Primary responsibility is the coordinating and teaching of Dental Hygiene students in didactic and clinical courses including supervising students in the clinical and rotation settings. Teaching requires utilizing techniques and knowledge that facilitates adult learning styles and demonstrates the use of appropriate teaching techniques. Collaborates with the additional program faculty regarding admissions policies, curriculum issues, clinical policies, teaching-learning techniques, student advising, remediation, and accreditation policies and procedures. Maintains current knowledge in subject area, specifically clinical dental hygiene, dental technology, and dental radiology. Participates in course and curriculum development, program review, professional development activities and serves on college committees as assigned to maintain and improve the instructional program. Demonstrates the use of appropriate testing and grading procedures, including proper maintenance of grade books and any other appropriate record-keeping requirements. Demonstrates the effective use of oral and written communication skills and knowledge of current procedures in the Dental Hygiene field. Follows approved curriculum standards and course syllabi. Monitors student use of supplies, materials, and equipment. Manages and organizes dental hygiene clinic program as relates to student delivery of clinical care and supply maintenance, etc. Advises and counsels students and maintains appropriate advisement records on each student. Maintains classrooms and laboratories in accordance with approved classroom and lab management plans. Attends meetings as required. Observes and enforces the institution’s policies and regulations. Serves on committees and assumes other professional and community assignments as required or assigned. Assists with student recruitment and job placement Maintains qualifications for employment as described by the Technical College System of Georgia Policy Manual and accreditation standards. Follows rules and regulations as described by the Technical College System of Georgia Policy Manual and other policies and procedures established by the institution.
Minimum Training & Experience: Bachelors degree and/or five years related experience.
Agency Specific Qualifications and/or Preferred Qualifications: A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene or related program. Degree must be from an accredited private or public postsecondary college or completion of an equivalent military, medical/hospital based, or company-sponsored training program. Three (3) years paid work experience in dental hygiene within the past seven years in a clinical environment. Work experience must include the competencies, skills and knowledge levels that the instructor will be expected to teach. Must demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills. Experience with Microsoft office package, Banner and Learning Management systems a plus. Ability to lift and carry files and materials. Clinical Courses in the Dental Hygiene curriculum are scheduled for a minimum of a 4 hour time period and requires instructor to supervise students in a ratio of 4-6 students per instructor. In order to perform the clinical responsibilities an instructor must be able to: Demonstrate clinical instrumentation techniques with both the dominant and non-dominant hand at the same time. Demonstrate physical mobility and stamina to demonstrate and supervise students during a 4 hour time period. Demonstrate gross and fine-motor skills and dexterity with both hands to perform in a safe and effective manner. Demonstrate adequate strength and endurance in both hands/arms to carry out job responsibilities in a safe and effective manner. Be able to demonstrate tactile sensitivity with the hands and fingers to perform job duties in a safe and effective manner. Demonstrate critical thinking, knowledge, judgment, awareness, understanding, memory, and the ability to process information in a clear and effective manner. Demonstrate adequate hearing and communication skills to provide critical knowledge, skills and evaluation information to students and faculty. Occupational experience must meet the current requirements of the appropriate licensing boards for the area of instruction. Eligible or Licensed in the state of Georgia -RDH and/or state licensure as faculty, National Board Competency, CPR certified.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree. Minimum of 5 years’ experience in dental hygiene and/or higher education. Applicable knowledge of dental hygiene theory, principals and clinical application. Knowledgeable in effective instructional practices to Support students with integration of their didactic learning with comprehensive patient care. The successful candidate must have a positive attitude, excellent oral and written communication skills; well-developed interpersonal and organizational skills. Computer experience with word processing, analog and digital radiography, intraoral photography, and knowledge and experience with computer clinical management Systems. Ability to work with Culturally and economically diverse backgrounds in a team spirited environment. Current Georgia Dental Hygiene License or Current Dental Hygiene license in any state with Ability to obtain a Georgia Dental Hygiene license and/or Teaching license within 4 months of hiring date. Current Health Professionals CPR Certification. Experience implementing OSHA clinical standards.
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