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Simulation and Dental Laboratory Operations Coordinator

University of the Pacific
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
May 22, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

Simulation and Dental Laboratory Operations Coordinator

Primary Purpose:
Under the general supervision of the Pacific Healthcare Collaborative director, this role supports the instructional and operational needs of the sim clinic and effectively manages the dental laboratory operations.

Essential Functions:
  • Actively participate in laboratory exercises, providing instructional materials and lectures on laboratory procedures, technology, and management.
  • Produce and maintain training aids, including coordinating digital and stone cast fabrication for preclinical courses.
  • Correspond with vendors regarding payments, invoices, investigate discrepancies, and ensure procurement documentation is matched and processed timely.
  • Maintain and update vendor databases and organize files systematically.
  • Assist with annual inventories, preparing student kits, and ordering student apparel, including smocks and gloves.
  • Support and maintain quality assurance for all clinical cases and laboratory operations, adhering to departmental policies and procedures.
  • Maintain material safety data sheets and update the Environmental Health & Safety Specialist as necessary.
  • Support developing and implementing digital technologies within the clinic and laboratory settings.
  • Manage day-to-day operations of the student store, including cashiering, customer service via various communication platforms, and merchandise display.
  • Design, select, order, and monitor the inventory of apparel and insignia that aligns with the University brand.
  • Compose correspondence, create flyers, and manage notifications relating to store policies and updates.
  • This position supports Sim Lab training and dental laboratory professional services. Its primary duty is assisting students in obtaining the materials and equipment they need for their instruction and selling the items that students choose to purchase.
  • Perform other duties as assigned, ensuring flexible coverage of staff needs and operational demands.

University of the Pacific recognizes that diversity, equity, and inclusion is foundational to the success of our valued students and employees. We prioritize policy and decision-making that demonstrates awareness of, and responsiveness to, the ways socio-cultural forces related to race, gender, ability, sexuality, socio-economic status, etc. impede or propel students, faculty, and staff.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Certified Dental Technician (CDT); Graduate of an accredited two (2) year dental laboratory technology program.
  • Five (5) years as a Certified Dental Technician focusing on ceramics and experience in customer service or retail operations.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field.
  • Additional courses or experience in teaching, prosthodontics, and related fields.
  • Administrative or retail management experience, particularly in a higher education or healthcare setting.
  • Previous customer service experience.
  • Experience with the use of inventory control systems.
  • Basic oral anatomy, dental materials, basic accounting, retail practices, and inventory control principles.
  • Construct and explain various dental prostheses, monitor clinical designs, manage inventory using POS systems, and communicate effectively across all levels of interaction
  • Experience and sensitivity in working with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Demonstrated experience in advancing social justice, equity, and inclusion in a university setting.
  • Ability to engage and integrate culturally responsive practices and knowledge in their work.

Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive 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.

Requires alternate sitting and standing throughout the working day. Occasional lifting of objects up to twenty-five (25) pounds.

Work Environment/Work Week/Travel:
Work performed during standard business hours.

Hiring Range: $19.58 - $28.85 per hour. We consider factors such as, but not limited to, scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s qualifications, internal equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.

Background Check Statement:
All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment are required to execute a release and authorization for a background screening.

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University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.



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