The Sterilization Tech is responsible for the sterilization, maintenance, and
organization of instruments, maintenance of the ultrasonic cleaner, the
autoclave, and other materials in the sterilization area. Also tracks inventory
to assist Lead Dental Assistant with supply shortage list when needed. Implant
Knowledge a plus.
Duties and Responsibilities
a.Responsible for stocking assigned room at the start of the day and cleaning
that room before closing.
b.Familiar with OSHA standards and office SOPs concerning the cleaning and
handling of instruments and the handling of biohazardous waste.
c.Break down trays as they come in from exams and treatments; dispose of single
use items and disposables in accordance with SOPs.
d.Clean instruments and processes them through the ultrasonic cleaner, the
e.Maintain a separation of the dirty and clean side of the sterilization area
while performing duties.
f.Store packaged sterile instruments according to guidelines so that all staff
members can retrieve and account for instruments quickly.
g.Replenish trays with instruments once they complete the sterilization cycle;
replace trays in the operatory cabinets.
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8-5 and Friday 8-2.
Location: I-10 between Beltway 8 and xxx.