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Employment Opportunity

Clinical Resource Hygienist

Dental Hygiene
Faculty of Health & Human Services
Competition Number: 13-4025
Appointment Type: Regular Part-time
Funded in base budget
Start: August 15, 2013
Workload: 21 hours per week
June 15 to August 15 annual summer layoff
Hours vary, including evenings and weekends
Employment Group: VIUFA
Position: 00275
Location: Nanaimo Campus
Duties: Support the Dental Hygiene Diploma Program in the Faculty of Health & Human Services. Work flexible hours according to student and instructor requirements throughout the academic year.

Attend clinical/lab/seminar sessions as scheduled to provide verbal and written feedback to students regarding their developing clinical skills. Work in collaboration with faculty to maintain and update teaching resources/tools in regards to clinical skills and techniques. Remediation may occur within or outside clinical times. Organize, manage, and distribute client charts to students upon their request (chart allocation, chart organization).

Provide, upon referral from a faculty member, remediation to students to assist them to achieve safe practice of dental hygiene skills, consolidate critical thinking competencies, and to help overcome challenges related to specific dental hygiene skills in a non-evaluative environment. Provide feedback to students and faculty, but not be responsible for summative student evaluation. As well, it is not the role or responsibility of the Clinical Resource Hygienist to provide instruction to students for missed classes.

Work with students on a 1:1 basis, or if appropriate, in small groups. Sessions are typically booked in 30 minutes to 1 hour appointments to a maximum of 3 sessions per student per semester. If a student requires/requests remediation beyond 3 sessions per semester, the student must be re-referred by the faculty. To assist in tracking remediation hours, the faculty request will be sent via email to the Clinical Resource Hygienist, and copied to the program chair.
  Successful candidates will participate in a wide range of activities, including, student support; institutional, faculty and departmental committee meetings and other initiatives; and professional activities in keeping with their disciplines in and outside the institution.
Required Qualifications: Diploma in Dental Hygiene from an appropriately accredited institution. Relevant undergraduate degree or Provincial Instructor Diploma. Minimum five years recent full-time clinical experience as a Registered Dental Hygienist. Current practicing license and registration as a member in good standing with the College of Dental Hygienists of BC or out of province equivalent registration or eligible for licensure. Demonstrated effective interpersonal and team skills. Demonstrated excellence in written and oral communication. Demonstrated self-direction and initiative. Proficiency with the application and integration of information technology.

Must have current CPR-C or HCP.
Must possess a valid Class 5 BC Driver's Licence and have a confirmed satisfactory driving record (as specified in Vancouver Island University policy and procedures).

Preferred Qualifications: Teaching experience at the post-secondary level. Relevant Master's degree.
Please Submit: CV/Resume
Cover Letter
Copy of certifications/education credentials
Name and contact information for three people willing to provide a reference

Short-listed candidates must provide original transcripts, or applicable original certifications at time of interview.
Posting Period: April 04, 2013 - April 24, 2013
Note: Vancouver Island University regrets that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Vancouver Island University embraces the principle of employment equity and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and people of Aboriginal descent.