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You must provide all information requested on the application form (resumes will not be considered as a substitute for the application). Initial screening by Human Resources for minimum requirements is based on your APPLICATION ONLY (supporting documents will not be reviewed during initial screening). Incomplete applications will not be considered by hiring committees. You will have an opportunity to upload supporting documents for committee consideration during this online application process.




Position Information

Posting Number:06001426
Position Title:Dental Clinic Teaching Assistant (Part Time, Temporary Hourly, Non-Benefited)
Posting Date:10/01/2018
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled (notes):Open for Academic year
Length of Position:Temporary, as Needed Basis
Anticipated Start Date:
Position Type:Temporary PT Hourly
FTE:< .50 FTE
Salary Level:Irregular Wage Salary Schedule
Starting Minimum Pay:$20.00/hr, non-benefited position, no guarantee of hours
Starting Maximum Pay:$20.00/hr, non-benefited position, no guarantee of hours
Hours per Week:Hours of the Week may Vary
Work Schedule:7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Days of the Week:Friday
Job Summary/Purpose:

To work with students, dentists, and patients in the Dental Clinic at COCC to facilitate student learning and the provision of dental services to low income patients.


Terms of Employment:
• This is a part-time (<.50 FTE) Temporary Hourly/Non-Benefited position
• Requires flexible work schedule, which may include evenings and/or weekends as well as travel throughout the district when needed.
• Upon hire, must pass criminal and/or driving history; only information relevant to the position will be considered.


Essential Functions:

Pre- Clinic Duties -


• Interact with Lab Coordinator to request the order of needed supplies from Clinic Budget in time for their use in clinics
• Regularly check expiration dates of clinic materials to assure fresh materials are used for patient care


Clinical Duties -


• Arrive at the clinic early to set up the front desk, turn on compressor, x-ray processor/computers, sterilizers, and otherwise prepare for clinic
• Direct student in opening duties (turning on units, x-ray heads, flushing water lines,
• Participate in pre-clinic discussion with students and debriefing after clinic
• Partner with the volunteer dentists and dental assisting faculty to provide quality care to patients.
• Direct students to facilitate smooth student/patient flow and efficient dental care
• Perform or direct students in sterilization and aseptic techniques in the clinic


Clinic Maintenance –


• Perform weekly spore tests in all sterilizers document results, schedule repairs when necessary
• Clean the compressor trap monthly
• Coordinate with Lab Coordinator to make sure all equipment is functioning prior to a scheduled Dental Clinic
• Order clinic materials and supplies


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

1. Dental assisting experience in general dentistry
2. Experience in sterilization and maintaining aseptic techniques
3. Ability to manage patient flow for efficiency of patient care
4. Ability to mentor and direct students during patient care
5. Must be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, using the English language with or without the use of an interpreter.

Physical Demands and Other Ergonomic Requirements:

The employee is regularly required to sit, use hands and fingers, handle or feel objects, tools or controls, reach with hands and arms and requires near visual acuity to write, read written materials and computer screens, and sufficient hearing and speech ability for ordinary telephonic conversations. Occasional lifting under ten pounds for 15 percent of the time. Computer screen is used more than 75 percent of the time.
Work is performed during regular working hours and in a clinical environment, mostly standing and walking. All individuals are required to be able to perform the essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation.

Equal Opportunity / Non-Discrimination Statement

The goal of Central Oregon Community College is to provide an atmosphere that encourages our faculty, staff and students to realize their full potential. In support of this goal, it is the policy of Central Oregon Community College that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, disability, sex, marital status, national origin, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, citizenship status, veteran status or any other classes protected under Federal and State statues in any education program, activities or employment. Persons having questions about equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact the Equal Employment Officer, c/o COCC’s Human Resources office, 541.383.7216.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. High School diploma or GED
2. Arithmetic, grammar, spelling, editing and proofreading skills.


The college recognizes the value of skills and knowledge gained outside of formal higher education and paid employment. Applicants who do not meet minimum qualifications but present other qualifications or experience equivalent to those required will be considered and are encouraged to apply. To qualify under equivalency, applicants must indicate how they qualify under equivalency by responding to the supplemental question presented during the application process.


Special Qualifications:

1. Customer Service experience.
2. Bilingual candidates encouraged to apply


Certifications: EFDA and CDA strongly preferred


Special Instructions to Applicants:

THIS RECRUITMENT IS HIRING FOR AN ON-CALL TEMPORARY HOURLY NON-BENEFITED POSITION, TO ASSIST WITH SCHEDULING VACANCIES AND REPLACEMENT NEEDS.


NOTE: You may be required to upload required documents indicated in this posting at the time you apply. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at application. It is the responsibility of the applicant to upload all required documents, including transcript(s). If you have questions please contact Human Resources at 541-383-7216.


Is a Criminal History Check required?Yes
Is a Credit History Check Required?No
Open Until FilledYes

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