Lead Sterilization Technician

Posting Number 2021-8909
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(1/9/2023 8:00 AM)
Location : Location
US-NY-New York
Hybrid Remote Work Classification
Fully Onsite
Central Sterilization Unit (Staff)
College of Dentistry (DN1032)
Compensation Grade
Local 3882 - 42
Local 3882 - Union of Clerical, Administrative and Technical Staff (UCATS)
Health Services

Position Summary

Monitor daily Central Sterilization Unit (CSU) activities, within guidelines, including the sterilization of instrument cassettes, bur blocks, endofile boxes and handpieces. Examine clinical hand pieces to ensure they are properly maintained after each use (purging and lubrication of each unit) and ensure compliance with all workflow and infection control policies and procedures. Periodically inspect quality of instrument cassettes and report any deficiencies to the Assistant Director. Track dental instruments through all phases of the cleaning and sterilization process by utilizing scanning technology. Sterilize instruments, operate autoclave, and perform routine maintenance on a variety of simple dental equipment (disassemble, clean, reassemble, store). Maintain inventory, assist with ordering supplies, stock medical disposable goods in storage areas, and ensure central sterilization has all necessary materials). Answer telephones; respond to requests from internal and external customers.


Required Education:
High School diploma or equivalent.

Required Experience:
3 years' experience including maintaining and operating all pieces of automated and mechanical equipment used in the processing areas (e.g., washer/decontaminator, sterilizer, cart washer, etc.) of Central Service.

Preferred Experience:
Experience with dental instrumentation.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to interpret policies and procedures and to follow written instructions. Ability to perform detailed work and basic mathematical calculations. Must have a thorough knowledge of cleaning procedures, disinfection and sterilization protocols, and the maintenance, disassembly and assembly of dental equipment, and regulatory standards. Ability to operate basic office equipment (e.g., personal computer, photocopier, etc.).

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Current Central Service certification by an accredited agency (IAHCSMM or CBSPD). Operational knowledge of standard dental instrumentation, prostheses, instruments, and equipment. Certification in Healthcare Leadership (CHL) education and/or the concepts. Knowledge of Instrument Tracking system.

Additional Information

In compliance with NYC’s Pay Transparency Act, the hourly rate for this position is $31.815. This rate is based on the applicable collective bargaining agreement.


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