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|Title:||Dental Assisting Instructor|
|Apply by date:||
Open Until Filled
$28.00 per hour
Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. for 20 weeks. The positions consist of 21 hours of class instructional time and 4 hours of curriculum management, a total of 25 hours per week.
The Dental Assisting Instructor reports to the Healthcare Coordinator who will assign location and hours of the dental assisting instructor activities. The dental assisting instructor is responsible for the implementation, management, and teaching of the dental assistant program curriculum. The dental assisting instructor will also provide all classroom/laboratory instruction including dental practices and procedures, practical ethics and confidentiality; basic dental records, charts, and forms; dental terminology; and a sound knowledge of instructional methods and techniques.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Enforce classroom management and ensure that safety precautions are adhered to.
- Adhere to all state and other licensing requirements mandated by the state and/or the profession.
- Prepare for each class by reviewing the curriculum, lab stations, and presentations provided and deliver lectures, supplementing with real-life work experience as needed.
- Demonstrate dental skills/procedures, including x-ray and assist students as they practice hands-on in the lab.
- Remain aware of current practices and industry standards and update curriculum as needed.
- Prepare students for all portions of the DANB exam by evaluating student performance and make any necessary adjustments to meet student learning needs.
- Maintain good communications and working relationships with appropriate staff, appropriate agencies, and class site location staff.
- Maintain good communications and work effectively with all other offices of the college on matters concerning the program.
- Adhere to procedures and policies for the smooth day-to-day operation of the program.
- Attend and participate in professional development activities and teacher meetings as required.
- Other duties may be assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience:
- 2+ years field experience as a Dental Assistant, Hygienist, or Dentist required
- PA Radiology certification required
- Field experience as EFDA
- Current CDA and CPR certification
- Previous teaching experience in a college and or Career Training Program
- Experience with adult education population, curriculum development, mandated welfare reform, and dislocated workers are preferred.
- Bilingual: English/Spanish
To perform this job successfully, an individual should be proficient in Microsoft Office (especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and internet skills. Knowledge of Ellucian Colleague or other administrative software a plus.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
Current CDA, PA Radiology, and CPR Certifications a plus.
Other Skills and Abilities:
Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills required.
- Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to establish positive relationships with students, faculty, and staff.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student body.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.