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Employment Opportunities - Staff

Listed below are the job opportunities available in the College of Dentistry at this time. All listed positions will comply with University regulations regarding Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employment before hiring.  

Learn more and/or apply at the Jobs@UIowa website -  Use the Search feature and enter the desired Requisition number as listed below.

100% Clinical Care/Specialized Services Supervisor (Manager, Sterilization Services) – Req #69079

Management responsiblility for the College of Dentistry Instrument Sterilization and Management System, including monitoring decontamination, assembly, sterilization, health and safety testing, inventory, storage and distributions of all dental instruments and supplies used in patient care at five core dental care delivery centers:  the College of Dentistry, Center for Disabilities and Development, Muscatine Clinics, Hawkeye Oral Surgery, as well as collegiate outreach programs.  This position is responsible for monitoring water delivery system to meet EPA standards. This position has responsibility for administrative supervision of 16 technical staff and student hourly employees servicing 19 dental and specialty clinics, 276 clinical operatories and 14 surgical suites.  REQUIRES:  Master’s degree in a relevant health science or equivalent field, or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience; 3 - 5 years of relevant experience, to include the following skillsets - at least 3 years administrative supervisory experience, significant experience with dental or medical Instrument processing, and Sterilization, unit management, etc.  DESIRABLE:  Experience with OSHA standards and CDC guidelines; Certification/Membership in IAHCCSMM (International Association of Health Care Central Service Materials Management); Membership in OSAP (Organization of Safety and Asepsis Procedures); Experience with management and disposal of hazardous chemicals; Experience with EPA water standards in a healthcare setting; and Knowledge and experience with N2O testing in a healthcare setting.  For more information and to apply, go to:, reference Req #69079.    On Extended Advertising.

80% Dental Hygienist – Periodontics – Req #69200

Performs educational, therapeutic, preventive and diagnostic dental hygiene procedues delegated by and under the surpervision of a licensed/permitted dentist.  REQUIRES:  Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in Dental Hygiene or equivalent is required; License to practice dental hygiene in the State of Iowa is required; Local anesthesia permit issued by the State of Iowa is required; Hygienists administering nitrous oxide must meet educational criteria in accordance with the rules of the Iowa Board of Dental Examiners; and Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.  DESIRABLE:  Proficient working with electronic health records; Periodontal dental hygiene experience; and Experience educating pre-doctoral and post-doctoral dental students regarding the dental hygienist’s role in the dental healthcare team.  For more information and to apply, go to:, reference Req #69200Advertising:  06/17/2016 – 07/01/2016

80% Dental Assistant II – Periodontics – Req #018463

Assist and work with dentists, graduate students, and dental students within the Periodontics clinic. Duties include chair side dental assisting (including surgical procedures), clinical unit setup and cleanup, assisting and interacting with patients, charting patient records into electronic records system, develop radiographs, and assist with the clinical supplies inventory.  Requires:  Current certificate of registration to practice as a dental assistant issued by the Iowa Board of Dental Examiners; current Iowa certificate of proficiency in dental radiography; and successful c0mpletion of an ADAA Dental Assistance program or two years of chairside dental assistant experience assisting in four-handed method of dentistry.  Desirable:  periodontal experience; surgical implant experience; and experience with elderly and medically compromised patients.   For more information and to apply, go to:, reference Req #69079.    Advertising 06/21/2016 – 06/27/2016.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.