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Dental Sterilization Technician, 73399

University of Missouri-Kansas City
UMKC Hospt Hill Campus

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Job Title: Dental Sterilization Technician, 73399
Location: UMKC Hospt Hill Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 37886
Hiring Department

Dental School

Job Description The UMKC School of Dentistry is looking for a reliable Dental Instrument Assistant (Clinical Technian I) to join the Central Sterilization team. An ideal candidate for this positon understands the importance of following infection control procedures and policies, including both OSHA and UMKC guidlines, and recognizes names and uses of common dental equipment. Approximately 30% of the day is spent pushing and pulling heavy carts. Duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Prepare dental cassettes, bur blocks, and other equipment and ensure that the cassettes are complete, sterilized and ready to be checked out for patient treatment.
  • Prepare dental hand pieces and ensure that they are complete, in proper working order, and ready to be checked out for patient treatment
  • Pull equipment twice daily for student mailboxes, load and unload mailboxes, and check in unused equipment.
  • Inventory instruments and sterilize equipment in Graduate Clinics.
  • Periodically perform routine cleaning and basic maintenance checks on various equipment.
  • Assist with state boards
Minimum Qualifications
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • At least 1 year of experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities can be acquired is necessary.
Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of dental materials and equipment is preferred but not required.

Full Time/Part Time

Full time, benefit-eligible position


$11.54 - $14.50

Application Deadline

Review of applications and interviews will begin immediately! Apply online today!

Application Instructions

Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of five references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.

Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

If you are experiencing technical problems, please call (800) 488-5288.



  • Paid week of winter break leave
  • Biweekly pay checks
  • Health, dental, or vision insurance that starts day one
  • Paid time off plan that includes 37 days your first year
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Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor - Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.


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UMKC Statement on Diversity

UMKC values diversity as central to its mission as an urban-serving research university and as a driver of excellence in teaching and learning. UMKC embraces a broad spectrum of diversities, including race, ethnicity, culture, nationality, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, linguistic ability, learning style, religion, socioeconomic and veteran status, life experiences, educational level and family structure. For more information on our diversity mission, visit the Office of Diversity and Inclusion website:

UMKC is the largest comprehensive, fully accredited university in the Kansas City area. Our students come from all 50 states and over 85 countries, enriching our community with diverse perspectives. With more than 125 academic areas, our students have a lot of opportunities to explore on their way to discovering and creating their perfect career. We are at the heart of a thriving urban area where the city’s life and energy influence everything that happens here. We are Kansas City’s university and we can’t wait for you to join us! Find out more about UMKC in the About UMKC section of our website.

Details about UMKC’s community and the benefits of being an employee can be found on our careers page.

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