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Kaiser Permanente Dental Sterilization Aide in Vancouver, Washington

Under the direct supervision of the Dental Office Supervisor, provide support to dental assistants and providers in maintaining a sterile and aseptic environment in the assigned dental office.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Sterilize and process/store dental instruments in accordance with Infection Control Guidelines. Weekly Biological monitoring. Maintenance of sterilization equipment in accordance with manufacturers instructions. Clean sterilization and other clinical equipment, including operations, operatory equipment and handpieces, in accordance with Infection Control Guidelines and the manufacturers recommendations. Mix disinfectant solutions.

  • Assist in restocking operatories after patients use in accordance with established guidelines. Receive and ship dental lab cases. Verify accuracy of mailing slips with cases. Pour impressions and trim models. Clean lab cases and laboratory equipment in accordance with Infection Control Guidelines. Maintain a clean and orderly laboratory. Assist in cleaning operatories after patients use in accordance with Infection Control Guidelines, under the direction of the provider or dental assistant. Monitor shipment and receipt of handpieces for routine maintenance. Order/replace secondary hazard communication container labels as needed. Participate in the confirmation calling process. Enter/receive selected information into/from the Programs automated dental information system, such as Perio charting. Participate in maintaining an adequate inventory of dental instruments and supplies within the assigned dental office. Conforms with established dress code and takes appropriate precautions to protect clothing from soiling and contamination, consistent with established infection control guidelines.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the office manager or supervisory personnel that are consistent with the individuals training and experience in an active and cooperative manner.

    Basic Qualifications:


  • N/A


  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.

  • Ability to pass competency exam (Biological Monitors) at 85% within 30 days of hire/transfer.

    License, Certification, Registration

  • Registered Dental Assistant (Washington)

    Additional Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.

  • Ability to uphold applicable infection control guidelines at all times to maintain patient safety.

  • Ability to work in a complex high activity environment.

  • Ability to prioritize work.

  • Strong customer service skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Detail oriented.

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

  • Phyiscal Requirements:

  • Ability to lift 30 pounds.

  • Ability to stand for a minimum of 4 hours at a time.

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two (2) years experience working with Dental care professionals in a high-volume environment.

  • Two (2) years experience with infection control and safety programs.

  • Previous KP work experience and thorough knowledge of KP organizational structure.

  • Basic knowledge of sterilization and infection control equipment and practices.


  • Days/Times vary.

  • Travel Cascade Park, Salmon Creek dental.


TITLE: Dental Sterilization Aide

LOCATION: Vancouver, Washington

REQNUMBER: 1132349

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.