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University of Utah Sterile Processing Tech in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 03/22/2021

Requisition Number PRN25608B

Job Title PS Sterile Processing Tech

Working Title Sterile Processing Tech

Job Grade UGR

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday through Friday 8:00AM – 5:00PM

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 01478 - SOD - EDUCATION

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 14.51 - 20.00

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

This position is responsible for sterilizing and decontaminating dental instruments and

supplies for use in the School of Dentistry clinics. Assembles dental cassettes and tracks

the total inventory of instruments, disposables, and dental equipment. Employee is

responsible for the monitoring of biological and chemical indicators to ensure quality and

consistency for sterilization of instruments and dental supplies.

This position is not responsible for providing patient care.

Category I: Mandatory Required on Campus or at Health Care Facilities.



This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work

performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be

interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications

required of employees assigned to the job.

Essential Functions

Prepares and sterilizes dental instruments and supplies according to established

procedures and techniques. Verifies that equipment functions properly, and verifies the

repair or replacement of defective instruments.

Sorts sets of instrument trays and dental equipment in a timely manner.

Barcoding, inventorying, and assembling dental instruments, cassettes, and equipment.

Delivers sterilized supplies to, and retrieves used supplies and trays from dispensary and

clinic locations.

Inspects and ensures proper functioning of instruments and equipment; facilitates the

replenishment of low, broken or missing items.

Maintaining sterilization records and inventory reports.

• Adhering to manufacturer, University Hospital, and


guidelines for reprocessing

instruments and equipment.

Problem Solving

Ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined above. Demonstrated

human relation and effective communication skills. Basic knowledge of dental


Ability to accurately detect blood that may remain on instruments before proceeding with

the next step of sterilization.

Ability to follow written and verbal instructions.

Ability to perform environmental maintenance duties and assists in maintaining inventory

levels. Ability to work and communicate with clients and customers to satisfy their


Demonstrated ability to acquire and utilize a comprehensive understanding of various

sterilizers and sterilization methods; understand departmental supply requests and

determine appropriate alternative supplies in the case of unavailability; prioritize

workload and requests for supplies and trays.

Ability to rotate shifts as needed.


Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an


This position involves intermediate working conditions in a healthcare setting that may

exert up to 50 pounds any may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, or

otherwise moving objects. The incumbent may face exposure to potentially dangerous

contaminated body fluids, used needles, razor blades, knives, bone shavings, pieces of

glass, and other contaminants as part of the daily hazards of the job and must wear

protective attire at all times. The position also requires standing or walking for long

periods of time.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


Type Benefited Staff

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Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.