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Instructor Dental Hygiene /Radiology Coordinator

Company name
Laramie County Community College

Cheyenne, WY, United States

Employment Type

Dental, Administrative, Education

Posted on
Apr 02, 2020

Valid Through
Jul 16, 2020


The mission of Laramie County Community College is to transform our students' lives through the power of inspired learning. Our over-arching goal is that our accomplishments as a community college will distinguish LCCC from others in the nation, in turn benefiting our communities and bringing pride to the Great State of Wyoming.  Our core values include Passion, Authenticity, and the Desire to Make a Difference. 
A copy of official or unofficial transcripts are required for this position. You can upload transcripts in your applicant profile. A cover letter detailing how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications for this position is required. You can upload a cover letter when you create an applicant profile.
Job Summary:
Core responsibilities of this position include:  The dental hygiene faculty member is a 12 month position and is  responsible for the coordination, planning, presentation, and evaluation of classroom instruction and related activities. The faculty member is responsible for performing assigned duties during the day, evening, or weekend on any Laramie County Community College campus or outreach center as assigned. At a minimum, the related activities include instruction; instructional counseling; academic advising; serving on various committees; coordinating and/or participating in school based community events and service-learning activities and participating in local, state, regional, or national professional activities and organizations. A faculty member performs all other duties as directed by the Dental Hygiene Program Director, School Dean, Vice President of Instruction, or the President or designee.
Laramie County Community College is dedicated to student success and aspires to develop world-class community college faculty. The College\u2019s instructional faculty positions have the primary responsibilities of teaching assigned courses, holding regular office hours, being available for students, advising, and collaborating on departmental objectives. In addition, all faculty work in alignment with the College\u2019s mission, vision, and values to continuously improve as professional educators and experts in their field. Faculty further serve the College in collaborative and collegial relationships across the institution. Full-time faculty are offered provisional status upon employment. All LCCC faculty are supported by the Faculty Academy within the Center for Teaching & Learning.
Other duties may be assigned based on institutional need.
Salary and Benefits: For full listing of benefits and faculty salary schedule, visit 
Screening Date: Position is open until filled. Priority screening to begin on May 18th, 2020.
Starting Date: July 1st, 2020. 
For information about Cheyenne
Essential Functions: (to perform successfully in this position, an individual must be able to perform essential duties satisfactorily as well as possess education/experience, employ the knowledge, skills, and abilities as listed; reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions \u2013 this position is Exempt/Non-Exempt, i.e., is not/is eligible for compensatory or overtime pay provisions of the FLSA.  This listing of essential duties is not all-inclusive, but representative, other duties may be assigned).
Facilitate Learning:
(70-75% of your total work time is spent on your assigned instructional work load per policy or employee contract)
Faculty employ effective teaching practices coupled with the development and use of appropriate educational materials, delivery strategies, and effective assessment practices. Responsibilities associated with this function include:

Teach assigned classes as per course schedule and meet required contact hours, unless permission to deviate has been approved by appropriate supervisor to accommodate student need
Teach classes according to the approved Master Course Outline of Record (MCOR) and provide a current course syllabus for each course taught to the appropriate supervisor
Post and maintain office hours or maintain regular hours in the Student Success Center, Writing & Communication Center, or other areas approved by the Dean in accordance with College policy and procedure
Communicate with and respond to students in a timely manner (in most instances this means 1-2 faculty work days)

Curriculum Development:

Assist in the design, implementation, and review of academic programs aligned with current or emerging community, state, or national needs, as appropriate
Maintain and adapt curriculum that is current, effective, and appropriate to course and program competencies
Develop and maintain instructional materials to support course and program competencies as applicable
Coordinate with and provide input to appropriate subject librarian to assist in selecting, evaluating, and deselecting library resources as applicable

Instructional Delivery:

Foster a supportive learning environment that encourages student success
Incorporate current subject matter expertise into instruction
Utilize varied learning activities to maximize student engagement and success
Employ relevant teaching tools, strategies, and classroom technologies

Assessment of Student Learning and Continuous Improvement:

Support student learning with timely and on-going feedback on progress and provide assistance towards meeting the course competencies
Evaluate student progress through cycles of formative and summative assessment
Comply with College procedures and practices related to instructional delivery, assessment, and reporting requirements to include records management
Engage with colleagues in the course, program, and institutional level assessment cycle of student learning for college data collection and continuous improvement

Service to the College:
(5-10% of your total work time is spent on service to the College)
Faculty contribute to the College by engaging in activities that support, stimulate, and sustain the institution and the community. Responsibilities associated with this function include:
Align with Core Values:

Faculty demonstrate a commitment to the College by involvement in one or more of the following:

Serving on recognized College committees
Participating in student, College, or community-sponsored activities
Advise student clubs or groups

Build Relationships:

Engage in active and productive collaboration with colleagues through department, school, and College- wide initiatives such as attending faculty and department meetings, college assemblies, professional development and orientation activities,
Assist with program promotion and recruitment of students through collaborative relationships with external stakeholders such as four-year partners in transfer and/or articulation, industry, high schools,
Work closely with internal stakeholders such as Advising, Admissions, Student Success, Financial Aid, and the Career Center to promote student success
Provide collegial assistance and mentoring for colleagues

Professional Development:
(5-10% of your total work time is spent on Professional Development)
Faculty are knowledgeable about their subject matter and maintain relevancy in their field through activities such as research, publications, presentations, professional association memberships, and/or conference attendance. Responsibilities associated with this function include:

Maintain current subject matter expertise and expand knowledge through professional development
Comply with the minimum faculty qualifications and credentials, and, if applicable, maintain required certification or licensure per Administrative Procedure 7P (Minimum Faculty Qualifications Procedure)
Engage in professional development activities in order to incorporate best practices to instruction
Develop communities and professional relationships that are relative to teaching assignments such as advisory committees, industry partners, and other external stakeholders
Share knowledge gained through professional development with internal and external stakeholders

Clinic/Radiologic Coordinator:
(5-10% of your work time is spent on the Clinical or Radiological administration of the related program and is calculated within your required instructional workload based on the number of students in the clinical; 5% for 10 or less students in the program and 10% for more than 10 students in the program.)

The Dental Hygiene Coordinator positions are expected to oversee dental clinic and/or dental radiology within the dental hygiene program. Regardless of coordinator position, dental hygiene faculty/coordinator are expected to:
Follow the dental hygiene student clinic handbook policies and procedures and works in partnership with faculty/staff and program director to update as needed
Respond to emergency situations and implements emergency procedures, including medical emergencies
Promote the Clinic in the community as needed to recruit the variety of patient populations and case difficulty levels needed to complete patient requirements

The responsibilities of the Radiology Coordinator include but are not limited to:

Work in partnership with dental hygiene supervising dentist to authorize radiographs to meet patient's needs
Evaluate and grade dental radiographs, adjunctive oral clinical skills in accordance with course objectives
Schedules maintenance and repair of radiology equipment in coordination with Program Assistant/Clinic Manager
Monitor clinic equipment, troubleshoot and repair minor equipment problems
Oversees clinical instructors in regards to radiology issues
Manage the radiology grading system and submit radiology course grades for all clinics
Monitor radiology activities, issues, and problems
Enforces quality assurance standards of the radiographs sent to community partners
Provide timely reporting of activities, issues, and problems related to the operation and management of the Radiology lab to the Director
Complies with Federal and State Radiology Guidelines.

Nonessential Functions:  
An employee in this position may perform some of these responsibilities on an infrequent basis.

Represent the college at appropriate meetings and planning sessions as they relate to the assigned area of responsibility
Facilitate clinical partnerships with clinical sites
Provide continuing education for community individuals or organizations related to assigned area of responsibility

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Demonstrate professional knowledge of discipline and changes in the field
Display a professional demeanor and exhibit good work ethic
Demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
Demonstrate collaboration, cooperation and sensitivity in working with patients, students, colleagues and staff in both the clinical and campus settings
Computer competency

Physical/Mental Demands: 

While performing the essential duties of this position, an employee would frequently be required to move around the assigned work space as well as within hallways, meeting rooms, and other parts of the campus facilities
There may be multiple/daily instances of prolonged standing and personal computer use which would include keyboard and/or mouse usage as well as viewing a computer monitor
An employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds to perform essential position functions
Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus
The overall work environment requires the mental ability to shift focal point quickly due to interruptions; an employee must be able to mentally track multiple projects and tasking as well
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate; however, there may be unexpected instances of loud sounds

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor\u2019s degree dental hygiene or related field
Equivalent of three years full-time dental hygiene clinical experience
Current Wyoming dental hygiene license or eligibility to obtain Wyoming License
Willingness to complete a Master\u2019s degree program within 5 years of hire

Preferred Qualifications:

Master in Dental Hygiene, Public Health or related degree, can be currently enrolled in a Master\u2019s degree program with satisfactory progression
Five years full-time dental hygiene clinical experience
Public health experience
Teaching experience
Clinic supervision experience
Certification to administer local anesthesia, nitrous oxide, and dental laser
Healthcare Provider CPR certification
Meet immunization requirements for clinical sites
Experience with online instruction

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer
Laramie County Community College is committed to providing a safe and nondiscriminatory educational and employment environment. The college does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation or other status protected by law. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The college does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational, extracurricular, athletic or other programs or in the context of employment.
The College has a designated person to monitor compliance and to answer any questions regarding the college\u2019s non-discrimination policies:  Please contact: Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Room 205B, Pathfinder Building, 1400 E College Drive, Cheyenne, WY  82007, 307-778-1217, 

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