Dental Assistant Instructor - Part-time, San Marcos, CA

Created 08/09/2018
Reference 839068
Category Dental Assistant
Country US
State CA
City San Marcos
Instruct and implement the Dental Assistant program to educate students in accordance with the curriculum standards and objectives.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Implement and evaluate daily lesson plans for students to include scheduled activities and materials of modules.
  • Plan instruction to achieve specific objectives based upon student need and established curriculum.
  • Monitor the attendance of students in the program and coordinate with Associate Director when absences occur two days in a row. Prepare attendance reports weekly for the office management department.
  • Review student success rates and implement plan to reduce student withdrawals. Meet with students to encourage them to stay in the program. Maintain an 80% student success rate for all classes taught in the program.
  • Maintain student grades in accordance with established policies. Prepare final grades at the end of each module to update student records and transcripts.
  • Evaluate the performance of students regarding achievements in curriculum and activities and make necessary provisions to meet learning needs.
  • Arrange and coordinate guest speakers, community service field trips, and visits to clinics and dental offices.
  • Prepare lectures and practical demonstrations for students in class and individually.
  • Assist and advise student with Dental Assistant program curriculum.
  • May assist with the inventory and ordering of supplies and equipment.
  • Monitor students in the laboratory. Demonstrate and assist students with lab procedures and ensure safety precautions are adhered to.
  • May assist and coordinate externships for Dental Assistant students.

The list of essential functions is not exhaustive and may be supplemented.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • Graduation from an accredited Dental Assistant program recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or a graduate of an otherwise recognized training entity (e.g., hospital-based program) in Dental Assisting and three (3) years of occupational experience as a Dental Assistant OR
  • A minimum of four (4) years of job-related training and experience for those instructors who are not graduates from an accredited Dental Assistant program.
  • Faculty members must be Certified Dental Assistants or Registered Dental Assistants (CDA or RDA). Faculty members who are dentists are not required to hold the CDA or RDA credential.
  • Current licenses, certifications, or other designations as required by local, state, or federal laws to work in the Dental Assistant field. Proficient in didactic and clinical four-handed and/or six-handed dentistry.
  • Possess current knowledge and experience in dental assisting.
  • Aware of state requirements governing dental assisting programs, as applicable.
  • Verbal and written communications skills.
  • Knowledge of Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and computer skills.


Employer PIMA Medical Institute

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