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Clinical/Laboratory Dental Hygiene Instructor
Allegany College of Maryland in Cumberland, Maryland
 
 
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Date Posted 08/24/2021
Category
Faculty-Medicine-Dentistry
Employment Type Part Time
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 
Position Title Clinical/Laboratory Dental Hygiene Instructor
Position Number
Position Status Part Time
Hours Varies Depending on Class Hours
Reports To Program Director of Dental Hygiene
Education Required

Depending on program and accreditation requirements, varies per department.

Classification Faculty-Adjunct
Position Term
Basic Statement of Responsibilities

To provide dental hygiene coverage during the operation of the dental clinic.

Qualifications
Education, Experience, and Specialized Skills

Required to hold a dental hygiene license to practice in the State of Maryland. Must be CPR certified. Recognition to administer Local Anesthesia is required or will be obtained immediately upon hire.

Organizational Relationships
Primary Responsibilities/Essential Functions

1. Reviews medical history forms of patients in the clinic. If a medical history is questionable, the part-time clinical lab hygienist will consult with the clinic dentist who will determine if the patient should receive care in the dental hygiene clinic.
2. Reviews and evaluates x-rays taken of patients in the clinic.
3. Reviews and evaluates students with patients by observing and instructing students
in regard to history taking, scaling, polishing, charting, and probing as well as all clinical services provided by the clinic.
4. Answers all questions of instructors and students in regard to patient problems in the
clinic.
5. Executes emergency care procedures, when necessary.
6. Serves as a consultant to students and faculty in the clinic.
7. Makes comments and suggestions to the Program Director and the Clinical Coordinator concerning procedures.
8. Utilizes standardized grading methods and clinic evaluation procedures.
9. Enhances the attitude and professionalism of the student by wearing appropriate
attire and following proper clinical protocol as outlined in the Dental Hygiene Policies Handbook.
10. Attends department staff meetings when requested.
11. Assists with maintenance of the Dental Hygiene clinic and equipment.
12. Assists clinical coordinator with grade calculation for clinical courses.

Secondary Responsibilites

Referral of Patients

1. Patients of record who need follow-up care will be referred to the patient’s

dentist of record. Solicitation of patients who have documented dentists of record will be construed as unprofessional and grounds for dismissal.
2. In the event the clinic patient of record does not have a documented dentist of record, the patient will be advised to check the telephone directory.
3. Direct solicitation of patients for part-time clinic staff will not be allowed.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Applicants will be required
to complete some training on teaching and/or educational methodology.

Working Conditions

Clinic Atmosphere

Physical Effort Required

Physical requirements include:
• must be able to receive, understand, and communicate verbal and written instruction and communicate in the English language
• Visual acuity
• Hearing
• Mental Acuity
• Speaking
• Talking

Lifting 10-15 pounds.

(Other physical effort may be required; for example able to demonstrate a skill or using lab equipment)

Special Conditions for Eligibility
EEO Statement

Allegany College of Maryland is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to its faculty, staff, and job applicants through non-discrimination in its employment practices including, but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, promotional opportunities, compensation, discipline, and termination. The college complies with all applicable equal opportunity requirements and county, state, and federal law regarding provision of equal employment opportunity.

FLSA Exempt
Salary Grade
Salary Commensurate with Experience
Job Type Faculty
Posting Number AS108P
Desired Start Date
Position End Date
Open Date
Close Date
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants

Please upload a Curriculum Vitae, unofficial transcripts, three professional references.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. How did you hear about this job opportunity?
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    • HERC
    • Chronicle of Higher Ed
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Maryland Workforce Exchange
    • Friend or Family Member
    • Internal Advertising (campus email, current employee, ACM website, and/or campus advertising)
    • Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, etc.)

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcripts 1
  3. List of References
  4. Transcripts 2
  5. Transcripts 3
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