Sterilization Assistant

Healthcare & Medical
St Helens
Job Type
Permanent part-time

Job Description

Sterilization Assistant – St Helens Dental

Job Description

We are currently looking for a vigilant and meticulous sterilization assistant who will be in charge of cleaning, infection control and sterilizing medical equipment, supplies, and other instruments. In this position, you will be responsible for delivering sterile supplies and retrieving contaminated supplies, preparing instruments for trays for examinations, surgeries, and procedures, maintaining day to day cleaning as well as being vigilant with inventory.

To be a successful sterilization assistant, you should demonstrate good critical thinking and judgment, and great attention to detail. No prior experience required, will receive on the job training.

12-month position with the possibility of it being extended and/or leading into other job opportunities such as a dental assistant. Permanent part-time from 15 to 38 hours per week at award rate.

Sterilization Assistant Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Cleaning supplies and removing waste as well as operating decontamination equipment.
  • Packing and preparing decontamination equipment.
  • Monitoring sterilized equipment.
  • Reporting any issues regarding the sterilized equipment and testing it before use.
  • Delivering and compiling all necessary equipment for surgeries, medical procedures, and examination.
  • Maintaining records of sterilized tools, equipment and supply maintenance, and sterilization procedures.
  • Maintaining knowledge of inventory, checking expiration dates, and recording when supplies are needed.
  • Ensuring all tools and instruments are properly cleaned.
  • General day to day cleaning of the practice.

Sterilization Assistant Requirements:

  • The ability to work well under pressure.
  • Great attention to detail.
  • Good critical thinking and judgment.
  • Ability to handle sensitive equipment.
  • Strong vigilance and meticulous care.
  • The ability to work at a fast pace.
  • Proof of up-to-date immunizations.

How to apply

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