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UNIV - Dental Assistant II -College of Dental Medicine: Sterilization

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Entity: MUSC University
Department: COLLEGE OF DENTAL MEDICINE - College of Dental Medicine
Sub Department: UNIV-2621000-Dental Teaching Clinic
Work type: Full-Time
Employee Type: UNIV - Classified
Location: Charleston, SC-Downtown
Categories: Administrative & Non-Clinical Professionals
Pay scale: UNIV-Band 3: $22,625.00 - $32,245.00 - $41,866.00 (min - mid - max)

Job Duties:
10Collect used lab coats, gowns, towels and blankets from CSR and Departments to return to linen room. Sort unusable gowns and towels for replacement, and ensure linen room is in order and ready for distribution.Essential
10Temporarily work in various clinical areas - including areas outside of the Sterilization Center - as requested by supervisors. (e.g.: when residents are out of the clinic or temporary staff shortages occur.)Essential
20Provide competent and efficient dental assistant support duties as approved by the SC State Board of Dentistry. Must have knowledge of all dental equipment, instruments, and procedures. Expose digital bitewing, panoramic, and periapical radiographs using sensors and phospor plates. Mount digital bitewing, periapical and panoramic radiographs in their appropriate position with the Emago software.Essential
25Sterilization and decontamination of dental instruments and equipment, instruments and material supplies. Testing and record keeping in compliance with AAMI, OSHA, FDA, and CDC guidelines.Essential
35Inspection, assembly, packaging and labeling of instruments and equipment. Distribution of dental instruments, equipment, and supplies.Essential


Job summary: Sterilization Spec/DA II will perform effective and efficient customer service by maintaining quality and aseptic control procedures including decontamination, processing, inspection, assembly, packaging, sterilization, storage, and distribution of sterile instruments, equipment and supplies.


Payscale Salary Range: UNIV-Band 3: $22,625.00 - $32,245.00 - $41,866.00 (min - mid - max)


FLSA: Hourly


Minimum Experience and Training Requirements: STERILIZATION TECH A high school diploma and one year of formal training in an ADA accredited dental assisting course or a high school diploma and one year of dental assisting experience. Certification in Radiation Safety required for positions responsible for dental x-rays.


Physical Requirements: Ability to perform job functions while standing. (Continuous) Ability to perform job functions while sitting. (Infrequent) Ability to perform job functions while walking. (Frequent) Ability to climb stairs. (Infrequent) Ability to work indoors. (Continuous) Ability to work from elevated areas. (Infrequent) Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent) Ability to bend at the waist. (Frequent) Ability to twist at the waist. (Frequent) Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Infrequent) Ability to perform 'pinching' operations. (Infrequent) Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Continuous) Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. Ability to fully use both legs. (Continuous) Ability to reach in all directions. (Continuous) Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous) Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous) Ability to maintain good olfactory sensory function. (Continuous) Ability to lift and carry 50# , unassisted. Ability to lift/carry patients to 350# (+/-), assisted. Ability to lift objects from floor level to height of 36 inches, to 50#, unassisted. Ability to lower objects, to 50#, from height of 36 inches, unassisted. Ability to push/pull objects to 350#(+/-), unassisted. Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects at a distance. (Continuous) Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Continuous) Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous) Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous) Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous) Ability to hear and understand whispered conversations at a distance of 3 feet. Must be ambidextrous. Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous) Ability to be qualified physically (by medical personnel) for respirator use, initially and annually.

The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MUSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, age, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by state laws and/or federal regulations. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment based upon applicable qualifications, merit and business need.


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The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MUSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, age, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by state laws and/or federal regulations. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment based upon applicable qualifications, merit and business need.