Paraprofessional, Dental Assisting Lab:


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Position Information
Position Title Paraprofessional, Dental Assisting Laboratory
Department Dental Health/Dental Assisting Program
Position Category Staff – NonClassified
Job Summary To coordinate and supervise the operation of the Dental Assisting Laboratory, including, but not limited to, purchases, budgets, student scheduling, inventory control and safety compliance.

Assist in the dental hygiene clinic as needed, including but not limited to maintenance of autoclaves, distilled water supply, monitoring compliance with OSHA,EPACDC, and State and College Standards, monitoring of eyewash stations, oxygen tanks, emergency kits and assisting with patient reception.

Duties and Responsibilities Set up for all dental assisting lab classes and two dental hygiene materials labs. Maintain laboratory. Ensure all equipment is in good working order for the laboratories. Perform routine maintenance on all equipment. Oversee cleanup of all labs.

Purchase all equipment, supplies and materials for dental assisting program and dental hygiene materials lab. Maintain an inventory of all equipment; order and stock supplies as necessary.

Ensure compliance with OSHAEPACDC, State and College standards. Operate a hazardous waste system, to include the correct storage, labeling, and removal of hazardous waste from the labs. Maintain a biological monitoring system for all autoclaves. Monitor eyewash stations for proper functioning and temperature control. Monitor and record functioning of oxygen tanks.

Compile all Safety Data Sheets (SDS), file and organize in SDS booklet. Label all OSHA stickers on dental materials.

Attend faculty meetings as required.

Participate in career day seminars.

Maintain, update and monitor budget for Dental Assisting Program.

Provide information regarding the Dental Assisting Program, including continuing education courses, to all interested parties.

Demonstrate a commitment to the philosophy and mission of a comprehensive community college.

Work collaboratively in a diverse, inclusive and student-centered environment, and with students of various learning styles, cultures, identities, and life-experiences.

Other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications High school diploma and DANB (Dental Assistant National Board) Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) certification required.

At least two years of experience as a dental assistant required or a graduate of the CCRI Dental Assisting program.

Preferred Qualifications Computer experience in word, excel, and Banner and knowledge of Eaglesoft or other dental practice management software preferred.
Reports To Dental Health Programs Department Chairperson
Campus Location Primarily located at the Lincoln Campus
Work Schedule Academic
Shift, Days, and Additional Work Schedule Information 35 hours per week; Academic Year work schedule
Full-time/Part-time Full-Time
Permanent/Limited Position Permanent
Benefits Yes
Name of Bargaining Unit Union CCRIPSA
Pay Grade PSA 8
Salary Range Range begins at $28,520 (academic-year salary)
Additional Salary Information Hiring salary commensurate with education and experience.
Civil Service List position No
Licenses, Tools and Equipment Must be a DANB certified dental assistant. Knowledge and use of dental equipment such as dental units, chairs and handpieces; curing lights, amalgamators, model trimmers, lathes, autoclaves, ultrasonic cleaners, dental lab engines, vacuum formers, incubators (biological) and triad machines.

Various office equipment which may include computers, typewriters, telephones, copy machines, calculators, fax machines, etc.

Must have access to and use of own transportation.

Environmental Conditions Position is exposed to chemicals and equipment that may be hazardous if mishandled.
Desired Start Date 8/27/2018
Position End Date (if temporary or grant)
Posting Detail Information
Number of Vacancies 1
Application Open Date 05/17/2018
Application Close Date (includes the grace period) 06/07/2018
Open Until Filled No
Comments CCRI Mission:
The Community College of Rhode Island is the state’s only public comprehensive associate degree-granting institution. We provide affordable open access to higher education at locations throughout the state. Our primary mission is to offer recent high school graduates and returning adults the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for intellectual, professional and personal growth through an array of academic, career and lifelong learning programs. We meet the wide-ranging educational needs of our diverse student population, building on our rich tradition of excellence in teaching and our dedication to all students with the ability and motivation to succeed. We set high academic standards necessary for transfer and career success, champion diversity, respond to community needs, and contribute to our state’s economic development and the region’s workforce.
Special Instructions to Applicants The closing date to apply for this position is 6/7/18. This date includes a five-day grace period. Application materials will not be accepted after 11:59pm EST on 6/7/18.

To apply for this position, complete CCRI’s online application, and attach a cover letter and resume by the closing date. Please use “Other Document” to attach your DANB (Dental Assistant National Board) Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) certification. You do not need to complete the ‘Education History’ or ‘Employment History’ sections within the application if you are attaching a resume that includes the same information. Please include name and contact information for three references within the application.

Finalists will be required to provide official college transcripts.

If you need assistance with the online application process, please contact Human Resources at 401-825-2311. TTY: 401-825-2313.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a high school diploma and a DANB (Dental Assistant National Board) Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) certification?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have at least two years of experience as a dental assistant or are a graduate of the CCRI Dental Assisting program?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have computer experience in Word, Excel, and Banner and knowledge of Eaglesoft or other dental practice management software?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * To improve CCRI’s advertising strategy, please let us know where you FIRST learned of this job opportunity? Please be specific when using web site or publication names (example: LinkedIn, HigherEdjobs, Chronicle, personal referral, etc.). Thank you.(Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Resume
  3. Other Document

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