Employment Opportunities

Available Employment Opportunities at Western Technology Center

 

HEALTH CAREERS CERTIFICATION INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT - BURNS FLAT 

PRIMARY FUNCTION:  Assist in teaching health careers theory and skills and providing an environment that enables students to have meaningful learning experiences in order to gain the knowledge and applied skills needed for entry-level employment in the health care field and/or continued education in health careers. 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Students pursuing health careers education. 

REPORTS TO: Health Careers instructors at the Burns Flat and Sayre campuses. Additionally, assigned to the office of the Director of Instruction, who is responsible for supervision and evaluation, and evaluated annually in accordance with the provisions of the board's policy on performance appraisal reviews. 

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Must be a Licensed Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse with a minimum of one-year long-term care experience preferred. 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Current licensure in health field; CPR instructor certification preferred. 

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. 

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. 

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Ability to deal effectively with the public, school officials, and students of various ages.  Good working knowledge of the operating practices of technology education.  Excellent communication skills, attention to detail, ability to establish good rapport with department staff, users, vendors, and others is essential. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned. 

  1. Assist health instructors at Burns Flat and Sayre campuses.
  2. Assist in presenting curriculum.
  3. Assist licensed instructor in supervision of students.
  4. Assist in maintaining student records.
  5. Maintain health lab and lab inventory and supplies.
  6. Supervise students in lab and assist them with lab skills.
  7. Assist health instructors with student discipline. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to reach with hands and arms and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. 

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock. 

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 

INTER-OFFICE COMMUNICATIONS: It is essential to establish a mutual and reciprocal relationship with all staff and to cooperate with peers by operating jointly and courteously at all times.  The purpose should be to keep a conflict-free working environment.  

CONFIDENTIALITY: The health careers instructor aide maintains the highest level of confidentiality regarding sensitive school, client, and student information. 

COMMENTS: 'The statements contained reflect general details as necessary to describe the principle functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.  

Instructional assistant employed ten (10) months do not earn vacation leave. 

The leave policy is in accordance with state law and WTC Board of Education Policies and Procedures.  

 

CLINICAL SUPERVISING DENTIST - WEATHERFORD

PRIMARY FUNCTION: To serve as a member of the clinical instruction team and provide diagnostic, consultative and referral services in compliance with Oklahoma law. The expertise of the supervising dentist contributes to optimum care for patients and optimum learning experiences for students.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Students enrolled in program.

REPORTS TO: Certified Personnel Staff Position assigned to the Office of the Assistant Superintendent, BIS, who is responsible for supervision and evaluation. Evaluated annually in accordance with the provisions of the Board’s policy on performance appraisal reviews for certified professional personnel. In addition, this individual will report to the University of Oklahoma, College of Dentistry (OUCOD), Department of Dental Hygiene Chair.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: The Clinical Supervising Dentist of the Dental Hygiene Program must have met all educational requirements to be a licensed dentist.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: The Clinical Supervising Dentist of the Dental Hygiene Program must be a licensed dentist and be in good standing with the Oklahoma Dental Association and other professional groups as may be required to maintain standing.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of students, managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to calculate students grades, figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Provide consultation to faculty and students regarding patient management and care.
  2. Provide supervision in compliance with the Oklahoma Dental Practice Act and the Rules and Regulations of the Oklahoma Board of Dentistry.
  3. Facilitate student abilities to work and communicate on a professional level as members of a healthcare team.
  4. Facilitate communication between the dental hygiene program, the dental assisting program and the local and regional dental professional community as well as with other healthcare providers.
  5. Foster the attitude of teamwork between oral healthcare workers.
  6. Serve as a role model in professional behavior.
  7. Maintain appropriate student/supervising dentist relationships.
  8. Maintain positive, professional relations with faculty and staff.
  9. Maintain knowledge in current standards of care.
  10. Maintain student/patient confidentiality.
  11. Be present at all clinical sessions in which patient care is being performed.
  12. Adherence to all University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry and Dental Hygiene Program protocols such as those relating to patient care, infection control, documentation, blood pressure guidelines, premedication and medical consultation.
  13. Clarification and guidance concerning medical history matters, including consultation with or referral to appropriate healthcare providers.
  14. Clarification and action for normal and abnormal findings of the extra-oral/intra-oral examination.
  15. Clarification and action for normal and abnormal findings of the radiographic examination.
  16. Prescription writing and/or standing orders for indicated radiographs, pit and fissure sealants, chemotherapeutic agents, local anesthesia, or other legally permissible procedures.
  17. Referral for oral healthcare diagnosis and/or specific needs.
  18. Help to ensure appropriate Patient and student documentation.
  19. Assist dental hygiene instructors when working with students in laboratory activities.
  20. Act as an advocate for the OUCOD Dental Hygiene Program and the dental hygiene profession.
  21. May at times, be required to proctor exams or observe lectures.

In addition to the above Duties and Responsibilities for the Dental Hygiene Program, the Duties and Responsibilities as related to the WTC Dental Assisting Program may include but are not limited to: 

  1. Be present at all clinical sessions in which fluoride treatments are being administered.
  2. Be present at all clinical sessions in which radiographs are being performed.
  3. Assist dental assisting students when practicing four-handed dentistry.
  4. Demonstrate administration of nitrous oxide.
  5. Assist dental assisting instructor when working with students in laboratory activities.
  6. May, at times, be required to proctor exams or observe lectures.
  7. Help to ensure appropriate patient and student documentation.
  8. Be or work toward becoming proficient in the use of dental software programs.
  9. Promote the dental assisting program throughout surrounding communities.
  10. Foster relationships between the dental assisting program and local dentists.
  11. Be or work toward becoming proficient in the use of an intraoral camera and related software.
  12. Be or work toward becoming proficient in the use of a digital camera and related software.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to reach with hands and arms and talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle or fee objects, tools, or controls.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk; sit; stoop, kneel crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

INTER-OFFICE COMMUNICATION: It is essential to establish a mutual and reciprocal relationship with all staff and to cooperate with peers by operating jointly and courteously at all times.  The purpose should be to keep a conflict free working environment.

CONFIDENTIALITY: Employee maintains highest level of confidentiality regarding sensitive school, client, and student information.

COMMENTS: The statements contained in this description reflect general details as a necessary to describe the principle functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.  Individuals may perform other duties as assign, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise to balance the workload.

This is a part-time ten (10) month position and does not earn vacation leave.

The leave policy is in accordance with state law and WTC Board of Education Policies and Procedures.

 

 

 

 

 


Non-Discrimination Policy: 

Western Technology Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status or religion. For inquiries concerning this policy contact HR Director, 580-562-3181, P.O. Box 1469 Burns Flat, OK 73524.