Preceptor, Dental Hygiene

Job description

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Department: Dental Hygiene

Location: Metropolitan Campus

Reports To: Assoc Dean, Hlth Careers & Sci

Recruitment Type: External/Internal

Requisition ID: req511

Employment Type: Administration and Professionals

Vacancy Number: 071-19

Union Position: Non-Union

Work Schedule: Standard College Hours: M-F, 8:30am-5pm

Number of Openings: 1

Job Description:


Provides didactic, pre-clinical, laboratory, clinical instruction, and evaluation in the Dental Hygiene Clinic. Coordinates and evaluates student clinical experience. Maintains and enforces accepted infection control, health and safety accepted industries practices. Monitors quality assurance to ensure continued accreditation.


  • Provides didactic, pre-clinical, laboratory, clinical instruction, and evaluation in the Dental Hygiene Program

  • Assists with the development and updating of policies and procedures related to the Dental Hygiene Clinic

• Participates in clinical enrichment activities as directed

• Ensures the timely scheduling and coordination of client clinic-related requests, clinical maintenance, group assignments, student responsibilities, and related community outreach activities

• Maintains, interprets, reports and presents necessary clinical statistics as a part of the Quality Assurance Program

• Ensures that all necessary materials and equipment used in the clinic are in stock, in operational condition and readily available for safe and effective use

• Manages maintenance scheduling to ensure the continued operation of the equipment in the operatory, classroom, radiographic rooms, darkroom and the dispensary

• Coordinates and communicates safety policies and procedures for the Dental Hygiene Program to maintain compliance with regulatory laws and guidelines

• Assists with the planning, preparation and monitoring of program-related budgets

• Performs other duties as assigned




• Bachelor's degree in Dental Hygiene, Health Science, Education or a related field and a minimum of three years of demonstrated dental hygiene clinical experience

• Registered Dental Hygienist with current Ohio license to practice Dental Hygiene with the ability to administer local anesthesia and nitrous oxide in Ohio

• Demonstrated experience effectively making decisions that have major implications on the management and operations within a department

• Demonstrated effectiveness in a role requiring dynamic and abstract problem solving methods in adaptive situations


• Possess comprehensive knowledge of dental hygiene theories, concepts and practices with the ability to use in complex, difficult and/or unprecedented situations as it pertains to the departmental focus

• Possess strong organizational and time-management skills

• Possess excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills

• Ability to promote student success

• Ability to effectively complete work assignments independently

• Ability to effectively respond to requests from multiple levels of the College in various departments

• Demonstrated intermediate project management skills

• Demonstrated intermediate proficiency with Blackboard (or equivalent program)

• Demonstrated intermediate proficiency with Banner (or equivalent program)

• Demonstrated intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

• Ability to confidentially and discreetly handle subject matters requiring privacy and sensitivity

• Ability to collaborate, persuade, gain cooperation and acceptance of ideas on significant projects

• Ability to collaborate, negotiate and resolve conflicts on major projects

• Ability to develop and maintain relationships with key contacts to enhance work flow and quality

• Ability to research and analyze issues and develop solutions

• Ability to work accurately with great attention to detail

• Possess sensitivity to appropriately respond to the needs of a diverse population



  • Service Focus
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Quality of Work


  • Communication
  • Time Utilization


  • Collaboration
  • Adaptability



• Master's Degree in Dental Hygiene, Health Science, Education or a related field

• Demonstrated teaching experience in a higher education environment

• Demonstrated experience with development of distance education courses


(The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions).

• The work is performed in a normal, professional clinical environment;

• The work area is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated;

• Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform a portion of the duties of the job and will perform repetitive motions with hands/fingers using a computer mouse and keyboard to type. Walking; standing; bending; carrying of light items such as papers, files, pamphlets, books, etc. is also required;

• Work is partially performed in an environment where employees could be frequently exposed to contagious or infectious diseases;

• Work is partially performed in an environment with conditions that could affect the respiratory system, such as fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, or poor ventilation;

• Work is also partially performed in an environment with the possible exposure of employees to ionizing radiation;

• Work may also require walking and standing in conjunction with travel to and attendance at meetings and conferences away from the worksite

Special Note:

Special Note:

Special Instructions to Applicants: During the application process, you may be required to attach a cover letter and/or resume. It is recommended that you have these documents ready to be attached electronically to the online application. This system accepts only MS Word or PDF attachments. Any employment with the College is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background check and drug screen.

Affirmative Action Statement: Cuyahoga Community College is committed to attaining excellence through the recruitment and retention of a qualified and diverse workforce. Cuyahoga Community College is an equal employment/educational opportunity institution.





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Job No:
Posted: 12/1/2018
Application Due: 12/30/2018
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