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
Work Schedule Summary
Monday through Friday 8:00AM – 5:00PM
VP Area U of U Health - Academics
Department 01478 - SOD - EDUCATION
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range 14.51 - 20.00
Open Until Filled Yes
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.
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
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.
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.
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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