Area of Consideration (AOC): First AOC will be given to AFGE permanent employees, Leavenworth VAMC. Second AOC will be given to additional EKHCS permanent employees. Third AOC will be given to all other current, permanent federal employees. The Dental Assistant is an integral part of the Dental Service within the Surgery and Surgical Subspecialty service line at VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System, Leavenworth Division. This position serves as a Dental Assistant in the Deputy Chief of Staff Service Line - Surgery Section.Major duties include, but are not limited to, the following: Setting up dental operatory for planned dental procedure(s) and cleaning dental unit for timely turnover Passing dental instruments Preparing dental medicaments and impression materials per manufacturer's instructions Assist in routine general dental procedures Assist in specialized dental procedures such as oral surgery, endodontics and periodontics Pour impressions and prepare study models Make impressions for diagnostic casts and preliminary impressions for prosthetic fabrication Recement and fabricate temporary crowns Place rubber dams and matrix bands Provide post-operative and other appropriate patient education Assist dentists in charting findings and treatment plans in computerized patient record system Perform routine maintenance of dental equipment Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not 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.