UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

DENTAL CLINIC SUPERVISOR 1

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

8477 (SEIU Local 925 Clerical Supervisory)

CLASS SERIES CONCEPT

Supervise staff and coordinate dental clinic patient care activities and related training/teaching programs.

BASIC FUNCTION

Supervise dental assistants and other support staff providing patient services and participating in teaching activities in a clinic. Develop clinic procedures and/or assist in the development of school-wide dental clinic programs and procedures.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

With delegated authority, interview and recommend selection of applicants, conduct training, assign and schedule work, act upon leave requests, conduct annual performance evaluations and recommend disciplinary action. Under general direction, coordinate dental clinic activities, including implementing clinic procedures, establishing work schedules, maintaining records and inventory and assisting in the development of dental clinic programs and procedures. Supervise employees who perform patient service activities and assist in teaching/training programs.

TYPICAL WORK

Supervise technical and support staff in a dental specialty or service clinic;

Prepare and coordinate clinic schedules of dental assistants, support staff and dental students;

Assist in planning, implementing and interpreting policies and procedures related to program or service areas, review practices and policy statements and suggest changes to senior administrative staff/faculty;

Prepare/review requests for equipment, supplies and services for assigned area; maintain inventory records;

Develop clinic procedures and update reference manual;

Coordinate student activity in clinic area with respect to patient records, clinic requirements, schedule changes and block assignments;

Gather data and compile statistics to assist in the preparation of budgets;

Participate in management conferences;

Assist in the development of programs/procedures impacting several clinics;

Perform chairside dental assistant duties as required;

Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Four years of experience as a dental assistant in a general practice setting or dental school clinic, or equivalent. Completion of an accredited dental assistant training program AND current certification as a dental assistant (CDA) or the ability to obtain same within six months.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

Legal Requirement

Registration with the State of Washington as a Dental Assistant

CLASSIFICATION HISTORY

New Class: 1-15-81
Revise Class: 8-5-88
Revise MQ: 7-2-90
New to SEIU: 11-16-02

CSR Class Conversion (mc): 06-01-05

Revise Class: Updated Minimum Qualifications to reflect legal requirements under WAC 246-817-190. Classification revisions negotiated with SEIU 925; approved 11-09-09, effective 12-01-09.