Dental Hygiene Clinical Director (RDH) | Full-Time

Jan 14, 2024 3:56am
Albuquerque, New Mexico
The Clinical Director will oversee and work with faculty, staff, and students associated with the dental hygiene clinic and coordinate the clinical education and instruction of students in the Dental Hygiene program.

Leadership at PMI is a rewarding career!
In this role, you ensure that students are progressing in their learning and that faculty are providing quality instruction to their students. It can be a very fulfilling experience knowing you are making a difference in people's career development and future! 

PMI offers excellent career progression and leadership opportunities within the Dental Hygiene Program. 


  • Participate in curriculum review and faculty orientation.
  • Participate in applicant interviews and consolidate the selection process.
  • Participate and attend faculty and advisory board meetings.
  • Manage and serve as a mentor to clinic coordinators.
  • Manage the daily activities of clinics.
  • Recruit, train, mentor, and evaluate clinical faculty.
  • Schedule and chair clinic meetings.
  • Evaluate, revise, and update all clinical policies and procedures (i.e., clinic manual) related to occupational safety, HIPAA, quality assurance, and student clinical procedures and assessments as needed per clinic committee recommendations.
  • Manage patient complaints and concerns.
  • Assist in the recruitment of patients.
  • Train and supervise clinical staff.
  • Oversee the ordering of clinical supplies and maintain clinic and lab equipment.
  • Monitor clinical expenses and ensure expenditures are within the annual clinic budget.
  • Work with Clinical Coordinators to review student clinical performance and recommend remediation plans when necessary.
  • Coordinate with the Program Director to ensure clinical education reflects related program competencies.
  • Perform functions of a dental hygiene instructor by participating in classroom, skills, and clinical instruction.
  • Establish manager relationships and affiliation agreements with external clinical sites when indicated.
  • Represent Pima Medical Institute at professional meetings and functions.
  • Provide dental hygiene students with tutoring assistance as needed.  Refer students to the Student Services Coordinator if assistance is beyond the instructor’s scope or at the student's request.  The Student Services Coordinator will assist students in identifying outside agencies that specialize in tutoring services meeting specific needs.


  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.  A Master’s degree is preferred.
  • Three (3) years of experience as a dental hygienist or dentist preferred.
  • Licensed or certified by the appropriate agencies as a dental hygienist or a dentist.
  • Must hold current dental or dental hygiene licenses, certifications, or other designations as required by local, state, or federal laws to work in the field.
  • Current knowledge of the specific subjects being taught.
  • Must be a dental hygienist who is a graduate of a program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.
  • Scope of practice-specific certifications required.
  • Verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and computer skills.