Lab Instructor – Dental Hygiene Program

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Lab Instructor – Dental Hygiene Program

Location: Baker College Metro Campus (Dental Hygiene Building - Clinton Township)
Compensation: Hourly rate based on education, experience, and existing wage rates for similar positions within Baker College Professional Services, Inc.
Start Date: ASAP

Reports To: Program Director
Work Schedule: Up to 28 hours per week based on lab schedule, some evenings and weekends may be required
Application Deadline: November 23, 2020

Available To: All Applicants

Baker College Professional Services, Inc. seeks to hire an individual to be assigned to the position of LAB INSTRUCTOR – DENTAL HYGIENE PROGRAM (PART-TIME) for the benefit of and to be located at Baker College Metro Campus (Dental Hygiene Building - Clinton Township).

General Statement of Duties:

To facilitate student achievement in the clinical learning environment by providing program-specific expertise and instruction under the direct supervision of the Program Director.

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene Program (RDH) from an accredited college or university with current license to practice dental hygiene in the state of Michigan - Required
  • Master’s Degree – Preferred
  • Experience as didactic and/or clinical instructor in accredited Dental Hygiene Program - Preferred
  • Maintain current CPR card
  • Must be knowledgeable in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Apps
  • Must have effective verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to lift and maneuver independently up to 25 lbs.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Student Success: provide instruction and assistance to students during their laboratory experience in accordance with curriculum requirements, assure that students meet all skill/performance outcomes in accordance with curriculum requirements, and assist Program Director with student files, surveys, schedules and required hours
  • Laboratory Management: oversee the organization of the laboratory, ensure safe procedures in laboratory and attend safety training sessions as assigned
  • Continuous Improvement: participate in relevant campus and system meetings in addition to all staff and faculty professional development events
  • Examines dental hygiene patients for clinical signs and symptoms of periodontal disease or other oral conditions
  • Instruct and grade each individual student on their ability to detect and record clinical pathology and their ability to perform needed periodontal therapies including the application of sealants
  • Provide local anesthesia and nitrous oxide sedation to patients as needed
  • Provide individual recommendations for students with patient management problems
  • Integrate clinical activities with private practice by providing objective viewpoints and comments
  • Act as dental resource person for clinical dental hygiene faculty and students
  • Follow all Standard Precautions as outlined in the Student/Faculty Handbook
  • Stay current in profession of Dentistry, including attending continuing education programs as required by the State of Michigan for license renewal
  • Interprets positively Baker College and the Dental Hygiene Program goals and philosophies to other faculty, students and community
  • Instruct in lecture/clinic/lab
  • Assist the program director on matters regarding:
    • Class scheduling, student’s clinical progress, selection of future equipment needs, front desk scheduling concerns, maintenance of accreditation standards, development of new procedures and policies as needed, and preparation for the CDCA Clinical Examination
  • Other duties as assigned
Application Procedure:

Please submit cover letter and resume via email by November 23, 2020 in care of:

Baker College Professional Services, Inc.
Human Resource Department
E-mail: [email protected]


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Posted: 11/16/2020
Application Due: 11/30/2020
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