Marin Community Clinics

  • Dental Sterilization Technician

    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Types
    Regular Full Time
    Location
    US-CA-Novato
    Category
    Dental Support (DA, RDA)
  • Overview

     

    No prior Dental Sterilization experience required

     

    Dental sterilization technician is responsible for the sterilization of all dental instruments used in dental procedures, as well as any instruments laid out for possible use. Dental sterilization technician may also set up and break down dental armamentarium from operatories as needed.

     

    This positions requires flexibility to work weekends and evenings at both, San Rafael and Novato Dental Clinic locations as needed.  

     

    Responsibilities

     

    Organizes trays, instruments and treatment room drawers at all times.

    Prepares dental units for Dentist, stock units and ensures that units are clean at all times. 

    Maintaining the instruments and working areas in strict accordance with sterilization/ disinfection protocols.

    Sterilize all instruments and headpieces according to OSHA regulations

    Preparing and arranging instruments for the sterilization process.

    Wear heavy-duty utility gloves, a face shield and protective coverings when handling contaminated instruments.

    Put away and organize dental instruments in operatories for re-use.

    Operate sterilization machines (Autoclaves) safely, without risking burns or personal injury.

    Ensure that office sterilization procedures are documented and posted at all times 

    Break down, clean and set up operatories as needed to assist the dental assistants.

    Cross-training in other dental support positions as necessary.

    Escort patients to treatment room, seat patients and have proper set-up for procedure ready as needed.

    Conduct pre-patient staff meeting in the morning each day before starting shift.

    Comply with all OSHA, Dental Board and MCC policies.

    Oversee cleanliness of treatment room according to sterilization procedures

    Disinfect treatment rooms according to OSHA regulations

    Do Daily hand piece inventory

    Other duties as assigned.

     

    Qualifications

                                                

    High School Diploma

    Bilingual (Spanish /English) is preferred

    Must be able to communicate effectively verbally and written in English

    Ability to work in fast paced Community Health clinic environment

    Intermediate computer use experience, including MS Office/MS Outlook

    Ability to multitask and follow directions in fast paced clinic environment

    Ability to follow directions with high attention to detail

    Excellent interpersonal skills

    Must be able to work weekends and evenings as needed and be flexible to work at both, San Rafael and Novato Dental clinics

    Must be reliable and punctual

    Ability to stand for long periods of time and lift or move up to 25 pounds

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