Instructional Lab Technician - Dental Hygiene

  • Jobelephant
  • Ventura, CA 93001, United States
  • Oct 03, 2016
Permanent-Full Time Dental Technician

Job Description

Instructional Lab Technician - Dental Hygiene

Salary: $51,300.00 - $70,776.00 Annually

Job Type: Classified

Job Number: 2016-00154

Location: Districtwide, CA

Department: Districtwide

Closing: 10/6/2016 11:59 PM Pacific


This recruitment is being conducted to establish a list of eligible candidates that will be used to fill current and upcoming vacancies for the duration of the list, not to exceed one year. Currently, there is one 12-month, 100% position located at Oxnard College in Oxnard, CA.

Under the general supervision of a Dean or designee, perform a wide variety of responsible tasks in support of the operation of the dental hygiene program, including support related to the administration of clinical practical work, student instruction, laboratory equipment maintenance and inventory, infection control, and hazardous waste management

Representative Duties:

Provide instructional assistance and tutoring services, both individually and to small groups of dental students; reinforce concepts and techniques presented by faculty. E

Perform a full range of clinical support duties in the administration of services demonstrated in the dental hygiene program including oral examinations, oral prophylaxis, dental x-rays, and the administration of local anesthesia and nitrous oxide. E

Operate, set up, use, maintain, and instruct others in a wide variety of equipment utilized in a dental laboratory including dental operatory, autoclaves, x-ray machines, panoramic x-rays, x-ray developers, industrial dishwashers, digital and analogue intraoral x-ray systems, curing lights, nitrous equipment, dental lasers, intra oral cameras, periscopes, ultrasonic scalers, ultrasonic cleaners and related equipment. E

Prepare materials, supplies, and equipment to be used for instructional demonstrations; perform demonstrations as set forth or approved by the instructor, including demonstrations which may require interaction with patients. E

Administer and score a wide variety of examinations in accordance with specific instructions. E

Inform faculty about the nature and frequency of questions asked by the students in order to identify the areas of greatest need or development. E

Answer a wide variety of student inquires related to course concepts and academic program requirements in the dental hygiene and other programs offered at the college. E

Collect, enter, and compile statistical data pertinent to student performance, patient demographics and services, and other information for inclusion into special and periodic reports related to program accreditation; prepare administrative reports; assist with various aspects of program review.

Assist in the preparation of the preliminary budget by reviewing requests and projecting supply needs and monitoring budget expenditures. E

Provide guidance and direction to student workers. E

Order, issue and inventory supplies and equipment; ensure the safe and proper storage of supplies, materials and equipment. E

Oversee and perform all aspects of infection control within the laboratory, including performing the full range of duties including dental equipment cleaning, storage, and sterilization utilizing an autoclave and other materials. E

Isolate, neutralize, and consolidate chemical and biological wastes; dispose of all chemical and biological wastes and other potentially hazardous materials according to established laws and regulations. E

Maintain a variety of records and files applicable to the program including instructional materials, patient records, and other documents. E

Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Completion of an associate degree or comparable two year program which included coursework in dental hygiene, dental assisting, or biology which will provide sufficient knowledge to support the Dental Hygiene program.

Experience: One year of recent, paid experience (within 5 years) either supporting students in a dental program or providing chairside, x-ray, sterilization and lab support in a dental office. Graduation with a bachelor's degree in dental hygiene, biology, or a related field may substitute for the required experience

Current licensure as a Registered Dental Hygienist in the State of California

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