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Company: Willamette Dental Group
Location: Beaverton
Posted on: September 15, 2023

Job Description:

Starting wage from $19.06 to $23.59 per hour, depending on experience.

Offering a generous new hire total compensation package which includes, but is not limited to:

  • Paid time off, holiday pay, 401K, medical, dental, vision, life, disability, license reimbursement and continuing education funds. With an emphasis on patient and staff safety, the sterilization tech will support the clinical team by reprocessing, cleaning, maintaining, and ensuring sterility of dental instruments and equipment.

    Essential Position Functions
    • Maintain a clean and organized sterilization area.
    • Sterilize all dental instruments and equipment according to manufacturer directions in a timely fashion.
    • Transport, package, and/or wrap cassettes as needed for sterilization.
    • Properly dispose of biohazardous material.
    • Ensure daily, weekly, and monthly maintenance is performed on all sterilization equipment.
    • Perform maintenance on dental handpieces, which may include attaching and detaching adaptors to maintenance equipment, as well as taking handpieces apart for cleaning and lubrication.
    • Process and maintain record of weekly biological spore testing per company policy.
    • Complete weekly biological monitoring for each sterilizer within the office in partnership with the Safety & Infection Control Coordinator (SICC).
    • Process class 5 integrator testing, record, and upload logs for compliance tracking.
    • Notify Practice Manager, Managing Dentist, SICC or Lead with any repair needs in relation to sterilization equipment within 24 hours.
    • Report any health and safety incidents including sterilization breaches to Practice Manager, Managing Dentist, SICC or Lead immediately.
    • Report issues related to employee safety to Practice Manager or Managing Dentist.
    • Stay up to date with Health and Safety policies pertaining to clinicians.
    • Attend monthly Safety and Infection Control Coordinator training webinars per relevant content per Practice Manager.
    • Assist with implementation of any Health and Safety updates, requirements, and changes within the sterilization area.
    • Assist dental team in cleaning and disinfecting operatories.
    • Strict adherence to WDG's Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) policy that includes wearing protective clothing, gloves (exam or utility gloves as appropriate), surgical mask and/or respirator, face shield, and eyewear as required by OSHA and internal WDG policies. Non-Essential Position Functions
      • Assist in completion of office maintenance duties.
      • Take necessary dental radiographs, if certified, depending on state regulations.
      • Clean and stock operatory rooms between patients.
      • Check in, inventory, and organize office and dental supplies.
      • Assist hygienist with periodontal charting.
      • Perform office tasks that often require the use of a computer.
      • Additional duties as assigned. Job Qualifications

        High school diploma or GED required. Post-secondary coursework is desirable OR an equivalent combination of education and experience, which will provide the ability to perform the essential functions of the position. Medical/dental clinic or healthcare experience highly desirable, including strong knowledge of HIPAA compliance procedures.

        Licenses, Certificate, and Registrations
        • Holds appropriate credentials per state regulations.
        • Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers.
        • In Washington - Registered Dental Assistant at hire. Company Overview

          We provide:
          • A stable, dentist-owned private company with an eye on the future.
          • Excellent benefits including:
            • Paid time off
            • 401k $1 for $1 match up to 5% of your compensation or the IRS limit for 401(k) contributions, whichever comes first
            • Medical, dental, life and disability insurances
            • Tuition reimbursement
            • A culture of inclusivity and respect in line with our core values of health, compassion, innovation and integrity.
            • Supportive community outreach dollars and encouragement to volunteer.
            • Thorough employee orientation and onboarding. We are:
              • A provider and employer of choice in the Northwest for 50 years.
              • Dental insurance + providers in over 50 general and specialty offices in OR, WA and ID.
              • Dedicated to proactive care to facilitate the best possible outcomes.
                Willamette Dental Group is an equal opportunity employer.

                We evaluate qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status and other protected characteristics.

                This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but constitutes a general definition of the position's scope and function in the company.

                This position may be exposed to PHI in the course of his/her duties, and will handle protected information (PHI) in a manner consistent with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).

Keywords: Willamette Dental Group, Beaverton , Sterilizer, Other , Beaverton, Oregon

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