Under general supervision, oversees the day to day activities of staff
providing clinical support services involving the sterilization,
preparation, distribution, collection, and storage of medical supplies
1. Supervises, trains, and evaluates staff. Determines daily work
priorities, assigns, and reviews work.
2. Prepares monthly staffing schedules and approves leave requests.
3. Assists in resolving daily problems related to service delivery
and equipment malfunction.
4. Coordinates the implementation of procedures regarding
sterilization operations, inventory control, and distribution.
5. Provides the resources for staff to perform their daily functions
such as scrub wear in central sterilization, lab coats in the
clinical areas; and supplies, materials, and instruments for
6. Monitors sterilization and quality assurance records. Prepares
7. Performs all of the duties of a Dental Sterilization Aide as
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: Three years in central sterilization or materials
management in a health care environment.
Through knowledge of central sterilization or materials management
operations, of sterilization decontamination procedure and universal
precautions regarding the handling of infectious waste. Ability to
communicate effectively orally and in writing. Ability to train,
supervise, and evaluate personnel. Ability to prepare reports and
maintain records. 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 use computers and other standard office equipment. Ability to wear
and work in personal protective equipment.
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.