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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:06001382
Position Title:Dental Assisting Teaching Assistant (Part Time, Temporary Hourly, Non-Benefited)
Posting Date:09/03/2018
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled (notes):Open for Academic year
Length of Position:Temporary, as Needed Basis
Anticipated Start Date:

September 24, 2018

Position Type/Employee Class: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:Work Schedule may Vary
Days of the Week:Days of the Week may Vary
Job Summary/Purpose:

To assist the instructor in demonstrations, direct students in competency practice, perform check offs of students’ competencies.


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:

Laboratory Instruction –


• Set up for demonstrations and competencies prior to laboratory experiences
• Assist lab instructor during demonstrations or perform demonstrations
• Coordinate student mentoring with that of the Instructor during competency practice
• Grade Student Assignments and/or Competencies
• Manage the camera and computer operations during demonstration transmissions or direct others in their operations
• Provide support to instructor as needed, including lab, clinical, and others as requested.
• Direct students or perform tasks in operatory maintenance including; replacing chair traps weekly, disinfection of operatories, restocking, turning off master switches, and others as needed.
• Maintain or direct students in waterline asepsis including the use of chemicals, shock treatments, and drying the lines at the end of each week.


Lab Maintenance –


• Drain ultrasonic and disinfect it daily or direct students to do so
• Maintain sterilizers including water levels, cleaning, emptying of waste water bottles, and draining at the end of the academic year
• Maintain the water purifier – contact Silas Towns for filter replacement every 1.5 years
• Let the Lab Coordinator know if any supplies or materials are needed, and if any equipment needs repair
• Direct students in the refilling and chemical maintenance of water bottles
• Clean traps in operatories, and compressor trap weekly


Materials & Supplies –


• Keep all materials and supplies in the operatories stocked
• Add materials that have reached the re-order point to the order list
• Work with Lab Coordinator to keep lab clean and organized (supply storage area, wall shelves, tubs, counters, drawers, etc.)


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

1. Dental Assisting experience in general dentistry
2. Perform competency check offs in coordination with the Instructor
3. 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:

Working hours are regular, per the established work schedule. Work is performed in an ordinary office, mostly sitting. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to function effectively indoors in an office environment engaged in work of primarily a sedentary nature with the ability to sit or stand at workstation for extended periods. 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. 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. Computer literacy: experience with email, Internet, word processing, and spreadsheets (preferably experience with MS Office Suite products).
3. Familiarity with the Internet and internal E-Mail system (prefer knowledge of Outlook).
4. Accurate arithmetic, grammar, spelling, editing and proofreading skills.
5. Knowledge of standard office equipment and phones.
6. Experience with equipment use and maintenance in a dental operatory and lab


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 in English and Spanish is a plus.


Certifications: EFDA and CDA 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?No
Is a Credit History Check Required?No
Open Until FilledYes

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