Sterile Supplies Specialist

Augusta University

Augusta, GA

Job posting number: #7233116 (Ref:ej-5132220)

Posted: March 25, 2024

Job Description



Sterile Supplies Specialist

Job ID: 268924
Location: Augusta University
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary:

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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 than10,500 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.

Our mission and values make Augusta University an institution like no other. We are part of the University System of Georgia.

Location

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.

Responsibilities

The duties include, but are not limited to:

MAINTAIN DAILY INVENTORY CONTROL OF ALL INSTRUMENTS: Generate inventory sheets for dental faculty, residents, and students. Identify the need for repair, provide preventive maintenance for instruments, and hand pieces. Assist with the periodic inventory of supplies and instruments.

DISPENSE AND COLLECT ALL INSTRUMENTS: Dispense and collect all instruments to and from dispensaries/clinics. Ensure proper instruments are supplied with each cassette. Identify the need for repair, provide preventive maintenance for instruments, and hand pieces. Distribute appropriate instruments to dental dispensaries accurately and efficiently. Dispense and sterilize instruments for board candidates.

ENSURE THAT THE HIGHEST QUALITY OF INFECTION CONTROL IS MAINTAINED: Operating sterilizers and conducting procedures for testing. (Bowie Dick, Biological monitoring)

OPERATE COMPUTER SYSTEM FOR INVENTORY CONTROL: Create labels, maintain forms, and create barcode labels.

MAINTAIN ALL ROOMS ASSOCIATED WITH CENTRAL STERILIZATION: Conduct scheduled cleaning of walls floors, counters, and equipment. Conduct daily clean of assigned work area.

OTHER DUTIES: Perform other duties as assigned by Central Sterilization and Instrument Control Manager or Director of Clinical Operations. Follow all published guidelines regarding personal protective gear and clinical infection control protocol established by Federal, State, Augusta University, or Dental College of Georgia policies. This includes but is not limited to proper disposal of syringes, needles, scalpel blades, proper handling of contaminated items and proper disposal of hazardous materials. Follow the organization's incident reporting protocol in case of medical emergency. Be prepared to perform certain procedures until professional help is available.

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 or university with two years sterilization experience.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

KNOWLEDGE
Knowledge of dental instruments and equipment

SKILLS
Prioritize tasks, complete work, and meet deadlines.
Experience with Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases.
Excellent verbal/written communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills

ABILITIES
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Ability to effectively interact with dental assistant, students, faculty, and staff
Ability to learn sterilization principles, procedures, equipment and patient management software.
Good manual dexterity, ability to distinguish colors, ability to lift, and push and pull up to 50 pounds.

Shift/Salary/Benefits

Shift: Monday-Friday (Occasional weekends 4-6 times per year)

11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Shift Differential applies)

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: 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.

Conditions of Employment

All selected candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.

If applicable for the specific position based on the duties: the candidate will also need to have a credit check completed for Positions of Trust and or approved departmental Purchase Card usage.

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 applicant from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.

How To Apply

Consider applying with us today!

https://www.augusta.edu/hr/jobs/

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.

If you need further assistance, please contact us at 706-721-9365


To apply, visit https://careers.hprod.onehcm.usg.edu/psp/careers/CAREERS/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=12000&JobOpeningId=268924&PostingSeq=1

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