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Sterile Equipment Technician

University of Florida

Classification Title:

Sterile Equipment Technician

Job Description:

The College of Dentistry is accepting applications for a Sterile Equipment Technician. Primary responsibilities for this position include disinfecting and sterilizing dental instruments, and replacing broken or missing instruments in order to best serve the dental students, faculty members, and departments.

Specific duties include:

  • Dispense clean instruments to dental students and departments, using computer program InfoDot and Axium software.  Collect, track, and process contaminated instruments according to sterilization protocol.
  • Disinfect and sterilize dental instruments for all UFCD dental students, and the UFCD dental clinics.  Assist with replacing broken or missing instruments for UFCD dental students.
  • Record incoming and outgoing instruments from students and departments using Axium and InfoDot.
  • Check/maintain dental hand instruments and oil dental handpieces.
  • Assist with sterilization monitoring (STERMON) service by completing tests and filing related documents.
  • Help to ensure area is kept safe, neat, and orderly.
  • Receive in-service training (updates, new sterilization techniques, and computer classes).
  • Perform other duties (as assigned).

The work schedule is as follows:

  • You will be assigned 7am-4pm Mon-Fri or 8:30am-5:30pm Mon-Fri with a switch every six months
  • Work some Saturdays and Sundays for continuing education classes and Florida Dental Board Examinations (5 to 30 hours of overtime).
Expected Salary:

$15.00 per hour

Benefits: The University of Florida offers low cost State Health plans, a number of Dental plans to fit you and your family’s needs, and Vision. Domestic partner coverage through GatorCare is also available. Optional plans such as life, disability, legal and accident insurance are also available.

Build your retirement roadmap with competitive pension plans, investment accounts and a host of voluntary add-ons, such as 457 deferred compensation and 403(b) plans.

UF provides a variety of leave programs including vacation, sick leave, 10 paid holidays, personal leave days, and family medical leave. TEAMS employees accrue approximately 22 vacation days annually, 13 sick days annually, and 4 personal leave days, typically used during the holiday closing period (accruals based on full time employment). UF also provides you the flexibility to deal with life’s challenges by offering paid family leave, eight full weeks of leave over a 24 month period.

UF Employees are also eligible for the GatorPerks discount program , which provides big savings at various business and retailers!

Explore UF’s plethora of benefit options here: TEAMS Benefits 

Minimum Requirements:

High school diploma or equivalent

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Dental assisting certificate
  • one (1) year of dental or dental assisting experience or one (1) year of medical experience
  • Some computer knowledge (Microsoft Windows, Outlook, Word, Excel, and Access)
  • Interpersonal skills 
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to reach above shoulder frequently, lift heavy items, to bend repeatedly, and to pull and push repetitively
Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter and resume.

This position is eligible for veteran’s preference. If you are claiming veteran’s preference, please upload a copy of your DD-214 Member Copy 4 with your application for consideration. See our Veteran’s Preference Page for more specific information.

Within thirty days of hire, you will be required to obtain your CPR certification. Within one year of hire, you will be required to obtain your dental infection control certificate. Training will be provided. 

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required: Yes


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