Supervising Dentist - Clinical Adjunct Instructor

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title Supervising Dentist - Clinical Adjunct Instructor
Open Internally or Externally External
If faculty, tenure track status Not Applicable
Reports to (title) Program Director, Dental Hygiene
Department Dental Hygiene (School of Health Sciences)-2H3
Requisition Number AP0161
Position Type One Semester Temporary
Job Category Adjunct - Variable
FT/PT Part-time
Initial Work Location Jordan Campus
Starting Salary $40.00 -$42.04/hr
Job Open Date 12/03/2013
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Priority Review Date
Job Summary

Supervising Dentist – Clinical Adjunct Instructor at Salt Lake Community College is responsible for delivering a quality educational experience for dental hygiene students. The major component of teaching is devoted to supervising dental hygiene comprehensive care at the first and second year clinical levels and assumes occasional didactic teaching responsibilities as assigned.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

The supervising dentist reports to the program director and works directly with the clinical coordinators to perform the following responsibilities which include but are not limited to:
1. Fulfills department and College responsibilities as directed by the program director and/or Dean of the College of Health Sciences and abides by College and department policies and philosophies.
2. Assures completion of all student objectives prior to course completion.
3.Ensures that instruction meets or exceeds standards established by the ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation, Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, Utah and local legislation mandates.
4. Upholds expected standards of professionalism, quality, and ethics and in so doing serves as a role model for students. Remains in clinic for the duration of all clinical sessions.
5. Employs a variety of teaching methods in order to meet the varied learning styles of students.
6. Supervises all care/treatment plans developed by students and approved by clinic faculty.
7. Ensures that equipment used in the delivery of instruction is functioning properly.
8. Treats students in a fair and equitable manner. Administers and grades clinical skills in accordance with course objectives identified in the course syllabus.
9. Delivers curriculum in accordance with course outline and/or program produced syllabi.
10. Monitors student performance on a periodic basis and provides feedback to students in a reasonable amount of time.
11. Attends SLCC faculty and staff meetings and calibration sessions as scheduled.
12. Possess knowledge of, and demonstrates profeciency in, current concepts in dental hygiene, dental hygiene education, clinical instruction, general dentistry, and clinical practice.
13. Demonstrates, instructs, supervises and evaluates students on campus, in the laboratory setting, clinical setting, or other healthcare clinical environments required by the dental hygiene department.
14. Evaluates patients’ medical history for appropiateness of care/treatment by the dental hygiene student and faculty.
15. Recommends necessary referrals for patient follow-up or continuing care based on individual needs and established clinic guidelines.
16. Supervises and or administers care in the event of a medical or dental emergency.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties Continued

17. Performs clinical and radiographic screening examination on patients and informs patients of findings.
18. Supervises the administration of local anesthetics and nitrous oxide as indicated.
19. Participates in the clinical evaluation of students for the following skills; medical history evaluation, restorative charting, occlusal evaluation, and radiographic interpreting.
20. Evaluates restorative recontoured and overhanging margins in clinical patients.
21. Evaluates pit and fissure sealants placed in clinical patients.
22. Evaluates medical history for prophylactic therapy.
23. Adheres to all clinic policies and maintains open channels of communication with mutual respect and collegiality.
24. Makes recommendations to program director as to needed resources, supplies, equipment, reference books, media and technology.
25. Implements appropiate intervention in the event of medical emergencies.
26. Provides on-site supervision for dental hygiene faculty.
27. Participates as a team member of the clinical staff and performs other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications

Holds a DDS or DMD license from an ADA accredited institution.
Maintains a current BLS/CPR Healthcare Provider card.
Minimum of 3 years of experience in dentistry.
Holds an active or retired state of Utah license.
Annual OSHA, HIPAA, FERPA, and Fire and Emergency Safety Training.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Strong interpersonal skills.
Highly organized and detail-oriented.
Ability to develop syngery between students, patients, and faculty.
Ability to adapt to a variety of teaching situations.
Ability to work collaboratively with other professionals.
Ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written English with faculty, staff, students, and patients.
Ability to foster a climate of multicultual understanding and appreciation.
Physical Requirements:varied sitting, walking, standing, bending, lifting of related supplies and equipment up to 25 lbs.

Non-Essential Responsibilities and Duties
Special Instructions

This position 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/CV, 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 – 6070 if you have any questions.

FLSA Exempt

Supplemental Questions

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Required Documents

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