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Clinical Technician II, Dental Clinic Dispensary, UMKC School of Dentistry

University of Missouri Kansas City
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Nov 17, 2023

Job Details

Hiring Department

Dental Clinic, UMKC School of Dentistry

Job Description

The School of Dentistry is looking for a reliable and self- motivated Clinical Technician II to work both independently and in a team environment as part of our Dental Clinic Dispensary Team.

This team is responsible for dispensing and receiving supplies and equipment for dental students and faculty in the Dental Clinic. The team also assist students with identifying and selecting the correct material for the procedure to be performed in the various Dental Clinics within the School of Dentistry. We see over 200+ patients per day!

This position is a works /learning environment, supporting Faculty, Staff, and Students and is a place for all to excel and grow professionally. You will be part of a team effort that provides student education and dental care for the community. You will work with pleasant and outgoing people from different departments throughout the building. One of the brightest sides of working at the dental school is meeting all of our new students for the first time and greeting them with a smile.

Our vision is to help dental and dental hygiene students achieve their goals to be the best-qualified clinicians upon graduation.

Effective interpersonal and communication skills are essential in all aspects of the position. It is critical that the person in this job understands the importance of infection control procedures and following procedures and policies, recognizes names and uses of dental equipment, and complies with OSHA, Hazmat, and UMKC guidelines

Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Dispense and receive supplies and equipment for dental students and faculty
  • Assist students with identifying and selecting the correct material for the procedure to be performed
  • Ensure that dental equipment and supplies that are returned are properly sterilized/disinfected/disposed of following patient treatment
  • Restocking of disposable materials in dispensary work area, clinic floor lab, and student carts.
  • Maintain cleanliness of dispensary work area and surfaces
  • Periodic laundry of blankets, faculty clinic coats, and staff department jackets
  • Periodic cleaning and basic maintenance checks on a variety of equipment
  • Assist with student trial and WERB/ADEC boards as needed
Minimum Qualifications
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • At least 1 year of experience is necessary from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities
    can be acquired.
  • Certifications as required by regulatory agencies is necessary.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Working knowledge of dental materials and equipment
  • Previous experience with detail-oriented tasks
  • Previous experience in a customer service environment
Anticipated Hiring Range

Up to $17.00 per hour, commensurate with experience, education, and internal equity.

Position is eligible for a $1,000 hiring incentive (for more information, see HR-104 Hiring Incentives for Faculty and Staff )

Application Materials

Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of five references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.

Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

If you are experiencing technical problems, please call (800) 488-5288.

Note, you must provide a description of job duties for each Work Experience entry on your application. Please carefully review the application instructions section of our Careers page prior to submitting your materials.

Application Deadline

Review of applications will begin immediately. Position will remain open until filled. Apply today!

Other Information

40 hours per week (1.0 FTE), fully benefit-eligible, staff position.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. As part of your total compensation, the University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, short- and long-term disability, paid parental leave, paid caregiver leave, and educational fee discounts for all four UM System campuses. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at .

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research, and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy applies to all employment decisions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations. For more information, visit or call Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Office of Equity & Title IX at 816-235-6910.



The University of Missouri-Kansas City, one of four universities of the University of Missouri System (UM System), is a doctoral research-intensive public university offering traditional and interdisciplinary programs. The University is designated as a high research activity university by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education and is home to 13 colleges and schools; indeed, few urban universities have the depth and breadth of disciplines (ranging from medicine to the performing arts) offered at UMKC. The University enrolls more than 16,000 students, coming from 48 states and more than 95 countries, in more than 125 academic areas. The student population includes 47% undergraduates, 31% graduates and 22% dual-enrolled HS students. Providing a stimulating classroom experience is paramount at UMKC. The institution’s diverse and international faculty hold doctorates or the highest degree in their field at an impressive 83%. UMKC has earned national and international recognition for the quality of its faculty, students, research and community leadership.

UMKC aspires to be an exemplary public urban research university of the 21st century, pursuing excellence as a human-centric learning and discovery community, fostering equity, diversity and inclusion to enrich the lives of the people and region we serve.

As an urban research university, our mission at the University of Missouri-Kansas City is to promote learning through the discovery, preservation, and dissemination of knowledge of public value across a broad spectrum of disciplines and fields of study. UMKC celebrates the individual and embodies diversity and inclusion by intertwining these goals with innovation to enable transformational impact aimed at bringing cultural, social, health, and economic prosperity to the metropolitan, regional and global communities we serve.

The University is located in a Kansas City metropolitan area that is among the most entrepreneurial cities in America with a population of more than 2.4 million and a diverse portfolio of industries and businesses. Home to a diverse base of corporate centers, high-tech firms and prominent non-profits, Kansas City is an inspiring example of 21st century economic transformation, with UMKC sitting at its heart. From thriving corporate headquarters such Garmin to tech startups such as ZOLOZ and ShotTracker, KC’s business community is strong.

Kansas City offers the best of both worlds—a vibrant, urban community with Midwestern appeal. The city’s rich history and its modern-day, innovative thinking come together to create an eclectic group of neighborhoods that offer a little something for everyone. From thriving arts districts, an energetic downtown nightlife, casual to upscale shopping and champion sports teams, you will have no problem making yourself at home. Of course, one of Kansas City’s biggest claims to fame is its food, especially its world-famous barbecue. Foodies will delight in the culinary scene found throughout the city. Ranging from award-winning chefs to cozy pizza joints, Kansas City definitely is not lacking any flavor.

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