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Coordinator, Dental Hygiene Clinic

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Position Information
Eastview Campus
Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Coordinator 3/120 ($40,494.00 - $57,849.00)
FLSA Status:
Reports To:
Department Chair, Dental Hygiene
Criminal Background Check:
Pre-employment criminal background checks are required for all Staff and Faculty positions. Pre-employment urinalyses drug screens are also required for all top candidates considered for positions in ACC's College Police department.
College Profile

Austin Community College (ACC) is a public two-year institution that serves a diverse population of approximately 41,000 credit students each fall and spring semester. Our identity as a community college is reflected in our mission statement. We seek to ensure student success and community development by providing affordable access to higher education and workforce training, through traditional and distance learning modes, including appropriate applied baccalaureate degrees, in our service area. As a community college committed to our mission, we seek to recruit and retain faculty and staff that:
  • Reflect the multicultural diversity of our community.
  • Value intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching.
  • Are attracted by the college mission to promote equitable access to educational opportunities.
  • Care about student success for all students regardless of race and collaborate on strategies to facilitate success for underrepresented populations.
  • Welcome diversity and model respectful interaction with others.
  • Engage with the community both within and outside of ACC.
  • Our Mission

    The Austin Community College District promotes student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training in its service area.For more information, see http://www.austincc.edu/about-acc/mission-statement.Student Profile

    Austin Community College District (ACC) is a Hispanic-Serving Institution. ACC's designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution reflects the commitment the college has to supporting our students' educational goals as well as the economic and social well-being of the surrounding communities we serve. ACC currently enrolls approximately 41,500 students each Fall semester, over half of whom are non-white. In fall 2019, ACC's students were 42% White, 38% Latinx, 8% African-American, 6% Asian, <1% Pacific Islander, <1% Native-American, and 4% multiracial.ACC pursues educational excellence by being accountable and committed to achieving diversity in our faculty and staff ranks. ACC seeks to be innovative in all its operations and provides students with guidance and support in achieving success in their educational goals, whether they are seeking a degree, successful transfer, employment or lifelong learning. The ideal candidate will share ACC's commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. In addition, the ideal candidate will be experienced in culturally-responsive academic practices for engaging with first-generation students and returning students who have been historically underserved. The successful candidate will join a college dedicated to the use of curriculum that is responsive to the students it serves. Such curriculum includes use of pedagogical techniques that draw on a wide range of high impact and effective practices as well as varying culturally-relevant illustrations and approaches.Commitment to Equity and Inclusion

    ACC is committed to the ongoing systemic changes needed to ensure the increased recruitment, inclusion, retention, and completion of historically underserved and underrepresented populations. Through continual strategic community engagement and professional development of administrators, faculty, staff, and students, the college demonstrates its dedication to fostering a culture and climate for equitable outcomes.As an open access and low-cost institution, ACC is proud to serve a diverse student body. Dedicated faculty members are excellent professors who help students achieve their educational goals and are sensitive to the diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds of our students. In 2017 our faculty adopted a Statement of ACC Faculty Values. This Statement affirms that ACC's faculty members value collaboration, service, agency, scholarship, inclusion, and teaching, all of which attest to our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion at the heart of our mission.General Statement of Job

    To coordinate services and activities of the on-site ambulatory care dental hygiene clinic.

    PLEASE NOTE: SPECIAL HIRING RANGE FOR THIS POSITION IS $52,064 - $57,849.Description of Duties and TasksEssential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Coordinates the day-to-day activities and services of assigned lab and clinical areas including support scheduling, clinic set up, and management of lab and clinic equipment and supplies.
  • Provides assistance to instructors and/or students in the clinical setting; trains faculty, staff and students on the use of clinic, lab, and sterilization equipment.
  • Ensures that the materials lab, support areas and clinic are clean, safe, and organized; promotes safe clinical practices.
  • Coordinates the ordering and re-supply of lab and clinic expendables, clinic prescription products, and medical glasses.
  • Repairs or coordinates the repair, servicing, and replacement of lab and clinic equipment as required.
  • Maintains and coordinates an accurate inventory of departmental technology, clinic and lab equipment, and chemicals.
  • Assures regulatory compliance to meet local, state and nationals requirements; provides and tracks required compliance training to students, faculty, and staff.
  • Serves as the key administrator of the patient management database (EagleSoft software) to include coordination of software upgrades, serving as the liaison with the software vendor, and providing associated training to students, faculty, and staff.
  • Researches, evaluates, and recommends new lab materials, clinic equipment, and instructional technologies.
  • Acts as the liaison between lab personnel, clinical faculty, the department chair, the Health Professions Institute, and the Department of Environmental Health & Safety.
  • Responds to inquiries inside and outside Austin Community College regarding the Dental Hygiene Clinic.
  • May tutor or supervise students and/or coordinate the work of other personnel.
  • May work in other health sciences departments when patient care is not occurring.
  • Additional Job Specific Duties

    OSHA compliance manager for dental hygiene clinic.KnowledgeMust possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

    Safety and infection control standards and practices used in lab/clinical and classroom settings. Skills, equipment, supplies, and technology applicable to dentistry. Regulatory requirements, processes, and procedures applicable to dentistry. Lab and clinic equipment assessment, maintenance, and repair. Purchasing/procurement and best practices. Patient care database management.SkillsMust possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

    Applying regulatory requirements to ensure compliance. Applying technical expertise, experience, and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Using creativity and independent thought to resolve issues. Maintaining an established work schedule. Effectively using interpersonal and communications skills, including tact and diplomacy, as well as working with diverse student and faculty populations. Effectively using organizational and planning skills with attention to detail and follow-through. Following established procedures in emergency situations. Providing assistance to students, faculty, and staff in a clinical environment. Promoting and ensuring safe lab and clinical practices. Maintaining confidentiality of student, patient, and work-related information and materials. Researching, evaluating, and recommending new lab and clinical equipment and supplies.Technology Skills

    Use a variety of spreadsheet, word processing, database, presentation, and patient management software.Required Work Experience

  • Three years clinical work experience as a licensed dental hygienist in good standing in the state of Texas.
  • Preferred Work Experience

    At least one year administrative work experience (purchasing, inventory management)Required Education

  • Associate degree in dental hygiene, or equivalent combination of education, training, or experience.
  • Preferred Education

    Bachelor degree Special RequirementsLicenses/Certifications; Other

    Licensed dental hygienist. Must have the ability to be bonded. Valid Texas Driver's License and reliable transportation needed for local Austin area travel.Other Preferred Qualifications

    Possess strong critical thinking and problem solving skills, and able to prioritize task in a fast paced environment.Physical Requirements

    Work is performed in a standard office or similar environment. Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, pushing, and pulling. Lifting of objects up to 10 pounds.Safety

  • Work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working conditions and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.
  • Information for This Posting Only

    PLEASE NOTE: SPECIAL HIRING RANGE FOR THIS POSITION IS $52,064 - $57,849.ACC Benefits OverviewFull-time Faculty and Staffing Table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the College are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short and long term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.

    ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by Federal law.

    DisclaimerThe above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Austin Community College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

    As required by the US Department of Education, employees are required to report violations under the Title IX and, under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), select individuals are required to report crimes. If this position is identified as a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified, trained, and provided resources for reporting.




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    Job No:
    Posted: 11/8/2020
    Application Due: 1/7/2021
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