Diablo Valley College
Laboratory Coordinator (Dental Hygiene)
Job Number: xxxxxxx
Salary: $4,xxx / per month (first step)
Complete job description and application available online at:
Special Instructions to Applicants
We are looking for a Dental Clinic Coordinator to support the full operation of the
Dental Clinic from patient intake to maintaining all aspects of the daily clinic
operation. The coordinator is also responsible for maintaining a HIPPA (Health
Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) compliant office; ensuring all data,
tools, equipment & instruments are operational and will arrange for service as
needed. This position ensures compliancy with environmental health and safety
regulations necessary to use and dispose of hazardous material in a clinic
Note: New employees will be placed at the first step which is $4,xxx per month.
Based on current salary placement guidelines, all step increases for which an
employee becomes eligible shall take place on July 1st of each fiscal year. These
increases will occur, on an annual basis, until the maximum step of $4,xxx per
month is reached on the salary schedule
To plan and organize the day-to-day operations of an instructional laboratory; to
organize, schedule and assist in evaluating a variety of laboratory activities; to
assist in department budget preparation and administration; to provide tutoring
services to students in the discipline assigned; and to provide a wide range of
technical, clerical, and other assistance to students, faculty, and tutors.
Laboratory Coordinator – This classification is distinguished from the senior level
in that it is responsible for the day-to-day operation of a single discipline or
laboratory area as opposed to multiple disciplines or laboratory operations with
larger scope and complexity.
Laboratory Coordinator, Senior – Positions in this classification are responsible
for the planning, organization and preparation of laboratory operations for two or
more disciplines or operations with larger scope and complexity.
Examples of Duties/Essential Functions
• Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Plans and coordinates department laboratory operations for an assigned
• Monitors and tutors students in the use of laboratory facilities and in the areas
in which the students need assistance.
• Provides students, faculty, and tutors with assistance and training in the
operation of computers and other laboratory equipment.
• Identifies student needs and determines remediation plans for students with
weaknesses in the assigned subject area; advises students on study methods,
learning strategies and monitors student progress.
• Coordinates tutoring services activities for assigned department; approves time
• Assists in developing and monitoring department budgets in coordination with
management and faculty; prepares cost estimates for budget recommendations; submits
justifications for budget items; maintains student billing records.
• Develops and maintains a reference library and files of resource material for
faculty and student use.
• Assists in the administration of laboratory assignments, exercises, and tests
under the direction of an instructor.
• Develops and implements new or modified laboratory policies and procedures, as
• Meets with faculty to become familiar with their lesson plans and expectations
for student competencies.
• Monitors computer software and hardware to ensure proper working order, performs
minor maintenance when necessary; reports and documents equipment problems or
• Coordinates workload of department laboratory; monitors assignments of assigned
• Assists in the preparation of instructional aids used by students and faculty in
• Conducts statistical review to analyze and assess the service effectiveness in
• Promotes and advertises tutoring services to faculty, staff, and students via web
pages, emails and class visits.
• Assists in the selection of student assistants and/or tutors; provides training,
functional and technical supervision, and evaluation of student assistants and/or
tutors; reviews and approves student assistant and/or tutor timecards for accuracy
and submits to a departmental supervisor or manager.
• Performs related duties as assigned.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Two (2) years of responsible experience in the operation and maintenance of a
laboratory, or assisting a college instructor, in assigned discipline.
EDUCATION / LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE
Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in
assigned discipline, or the equivalent.
Minimum Qualification-Knowledge Of
• Laboratory equipment, software, materials, supplies and procedures as used in
• Basic teaching and learning theories, principles and practices of tutoring.
• Principles, practices, and applications of the assigned subject material at the
level of the courses taught in the District.
• Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems and/or other student tracking
• Modern software applications (Microsoft Office Suite, etc.).
• Methods of gathering and presenting general statistical data.
Minimum Qualification-Ability To
• Perform a variety of instructional assistance, tutoring, and related support
functions in assigned academic subject area.
• Assist students in understanding the basic fundamentals of assigned subject area.
• Operate, set up, troubleshoot, and demonstrate the use of computer and other
equipment in the laboratory.
• Analyze laboratory procedures and make constructive suggestions for improvement.
• Develop and maintain record keeping systems for the laboratory.
• Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
• Organize, coordinate, supervise and schedule a variety of laboratory activities.
• Establish and maintain effective work relationships with those contacted in the
course of required duties.
• Prepare clear, concise, and complete reports using standardized practices.
• Demonstrate understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse
academic, socio- economic, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation,
age, mental or physical disability, and religious background of all students,
faculty and staff, and with all individuals encountered in the performance of
1. Ability to organize, coordinate, and plan for the execution of clinical
activities including: generate and maintain accurate computerized records,
databases, reports, and files; budget monitoring and assisting in budget
preparation; interpret and apply policies, procedures and rules and regulations;
communicate effectively both orally and in writing; train and direct office
assistant and students in clinic operations.
2. Familiarity with all data, tools, equipment & instruments relative to the dental
program and ability to ensure all are operational or arrange for service as needed.
Previous knowledge on sterilization techniques in dental clinics/offices.
3. Experience in ordering supplies relative to the dental program and maintaining
4. Previous experience complying with environmental health and safety regulations
necessary to use and dispose of hazardous materials in a clinic environment.
Experience in maintaining a HIPPA compliant office.
5. Previous experience in & training to oversee the full operation of the Dental
clinic from patient intake to maintaining all aspects of the daily clinic
It is the District’s policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment
and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity, and are not
subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis
of ethnic group identity, race, color, ancestry, religion, marital status, sex,
national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual
orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information,
veteran status, parental status, citizenship or because an individual is perceived
to have one or more of these characteristics or based on association with a person
or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.