Lead Dental Assistant
Company: Veterans Health Administration
Posted on: April 9, 2021
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
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