Health Care Manager

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University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Dental Medicine

Health Care Manager

Position #00741035 - Requisition #11893

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus ranks among the top institutions nationally in clinical care, education and research. Its 230-acre campus, designed to enhance collaboration and interprofessional education, hosts the College of Nursing; the Schools of Dental Medicine, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Public Health; the Graduate School; a Health Sciences Library; and two hospitals. Strategically located contiguous to the campus are a biosciences research park and the soon-to-be-completed Veterans Hospital. CU Anschutz offers two undergraduate degrees, 35 graduate degrees, and five first-professional programs. More than 4,000 students learn alongside faculty members who also make meaningful medical discoveries and provide expert clinical care through 1.5 million patient-visits annually. A hub for research and innovation, CU Anschutz receives over $400 million in research awards each year and has filed 1,300 patent applications and formed 53 new companies since 2002.

The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus is seeking applications for a Health Care Manager. This full-time, University Staff (non-classified) position has the responsibility to oversee the School of Dental Medicine's clinical dispensaries and related dental assisting staff throughout the School of Dental Medicine ensuring that all clinics provide material, instruments and equipment in support of patient care. This position will be responsible for the proper sterile processing and distribution of all dental instrumentation in the School of Dental Medicine Central Processing Dept. area and all dispensing areas that support clinical patient care. In addition, the position will be responsible for the supervision for all dental assistant floaters in all clinical areas.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Under the direction of the Health Care Program Director, provide direction and management to dental instrumentation.
  • Coordinate work assignments to ensure timely and efficient schedule dispensary management. Approve request for leave. Conduct annual performance evaluation and midyear progress reviews; create annual performance plans for classified staff under supervision. Recommend corrective and disciplinary actions for supervised employees, if necessary. Conduct interviews with applicants and make recommendations to the Health Care Program Director regarding hiring, and promotions.
  • In conjunction with the Health Care Program Director provide direction and management in all areas of clinical operations in regards to infection control procedures and policies to ensure the School of Dental Medicine is in compliance with OSAP (Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention) and CDC (Central for Disease Control) regulations and guidelines.
  • Help establish protocols for the packaging and maintenance of dental instrument kits and equipment in support of clinical operations in the student clinics. In addition, coordinate all material management and instrument needs with the Material Management Department. Maintain instrument-tracking system to ensure instrument requirements are met in support of patient care.
  • In coordination with the Health Care Program Director, develop internal quality control measures and standard operating procedures in all aspects of dental instrumentation sterilization and dispensing processes.
  • Demonstrate, instruct, train and advise clinical personnel on policies, guidelines and work processes as applied to sterilization processing, infection control and dispensing dental instrumentation, materials and equipment.
  • Conduct dispensary audits along with clinical manager, prepares and submit audit reports of findings.
  • Perform audits of sterilization process logs in an effort to ensure sterile process documentation are complete and accurate; maintain records of daily counts of non-barcoded processed items.
  • Perform other job related duties as assigned.

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.

Salary and Benefits:

The hiring salary for this position is $60,514 - $100,806 and is negotiable and commensurate with skills and experience. This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in a Healthcare related field
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in the management of a sterile processing and distribution program.
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience supervising staff in a dental related field. Includes training, performance planning, evaluation and disciplinary actions.


A combination of education and experience where an equivalent amount of knowledge could be acquired or work experience on a year for year basis

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Certification either as a Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) from the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM) or as a Sterile Processing and Distribution (SPD) Technician from the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD).

Competencies / Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of sterilization, infection control, material management, dental instrumentation and dental instrument dispensing procedures as they relate to a clinical environment.
  • The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Faculty, Staff, Students, Residents and professional personnel at all levels.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with all pertinent parties.
  • An understanding of information technology as it relates to material management and dispensing of dental instrumentation.
  • Ability to conceptualize operational problems and develop options for problem resolution.

Special Instructions to Applicants:*Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at * REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS: 1). A cover letter/letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications. 2) A current resume/CV. 3) List of 3-5 professional references. Questions should be directed to Malaika White at [email protected]

Reference checks are a standard step in our hiring process. You may be asked to provide contact information, including e-mail addresses, for up to 5 references if you are referred to the Hiring Authority for an interview. We will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Application Materials Instructions:Application Deadline: January 26, 2018

Job Category: Health Care

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20429 - SDM-Dental Clinic Support Srvc

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Jan 4, 2018

Closing Date: Jan 26, 2018, 11:59:00 PM

Posting Contact Name: Malaika White

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00741035





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Posted: 3/14/2018
Application Due: 4/1/2018
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