Adjunct Instructor/RDH - School of Dentistry

Updated: 11 days ago
Location: Omaha, NEBRASKA

Adjunct Instructor/Registered Dental Hygienist

Creighton University School of Dentistry is seeking a Registered Dental Hygienist  to support and develop the clinical curriculum to provide dental students with a broad spectrum of experiences in the treatment of the dental patient. The 10-month, part-time,  non-tenure track Adjunct Instructor will work with a team of dedicated faculty and leaders who are building on a rich legacy of excellence in dental education and expanding our capacity as a national resource for the dental profession.  

Primary appointment will be in the department of Periodontics.  Candidates must possess a dental hygienist license and strong organizational and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a collegial, interdisciplinary environment.  

Position responsibilities include: Instruct dental students in their evaluation of patients’ periodontal classification and caries risk; consult with students on appropriate treatment and follow-up care; instruct and evaluate dental students on scaling (removal of calculus and biofilm), patient education, and quality of care; instruct dental students on the proper use of dental instruments; instruct dental students on patient counseling strategies including smoking cessation, nutrition; the use of adjunctive oral hygiene aids; assist dental students in Board preparations; during the spring and summer terms, instruct freshman and sophomore dental students in the Periodontics preclinical laboratories; monitor infection control and adhere to reporting standards; follow OSHA, HIPAA, and FERPA guidelines and during the spring and summer terms, instruct first and second year dental students in the preclinical periodontal labs.

Creighton University is a Catholic and Jesuit comprehensive university committed to excellence in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs.  Understanding the mission and purpose of the School of Dentistry, and the identity of Creighton University as a premier Catholic, Jesuit university is essential.  The School of Dentistry provides an exceptional education in an unrivaled clinical learning environment and is an integral component of Creighton University, a dynamic and growing institution located in Omaha, Nebraska. 

Candidates must possess a dental hygienist license and strong organizational and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a collegial, interdisciplinary environment.  
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Ability to foster student learning, development, and decision making in support of their goals, success, wellness, and needs;
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop rapport quickly and effectively with a diversity of populations;
Empathy and compassion for the experiences of others;
Ability to provide evidence of excellent university-level teaching and/or significant publications
Physical Requirements:
Seeing: 75 – 100%
Hearing: 75 – 100%
Standing/Climbing/Mobility: 0 – 24%
Lifting/Pulling/Pushing: 0 – 24% (pound: lbs.)
Fingering/Grasping/Feeling: 75 – 100%
Travel: No
Exposure to Blood Borne pathogens: No
AAP/EEO Statement:
Creighton University is committed to providing a safe and non-discriminatory educational and employment environment. The University admits qualified students, hires qualified employees and accepts patients for treatment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or other status protected by law. Its education and employment policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other programs and activities, are administered without unlawful discrimination.
Disclosure Statement:
This description describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Regular, reliable attendance is an essential function and all employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor. Employees may also be required to work in excess of normal working hours as workloads and seasonal activities necessitate. A complete description is available in the Human Resource office located at 3006 Webster Street Omaha, NE. Creighton University reserves the right to modify duties, responsibilities and activities at any time with or without notice.


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