Instrument Sterilization Attendant, Penn Dental Medicine

Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Posted
08 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
08 Feb 2021
Ref
JR00022639
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Posted Job Title

Instrument Sterilization Attendant, Penn Dental Medicine

Job Profile Title

Instrument Sterilization Attendant A

Job Description Summary

The Instrument Sterilization Attendant is responsible for the decontamination, cleaning, identification, and assembly of all the dental instruments used throughout the Penn Dental Medicine clinics. The Attendant must be able to select the correct method of sterilization of instruments and will be required to learn how to operate the various types of sterilization equipment utilized in the department. Additional responsibilities include delivery and inventory of equipment to and from the various clinics in the School of Dental Medicine.

Job Description

Individual will be required to decontaminate, clean, identify, and assemble the entire range of dental instruments used throughout the Penn Dental Medicine clinics. Individual must be able to select the correct method of sterilization of instruments.  Issue/collect instrument supplies and laboratory equipment utilizing scanning equipment.  Candidate will be required to learn how to operate the various types of sterilization equipment utilized by the department.  Additional responsibilities include delivery and inventory of equipment to and from the various clinics in PDM.  Cross-train and rotate to work in instrument dispensing areas of assigned dental clinics.  Cross-train in the Levy Research building to perform duties/tasks as required for sterilization of glassware and specified waste of the research labs.  Perform additional tasks as needed associated with those assigned clinics as directed by the clinic manager.  May be required to work occasional weekends and/or overtime as needed for preparation of student licensing exams (CDCA)

Qualifications:

An Associate's Degree or two year college equivalent and 0 to 1 year of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.  Dental or medical background helpful but not required. Must be able to push or pull up to 150 lbs. and lift up to 100 lbs. Must be able to follow detailed oral and written instructions. Be able to multi-task between responsibilities, to accurately complete assigned task in a fast-paced working environment. Required to work during preparations for ADEX exam held during the academic year. Occasional weekend and/or overtime work required.

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

School of Dental Medicine

Pay Range

$15.44 - $26.25

Affirmative Action Statement 

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements 

Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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