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Lead Dental Assistant

Company: Veterans Health Administration
Location: Gainesville
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Job Description:

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 04/21/2021. BASIC REQUIREMENTS: I. United States Citizenship: Citizen of the United States. (Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified candidates in accordance with VA Handbook 5005, Chapter 3, Section A, Paragraph 3g) II. Experience and Education: A. Experience. Six months experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the work of a Dental Assistant or provides familiarity with the work of a Dental Assistant; OR, B. Education. Successful completion of a 1-year Dental Assistant program, which is accredited by the America Dental Association's Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA); OR, C. Experience/Education Combination. An Equivalent combination of experience and education in the field of Dental Assisting Certification. Successful completion of the Dental Radiation Health and Safety Examination administered by the Dental Assisting National Board, Inc.; III. Certification: Public Law 97-35 requires that persons who administer radiologic procedures meet the credentialing standards in 42 CFR Part 75. Essentially, they must have successfully completed an educational program that meets or exceeds the standards described in that regulation, and is accredited by an organization recognized by the Department of Education, and be certified as radiographers in their field. A. Provisions for Certification of Radiologic Competence 1. Successful completion of the Dental Radiation Health and Safety Examination administered by the Dental Assisting National Board, Inc.; OR, 2. Successful completion of the Principles and Practice of Dental Radiology and Radiographic Safety courses and examinations developed by the Assistant Under Secretary for Health for Dentistry; OR, 3. Successful completion of a Radiation Health and Safety program or examination approved by a state Board of Dentistry or the Department of Defense (DoD) Certification by the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB). The American Dental Association (ADA) recognizes DANB as the National Certification for Dental Assistants. *NOTE: DANB certification is required. B. Certification in basic life support methods is highly desirable. IV. English Language Proficiency: Dental assistants must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with Part II, Chapter 2, Section D, Paragraph 5a GRADE DETERMINATION: GS-7 Lead Dental Assistant 1. Experience: At least 1 year of experience at the next lower grade level (GS-6) that demonstrates the core competencies described at that level. 2. Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities a. Advanced knowledge of dental assisting across multiple areas of practice, and demonstrated ability to provide guidance to staff dental assistants. b. Skill in coordinating clinical work flow and assignments. c. Ability to assist in dental program development, outcome management, and strategic planning. d. Skill in acting as liaison between staff dental assistants and the supervisor. e. Ability to provide professional oversight and consultation for staff dental assistants. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-7. REFERENCES: VA Handbook 5005 Part II Appendix G36. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. PHYSICAL RREQUIREMENTS: Moderate lifting 15-44 pounds; moderate carrying 15-44 pounds, reaching above shoulder; use of fingers, both hands required, walking up to 4 hours per day; standing up to 6 hours per day, repeated bending up to 2 hours, ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and 20/40 in the other; ability to distinguish basic colors; ability to distinguish shades of colors; hearing (aids permitted).

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