Dental Hygiene Clinical Adjunct

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title Dental Hygiene Clinical Adjunct
Open Internally or Externally External
If faculty, tenure track status Not Applicable
Reports to (title) Associate Dean Dental Hygiene
Department Dental Hygiene (School of Health Sciences)-2H3
Requisition Number AP0077
Position Type One Semester Temporary
Job Category Adjunct - Variable
FT/PT Part-time
Initial Work Location Jordan Campus
Starting Salary
Job Open Date 05/11/2015
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled No
Priority Review Date
Job Summary

The key functions of adjunct clinical faculty are teaching & evaluating the clinical skills of the students in their charge. The successful candidate will teach assigned clinical courses in accordance with course competencies and syllabi and foster a safe and civil learning environment.

Salt Lake Community College seeks adjunct faculty who can adapt to a variety of teaching situations and who have the ability to work effectively with students, colleagues, staff and others in a campus climate that promotes professionalism and multicultural understanding
Essential Responsibilities and Duties

Individuals hired in this part-time position are responsible to the director of the dental hygiene program and work directly with the clinic coordinators (CC) to perform the following responsibilities which include but are not limited to:

1. Hands-on instruction of clinical skills including: Use of dental practice software applications, patient management , assessment, hard & soft tissue charting, radiographic exposures (conventional & digital), prophylaxis, periodontal debridement, use of local anesthetic, home care education, local delivery of antimicrobials and fluoride & sealant application.

2. Demonstrate clinical competence in all aspects of dental hygiene care.

3. Utilize forms, procedures, instruments and techniques as taught in lectures and labs.

4. Follow established sequence and procedures for clinical sessions.

5. Collaborate with/oversee student efforts in designing and implementing the treatment plan.

6. Assume responsibility for becoming and remaining calibrated in clinical teaching & modeling by learning what is taught in clinical lectures and labs.

7. Monitor, evaluate & document student attendance, progress and competency attainment.

8. Project a positive, helpful attitude when students request or require help.

9. Maintain a positive professional working relationship with other clinical faculty.

10. Preserve patient and student confidentiality.

11. Maintain communication with CC with regard to clinical and educational matters.

12. Provide input for appropriate change in clinical instruction, policy and/or procedures per the outcomes assessment & curriculum management plans.

13. Maintain communication with CC/ program director with regard to clinical and educational matters.

14. Complete all required training.

15. Coordinates Student ADA accommodation requests following college policy and procedures.

16. Follows SLCC policies and procedures.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties Continued
Preferred Qualifications

Experience in teaching clinical dental hygiene is preferred
Bilingual Spanish a plus

Minimum Qualifications

Graduate of an ADA accredited dental hygiene program
BA/BS Degree in dental hygiene or a related field from a regionally accredited college or university OR graduate of an ADA accredited dental school
Minimum of 3 years of experience in the practice of clinical dental hygiene or dentistry; including the regular use of local anesthesia and nitrous oxide techniques
Active state of Utah dental/dental hygiene license with local anesthesia
Current CPR Healthcare Provider card

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Highly organized and detail-oriented

Strong interpersonal skills

High energy level

Ability to impart enthusiasm into the teaching of dental hygiene.

Ability to adapt to a variety of teaching situations.

Ability to work collaboratively with other professionals.

Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written English with faculty, staff, students & others.

Ability to employ analytical skills in assessing the needs of the educational processes and student learning outcomes.

Ability to foster a climate of multicultural understanding and appreciation

Physical Requirements: varied sitting, standing, walking, bending, lifting of related supplies and equipment up to 25 lbs
May be required to perform wheelchair transfers for disabled patients.

Non-Essential Responsibilities and Duties
Special Instructions

This posting is for ongoing recruiting where the submitted applications are reviewed by the hiring department when positions become available.

As directed by SLCC Policy, Adjunct positions are semester by semester contract with no guarantee of continued employment.

Please attach additional documents (Resume/Cur Vitae, cover letter, copies of credentials or transcripts, letters of reference, etc.) for consideration.

Official Transcripts are required only for those who are offered employment.

Salt Lake Community College may perform a criminal background check on the selected finalist.

Please contact the Dental Hygiene Program at (801) 957-6217 if you have any questions.

FLSA Exempt

Supplemental Questions

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  1. How did you first learn about this position?
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    • Chronicle of Higher Education
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    • SLCC Website
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    • College Placement Center
    • Friend
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    • SLCC HR Office
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Required Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume / Curr. Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Other Doc
  4. Transcripts
  5. Letters of Reference
  6. Student/Faculty Evaluations