Sterilization Technician Senior

Job description

Job Title:

Sterilization Technician Senior

Requisition Number:


Working Title:

Sterilization Processing Technician Senior

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; and hours are based on processing needs of the department.

Job Summary:

This position will serve as the 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 posses upon hire or obtain within 2 years sterile processing certification as a condition of employment. Must maintain the certification throughout employments.

IEBC (Internal Employee Being Considered).

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities:

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 (CSBPD or IAHCSMM) withing 2 years and must maintain the cretification 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.




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Job No:
Posted: 5/1/2021
Application Due: 5/7/2021
Work Type: Full Time