Sterile Supplies Specialist

  • Augusta University
  • Augusta, GA, USA
  • Dec 01, 2022
Full time Facilities Management

Job Description


Sterile Supplies Specialist

Augusta University

Sterile Supplies Specialist

About Us
Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than 9,000 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia's cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia's only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today.

Augusta University -
Our Health Sciences Campus:
1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912
Our Summerville Campus:
2500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904

College/Department Information
The Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University, we provide dental education to the next generation of professionals by offering hands-on education through innovative research, patient care, and service. Join other dental providers to improve the oral health of Georgia and beyond. The DCG was founded to provide the people of Georgia with quality dental care by educating students in dentistry. As a patient, you have the option to receive treatment in one of our three different practice models consisting of student clinics, resident care, or in the faculty practice. All dental treatments can be completed by the specialists in our facility. We also serve patients in more than 20 clinics across Georgia.

Job Summary
The Sterile Supplies Specialist is responsible for the sterilization and processing of supplies and instruments for distribution. Responsible for inspecting, sorting, disassembly/reassembly, manual and mechanical cleaning, biological processes, equipment operation, packaging, sterilizing, storing and distribution of sterile supplies. Work is performed under direct supervision and is reviewed by observation of results obtained. Also required to work ADEX (CRDTS) exams and mock boards, as well as, other special board certifications exercises throughout the year as needed requiring weekend work up to approximately 4-6 times per year.

The duties include, but are not limited to:

Assisting with the implementation of a system for inventory control and periodic inventory of dental instruments; Maintain daily inventory control.
Dispense and collect all instruments to and from dispensaries/clinics; ensure that the highest quality of infection control is maintained.

Operate computer system/scanners for inventory control, create labels, maintain forms, and create barcode labels.

Ensure that the highest quality of infection control is maintained.

Maintain all rooms associated with Central Sterilization, conduct scheduled cleaning of walls floors, counters, and equipment, and conduct daily cleaning of assigned work area.

Perform other related duties/tasks as assigned.

Required Qualifications
High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent from a recognized State or Federal accredited organization with knowledge of sterilization processes.

Preferred Qualifications
Graduation from a Dental Assistant Program and/or graduation from a Sterile Process Technician Program OR Associate's Degree from an accredited College/University with 2 years Sterilization experience.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Knowledge of dental instruments and equipment
Prioritize tasks, complete work and meet deadlines
Ability effectively interact with dental assistant, students, faculty and staff
Experience with Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases
Excellent verbal/written communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills
Ability to learn sterilization principles, procedures, equipment and patient management software
Good manual dexterity, ability to distinguish colors, and ability to lift, push and pull up to 50 pounds

Shift: Days/M-F (Occassional weekends 4-6 times per year)
Evenings 1:00pm to 10:00pm (Currently working 11:30am to 8:30pm)

Pay Grade: 7

Salary: Minimum $15.00/hour

Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of the selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the position

Recruitment Period: 11/16/22 - Until Filled

Augusta University offers a variety of benefits to full-time benefits-eligible employees and some of our half-time (or more) employees.

Benefits that may be elected could include health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, Teachers Retirement System (or Optional Retirement Plan), as well as earned vacation time, sick leave, and 13 paid holidays.

Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program. Consider applying with us today!

Conditions of Employment
All selected candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.
All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during their employment and beyond.

Other Information
This position is also responsible for promoting a customer-friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner every day with patients and families for success."
Augusta University is a tobacco-free environment, and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.

How To Apply
Consider applying with us today!
Select University Faculty & Staff > External Applicants if you are a candidate from outside the university
Select University Faculty & Staff > Internal Applicants if you are a current university employee
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