OBJECTIVE/OVERVIEW: This position is located in the U of M Community-University Health Care Center Dental Clinic (CHUCC). The employee will oversee the sterilization and storage of all dental instruments. The employee will assist the Dental Clinic Manager in measures around quality and safety, such as running weekly spore tests on the autoclaves and checking the eyewash station weekly. The employee will assist in the overall flow of the dental clinic, including rooming patients and turning over rooms. The employee will also help with dental scheduling and other administrative tasks, such as reminder calls.
Reporting Relationship: No direct reports.
Essential Functions & Percentage for Each Function:
1. Sterilize instruments/equipment and maintain a standard of infection control (50-60%) • Wear gloves and safety glasses while in the sterilization room. • Meet all sterilization and documentation criteria set by OSHA and CDC, ADA • Make sure all instruments and equipment are properly sterilized and are re-circulated. Disinfect the dental treatment room according to CUHCC protocol
2. Assist clinical staff (30-50%) • Schedule appointments through EMR and EDR and Dentrix • Greet and room patients • Answer phones/telephone techniques • Take blood pressure as needed • Work with staff and agency interpreters as needed • Fax records as needed • Email x-rays as needed • Set-up and turn over rooms • Confirm all dental appointments two days ahead • Make sure labels or patient identification is on all records/documents • Scan documentation into dental chart as needed
3. Maintain inventory levels and stock operatories. Check in new supplies. (5%) • Daily - stock rooms, sterilization area, and any other area where we keep extra supplies. • Maintain a list of supplies needed on the “To be ordered list” • Notify building maintenance manager when Nitrous and Oxygen tanks are low.
4. Participate on staff development, quality assurance, compliance committees, etc. (5%)
5. Other duties as assigned
Required Competencies Customer service skills Cultural sensitivity/competence Team work Time management Inter-personal relationship skills
*CUHCC reserves the right to change or add duties to this position description.
Salary: $16.24 - 19.84 per hour
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
Required Qualifications: -Successful completion of an accredited Central Sterile Processing training program, or three (3) months experience as Hospital Central Services Technician or equivalent. Must be able to stand on feet for entire work shift, able to lift 40 pounds chest high, be able to bend and stoop repeatedly in the handling of materials. -Experience in a dental clinic. -Infection control knowledge. -Current in CPR. -Experience with electronic health records.
Preferred Qualifications: -Experience in a community clinic setting -Experience working with sterilization/autoclaves. -Bi-lingual (Hmong/Somali/Spanish). -Graduate of a dental assisting program.
Internal Number: 333701
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