Sterilization Technician - Job Description

Equipment Management

  • Check treatment rooms for cleanliness
  • Check and turn on treatment room equipment
  • Accurately prepare trays for treatment according to each patients’ treatment (preferably night before)
  • Set-up treatment rooms for first hour patients the night before
  • Clean treatment rooms after each visit by discarding all disposable items, assembling soiled instruments, and placing them in sterilization area and cleaning treatment room surfaces with disinfectant solution
  • Presoak soiled instruments and place them in an ultrasonic cleaner tank
  • Package and load instruments into the proper sterilizer
  • Store instruments in appropriate places
  • Mix required cleaning solutions and keep them fresh
  • Clean sterilizers and ultrasonic cleaner tank
  • Clean up treatment rooms at the end of the day; turn off equipment
  • Maintain a supply inventory for treatment rooms and laboratory
  • Assist in annual clean-up of storage areas for the practice

Back Office Duties (in general order):

  • Arrive 15-20 minutes before the first patient(s) seen
  • Assist in set-up of treatment rooms
  • Unload autoclave and store instruments away
  • Fill ultrasonic with water and tablet
  • Morning huddle (review schedule) begins at 8:45AM
  • Break down and wipe-down/clean rooms after patient are escorted to front desk after treatment  Run instruments through cleaning cycle:
    • Place instruments/burs in ultrasonic and run when instruments collect. Do not wait till instruments are piled up, then dry and bag as indicated.
    • Place handpieces in Quattro-Care unit (at end of day), then bag as indicated;  Keep lab area clean
  • Sweep/Mop floors every Thursday (time permitting)
  • Empty and take out trash from under-sink cabinets, lab area and kitchen as needed
  • Assist with Front Office clerical duties when back-office duties completed and time permitting.
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