an appropriate functional statements. Collaborate with VISN 22 Lead Dentist to ensure implementation of the VHA national policy and VISN 22 policy at the VA Medical Center. Provide regular dental service briefings to VA Medical Center facility leadership on all matters affecting delivery of dental care. Serve as the VA medical facility liaison to external dental professional organizations as well as departments within the medical center and other government agencies. Participate in the development and review of relevant sharing agreements, service agreements and inter-facility medical facility agreements. Manage the fiscal and budgetary planning activities in collaboration with Fiscal Services. Ensure compliance with relevant VHA, Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Joint Commission standards. Assist the VA medical facility Director in following recommendations set forth by the VA Office of the Inspector General, the Joint commission, and other survey bodies. Ensure prompt response to assigned Congressional, White House and Inspector General dental service inquiries. Collaborate with the Office of Community Care to administer dental services provided through community care. These responsibilities include determining the eligibility of Veterans for community care, determining if the dental care recommended by the community providers is needed to promote, preserve or restore to oral health of the Veteran and is in accordance with generally acceptable standards of dental practice by reviewing for the clinical appropriateness of care provided through community care. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of annual paid 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 Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM or Department discretion. Compressed Schedule: Department discretion. Flexible Work Schedule: Department discretion. Telework: Not Authorized Virtual: Not Authorized Recruitment/Relocation Incentives: Authorized PCS: Not authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Required
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.