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Laboratory Demonstrator, Dental Assisting/Dental Hygiene

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Vancouver Community College is committed to maintaining a work force that represents the diverse community we serve and we encourage all qualified applicants.

Position Details

Position Information

Posting Number 24AC0029
Position Title Laboratory Demonstrator, Dental Assisting/Dental Hygiene
Pclass # S9888
Who We Are
We acknowledge that Vancouver Community College (VCC) is located on the traditional unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples who have been stewards of this land from time immemorial.

For over 55 years, VCC has been a leader in innovative, experiential post-secondary learning. We’re one of B.C’s top employers and we are proud to inspire students to discover their passions, gain essential skills, and learn what it takes to succeed in a competitive workforce.

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We value lived experience and encourage applications from members of all groups experiencing barriers to equity. Come join the VCC community as we shape the future together.
Position Summary
This position is responsible for assisting instructors in the performance of their duties by performing a wide variety of duties including preparing and assisting with demonstrations, supervising students, monitoring lab/clinic operations, coordinating regular maintenance activities and maintaining inventory of supplies.
Duties & Responsibilities
  1. Prepares and assists instructors with demonstrations, assists with day-to-day operations, demonstrates use of equipment, maintains lab schedule, receives and returns lab equipment and supplies, supervises students, monitors activities and invigilates student examinations.
  2. Organizes, monitors and maintains inventory of equipment and supplies.
  3. Organizes and supervises monthly maintenance activities. Assists with monitoring equipment maintenance schedules and handling repairs.
  4. Ensures premises and equipment are maintained in a clean and orderly fashion. Monitors collection of hazardous waste products.
  5. Maintains emergency kit and oxygen tank.
  6. Ensures all chemicals and materials are properly labelled in accordance with WCB and WHIMIS legislation.
  7. Reviews and updates equipment manuals.
  8. Provides information regarding capital equipment.
  9. Collaborates with instructors in order to identify and address issues and/or concerns.
  10. Performs other related duties as required.
Education and Experience
  • Completion of 2-year Community College program in a relevant discipline and 2 years’ related experience or an equivalent combination of training and/or experience may be substituted for the required qualifications.
    • Dental Assisting: Current CDA registration and practicing license with the College of Dental Surgeons.

Skills and Abilities
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a member of a team. Ability to establish and maintain effective and professional working relationships with students, faculty, work associates and the general public.
  • Good communication skills and the ability to relay information/instruction clearly and concisely.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to prioritize and manage a
    considerable workload.
  • Knowledge of competencies and experience working with students in an educational setting.
  • Ability to supervise student activities and promote a positive and respectful environment.
  • Ability to demonstrate use and maintenance of all equipment.
  • Ability to organize supplies and equipment for clinic sessions, prepare and assist instructors with demonstrations and supervise and delegate student activities.
  • Current knowledge of infection control procedures.
  • Working knowledge of inventory management, stock control and purchasing.
  • Pro-active problem solving approach.
  • Computer experience with proficiency in MS Office and email.
Salary Range - Prorated based on FTE
PAYGRADE 24 -  $28.75 – $33.72 hourly
Posting Detail Information

Employment Group Support Staff (CUPE)
Type of Position Casual
Employment Type On Call
Primary Location - This position may require you to work at all VCC locations. Downtown
Is this posting only for internal applicants?
Desired Start Date - May be subject to change 02/19/2024
Position End Date - For Temporary Positions
Vacation Blackout Dates
Number of Hours per Week TBD by the hiring manager
Work Schedule - Hours may vary according to the needs of the Department
Depending on availability
Eligible for Fortnight No
Special Instructions to Applicant
Vancouver Community College is committed to maintaining a work force that represents the diverse community we serve and we encourage all qualified applicants.
Posting Open Date 02/26/2024
Posting Close Date
Is this a pooled posting? No

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Applicant Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents