University of Utah Job Description
Maintain dental equipment associated with both educational and clinical functions of the School of Dentistry, General Practice Residency (GPR) and associated laboratories on and off campus. Participate in the planning and organizing of offsite clinics and associated equipment purchases. Ensure the safe and economical operation and proper function of all dental equipment, air, and vacuum systems.
High school diploma or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience). Associates degree, vocational or technical education preferred. Ten years of progressively more responsible experience of dental equipment maintenance and/or dental clinical procedures. Working knowledge of computer programs and applications; demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills also required.
Department may require addtional certification.
This position is patient-sensitive and must fulfill all associated vaccination requirements, or be approved for an exemption, prior to the first day of work. We protect our patients, coworkers and community by requiring all patient-sensitive employees to be immunized according to CDC standards and hospital policy. Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.
Schedule and perform regular maintenance of hand pieces and other dental instruments as needed to ensure long life and comply with warranty maintenance schedules.
Adjust and calibrate equipment to maintain accepted parameters as required by either the School of Dentistry or equipment manufactures.
Maintain and supervise dispensaries and supplies for the Dental Techniques and Sim Lab operations.
Monitor oxygen and Nitrous levels and change and order cylinders as needed.
Coordinate ordering of all instructional instruments, equipment, supplies etc.
Work hand in hand with faculty to insure that the proper course equipment and supplies have been ordered for each course.
Respond to all dental equipment trouble reports making necessary repairs or arranging for appropriate technician to repair
Perform preventive maintenance on air compressors, pumps, and other equipment as assigned.
Maintain assigned equipment room by keeping it clean and organized.
Inventory all preclinical instruments and distribute to instructors and students utilizing in-house bar code tracking and distribution system.
This Position oversees repair and maintenance relating to the equipment involved in dental education. As a result, the incumbent needs to employ a diverse set of mechanical and clerical skills and must have the ability to resolve concerns relating to both education and clinical care. **Mechanical problems often require immediate attention and may require a flexible work schedule.
WORK ENVIORNMENT AND LEVEL OF FREQUENCY TYPICALLY REQUIRED
Often: Office environment, hazards (includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, or exposure to chemicals).
Seldom: Noise (there is sufficient noise to cause you to shout in order to be heard above the noise level), oils (there is air or skin exposure to oils or other cutting fluids), infectious diseases (frequent exposure to contagious or infectious diseases), atmospheric conditions (conditions that affect the respiratory system, such as fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, or poor ventilation), close quarters (employees are frequently required to work in crawl spaces, shafts, manholes, and other areas that could cause claustrophobia).
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND LEVEL OF FREQUENCY THAT MAY BE REQUIRED
Often: Sitting, repetitive hand motion (such as typing), hearing, listening, talking, walking, bending, twisting, kneeling, squatting, balancing, lifting –up to 50 pounds.
Seldom: Repetitive foot motion (such as using foot controls), climbing, crawling, reaching overhead, pulling/pushing and lifting –over 50 pounds.
The staff member must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient's status and provide care as described in the department's policies and procedures manual.
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Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
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