Jobs at Harper

Dental Hygiene Lab Assistant

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Apply now Job no: 494235
Work type: Part time
Location: Harper College Main Campus (Palatine)
Categories: Professional/ Technical
Salary: $21.02 - $26.06
Division: Provost
Department: Health Careers

Schedule Information: Schedule will vary 

Hours per Week: Hours will vary for a total of 24 hours per week

Benefits:  Prorated Sick & Vacation; Holiday Pay; and 2 Harper Tuition Waivers per

Work Conditions: Primarily indoors in a clinic or laboratory setting. Requires moving around the lab and organizing light supplies. Occasional lifting of up to 50lbs.

Duties of Position:  Assists with operations of the dental hygiene clinic.

Participates in opening or closing of dental hygiene clinic.

Uses autoclave equipment to sterilize instruments.

Stores sterilized instruments, cleans, and replenishes ultrasonic baths.

Completes regular maintenance of sterilizers.

Implements infection control practices, environmental sanitation, and waste management  procedures.

Dispenses departmental instruments, small equipment and supplies to students and faculty as needed.

Monitors the check-out and return of borrowed department instruments and small equipment.

Maintains on-going inventory of supplies, instruments, small equipment, forms, and patient recruitment materials. Adheres to equipment maintenance schedules.

Communicates with program coordinator regarding purchasing, inventory needs.

Stocks supplies in mobile carts, sterilization room and other auxiliary areas.

Organizes x-ray holders, sealant, and dental materials bins.

In collaboration with the program coordinator, schedules maintenance and repair of clinical equipment as indicated.

Assists student and faculty as needed.

 Performs other duties as assigned.

Educational Requirements:  High school graduate or equivalent, with basic computer skills training. Some college desirable.

Experience Requirements:  Experience in a health-related facility including familiarity with infection control procedures.  Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel) a plus.

Application Review Date: Applications are accepted until the position is filled though priority will be given to applications received on or before Feb. 1, 2022 

Required Documents: ***A resume and cover letter are required to complete the application process***

* Official transcripts required upon hire 
* Employment is contingent upon Criminal Background Check.
* Employment sponsorship is not available.

Harper College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to create an inclusive learning and working environment where individual differences and identities are respected, valued and embraced. We encourage women, people from historically underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply.

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Last Updated: 4/27/22