Job Description

Allied Health Den Clinical Instructor (hourly)

Position Title: Allied Health Den Clinical Instructor (hourly)
Department: Allied Health
Supervisor: Division Chair Allied Health/Nursing Instructor

Description of Essential Functions (critical tasks):

Job Summary: Responsible for teaching clinical courses for the Associate in Applied Science Dental Hygiene degree program.
  • In cooperation with other Dental Hygiene instructors, suggest revisions for course outlines, syllabi and manuals for courses offered in their division and submit to the Division chair or appropriate Administrator for review.
  • Supervise students in clinics assigned by the Division chair and approved by the Vice President following course outlines and clinical manuals.
  • Attend calibration meetings and adhere to the clinical teaching methods prescribed by the faculty while adhering to the appropriate grading rubrics.
  • Arrive in the clinic prior to the scheduled class time, remain in the clinic during assigned clinical periods and assist the students in developing their clinical skills while evaluating student performance.
  • Consider the general and special needs of the student. Assist students in meeting needs or solving problems when necessary. Seek additional help and refer students to other college services
  • Observe, support, and enforce the regulations, policies, and programs of the College and inform the President in writing of any problem that might have a detrimental effect on the College
  • Report attendance and grades as prescribed by the department.
  • Assist in the student reception area, as needed.
  • Keep track supplies and notify the director.
  • Conduct oneself in a professional manner
  • Notify the appropriate Administrator well in advance of absences.
  • Other duties, as assigned.

Specific Functional Job Requirements

Education: Minimum of a Associates in Applied Science Degree with a major in Dental Hygiene and a current Illinois Dental Hygiene or Dental License.
Experience: Must have at least 1 year of clinical experience.
Knowledge: Must have knowledge of current clinical treatment standards
Skills Must be clinically competent in patient centered dental hygiene practice
Personal: Versatility, positive attitude, enthusiasm.
Physical: Ability to perform general responsibilities in the classroom and clinical, ability to travel within the College district.
Machines and equipment used: Armamentarium associated with Dental Hygiene practice.

General Employment Statement

A. Length of training and Probationary Period: 90 days
B. Hours of Work Day: Varies
C. Group Affiliation: Grade Level:
D. Condition of Employment: PT as needed
E. Position: N

Job Demands

Some = 1-3 hours/day Frequently = 4-6 hours/day Very Frequently = 7+ hours/day

Job Demand None Some Freq Very Freq
Standing Y
Walking Y
Sitting Y
Climbing Y
Bending Y
Stooping/Kneeling Y
Crawling Y
Repetitive Motions: Hand-Wrist Y
Repetitive Motions: Elbow Y
Lifting: 0-25 lbs Y
Lifting: 26-50 lbs Y
Lifting: 51-75 lbs Y
Lifting: 76-100 lbs Y
Lifting: 100+ lbs Y
Carrying: 0-25 lbs Y
Carrying: 26-50 lbs Y
Carrying: 50+ lbs Y
Pushing/Pulling: 0-25 lbs Y
Pushing/Pulling: 26-50 lbs Y
Pushing/Pulling: 51-75 lbs Y
Pushing/Pulling: 76-100 lbs Y
Pushing/Pulling: 100+ lbs Y

Physician Requirements

Physical Requirements Required
Manual Dexterity (Hand/Eye Corrd) Y
Hear Alarms/Telephone/tape Recorder Y
Finger Dexterity Y
Color Vision Y
Visual Acuity - Far Y
Visual Acuity - Near Y
Depth Perception Y
Gloves Y
Use of Respiratory Protection Y
Appropriate Safety Equipment Y

Hazards/Exposure to:

Type Required
Toxic/Caustic Chemicals or Detergents
Extreme Conditions (Hot/Cold)
Moving Mechanical Parts
Potential Electrical Shock
Electro Magnetic Energy (Laser)
High Pitched/Loud Noises
Blood Borne Pathogens: Type: Body Fluids
Blood Borne Pathogens: % of Time: 80%
Gaseous Risk

Hazards/Exposure to:

Judgment and Reasoning Required
Manage Stress Appropriately
Handle Multiple Priorities
Make Decisions Under Pressure
Work Alone
Manage Anger/Fear/Hostility/Appropriately
Work in Area that are Confined or Crowded