Instructional Lab Tech - Dental Hygiene

  • Ventura County Community College District
  • Ventura, CA 93001, United States
  • Mar 07, 2017
Lab Technician

Job Description

Instructional Lab Tech - Dental Hygiene

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

Job Type: Classified

Job Number: 2017-00154

Location: Districtwide, CA

Department: Districtwide

Closing: 2/14/2017 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. E

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.

E= Essential duties.

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

Supplemental Information:

This is an examination open to the public and current district employees seeking a promotional opportunity. To ensure consideration, please submit your application materials by February 14, 2017.

The examination process will consist of any of the following components:

A) Evaluation of Training and Experience (T&E) = Qualifying (pass/fail)
B) Technical Interview = 100% weighting on final score

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications stated by the filing deadline in order to move forward in the testing process. Those candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will have their application materials reviewed during a Training and Experience Evaluation (T&E). A T&E is an assessment of training and experience that has prepared the candidate for the position. Those with the highest scores on the T&E will be invited to the technical interview. The examination process is subject to change as needs dictate. All communication regarding this process will be delivered via email.

Technical interview date range and location:

Date Range: Monday, February 27, 2016 to Friday, March 3, 2016.
Location: Ventura County Community College District
255 W. Stanley Avenue, Suite 150
Ventura, CA 93001

The above date range is subject to change. Candidates will be notified of any scheduling changes via email.

In completing the application and the supplemental questionnaire, outline in detail your education, training (such as classes, seminars, workshops), and experience. Please be sure to answer every component of each supplemental question as your responses will be scored and serve as your score on the training and experience evaluation (T&E). Appearance before the interview panel will be limited to the candidates with the highest T&E scores. For your application to be considered, the supplemental questions must be completed in full. Failure to answer the questions as required will result in disqualification.

Evaluation of minimum qualifications will be based solely on the information provided in your application. Therefore, please make sure you include ALL employment you wish to be considered in the Employment Experience section of the application and complete ALL fields. Experience that is included in the resume but not in the Employment Experience section of the application will not be considered.

The VCCCD does not accept letters of recommendation. Please do not attempt to attach letters of recommendation to your application.

Upon completion of the examination, the open / promotional eligibility list will be compiled by combining the final examination score with applicable seniority and veteran's credits, if any. The candidates will be ranked according to their total score on the eligibility list. Certification will be made from the highest three ranks of the eligibility list. This eligibility list will be used to fill the current vacancies up to one year from the date of the technical interview.

All appointments made from eligibility lists for initial appointment or for promotion shall be probationary for a period of six (6) months or one hundred thirty (130) days of paid service whichever is longer.

Individuals with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation in the selection process must inform the Ventura County Community College District Human Resources Department in writing no later than the filing date stated on the announcement. Those applicants needing such accommodations should document this request including an explanation as to the type and extent of accommodation needed to participate in the selection process.

The Ventura County Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. It is the District's policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunities and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, physical disability, mental disability, ancestry, sexual orientation, language, accent, citizenship status, transgender status, parental status, marital status, economic status, veteran status, medical condition, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

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