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Dentist Assistant Chief Of Dental Service Job in SAINT LOUIS, MO

Dentist Assistant Chief Of Dental Service Job in SAINT LOUIS, MO

Vacancy No. STL-T38-17-GM-2003324 Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $110,000.00 to $234,000.00 Grade 00 to 00
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 8/29/2017 Close Date 9/27/2017
Who may apply Public

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)
  • Open & closing dates

    2017-08-29 to 2017-09-27

  • Salary

    $110,000 to $234,000 / per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    VM 00

  • Series

    0680 Dental Officer

  • Appointment type


  • Work schedule

    Full Time

  • Job announcement number


  • Control number



1 vacancy in the following location:

Job Overview

Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 2003324

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – 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 care to Veterans?

The VA St Louis Health Care System is a 2 campus, full-service tertiary referral center, with 4 Community Based Outpatient Clinics, providing advanced inpatient and ambulatory care in medicine, surgery, psychiatry, neurology, and rehabilitation, as well as over 65 subspecialty areas, including the VA's busiest interventional cardiac program,

interventional radiology and radiation oncology.

A great place to work!  Our patients depend on us and we depend on professionals like you.  If you are interested in being a part of a LEAN organization and putting other's needs before your own this may be the organization for you.

Working for the VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your country's service.   As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities.  For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/

The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define "who we are," our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence (" I CARE").  

The VA offers employees great benefits to include paid vacation and Thrift Savings Plan (similar to 401K) with matching contributions.  

EDUCATION DEBT REDUCTION PROGRAM:  Selected applicant may be eligible to apply for an award up to the maximum limitation under the provisions of the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP).  Applicant must meet established criteria to receive award.  Please note that EDRP is awarded based upon the availability of funding.

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.


  • Serves as a practicing dentist who performs a full range of professional dental procedures in connection  with the treatment of commonly encountered dental diseases or dental health problems requiring standard corrective, restorative, or preventive measures. 
  • Provides the administration of the Dental Service in compliance with applicable Veterans Health Administration, Network Office, Medical Center and Dental Service Handbooks, Directives, Policies and Procedures.
  • Knowledgeable of all disciplines of clinical dentistry (Oral Surgery,
    Prosthodontics, Periodontics, Endodontics, and Orthodontics)
  • Possess the expertise and competency to perform their specific scope of practice defined through the medical center credentialing and privileging process.
  • Knowledgeable of, and maintains Service compliance with a) VHA Handbooks and Directives, b) VISN Policies, c) Medical Center Memorandum and d) Service Policies and Procedures pertinent to dental clinic management.
  • Knowledgeable of regulatory requirements for VA dental residencies with an emphasis upon Resident Supervision.
  • Knowledgeable and capable for responding to Congressional inquiries regarding issues germane to the Dental Service.
  • Knowledgeable and in compliance with accreditation standards, including IG, Joint Commission, and other applicable survey/oversight entities.
  • Knowledgeable and in compliance with Safety and Environment of Care (EOC) standards and programs (including MSDS Requirements, Joint Commission EOC standards, Disposal of Hazardous Wastes, GEMS Program, Facility Emergency Preparedness Plan, and Infection Control Guidelines for Dentistry including management of RME)
  • Has a working understanding and knowledge of available reports and data sources available through VHA and other data sources to facilitate management of the Dental Service
    Responsible for the fiscal oversight of the Dental Service (such as prepares annual gap analysis, project workforce levels, assesses equipment and space needs, prepares annual budget, manages the Dental Fee Base Program, and manages overtime)
  • Collaborates with DSS to ensure appropriate labor mapping of all Dental Service staff.  
  • Has knowledge of and utilizes system redesign principles to promote organization improvement, optimize overall Service efficiency and effectiveness.  
  • Develops performance metrics for all provider classification to drive performance and to direct desired behavior. 
  • Compliance with VHA Scheduling Directives to enhance the management of access.
  • Actively engaged in facility Quality Improvement activities, including compliance with the VA credentialing/privileging process and ensuring that an active Peer Review process is in place for Dental Service providers.
  • Actively engaged in Service Recovering and have knowledge of SHEP and other patient satisfaction data sources. Uses customer service data for service improvement.
  • Operates a sound personnel performance management system in compliance with the Union Master Agreement and HR policies including VHA labor relations policies. 
  • Has knowledge of and is in compliance with conflict of interest and ethics policies related to business practices/associations including contracting and procurement regulations.

Work Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 7:30 am -4:00 pm

 Functional Statement:  Dentist, Assistant Chief, VM-0680

Supervisory Status


Promotion Potential


Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

United States Citizens

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

Job Requirements
Additional Information
How to Apply
Required Documents

Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration


Gail Mitchell
Phone: (314)652-4100x63954


VHA St Louis HCS
Human Resources
St Louis

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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