Dental Sterilization Aide

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Description/Job Summary

SUMMARY:
Under direct supervision, provides clinical support services involving sterilization, preparation, distribution, collection, and storage of medical supplies and equipment.

Responsibilities/Duties

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
Prepares instruments for sterilization and decontamination. 
Operates washer / sterilizer, heat sealer, autoclave, and sonic washer to clean, decontaminate, and sterilize instruments and equipment.  Adjusts and records pressure, temperature, and time in accordance with standard procedures. 
Sorts and stores sterilized instruments and equipment in appropriate area. 
Pre-packages cassettes, wraps cassettes in sterile paper, and attaches identification labels. 
Loads instrument carts with cassettes, supplies, and equipment according to patient care requirements.  Transports carts to appropriate clinic or service area. 
Receives, inspects, and verifies return of all contaminated instruments from students and faculty.  Transports these to Central Sterile Unit.  Initiates procedures regarding missing or damaged instruments. 
Logs instruments in and out using manual or bar code system.  Enters and retrieves data from computerized database. 
Completes requisitions to order supplies.  Receives, unpacks, labels, and places supplies in proper order on shelves or cluster cabinets. 
Maintains and updates logs and records of supply transactions.  Compiles and files documents such as packing slips, purchase requisitions, and vendor information. 
Observes universal precautions regarding the handling of infectious waste. 
Performs a variety of routine clerical duties such as answering phone, taking and relaying information, and filing.
 
Note: The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of this job. 
Incumbents perform other related duties assigned.  Specific duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.

Required Skills

Ability to perform basic arithmetic calculations.
Ability to follow oral and written instructions. 
Ability to communicate effectively orally and writing. 
Ability to perform extensive standing and walking.
Ability to push and pull carts of supplies to make deliveries around the building. 
Ability to lift, stock shelves, and load carts of supplies and equipment. 
Ability to maintain accurate and up-to-date records and logs. 
Ability to wear and work in personal protective equipment. 
General knowledge of universal precautions regarding the handling of infectious waste.

Preferred Skills

General knowledge of universal precautions regarding the handling of infectious waste.

Required Experience

1 year of related experience in materials management, central sterilization or similar healthcare setting. 

Preferred Experience

1 year of related experience in materials management, central sterilization or similar healthcare setting. 

Required Education

High school diploma or general education degree (GED);

Required Qualifications

Employees in this job class may be required to receive immunization shots to prevent illness due to exposure to bloodborne pathogens.


Overtime, weekend, on-call and shift work may be required.


This job description is designed to give an outline of what job duties are expected of this position.  As an outline it does not fully describe or limit the extent of the position’s duties.  The Corporation and its supervisors may amend the job description as it deems necessary, without advance notice.  The job description is not intend to create an employment contract and should not be construed as such.

Preferred Qualifications

1 year of related experience in materials management, central sterilization or similar healthcare setting. 

Details

Employees in this job class may be required to receive immunization shots to prevent illness due to exposure to bloodborne pathogens.
 
Overtime, weekend, on-call and shift work may be required.
 
This job description is designed to give an outline of what job duties are expected of this position. 
As an outline it does not fully describe or limit the extent of the position’s duties. 
UM FDSP Associates PA and its supervisors may amend the job description as it deems necessary, without advance notice. 
The job description is not intend to create an employment contract and should not be construed as such.

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U.M. FDSP Associates. P.A. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.