Clinical Technician II, Dental Clinic Sterilization, 27608

University of Missouri Kansas City
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 16, 2022

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Legal Affairs, Student Affairs, Minority & Multicultural Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time

Hiring Department

Dental Clinic, Central Sterilization, UMKC School of Dentistry

Job Description

The UMKC School of Dentistry is looking for a reliable and self-motivated Clinical Technician II to work independently and in a team environment as part of our Central Sterilization Team . This team is responsible for sterilizing and disinfecting the instruments and equipment used in the various Dental Clinics within the School of Dentistry – we see over 200+ patients per day!

This position works in a learning environment, supporting Faculty, Staff, and Students and is a place for all to excel and grow professionally. You will be part of a team effort that provides student education and dental care for the community. You will work with pleasant and outgoing people from different departments throughout the building. One of the brightest sides of working at the dental school is meeting all of our new students for the first time and greeting them with a smile. Our vision is to help dental and dental hygiene students achieve their goals to be the best-qualified clinicians upon graduation.

An ideal candidate for this position understands the importance of following infection control procedures and policies, including OSHA and UMKC guidelines, and recognizes names and uses of standard dental equipment. Customer service is paramount when helping to serve our students and faculty.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
  • 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.
  • Approximately 30% of the day is spent pushing and pulling sterilization racks.
  • Pull equipment twice daily for student mailboxes, load and unload mailboxes, and check-in unused equipment.
  • Invent ory instruments and sterilize equipment in Graduate Clinics.
  • Periodically perform routine cleaning and basic maintenance checks on various equipment.
  • Assist with state boards.
  • May provide task/activity-level direction to others with less experience (i.e., first year dental students)
Minimum Qualifications
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • At least one year of experience is necessary from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities can be acquired.
  • Certifications, as required by regulatory agencies, are necessary.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of dental materials and equipment is preferred but not required.
Full Time/Part Time

40 hours per week (1.0 FTE), fully benefit-eligible from date of hire, staff position.


Up to $16.00 per hour, commensurate with experience, education, and internal equity.

Application Deadline

Application review will begin immediately. Apply today!

Application Instructions

Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of five 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 (800) 488-5288.

Note, you must provide a description of job duties for each Work Experience entry on your application. Please carefully review the application instructions section of our Careers page prior to submitting your materials.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor - Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.


To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links:
UMKC Statement on Diversity

Diversity, equity and inclusion are central to the UMKC mission as an urban-serving institution. Kansas City is a particularly diverse city, including African, African American, Asian, German, Irish, Italian, Latino, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Native American and Slavic communities. Such ethnic diversity, in addition to our thriving neighborhoods of the Westside, Northeast Kansas City and the Eastside, fosters creativity, connection and innovation, which is showcased across the region. Major attractions such as the Annual Ethnic Enrichment Festival, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the Filipino Cultural Center, the American Jazz Museum, Guadalupe Centers and Mattie Rhodes and Kansas City Irish Fest are a small sample of the many ways our diverse city enriches us.

For the reasons enumerated above, UMKC’s strategic plan prioritizes our commitment to multiculturalism, globalism, diversity and inclusion. The university’s values call upon its faculty, staff, students and community to position themselves as global citizens who seek out, embrace and celebrate the many benefits of diversity. UMKC received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award in 2019 in recognition of our continued commitment to equity and inclusion. Such commitment is demonstrated across teaching, service and research. We welcome applicants to share in our commitment to these core values and know that you will quickly understand the beauty of calling Kansas City your home.

Please visit these pages to learn more about UMKC’s engagement in diversity, equity and inclusion.

Roos Advocate for Community Change

The Division of Diversity and Inclusion

Annual Report

Multicultural Student Affairs

Vaccination Statement

A completed COVID-19 vaccination series is required unless exempted for medical or religious reason.

Benefit Eligibility


We offer full benefits that start day one, generous paid time off, paid winter break, and continuing education benefits. Visit our Total Rewards page to learn more.

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