Sterilization Technician Senior

Job description

This position will serve as a team lead for the Dentistry Sterilization Division, will provide training for new staff, and will assume the duties of the supervisor in the supervisor's absence.

The person in this position is responsible for performing instrument cleaning, sterilization and packaging; and the distribution and collection of dental procedural/surgical kits and instruments. The successful candidate will assuring patient safety and infection control while providing exceptional customer service.

To be considered for this position, candidates must possess upon hire or obtain within 2 years sterile processing certification as a condition of employment. Must maintain the certification throughout employments.

Job Title
Sterilization Technician Senior

Requisition Number

Working Title

Department Name
7A121:Dentistry-Shared Services

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Grade Level

Salary Range

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education


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Required Related Experience

2 yrs

Required License/ Registration/Certification

Sterile Processing Certification (CSBPD or IAHCSMM) within 2 years

Physical Requirements

Lifting, pushing, or pulling of objects up to 50 lbs, standing/walking for extended periods of time, handling sharp instruments


Monday - Friday, 8 hours per day. Hours are based on processing needs of the department.


Leadership, teamwork, excellent communication skill, patience, accuracy, attention to detail, hand & finger dexterity & motor skill, knowledge of sterilization and packaging processes & procedures, knowledge of safety hazards, maintaining records/logs and proper chain of command, teamwork, flexibility, positive attitude and behaviors, ability to work in a stressful environment. Must possess or receive Sterile Processing certification (CSBPDor IAHCSMM) withing 2 years and must maintain the certification throughout employment.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Experience in sterile processing in a dental setting preferred

Deadline to Apply

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * University of Kentucky HealthCare recognizes a set of values that guide us in our daily interactions. By applying for a position within UK Healthcare, you are indicating your commitment and expressing your agreement to our five values. These values are diversity, innovation, respect, compassion, and teamwork. Please choose one of the UK Healthcare values and give a specific example when you exhibited this quality in your professional experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Describe your sterilization technician experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Describe your training and experience with quality control, safety and sterilization processes.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Please indicate your paid experience in sterile processing.
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years, up through 5 years
    • More than 5 years
  5. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • Institute for Diversity in Health Management
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
    Optional Documents
    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter





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    Job No:
    Posted: 11/8/2018
    Application Due: 11/22/2018
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