Under direst supervision, provides clinical support services involving
sterilization, preparation, distribution, collection, and storage of
medical supplies and equipment.
1. Prepares instruments for sterilization and decontamination.
2. Operates washer/sterilizer, heat sealer, autoclave, and sonic
washer to clean, automate, decontaminate, and sterilize
instruments and equipment. Adjusts and records pressure,
temperature, and time in accordance with standard procedures.
3. Sorts and stores sterilized instruments and equipment in
4. Pre-packages cassettes, wraps cassettes in sterile paper, and
attaches identification labels.
5. Loads instrument carts with cassettes, supplies, and equipment
according to patient care requirements. Transports carts to
appropriate clinic or service area.
6. Receives, inspects, and verifies return of all contaminated
instruments from students and faculty. Transports these to
Central Sterile Unit. Initiates procedures regarding missing or
7. Logs instruments in and out using manual or bar code system.
Enters and retrieves data from computerized database.
8. Completes requisitions to order supplies. Receives, unpacks,
labels, and places supplies in proper order on shelves or cluster
9. Maintains and updates logs and records of supply transactions.
Compiles and files documents such as packing slips, purchase
requisitions, and vendor information.
10. Observes Universal Precautions regarding the handling of
11. Performs a variety of routine clerical duties such as answering
phones, 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.
EDUCATION: High-school diploma or GED.
EXPERIENCE: One year in central sterilization or materials management
in a health care environment.
General knowledge of sterilization and decontamination procedures for
dental instruments. General knowledge of universal precautions
regarding the handling of infectious waste. Ability to perform basic
mathematics. Ability to follow oral and written instructions. Ability
to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Ability to perform
extensive standing and walking. Ability to push and pull carts of
supplies to make deliveries around building. Ability to lift, stock
shelves, and load carts of supplies and equipment. Skill in operating
equipment such as sonic washers, sterilizers, autoclaves, heat
sealers, and sharpening wheels. Ability to operate computers and other
standard office equipment. Ability to maintain accurate and up-to-date
records and logs. Ability to wear and work in personal protective
OTHER: Except for qualifications established by law, additional
related experience and formal education in which one has gained the
knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the
work of the job class may be substituted for the education or
experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college
credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Candidates selected for employment may be subject to medical inquiries
and/or medical examination to determine ability to perform the job.
Employees in this job class may be required to receive immunization
shots to prevent illness due to exposure to bloodborne pathogens.