Dental Hygiene Instructor (Evergreen Posting)

  • University of the Pacific
  • San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Jan 13, 2024
Part time / Adjunct Health & Medical Services

Job Description


Dental Hygiene Instructor (Evergreen Posting)

Primary Purpose and Essential Functions:
Position Definition:
The Dental Hygiene Program at University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, invites applicants to apply for a part-time, instructor, up to 2 days per week, position. Instructors are responsible for providing content in preclinical skills and supervision and instruction for patient care in the clinic setting.
University of the Pacific recognizes that diversity, equity, and inclusion is foundational to the success of our valued students and employees. We prioritize policy and decision-making that demonstrates awareness of, and responsiveness to, the ways socio-cultural forces related to race, gender, ability, sexuality, socio-economic status, etc. impede or propel students, faculty, and staff.

Position Description:
1. Instruction in the pre-clinical curriculum and teaching patient care skills.
2. Supervise/instruct students providing clinical patient care.
3. Provide student feedback in verbal and written form using a standardized rubric.
4. Participate in mandatory faculty calibration and faculty development opportunities.
5. Engage broadly in other school, university, professional and community service opportunities.
6. Contribute to the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry culture of humanism and diversity.

Minimum Qualifications:
1. Minimum of 2 years clinical practice.
2. Current California RDH or DDS license.
3. Current and valid CPR certification
4. Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse population of patients, students, staff, faculty and administration.
5. Ability to work collaboratively in a group setting.
6. Demonstrate professional judgement in all situations.

Preferred Qualifications:
GENERAL: Faculty should have sufficient motor function to execute movements essential to providing oral health care to patients.
SPECIFIC: Must possess the motor skills to perform palpation, percussion, screening tests, other diagnostic maneuvers, scaling, root debridement, polishing and sealant placement in a timely manner. Such actions require coordination of gross and fine motor movements, equilibrium and functional uses of the senses of touch and vision.

Physical Requirements:
Must be able to perform basic life support including CPR, position and reposition patients with disabilities and maintain sitting and standing positions for a prolonged period. Must be able to operate dental unit controls, use slow speed hand pieces for procedures and used hand instruments effectively.

Special Instructions:
Evergreen posting

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University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.

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