Instrument Sterilization Technician - Trainee

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University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus
School of Dental Medicine
HCS Trainee I – Instrument Sterilization Technician
Position #00211964 – Requisition #20229

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The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

The School of Dental Medicine, Sterilization/Distribution Unit has an opening for a full-time University Staff (unclassified) Instrument Sterilization Technician - Trainee position.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a public education, clinical and research facility serving 4,500 students, and a world-class medical destination at the forefront of life-changing science, medicine, and healthcare. CU Anschutz offers more than 42 highly rated degree programs through 6 schools and colleges, and receives over $500 million in research awards each year. We are the single largest health professions education provider in Colorado, awarding nearly 1,450 degrees annually. Powered by our award-winning faculty, renowned researchers and a reputation for academic excellence, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus drives innovation from the classroom to the laboratory to the delivery of unparalleled patient care. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here. 

Job Summary: 

The Instrument Sterilization Technician - Trainee provides entry-level support in the sterilization of instruments and equipment under the direct supervision of the unit supervisor.

Tasks associated with this position are very structured in nature for training and gaining the appropriate experience to move to the next classification. Tasks are performed under direct supervision and with detailed instruction. Position may be challenged with learning terminology or process – guidance is given by the immediate supervisor and/or lead support positions, as well as enrollment in a training program.  


  • Interaction with sterilization staff and supervisor on a daily basis to meet the demands of clinical and educational operations. 
Working Schedules:

  • Position may be assigned weekend and/or evening shifts
  • Position may be assigned a 4/10 work week schedule
Examples of Work Performed:

Instrument and Equipment Sterilization – 100% (Essential Function):

  • This position has responsibility for the cleaning and decontamination of all instruments and equipment according to established procedures and techniques
  • Ensuring proper functioning of equipment and cleaning the sanitizing machines and equipment and maintaining a level of sterilized instruments for distribution
  • Inventory cassettes and instruments and disburse the sterile reusable instruments to the operatories and clinical units
  • Provide oversight of the collection of used and disbursed instruments to begin the sterilization process
  • Prepares specialized instruments set-ups for undergraduate students, residents and faculty to be used during dental patient treatment
  • On occasion, this position may be assigned other duties needed to help drive to the vision, fulfill the mission, and uphold the organizational values of CU Denver/Anschutz and the SDM
Salary and Benefits:
The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $26,532 - $29,604.

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

This position is eligible for overtime compensation.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.

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Diversity and Equity:

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at [email protected] 

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.

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. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • No prior education or experience required
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with dental instrument terminology
Competencies/Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal)

Job Category: Professional Support Services
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Feb 17, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing




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Job No:
Posted: 2/18/2021
Application Due: 5/19/2021
Work Type: Full Time