Adjunct, Dental Hygiene

  • Salt Lake Community College
  • Salt Lake City, UT, USA
  • May 10, 2024
Part time / Adjunct Medicine & Dentistry

Job Description

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Adjunct, Dental Hygiene

Salt Lake Community College


Position Title: Adjunct, Dental Hygiene

Open Internally or Externally: External

If faculty, tenure track status: Not Applicable

Reports to (title): Associate Dean

Department: Div. of Allied Health (School of Health Sciences)-2H1

Requisition Number: A23054

Position Type: One Semester Temporary

Job Category: Adjunct - Variable

FT/PT: Part-time

Initial Work Location: Jordan Campus

Starting Salary: $35-$38 per hour

Job Open Date: 11/02/2023

Job Close Date: 11/30/2024

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.1. Becomes familiar with, and abides by, all college policies with immediate priority given to those policies that govern interactions with colleagues, staff, administrators, and departments throughout the organization2. Maintains professional etiquette in communications with students, staff, faculty, and administrators3. Provides appropriate and timely feedback for all assignments4. Returns graded assignments in a timely fashion per department standards5. Maintains student attendance records (for Financial Aid purposes) and grades6. Conducts a variety of appropriate evaluations of student performance7. Informs students of progress-to-date periodically and assigns and submits grades by published deadlines8. Assists in maintaining a safe and mutually respectful instructional environment9. Prepares and submits incident reports to Dean of Student Services for inappropriate student behavior as defined by the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities Policy10. Maintains professional and collegial behavior11. Handles/responds to student concerns/complaints, and responds to student communications and inquiries promptly (generally within 1‐2 days)12. Maintains professional appearance as defined by the discipline and/or College procedure13. Completes all required employee trainings14. Knows and enforces FERPA guidelines15. Provides ADA accommodations as requested

Essential Responsibilities and Duties Continued: 1. Becomes familiar with, and abides by, all college policies with immediate priority given to those policies that govern interactions with colleagues, staff, administrators, and departments throughout the organization2. Maintains professional etiquette in communications with students, staff, faculty, and administrators3. Provides appropriate and timely feedback for all assignments4. Returns graded assignments in a timely fashion per department standards5. Maintains student attendance records (for Financial Aid purposes) and grades6. Conducts a variety of appropriate evaluations of student performance7. Informs students of progress-to-date periodically and assigns and submits grades by published deadlines8. Assists in maintaining a safe and mutually respectful instructional environment9. Prepares and submits incident reports to Dean of Student Services for inappropriate student behavior as defined by the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities Policy10. Maintains professional and collegial behavior11. Handles/responds to student concerns/complaints, and responds to student communications and inquiries promptly (generally within 1‐2 days)12. Maintains professional appearance as defined by the discipline and/or College procedure13. Completes all required employee trainings14. Knows and enforces FERPA guidelines15. Provides ADA accommodations as requested

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 10 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

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in teaching clinical dental hygiene is preferredBilingual Spanish a plus

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Highly organized and detail-orientedStrong interpersonal skillsHigh energy levelAbility 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 employ analytical skills in assessing the needs of the educational processes and student learning outcomes.Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse people, culture, ethnic background, and abilities, to maintain good working relationships across the College.Ability to work with all groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic background of community college students, faculty and staff, including those with disabilities.Physical Requirements: varied sitting, standing, walking, bending, lifting of related supplies and equipment up to 25 lbsMay 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.1. Salt Lake Community College will perform a criminal background check and a drug screening on selected finalists.Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.2. In accordance with SLCC policy, adjunct positions are offered on a semester by semester basis with no guarantee of continued employment.3. Official transcripts are required for those who are offered employment within 30 days of hire.4. The following documents are required to complete the application: Cover Letter, Resume/Cur Vitae, Copies of Official Transcripts, Copy of License and CPR Healthcare Card (may be uploaded with transcripts as one file, or as “Other Documents”.Please contact the Dental Hygiene Program at (801) 957-6001 if you have any questions.

SLCC Highlights: Salt Lake Community College is Utah’s largest open-access college with the most diverse student body in the state. We proudly educate 45,000+ students pursuing degrees in 100+ programs across 8 areas of study, and Utah’s fastest growing industries and four-year baccalaureate programs consistently welcome SLCC graduates. Every SLCC employee has a hand in transforming students’ lives to strengthen its surrounding communities. SLCC employees work at 11 locations across the valley and capital city of Salt Lake with easy access to the beautiful Wasatch Mountains, world-class outdoor recreation, sporting events, museums, history, and arts and entertainment.Salt Lake Community College seeks and values contributions from each community member and welcomes new and diverse perspectives. A respectful work environment is its top priority; academic excellence and lasting transformation come about when diverse voices can speak and collaborate freely. As an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution, SLCC leads the state with the highest enrollment of students from the Latinx/a/o community. SLCC is committed to serving diverse students and being a model for inclusive and transformative education.

FLSA:

SLCC Information: Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) is fully committed to policies of equal employment and nondiscrimination. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, religion, protected veteran status, expression of political or personal beliefs outside of the workplace, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.SLCC is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”).This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check.


To apply, please visit: https://jobs.slcc.edu/postings/57359






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