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University of Pennsylvania Instrument Sterilization Attendant, Penn Dental Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Posted Job Title

Instrument Sterilization Attendant, Penn Dental Medicine

Job Profile Title

Instrument Sterilization Attendant A

Job Description Summary

Job Description

The Instrument Sterilization Attendant is responsible for the decontamination, cleaning, identification, and assembly of all the dental instruments used throughout the Penn Dental Medicine clinics. The Attendant must be able to select the correct method of sterilization of instruments and will be required to learn how to operate the various types of sterilization equipment utilized in the department.

The Attendant will be cross trained to work in the Levy Research building to perform duties/tasks as required for sterilization of glassware and specified waste of the research labs. He/she will be expected to perform additional tasks associated with those assigned clinics as directed by the clinic manager as needed.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Delivering and collecting instruments throughout the School of Dental Medicine.

  • Processing student instrument orders.

  • Issuing and collecting instrument supplies and laboratory equipment utilizing scanning equipment.

  • Keeping inventory of equipment moved to and from the various clinics in the School of Dental Medicine.

The Attendant will be required to work during preparations for the CDCA’s ADEX dental exam held during the academic year. Occasional weekend and/or overtime work required.

QualificationsAn Associate's degree or two year college equivalent preferred and 0 - 2 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

Dental or medical background helpful, but not required. Must be able to follow detailed oral and written instructions. Be able to multitask between responsibilities, to accurately complete assigned tasks in a fast-paced working environment.

Physical EffortMust be able to push/pull 300 lbs. and lift up to 50 lbs.

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

School of Dental Medicine

Pay Range

$15.44 - $26.25

Affirmative Action Statement Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

The University of Pennsylvania's special character is reflected in the diversity of the Penn community. We seek talented faculty and staff who will constitute a vibrant community that draws on the strength that comes with a substantive institutional commitment to diversity along dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, veteran status, interests, perspectives, and socioeconomic status. Grounded in equal opportunity, nondiscrimination, and affirmative action, Penn's robust commitment to diversity is fundamental to the University's mission of advancing knowledge, educating leaders for all sectors of society, and public service. The University of Pennsylvania prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.