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Employment Opportunities - Allied Health Sciences Dental Assisting Adjunct Instructor

Allied Health Sciences Dental Assisting Adjunct Instructor

Date Opened: 2021-12-06
Closing Date: Until Filled
Salary: $650 per credit hour

Position Overview

This part-time position instructs students toward professional dental assisting in dental health care.

Essential Job Functions

• Prepares and presents classroom lectures and labs within the year-long dental assisting program (fall, spring, and summer); implement techniques to facilitate student active learning; prepares and grades course assignments and exams; maintains weekly office hours, completes post-instruction course learning outcome assessments; assists in ordering supplies and maintaining equipment; and participates in program and curriculum development.
• Conducts one-to-one clinical supervision of students in skill labs and dental care agencies; assesses clients for student clinical assignments; coordinates with community dental care agencies to facilitate student clinical experiences.
• Provides student counseling and advising on topics including registration, degree audits, individual tutoring, referrals and student problem behavior.
• Conducts ongoing research to maintain currency in dental care delivery systems, practices, treatments, drugs, technology, etc.; participates on assigned committees and in professional development workshops and conferences.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Ability to prepare and present classroom lectures face to face and in a virtual setting.
• Ability to supervise and instruct students in pre-clinical laboratory procedures.
• Adult learning theory, curriculum development and classroom presentation techniques.
• Counseling and advising methods and techniques
• Research methodology and information resources related to dental practices and health care delivery
• Knowledge of basic supervisory and coaching principles and practices
• Ability to supervise students in clinical settings
• Ability to prepare and present classroom lectures
• Proficient in the use of standard office equipment, including personal computer and standard office software

Work Environment and Physical Factors

• Teaching is performed through lecture and lab instruction as well as clinical supervision. Approximately 75% of contact hours occur in a laboratory or clinical setting requiring face to face instruction.
• Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
• The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and visual inspection.
• Exposure to hazardous materials/chemicals in skills lab and clinical settings, and/or infectious diseases in community health settings.
• Exposure to bloodborne pathogens (minimal).

Education, Experience and Licenses

• Certified Dental Assistant; and Licensed as a Dental Assistant in the State of New Mexico is required.
• One to three years of dental assisting experience is required.
• Bachelor’s Degree is required for teaching didactic instruction.
• Certified Dental Assistants may be considered for teaching laboratory and clinical courses.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications. Luna Community College management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.

Application Process

Submit LCC application form, letter of interest, resume, unofficial transcripts (official transcripts required prior to employment) to:

Luna Community College
Human Resources
366 Luna Drive
Las Vegas, NM 87701

Phone: (505) 454-2503
Fax: (505) 454-2520

Luna Community College is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate against any applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. A pre-employment drug test may be required.

LCC Application for Employment