Indian Health Service, Department of Health And Human Services
This position is located at one of the various Indian Health Service Hospital or Clinics under the Navajo Area Office.
The primary purpose of this position is to function as a Staff Dentist performing a full range of professional dental duties in connection with the treatment of commonly encountered dental disease or dental health problems requiring standard corrective, preventive, restorative, and/or rehabilitative measures.
To qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying.
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; social).
You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience.
You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours worked per week.
For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume.
BASIC REQUIREMENT(S):nEducation: Applicants must have a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) or Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from a school approved by the American Dental Association (ADA) or the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) or an accrediting body recognized by the U.S.
Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained.nLicensure: Applicants must have passed the National Board Dental Examinations (NBDE) which are developed and administered by the Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations (JCNDE) and possess a current, full, and unrestricted license to practice dentistry in a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.nMedical Requirements: Applicants must be able to distinguish shades of color.
In addition to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications stated below.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:nGS-11: Applicants who meet the above basic requirements qualify for the GS-11 grade level.nGS-12: In addition to the above Basic Requirements for the GS-11 (or equivalent) level, applicants must complete a 2-year residency program in dentistry, oral health, craniofacial sciences, or a related medical science; -OR- equivalent experience, equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, and/or training.nYour resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following type of work and/or tasks: The evaluation, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases, injuries, and disorders of the oral cavity and maxillofacial area.
Examples of dentistry experience may include the removal of decay; filling cavities; straightening, extracting, and repairing teeth; treating gum diseases; performing corrective surgery; making measurements/models for dentures to replace missing teeth, administering anesthetics.
additional, qualifying experience involves the evaluation, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases, injuries, and disorders of the oral cavity and maxillofacial area.
Some dentists specialize in an area, such as, but not limited to, the following: Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics; Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; Pediatric Dentistry; Periodontics; Prosthodontics; Endodontics; Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology; Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology; Dental Public Health.nFor the above specialty areas, experience, education, board certification, and/or training must clearly establish the applicant's status as a specialist.
Agencies should review the applicant's experience to determine the types and difficulty of the cases dealt with, the level of knowledge and understanding of the specialization regularly required, the extent of diagnostic skills and treatment planning ability involved, and the pertinent graduate study acquired.
NOTE: This is an Open Continuous announcement, applicants will be referred when vacancies occur.
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