The School of Dentistry is looking for a reliable Dental Instrument Assistant to join the team. Effective interpersonal and communication skills is essential in all aspects of the position. It is critical that the person in this job understands the importance of infection control procedures and following procedures and policies, recognizes names and uses of dental equipment, and complies with OSHA and UMKC guidelines. Approximately 30% of the day is spent pushing and pulling heavy carts. Duties include but are not limited to:
Periodically perform routine cleaning and basic maintenance checks on various equipment.
Prepare dental cassettes, bur blocks, and other equipment and ensure that the cassettes are complete, sterilized and ready to be checked out for patient treatment.
Prepare dental hand pieces and ensure that they are complete, in proper working order, and ready to be checked out for patient treatment.
Pull equipment twice daily for student mailboxes, load and unload mailboxes and check in unused equipment.
Inventory instruments and sterilize equipment in Graduate Clinics.
Assist with state boards.
A high school diploma, GED, or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities can be acquired.
Knowledge of dental materials and equipment
Proven customer service skills
Experience with detail oriented tasks
Full Time/Part Time
Full-Time; Benefit Eligible
Salary is $11.54 - $15.65/ hr; commensurate with experience.
Primary hours are 8:30am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday, with a monthly rotating shift of 7:30am - 4:00pm.
Limited weekend hours will be required 2-3 times annually.
Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of three references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.
Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).
If you are experiencing technical problems, please call (855) 524-0002.
This position requires strict attention to the attendance and punctuality policies of the UMKC School of Dentistry.
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